Access to Land & Tenure Security

Land tenure is the relationship, whether legally or customarily defined, among people, as individuals or groups, with respect to land. (For convenience, "land" is used here to include other natural resources such as water and trees.) Land tenure is an institution, i.e., rules invented by societies to regulate behaviour. Rules of tenure define how property rights to land are to be allocated within societies. They define how access is granted to rights to use, control, and transfer land, as well as associated responsibilities and restraints. In simple terms, land tenure systems determine who can use what resources for how long, and under what conditions.

Land tenure is an important part of social, political and economic structures. It is multi-dimensional, bringing into play social, technical, economic, institutional, legal and political aspects that are often ignored but must be taken into account. Land tenure relationships may be well-defined and enforceable in a formal court of law or through customary structures in a community. Alternatively, they may be relatively poorly defined with ambiguities open to exploitation.

Source: GLTN


Método de análise econômico-ecológica de agroecossistemas

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Este documento apresenta um método de análise econômico-ecológica
de agroecossistemas. O desenvolvimento do método se fundou
na necessidade de dar visibilidade a relações econômicas, ecológicas
e políticas que singularizam os modos de produção e de vida da agricultura
familiar, povos e comunidades tradicionais e que têm sido
historicamente ocultadas ou descaracterizadas pela teoria econômica
convencional. As contundentes evidências empíricas do fracasso dos

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March 2017
Povo Xukuru desce a serra de Ororubá no dia 20 de maio, em memória à data em que o cacique Xikão foi assassinado. foto: Renato Santana/Cimi

Estado brasileiro é julgado em Corte internacional por violações dos direitos humanos do povo Xukuru (Brasil)

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

É a primeira vez que o Brasil é julgado por desrespeito aos direitos dos povos originários

Seeking research and data consultant for TI's Africa Land and Corruption Programme

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Application Closing Date - 02 Apr 2017
Job Start Date - April 2017 to July 2017
Duration - 3 months
Location - Remote

Transparency International (TI) is the global civil society organisation leading the fight against corruption. Through more than 100 chapters worldwide and an international secretariat in Berlin, Germany, TI raises awareness of the damaging effects of corruption and works with partners in government, business and civil society to develop and implement effective measures to tackle it.

Amazon’s indigenous call for open dialogue with extractive industry leaders

Monday, March 20, 2017


Indigenous rights leaders from a Catholic Church network traveled to Washington, D.C., to highlight human rights violations against people in the Amazon and to call for prior consultation with extractive industries pursing projects on their lands.

Pan-Amazonian Church Network Vice President Pedro Barreto Jimeno told Humanosphere that Friday’s hearing was the first time Amazonian people were the primary focus of a human rights hearing at the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights in Washington, D.C.


Accaparement des terres : le groupe Bolloré/SOCFIN refuse le dialogue avec les communautés

Monday, March 20, 2017

Date: 20 mars 2017

Source: FIAN

Une délégation de Sierra Leone, représentant les communautés locales affectées par les accaparements de terres par le groupe Bolloré/SOCFIN est actuellement en tournée en Europe. Suite au refus de SOCFIN de rencontrer les représentants des communautés, des organisations de la société civile et des citoyens mèneront une nouvelle action publique devant les bureaux de SOCFIN à Bruxelles ce lundi 20 mars à partir de 8h45.

Ten Signs of an Impending Global Land Rights Revolution

By Chris Jochnick, President and CEO of Landesa

The development community has experienced various “revolutions” over the years – from microfinance to women’s rights, from the green revolution to sustainable development.  Each of these awakenings has improved our understanding of the challenges we face; each has transformed the development landscape, mostly for the better.