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

12 September 2017
China

BEIJING (Reuters) - China’s central government has approved a plan to extend a rural land reform pilot program by another year to the end of 2018, the Economic Information Daily reported on Tuesday citing sources at the Ministry of Land and Resources.

The land ministry’s pilot started in 2015 and is meant to develop mechanisms for rural land use rights to be transferred on markets, allowing rural residents to receive more of the benefits from their rights to land.

12 September 2017
Antigua and Barbuda

Barbudans will get the opportunity to own the lands they previously occupied as the island seeks to rebuild following the devastation caused by the passage of Hurricane Irma last week.

Prime Minister Gaston Browne made the disclosure yesterday during a special sitting of Parliament.

He said Barbudans would be given a crown grant of one dollar to obtain legal ownership of the lands on the 62-square mile island.

Currently, land ownership is prohibited on the island of Barbuda; all lands in Barbuda are vested in the crown on behalf of the people on the sister island.

MANUEL MOURA/LUSA
11 September 2017
Mozambique

Autor:LUSA

Fonte: http://observador.pt/2017/09/06/africa-tera-234-milhoes-de-euros-para-re...

 

Vários países africanos, incluindo Moçambique, vão ter acesso a um financiamento internacional de 234 milhões de euros (280 milhões de dólares) para modernizar o setor da agricultura, a principal base da economia daquele continente, foi hoje divulgado.

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Togo

Date: 9 septembre 2017

Source: Republic of Togo.com

Double et triple vente, occupation anarchique des réserves administratives, le foncier est une véritable bombe à retardement. L’Etat entend apporter une réponse efficace comme l’explique dans l’entretien qui suit le ministre de l’Urbanisme, Fiatuwo Sessnou,

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Togo

Date: 9 septembre 2017

Source: Republic of Togo.com

Double et triple vente, occupation anarchique des réserves administratives, le foncier est une véritable bombe à retardement. L’Etat entend apporter une réponse efficace comme l’explique dans l’entretien qui suit le ministre de l’Urbanisme, Fiatuwo Sessnou,

7 September 2017
India

The proposed Comprehensive Land Survey (CLS) in Telangana   appears to have stirred the hornet’s nest within the context of tribal land rights. Since Nizam ruling till date, various land policy forms introduced by the successive governments have resulted in large-scale tribal land alienation and created unrest among the tribals. 

7 September 2017
South Africa

JOHANNESBURG — Land reform is a hot political tool in Southern Africa and the likes of the ANC and EFF are well aware of this.

8 September 2017
Global

In low- and middle-income countries, the vast majority of land remains contested, leaving around 2.5 billion people living i