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


Rencontre avec Pierre Bitoun autour de l'ouvrage "Le sacrifice des paysans, une catastrophe sociale et anthropologique"

14 March 2017


Fondation Charles Léopold Mayer
38 rue Saint Sabin, 75011

Source : Agter.asso 

AGTER vous invite à une rencontre avec Pierre Bitoun autour de son dernier ouvrage coécrit avec Yves Dupont : "Le sacrifice des paysans ; une catastrophe sociale et anthropologique" (Éditions L’échappée, 2016).


Les populations autochtones sont essentielles en vue de protéger la faune et les moyens d’existence ruraux

Date: 3 mars 2017


Par Fao

Les communautés locales ont besoin d’aide afin d’atténuer les conflits opposant les populations à la faune.

Il est essentiel d'impliquer activement les populations autochtones et les communautés locales dans les efforts visant à conserver la faune afin de maintenir la biodiversité et d'assurer la durabilité des moyens d'existence ruraux, a annoncé aujourd'hui la FAO à l'occasion de la Journée mondiale de la vie sauvage.


Afrique du Sud: risque de conflit racial en cas d’expropriation des fermiers blancs

Monday, March 6, 2017

Date: 06 mars 2017

Source: Sputnik

Le président sud-africain Jacob Zuma nourrit l’idée de modifier la Constitution afin de confisquer les terres de tous les propriétaires fonciers blancs d’Afrique du Sud. Les descendants de fermiers européens ont pris ce projet très au sérieux et redoutent un «conflit racial».

Customary Tenure in Myanmar

This video is based on the combined efforts of 5 civil society organizations and ethnic youth organizations (88 Generation, Point, FLU, KYO&TSYU) to document local Customary Tenure practices in different villages throughout the country, in the states of Shan North, Shan South, Magwe and Kayah, with the support of MRLG. It’s explains how they implemented the documentation of Customary Tenure practices. The video also explains what customary tenure is, based on the local communities point of view and practices, and why CT recognition is important to them.

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March 2016

The Recognition of Customary Tenure in Myanmar

This thematic study presents an analysis of customary tenure arrangements in Myanmar and identifies key challenges and opportunities for strengthening the recognition of customary tenure in the country. Drawing on examples from various regions and states, the study highlights key features of customary tenure systems, which vary depending on history, geography, resource base, ethnicity and social organization. It shows that customary tenure includes both communal land and private plots claimed by individuals or households, such as paddy land or permanent upland crops.

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November 2016

Exploring Opportunities for Smallholder Tea Producers in Laos

This short video examines an initiative by Earth Systems to develop a tea sector dialogue platform that brings together key stakeholders in the value chain to jointly examine challenges and opportunities for the development of a more equitable and sustainable tea sector in Laos. The video highlights the outcomes and lessons from a tea stakeholder workshop held in Phongsaly province, northern Laos, in July 2016.

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December 2016

Comments on the Proposed Environmental Code of Cambodia (V6) and Proposed Amendments for a Better Recognition of Customary Tenure Rights in Protected Areas

The « Environment and Natural Resources Code of Cambodia » (Sixth Draft – – 20 November 2016) is a very extensive proposed law (535 pages !) which will have, if adopted, major impacts on many aspects of Cambodian development (Mines, Energy, Urban planning, etc..) but is particularly important for the management of Protected Areas and of Forests and Fisheries. The code has been elaborated by a panel of experts and several working groups led by Vishnu Law Group. A public national consultation has been organized by MOE in Dec 2016.

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December 2016

Review of and Comment on Draft Law on Agricultural Land Dated 15 October 2016

As the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Fisheries (MAFF) aimed to finalize in the end of 2016 the draft law on agricultural lands that is currently in 6th draft, MRLG, together with other partners, has supported the NGO Forum on Cambodia to mobilize representatives of farmer organizations and CSOs so that they could voice their concerns over the draft law directly to MAFF. In close cooperation with MAFF, a 2-day national consultation workshop was held on 19-20 December 2016 in Phnom Penh.

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December 2016