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

18 September 2017

Date : 14 septembre 2017

Source : Gabon Review

Par : Steve Jordan

En vue d’une meilleure gestion de l’urbanisme et du foncier, l’Agence gabonaise d’études et d’observation spatiale (Ageos) et le ministère délégué chargé des Affaires foncières et du Domaine public devraient travailler en partenariat.

Conference Papers & Reports
September 2017
South Africa

The Groningen Centre for Law and Governance (GCLG) and the University of Cape Town collaborated with the Global Land Tool Network and True Price to convene the fourth annual colloquium on Expropriation Law in Cape Town. The annual meetings of this project concentrate on narrowly defined aspects of expropriation, and facilitate discussion amongst international academics and other experts on shared issues in Expropriation Law. The project gives delegates the opportunity to participate on the global platform, alongside leading scholars in the field of expropriation law.

15 September 2017
Ivory Coast

Date : 13 septembre 2017

Source :

Par : Elisée B.

Dans le cadre de la mise en œuvre de la loi sur le Foncier, le ministre de l’Agriculture et du Développement rural, Mamadou Sangafowa Coulibaly a procédé ce mardi 12 septembre 2019 à l’installation du Conseil de surveillance de l’Agence Foncière Rurale (AFOR).

Reports & Research
October 2010

This report indicates that the Forest governance is identified as critical to the success of REDD+.

Implementation of robust REDD+ strategy is possible through Community Based Forest Governance.

Report talks on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD+) which is a global mechanism that aims at sustainable forest management (SFM) through protecting forests and enhancing carbon sequestration.

Report briefly describes The Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act, 2006 

Reports & Research
August 2017
Western Africa

Date: août 2017

Source: Foncier & Développement

Par: Jean-Philippe Colin (IPAR / IRD)