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Indonesia rice plantation
2 September 2021
Authors: 
Mr. Jeremy Gaunt
Indonesia

It’s not unusual for children to leave home when they become adults: it is rarer, though, that they come back to invigorate the communities they grew up in with new ideas and services.

That, however, is exactly what is happening in indigenous territories throughout Indonesia. It is called “Homecoming”, although it is a far cry from the more familiar Western use of the term that involves high school sports events and prom dances.

Environmental Justice
25 August 2021
Authors: 
Namati Communications
Global

Submission Deadline: All manuscripts should be submitted for consideration by December 31, 2021.

The global environmental crisis is intertwined with the crisis of social and economic inequality. From coal plants to palm oil plantations, economic activities that threaten the planet are concentrated in communities with less power and wealth. “You can’t have climate change without sacrifice zones,” writes Hop Hopkins, “and you can’t have sacrifice zones without disposable people.”1

Commonalities between Ethiopian smallholder farmers and agricultural investors
17 August 2021
Authors: 
Ethiopia Project Responsible Land Policy
Ethiopia

There are 278 smallholder farmers in Selama Kebele in the Benishangul-Gumuz Region of western Ethiopia. On average, these farmers own 2 - 10 hectares of land. Smallholder farmer Abdulahi Mohammod, age 48, is one of them. To provide for his thirteen children and two wives, he cultivates 6 hectares of crops which include corn, sorghum, soybean and red peppers. With the earnings derived from his land he is able to meet his family’s basic needs, which includes paying school fees for seven of his children.

Men ploughing_Photosource Pixabay CC0
6 August 2021
Authors: 
Mr. Sean Johnson
Lesotho
Eswatini

By Sean Johnson, land administration specialist at COWI, Swaziland

* This piece was originally published as part of the online discussion on customary law in Southern Africa

Benguela, Angola, october 2007_photo by Carlos Ebert_FLICKR creative commons
6 August 2021
Authors: 
Allan Cain
Angola
Southern Africa

 

By Allan Cain, Development Workshop Angola

* This article was originally published as part of the online discussion on customary law in Southern Africa

5 August 2021
Africa
Americas
Asia
Europe
Oceania
Global

Submission Deadline: All manuscripts should be submitted for consideration by December 31, 2021.

The global environmental crisis is intertwined with the crisis of social and economic inequality. From coal plants to palm oil plantations, economic activities that threaten the planet are concentrated in communities with less power and wealth. “You can’t have climate change without sacrifice zones,” writes Hop Hopkins, “and you can’t have sacrifice zones without disposable people.”1

New Geographies of Climate Vulnerability
3 August 2021
Peru
Mongolia
Global

Mining in the context of climate of climate change brings new challenges to the industry and exacerbates already existing sustainability problems. This Datastory highlights some of these tensions while pointing towards emerging best practice. The findings are based on document analysis and semi-structure structured interviews with corporate representatives from the 37 largest mining companies in the world.

 

 

 

1 August 2021
Authors: 
Dr. Jia Yen Lai
South-Eastern Asia
Indonesia

The effectiveness of sustainable land use governance can be undermined if local affected people perceive land-use policies as not reflecting social objectives, or as ‘unjust.’ To transform externally-conceived sustainability principles from the international level into on-the-ground practice, involves the interplay of various organizations and peoples from the government, civil society, and the private sector.

30 July 2021
Authors: 
Daniel Myers
Western Africa
Côte d'Ivoire
Brazil
Indonesia

Addressing the land and conservation communities’ discomfort in discussing the relationships between migrants, Indigenous peoples, and tropical forests in the fight against climate change.

Musul – The second community in Kenya to secure their land rights, the first to do so using legal empowerment Visit
30 July 2021
Authors: 
Namati Communications
Sub-Saharan Africa
Kenya

The Maasai community of Musul have lived on the same land in Laikipia county for generations. It is their source of food and water, the heart of their culture and beliefs, and their ancestral home. But until recently, their legal rights to govern it were tenuous.

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