Land Stakeholders & Institutions

Land Stakeholders & Institutions

A stakeholder is anyone or any institution who has interests in, or is affected by, an issue or activity or transaction, and therefore has a natural right to participate in decisions relating to it. 

There may be more than one stakeholder, or stakeholder group, claiming an interest in the land use on a particular area of land.

As examples, a farmer is a stakeholder in relation to the distribution or management of irrigation water from a common source, or as regards decisions on grazing rights on communal land. The term can also be applied to groups, as when several groups have an interest in, or are affected by, the exploitation of the water from a reservoir or products extracted from a forest. Stakeholders include those individuals or groups, such as women or indigenous communities, who have genuine and legitimate claims on use, but whose opinion may not be valued in current negotiations for cultural or religious reasons. Groups resident outside the area, such as non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and research institutions, can also be stakeholders. Also the government of a country may have ministries with the position of stakeholders. The concept can be extended to include unborn generations who have a future interest in the resource.

Source: FAO

21 November 2017
Sierra Leone

THE mention of Sierra Leone invariably conjures images of the protracted civil war and the Ebola outbreak that afflicted this West African country.
However that is not all about Sierra Leone; there are a lot of positives the country can showcase which include good practices in land administration.

At the just-ended 2017 Conference on Land Policy in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, the West African country unveiled its good practices from implementing the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure (VGGT).

21 November 2017
Malaysia

SARAWAK'S last nomadic tribe, the Penan, have again pressed the state government to recognise their customary rights to land and a forest sanctuary they want called Baram Heritage Forest, by presenting to the government a “detailed community map” 15 years in the making.

A group of nine Penan chiefs, led by Ajeng Kiew, a penghulu of Baram Sungai Patah, flew from the remotest parts of Baram to present the set of 23 maps to Deputy Chief Minister Douglas Uggah Embas last Friday at the state legislative assembly building.

Land tenure in rural low land Myanmar
Journal Articles & Books
Reports & Research
October 2017
Myanmar

This study emerged out of an identified need to document social processes leading to land insecurity, and those leading to investment and sustainable use of lands by rural populations. Focusing on the Delta and Dry Zone, the main paddy producing regions of Myanmar, this analysis unravels the powers at play in shaping rural households’ relationship to land.

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21 November 2017
Morocco

Date : 17 novembre 2017

Source : Telquel.ma

Par : Jassim Ahdani

Vétusté du cadre législatif, prédation des lobbys fonciers, enlisement des litiges sur les terres collectives, et décentralisation de la prise de décisions étaient au programme de ce discours devant la Chambre des conseillers.

Conference Papers & Reports
November 2017
India

This working paper looks at the new Land Acquisition Rehabilitation and Resettlement (LARR) Bill, 2011 and explores key issues within the text of the Bill and the larger political context of land acquisition in India. 

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20 November 2017
Democratic Republic of the Congo

Date: 14 novembre 2017

Source: Radio Okapi

La chambre haute du parlement a adopté lundi 13 novembre la proposition de loi modifiant et complétant la loi de 2011, portant principes fondamentaux relatifs à l’agriculture en RDC.

Reports & Research
May 2011
India

This report looks at some of the landscape relevant to open government data (OGD) in India, starting from the current environment in government, the state of civil society, the media, the policies that affect it from the Right to Information Act, standards-related policies, e-governance policies and  he copyright policy. It also looks at a few case studies from government, civil society organisations (CSOs) and public-private partnerships, and profiles some civic hackers.

International Conventions or Treaties
September 2017
Global

A new United Nations report warns that a third of the planet’s land is now severely degraded thanks to a doubling in the consumption of natural resources over the past 30 years. Some 15 billion trees and 24 billion tonnes of fertile soil are lost each year, according to the Global Land Outlook (GLO), launched by the secretariat of the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), at the meeting of States parties taking place in Ordos, China. The GLO takes a critical look at financial and socio-economic values of land, and its impact on the poor.

Reports & Research
January 2015
Thailand

In contrast to the more spectacular ‘land grabs’ for tourism development, the smaller-scale, progressive encroachment by tourist establishments into protected environments has attracted little attention in the literature. This article seeks to highlight the issue by a case study of the Thai authorities’ crackdown on resorts and second homes encroaching upon protected forests in a national park area in Thailand.

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16 November 2017
Morocco

Date: 15 novembre 2017

Source: Le360.ma

Par: Fayçal Ismaili

Le chef du gouvernement, Saâd-Eddine El Othmani, a annoncé à la Chambre des conseillers qu’il travaillait actuellement au lancement d’un important dialogue national et régional autour de la stratégie foncière. Le point.