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2019 Land Portal User Survey - Have your say and take the survey now!�

23 April 2019
Authors: 
Narangerel Yansanjav
Mongolia

“I am one of the woman-headed households in this soum. I have been a herder for many years. For me life is still good, because I have a grown-up son who can help me. He became a herder when he was just 8 years old.”

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8 May 2019 to 10 May 2019

Location

University of Nairobi
University Way
Nairobi
Kenya
KE
Sudan
Djibouti
Eritrea
Ethiopia
Kenya
Somalia
South Sudan
Tanzania
Uganda

There is no doubt the Global Data Revolution has reached the land sector. Government data portals, open access academic journals, community mapping initiatives and other citizen-generated data - there is a palpable positive drive across the world that allows processes such as data collection to be more inclusive and open.

Organizations: 
Land Portal Foundation
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
GODAN
Local Development Research Institute
Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development
Global Online Access to Legal Information
Webinar: The Gender Imperatives of Land Reform in Kenya
23 April 2019

Location

Online
Kenya
KE
Kenya

Land reforms in Kenya over the past decade provide for women’s land rights, yet women have not benefited from these reforms. The constitutional provisions promoting gender equity and equality have not been implemented.

Organizations: 
European Union
Government of Kenya
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
Land Portal Foundation

Countries

Despite the achievement of Constitutional democracy in 1994, 'the land question' is at the heart of South Africa's struggles to overcome the cumulative legacies of nearly 350 years of white minority rule. The emotive quality of land policies evokes painful legacies fuelled by disappointments with the official land reform programme ushered in by the new Constitution of 1996. There is broad agreement that land reform programmes have not fulfilled their aims to significantly redistribute land and productive agrarian capacity, strengthen land tenure for the majority, and settle the restitution claims of victims of land dispossession.

Learn more about the successes and challenges in South Africa.

Rwanda agriculture land governance

Rwanda is a small country and landlocked. It covers an area of 26,338 km². In Rwanda, land is an important issue due to two different characteristics: first is that Rwanda is one of the most densely populated countries in the world (416 people per km2 – (NISR, 2012). Being an agricultural country, where over 85% of its working class citizens depend on agriculture, adds more pressure on land as the sole economic capital to the rural peasants.

Learn more about successes and challenges and find more detailed land governance data in Rwanda.

Issues

indigenous peoples climate change

Climate change can destabilize existing land and resource governance institutions and associated property rights across the spectrum of landscape types. Transformed climatic conditions, manifested in either rapid-onset or slow-onset ways, can change how land and natural resources are accessed and used as geographical shifts in resource productivity, resource scarcity, and therefore land use patterns occur.

Read more about Land, Climate Change & Environment

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