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

Policy Papers & Briefs
October 2014

This issue brief is an abridged version of the VGGT discussion paper, "Review of Selected Land Laws and the Governance of Tenure in the Philippines: Discussion Paper in the context of the Voluntary Guidelines on the Governance of Tenure (VGGT)" which  analyzes Philippine policies on land and resource tenure (as embodied in the 1987 Constitution and ten major laws on tenur

Training Resources & Tools
April 2001

The publication focuses on participatory processes and their management, and presents a broad range of concrete experience with different tools. It is assumed that the reader is already familiar with the use of tools like PRA/PLA/PME and is now interested in second generation issues related to project design, training and measurement of impact associated with the use of participatory processes. Each article reflects a specific experience. As such, it has its own validity.

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Date: 17 aout 2016

Source: Agence ecofin

Par Souha Touré

Vendredi, le président de la Commission nationale des affaires foncières du Kenya (NLC), Dr Muhammad Swazuri (photo), a ordonné aux agences étatiques de stopper les expulsions arbitraires des populations habitant sur leurs terres forestières ancestrales.

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12 November 2016 to 14 November 2016


CIPA Pierre Rabhi Marrakech

Source: E-joussour

Banco ! Le Forum de la Terre, un évènement alternatif au coeur de la COP22

Les trois associations marocaines porteuses du projet de Forum de la Terre, l’OrangeBleue Maghreb, Terre et Humanime Maroc et Le RIAM commencent à voir poindre les résultats de leurs efforts et de leurs synergies : Le Forum de la Terre prend les contours d’un évènement alternatif exceptionnel au coeur de la COP 22 !

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Date: 15 aout 2016



Le ministre ivoirien de l’Industrie et des mines, Jean-Claude Brou a menacé dimanche de poursuivre les propriétaires terriens, qui "cèdent leurs terres aux orpailleurs clandestins", sur les antennes de la télévision nationale.

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Date: 15 aout 2016

Source: Agence ecofin

Par Souha Touré

Le vice-président zimbabwéen Phelekezela Mphoko a annoncé samedi que, dans le cadre de la lutte contre l’insécurité alimentaire, le gouvernement étudie les possibilités d’octroi de terres agricoles aux fermiers blancs.


Date: 11 aout 2016

Source: Le Soleil online

La problématique de la gestion du foncier a réuni, hier, à Kaolack, des acteurs du foncier de la région avec notamment les services fiscaux et domaniaux ainsi que les élus locaux. Une occasion mise à profit par le coordonnateur dudit projet pour informer de l’élaboration d’un modèle conceptuel de données.

June 2010

VFI has been working in Cambodia for 7 years now. Our ECOSORN Project aims to provide water supply and sanitation facilities, and to improve sustainability by introducing appropriate technologies for villagers. 

We operate this project in 3 provinces, 14 districts, 36 communes, 78 villages in the most remote parts of Battambang, Banteay Meanchey and Siem Reap Provinces. Our project goal is to build 6,000 latrines; 110 water wells; 1,000 water storage jars; and 5 large ponds