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

 

Image by Allison Shelley. Haiti, 2016.

Open Call for Proposals: Data Journalism and Property Rights Grants

Friday, March 17, 2017

The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, a grant-giving non-profit organization that supports independent global journalism, is seeking applications for data-driven journalism projects related to land rights and property rights. 

We are eager to see proposals that use open data to reveal new perspectives on property rights issues related to land tenure, indigenous land rights, transparency in land transactions and concessions, resource rights, or overlapping land use rights—just to name a few. 

Fonte:Gilberto Soares/MMA

Indígenas denunciam ameaças ao meio ambiente no Xingu (Brasil)

Friday, March 17, 2017

Em encontro com o ministro do Meio Ambiente, lideranças alertam para desmatamentos em áreas limítrofes do parque, que estariam pondo em risco nascentes e rios



Líderes das principais etnias que vivem no Parque Indígena do Xingu, em Mato Grosso,

entregaram nesta quarta-feira, dia 15, um documento ao ministro do Meio Ambiente, Sarney Filho,

em que manifestam preocupação com a expansão do agronegócio nas áreas limítrofes da reserva.

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Mines, terres, territoires : Conférence du Pôle foncier

30 March 2017

Location

Maison des Sciences de l’Homme
17, rue de l’Abbé de l’Epée
MONTPELLIER
France
FR

Source: Foncier&Développement

Journée d’animation thématique

Dans le cadre du programme MSH-Sud

« Les politiques de la terre au Sud: entre Etat, marchés et dispositifs coutumiers »

Mines, terres, territoires

30 mars 2017

Maison des Sciences de l’Homme de MONTPELLIER,

17, rue de l’Abbé de l’Epée

Organisée par le Pôle Foncier et la Maison des Sciences de l’Homme de Montpellier (MSH-Sud)

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Conférence: l'accaparement des terres et la sécurité alimentaire en Afrique

5 April 2017

Location

Université Laval- Pavillon Charles-De Koninck - Salle 3A
1030 Avenue des Sciences Humaines,
Québec
Canada
CA

Source: Média Réseau forum

Conférencière invitée : Cécile Duclaux-Monteil, coordonnatrice de recherches au Centre d'études juridiques africaines de Genève(CEJA) et chargée d'enseignement à l'Université Senghor. Consultez sa notice biographique  [document Adobe PDF]

Amid Delays, Citizens Increase Pressure on Lawmakers to Pass Land Right Act

Friday, March 17, 2017

MONROVIA, Montserrado – Agnes Gardia, a farmer in Montserrado, believes that existing laws on land ownership put farmers at a disadvantage because they have no regard for community ownership of land.

“Recently, while carrying out my farming works, the land I am gardening on was sold to another person by a member of a family claiming ownership. The new owner has asked me to remove my crops because he is ready to carry out his construction works,” she said. “Where then do I go, and how possible is it to relocate my crops when it’s not even ready for harvest?”

Agricultura Familiar Brasileira: Desafios e Perspectivas de Futuro

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A Agricultura Brasileira se destaca entre as maiores do mundo e representa uma fonte de alimentos e de matéria prima para muitos países. Nela estão presentes diversos modos de fazer Agricultura, entre os quais a produção Agrícola Familiar, encontrada em extensas e importantes regiões do país. A agricultura familiar no Brasil é crescentemente uma forma social de produção reconhecida pela sociedade brasileira, por suas contribuições materiais e imateriais.

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March 2017

III Seminário Internacional Desenvolvimento Econômico e Governança de Terras

7 June 2017 to 9 June 2017

Location

Universidade Estadual de Campinas
Cidade Universitária Zeferino Vaz - Barão Geraldo, Campinas - SP, Brasil
13083-970 São Paulo
Brazil
BR

O tema para 2017 será a Regularização Fundiária



O Grupo de Trabalho em Governança de Terras tem a honra de apresentar a III edição do seminário que esse ano o tema principal será Regularização Fundiária. A data programada para o evento é: 07, 08 e 09 de junho de 2017.

Para ver a programação e mais informações clique aqui.

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Le secteur privé camerounais réclame davantage d’accès à la propriété foncière pour les agro-industries

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Date: 15 mars 2017

Source: Agence Ecofin

Par Brice R. Mbodiam