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

 

IAEG-SDGs upgrade Indicator 1.4.2 to Tier II Status!!
Global

On 12th November 2017, the 6th meeting of the Inter-agency and Expert Group on Sustainable Development Goal Indicators (IAEG-SDGs) reached a major decision to reclassify tenure security Indicator 1.4.2 from Tier III to II in Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain. This decision marks the beginning of a global journey to monitor tenure security for all, using comparable land indicators for globally comparable data.

10 November 2017
Mozambique

Autor:LUSA

Fonte:https://www.dn.pt/lusa/interior/presidente-mocambicano-defende-protecao-...

 

O Presidente moçambicano, Filipe Nyusi, defendeu hoje, em Maputo, a proteção dos interesses das comunidades em relação à terra, assinalando a importância deste recurso no desenvolvimento social e económico do país.

10 November 2017
India

The Marathwada region of Maharashtra is known for its drought-stricken conditions. Farmer suicides have been on the rise and families of the farmers are always on the fear that they would be losing their loved ones to the drought.

To add to plight, if the farmer belongs to the Dalit community, the struggles of the individual are more pronounced. The story of Kantabai Ichake entails similar struggles – a 70-year-old Dalit woman who is among many who have spearheaded the fight of Dalit women across Marathwada.

9 November 2017
Mozambique

Autor:LUSA

Fonte:https://www.dn.pt/lusa/interior/presidente-mocambicano-defende-protecao-...

 

O Presidente moçambicano, Filipe Nyusi, defendeu hoje, em Maputo, a proteção dos interesses das comunidades em relação à terra, assinalando a importância deste recurso no desenvolvimento social e económico do país.

9 November 2017
Global

Recommandation à l’intention des participants à la réunion du Groupe d’experts des Nations Unies et de l’extérieur chargé des indicateurs relatifs aux objectifs de développement durable (IAEG-ODD) – 11- 14 novembre 2017, Manama, Bahreïn

 
9 November 2017
Global

Recomendación para la reunión del Grupo Interinstitucional y de Expertos sobre los ODS (IAEGSDG) (11-14 de noviembre de 2017, Manama, Bahréin)

 
9 November 2017
Global

Recommendation for the Inter-Agency Expert Group on SDGs (IAEG-SDG) meeting (11-14 November 2017, Manama, Bahrain)

 
In 2015, all countries committed to realize 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030 and monitor all targets. The Agenda 2030 strongly emphasizes the cross-cutting and central role of securing tenure rights to land and natural resources to eradicate poverty and hunger as well as to achieve gender equality and empowerment of women and, more broadly, sustainable development.
Journal Articles & Books
January 2009
India

The Joint Forest Management circular that took the National Forest Policy (1988) as its basis for people’s involvement in the development and protection of forests, issued more than 18 years ago, has failed in its attempt to utilise forest wealth to improve local livelihoods. The structure of the JFM is skewed towards the forest department and needs to be balanced with equal opportunities and rights to the participating communities.

Author pesents the critical issues of Joint Forest Management in this article.