By Kaitlin Y. Cordes, Head: Land and Agriculture; Lead: Human Rights and Investment, Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment


29 October 2017

Desde Brasil a Filipinas, los movimientos "sin tierra" comparten el deseo de elevar sus voces ante el riesgo de ser silenciados frente al progresivo acaparamiento de terrenos agrícolas en sus países de origen.

Salete Carolo es una dirigente brasileña del Movimiento de los Trabajadores Rurales Sin Tierra (MST) que defiende la ocupación de latifundios improductivos como "método de lucha" para denunciar la concentración de la tierra y pedir al Gobierno una reforma agraria.

Reports & Research
Policy Papers & Briefs
December 2007
Southern Asia

Recognition of the importance of institutions that provide security of property rights and relatively equal access to economic resources to a broad cross-section of society has renewed interest in the potential of asset redistribution, including land reforms. Empirical analysis of the impact of such policies is, however, scant and often contradictory. This paper uses panel household data from India, together with state-level variation in the implementation of land reform, to address some of the deficiencies of earlier studies.

maasai tanzania eviction
28 August 2017

ROME, Aug 28 2017 (IPS) - Indigenous Maasai people in Loliondo region,Tanzania have been facing new cases of forced evictions and human rights violations, a major international organisation supporting indigenous peoples’ struggle for human rights and self-determination warned.

Flickr Thailand state forest
2 August 2017

What do you get from fighting for land rights in Thailand? You cannot ask Den Khamlae, 65, a prominent grassroots land rights activist. He mysteriously disappeared in a forest reserve near his rickety home in Chaiyaphum last year.