security of tenure (land)

Synonyms
land tenure security
secure land tenure

Security of tenure is the guarantee of continued occupancy or use rights whether by virtue of formal rights, customary rules or other forms of assurance.

Global

By Jamal Browne

Since the adoption of the global indicator framework by the UN Statistical Commission (UNSC) back in March 2016, significant progress has been made on a set of tenure-related indicators – familiarly referred to as the ‘land indicators’ – primarily through the efforts of the Global Land Indicators Initiative (GLII).


As States Create Land Banks for Private Investors, Conflicts Erupt Across India
19 September 2017
India

State governments are building land banks, using both private and common lands, to attract investment in manufacturing and infrastructure, but at the cost of people’s rights.

Agri-Parks, Agri-Villages
Reports & Research
May 2017
Global
Africa
South Africa

This research report presents an assessment of local awareness in the Amajuba District of government's proposed Agri-Park and Agri-Village programmes. It also considers secondary data on international examples of Agri-Parks and Agri-Villages.

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Training Resources & Tools
July 2017
Global

Date : juillet 2017

Source : Foncier & Développement

Par : Philippe Lavigne-Delville (IRD / Pôle foncier)

Le thème de l’insécurité foncière est mis en avant depuis les années 1990 dans les débats de politique foncière, mais trop souvent sans définition claire de cette notion. Or il ne faut pas confondre sécurité et droits formalisés ou légalisés, ni sécurité et propriété privée.

13 September 2017
Zambia

Lusaka - When Zambian Lands Minister Judith Kapijimpanga announced recently that government had directed local authorities to intensify land allocation to women with immediate effect, there was general approval.

When she urged the usually truculent traditional rulers to encourage women to own land of which 90 percent was under-utilised, the women's movements said they had scored a victory.

But not everyone is optimistic. The Zambia National Land Alliance, a non-governmental organisation reviewing the land policy, says all this sounds well, but will be a long time coming.

13 September 2017
Global

More precious than gold: 10 years of indigenous land rights under the UN Declaration

en years ago today, the United Nations adopted the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

Manuals & Guidelines
September 2017
Niger

Le Niger compte aujourd’hui 85 aménagements hydro-agricoles (AHA), qui s’étendent sur environ 16 000 hectares et font travailler plus de 40 000 exploitants.  Avec la pression démographique et la raréfaction des ressources naturelles disponibles pour l’activité agricole, l’informalité de la gestion du foncier des AHA et du statut des personnes qui les exploitent est devenue problématique.

Manuals & Guidelines
September 2017
Niger

There are 85 irrigation schemes in Niger that cover around 16,000 ha and are cultivated by 40,000 farmers. The informal status of these irrigation schemes, and their occupants, has created problems due to population growth and the increasing scarcity of natural resources. Holders of traditional land rights have challenged government decisions concerning land attributions and property rights within the schemes, and have occasionally prevented construction from proceeding.