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

Building enabling frameworks for sustainable land use investments
Reports & Research
December 2015

The International Development Law Organization (IDLO) and the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) assessed the legal frameworks for major resource sectors in Zambia, Tanzania and Mozambique to analyze whether and to what extent they enable sustainable investments. Relevant international standards suggest that sustainable investments integrate socioeconomic and environmental concerns, bound together by the rule of law.

Land tenure policy in Zambia
Reports & Research
January 2003

Land policy and the proposed land tenure reforms of Government have important implications for the development of the agriculture sector in Zambia. The purpose of this report is to ‘identify the critical issues that will need to be assessed further if DFID decides to offer support to the agricultural sector.’

Securing Forest Tenure Rights for Rural Development: Lessons from Six Countries in Latin America cover image
Journal Articles & Books
March 2017

Secure land tenure in rural landscapes is widely recognized as an essential foundation for achieving a range of economic development goals. However, forest areas in low and middle-income countries face particular challenges in strengthening the security of land and resource tenure. Forest peoples are often among the poorest and most politically marginalized communities in their national contexts, and their tenure systems are often based on customary, collective rights that have insufficient formal legal protection.

3 August 2017
  • Asian regional members of the International Land Coalition (ILC) called for greater recognition of the rights of indigenous peoples to control their land and resources and their own development.
  • PROFOR published a study analyzing forest tenure regimes in Argentina, Colombia, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua and Peru.
  • During a regional inception workshop convened by the LPI and IFPRI, 12 African countries embarked on the pilot ‘Monitoring and Evaluation of Land in Africa’ (MELA) project.
Site verifica desmatamento, degradação e mudanças na ocupação do solo
2 August 2017
Usina Hidrelétrica Belo Monte fica localizada no rio Xingu, no Pará (Foto: Norte Energia)
2 August 2017
3 August 2017

Date : 31 juillet 2017

Source : ADIAC

Par : Christian Brice Elion

Dans la perspective de la création d’un impôt foncier, le ministre des Affaires foncières et du domaine public, Martin Parfait Aimé Coussoud Mavoungou a échangé le 28 juillet dernier avec la directrice de l’enregistrement de la fiscalité foncière et domaniale Michelle Cyrine Oba, sur le remodelage des services du cadastre, du domaine et de la conservation.

Floriculture : l’Ethiopie alloue 3.000 hectares aux investisseurs.jpg
3 August 2017

Date : 29 juillet 2017

Source : Farmlandgrab

L’Ethiopie multiplie les initiatives pour attirer un grand nombre d'investisseurs notamment étrangers dans le secteur de l'horticulture afin de diversifier son économie. Le pays vient d’allouer 3.000 hectares de terres aux investisseurs dans la floriculture.

Paul Saad Flickr - Pretoria
15 August 2017 to 17 August 2017


South Africa

The GLTN’s Urban CSO Cluster of UN-Habitat and Habitat for Humanity’s Solid Ground campaign are convening a multi-stakeholder regional conference on land governance and management and kindly invite you to attend the upcoming conference titled Partnership for Action: Improving Land Governance and Management in Africa. The conference will present the opportunity for stakeholders from multiple sectors to come together to explore approaches to land governance towards inclusive and sustainable development in Africa.

liberia agricultural landscape
3 August 2017

Monrovia - The Civil Society Working Group on Land Rights Reforms has expressed its dismay over the exclusion of CSOs and Liberians from the legislative consultative forum over the Land Rights Act between the Liberian Land Authority (LLA), lawmakers and other stakeholders.