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

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26 September 2017
Morocco

Date : 2 septembre 2017

Source : Agence Ecofin

Un groupe de députés du Parti authenticité et modernité (PAM), l’une des principales forces politiques du Maroc, a présenté au Parlement une proposition de loi en vue de mieux protéger les biens privés de l’Etat. C’est ce que rapporte le360.ma qui cite le quotidien Al Massae.

25 September 2017
Thailand

Land rights activists gathered in protest outside Government House on Monday, demanding a solution to land conflicts that have arisen as a result of government policies.

The People’s Movement for a Just Society (P-Move) led the demonstration to demand government action, saying they had been campaigning on this issue for four years but there had been no improvement. Many people who have been involved in land conflicts across the country joined in the protest.

Reports & Research
September 2017
Mozambique
Angola
Cape Verde
Brazil
Portugal

Na sequência do Segundo Fórum para a Agricultura Familiar e Segurança Alimentar e Nutricional na Comunidade dos Países de Língua Portuguesa (FAFSAN II–setembro de 2016), onde a sociedade civil propôs um Pacto Multi-atores para a Governança Sustentável da Terra na Comunidade dos Países de Língua Portuguesa (CPLP), tendo recebido adesão por parte dos diferentes atores também presentes na Mesa de Discussão que debateu este tema (nomeadamente, Mecanismos de participação social no CONSAN-CPLP, incluindo, Mecanismo das Universidades e Centros de Investigação, Mecanismo dos Parlamentares e Mecanis

25 September 2017
India

Land rights defenders from 29 countries call for greater vigilance in ensuring governments comply with laws

MUMBAI, Sept 22 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Dozens of land rights defenders from 29 countries have written to the United Nations to draw attention to the increasing violence they face from states and corporations, and calling for greater vigilance in ensuring governments comply with laws.

Policy Papers & Briefs
April 2007
South Africa

A four page summary of a comprehensive 14 chapter base document highlighting strategy essentials

  • Reframing land reform as a joint programme of government
  • Area based integrated planning
  • Providing comprehensive support services
  • Securing rights, enhancinglivelihoods and enabling development
Policy Papers & Briefs
April 2007
South Africa

A four page summary of a comprehensive 14 chapter base document highlighting strategy essentials

  • Reframing land reform as a joint programme of government
  • Area based integrated planning
  • Providing comprehensive support services
  • Securing rights, enhancinglivelihoods and enabling development
Reports & Research
September 2007
South Africa

Phuhlisani was the lead agency in a consortium appointed by the Commission on Restitution of land Rights and funded by Belgian Technical Co-operation tasked with the development of a strategy for the provision of effective post- settlement support required for land reform to be successful. While the focus was on Restitution to start with the brief expanded to address land reform as a whole. This document provides an accessible summary of the final proposals. While endorsed by the then Minister of Land Affairs the strategy was never implemented.

Reports & Research
February 2008
South Africa

A key challenge facing South Africa’s economic development is overcoming the structural poverty created through the systematic dispossession of the majority of its citizens. Although radically marginalized during apartheid, there is poor public acknowledgement of the losses experienced by those families who, through the passing of various racially biased, land and labour laws, became farm labour on commercial farms.

Dukuduku Forest
Reports & Research
June 2003
Africa
South Africa

THIS report is based on research undertaken by AFRA in 2002/3. The process of compiling the information included an extensive literature review, workshops with the forest dwellers and interviews with various stakeholders. A number of issues were considered and a large volume of literature and workshop reports on these exists in AFRA's offices. These are available on request. The Department of Regional and Land Affairs commissioned a similar study in 1993 when the state was attempting to lure people out of the forest following the 1988 "invasion".

World Bank
Legislation & Policies
June 2009
Global

This article examines the evolution of policy recommendations concerning rural land issues since the formulation of the World Bank’s “Land Reform Policy Paper” in 1975. That paper set out three guiding principles: the desirability of owner-operated family farms; the need for markets to permit land to be transferred to more productive users; and the importance of an egalitarian asset distribution.