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Webinar ‘Multifaceted Challenges of Land and Climate Change’ & Parallel sessions
1 July 2020

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In this webinar, LANDac, the LANDdialogue and the Land Portal Foundation will take stock of the emerging insights on the immediate and mid- to long-term impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on equitable and sustainable land governance.

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LANDac
Land Portal Foundation
LANDac Online Encounter 2020
29 June 2020 to 3 July 2020

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LANDac
Agriterra
Utrecht University
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands
African Studies Centre Leiden
Royal Tropical Institute
Land Portal Foundation
Oxfam Novib
Wageningen University & Research
Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation
Multifaceted Challenges of Land and Climate Change and Parallel Sessions. Background image: Aerial view of a Transition Forest area in Bokito, Cameroon.   Photo by Mokhamad Edliadi/CIFOR
30 June 2020

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Global

The interconnection of land rights and climate responses at micro, meso and macro level.

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LANDac
Oxfam Novib
Land Portal Foundation
International Land Coalition
International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)
Tropenbos International

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Land is an essential source of livelihood for a majority of Sierra Leoneans. Most of Sierra Leone’s population lives in rural areas and it’s GDP is largely based on agriculture. The three main livelihood activities surveyed in the 2015 population and housing census are crop farming, animal husbandry and fishery, which depend largely on access to and ownership of land. Smallholders mostly cultivate rice, cassava, cocoa, coffee, cashew, groundnut, palm oil, vegetables and other fruit trees.

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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.

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