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

19 July 2017

Date: 18 juillet 2017 

Source: El Watan

Par: R. P.

Pressé par la crise économique de plus en plus pesante, le Premier ministre,  Abdelmadjid Tebboune s’affaire à limiter les dégâts annoncés et s’emploie à accélérer la cadence des décisions visant à corriger celles prises par son prédécesseur.

18 July 2017

Para Ipam projeto de lei do governo que transforma 27% da floresta em APA pode levar a um corte extra de 138 mil hectares

Ao propor o projeto de lei que transforma 27% da floresta nacional (flona) em Área de Proteção Ambiental (APA), o governo federal alegou que a mudança vai conter o desmatamento, ao permitir a regularização fundiária de quem está ocupando a região.


Autor: Jaime Gesisky


As áreas protegidas têm um papel importante do dia a dia das pessoas, embora nem todo mundo se dê conta disso. Ainda.

16 October 2017 to 19 October 2017


MSH Sud Montpellier Montpellier

Date: 16 octobre 2017 

Source: Foncier & Développement

Lundi 16 octobre – 9h-10h30 : Jean-Philippe Colin (IRD) et Emmanuelle Bouquet (CIRAD) : Marchés fonciers et développement.

Mardi 17 octobre – 9h-10h30 : Philip Woodhouse (Université de Manchester) : Nascent irrigation dynamics in central Mozambique: markets, land and water use.

Land Use Policies and Natural Resource Management in Kenya: The Case of Nairobi River Basin cover image
Journal Articles & Books
April 2010

Nairobi River Basin is a complex of several parallel rivers that flow through the City of Nairobi and empty into a larger river and flow to the Indian Ocean. The rivers are polluted with garbage, industrial liquid effluence, agro-chemicals, petro-chemicals among others. This situation has occasioned spread of water-borne diseases, loss of sustainable livelihoods, loss of biodiversity, reduced availability and access to safe potable water, and the insidious effects of toxic substances and heavy metal poisoning which affects human productivity.

Manuals & Guidelines
February 2017

The Constitution of Kenya 2010 apportions responsibility of planning to both National and County governments. The County Government Act, 2012 obligates county governments to prepare and implement County Integrated Development Plans (CIDP). The CIDPs are, according to the act, five year plans that will form the basis of annual budgetary allocation by the county governments.

Toolkit and Guidance for Preventing and Managing Land and Natural Resources Conflict cover image
Manuals & Guidelines
Training Resources & Tools
December 2002

The role of land and natural resources in conflict is attracting increased international attention due to the changing nature of armed conflict and as a result of a variety of longer-term, global trends. This Guidance Note provides policy and programmatic guidance to UN and EU officials confronted with land-related grievances and conflicts.

The Role of Religious and Traditional Institutions during Conflict and in Peacebuilding cover image
Journal Articles & Books
November 2011

The Conflict in Liberia and subsequent trarnsitional justice process through means of a truth and reconciliation commission provide a unique opportunity to examine how the exploitation of religious and traditional identities/institutions became a means to fuel and perpetuate the conflict. Likewise, it also offers an example of how the strength and credibility of a religious community can be instrumental in facilitating formal peace processes.