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

Opinion: Need a reason to open up land rights data? Here are 10

Friday, March 17, 2017

As more than 1,000 global leaders in land rights gather in Washington, D.C., next week for the annual World Bank Land and Poverty conference, there will, no doubt, be much discussion focused on gathering data to measure global progress toward documenting and strengthening land rights for all women and men.

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.


Mines, terres, territoires : Conférence du Pôle foncier

30 March 2017


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

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)


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

5 April 2017


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

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]


Expropriation pour construction de la centrale de Maria-Gléta:310 sinistrés déjà indemnisés sur 395

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Date: 16 mars 2017

Source: Actu Bénin

L’opération d’indemnisation des sinistrés du site de construction de la centrale de 120 Mw à Maria -Gléta dans la Commune d’Abomey-Calavi connaîtra son épilogue fin mars. Les retardataires doivent presser les pas pour se faire enregistrer et payer au risque de perdre leurs terrains et infrastructures.

People's Republic of China Regulation on the Expropriation of Buildings on State-owned Land and Compensation

Article 1

"This Regulation is formulated for purposes of regulating the expropriation of buildings on state-owned land and corresponding compensation, maintaining public interests and protecting the legitimate rights and interests of owners of the buildings to be expropriated."

Resource information

January 2011

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?”