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Sub-Saharan Africa
Zimbabwe
Southern Africa

By Mary Jane Ncube, Farai Shone Mutondoro and Manase Chiweshe

As political parties gear up for the 2018 national elections in Zimbabwe, urban land appears to be emerging as an important campaigning tool for ruling party Zanu PF. 

Amid recent mass public protests against corruption, economic decline and an import ban on basic commodities, young people who showed loyalty to the party werepromised land.  

When indigenous peoples have access and rights to their lands, nature and people are better off Image: REUTERS/Roosevelt Cassio
Bolivia
Brazil
Colombia
Global

By Gina Cosentino, Social Development Specialist, World Bank and Climate Investment Funds


Everything old is new again, at least when it comes to searching for workable and proven solutions to addressing climate change. Indigenous peoples have developed, over time, innovative climate-smart practices rooted in traditional knowledge and their relationship with nature.


Cambodia

On 15th September the International Criminal Court broadened its process for selecting and prioritising cases to include land grabbing and environmental destruction. The decision presents an opportunity to curb the deforestation and rights abuses driven by illegally-issued agricultural concessions in Cambodia, likely to be the court’s first credible case. It also has important implications for other countries suffering from the worst excesses of illegal deforestation. Neil Loughlin and Tom Johnson report.


WHY WOMEN’S EMPOWERMENT MUST START WITH LAND RIGHTS
Africa
Global
Kenya

By Justine Uvuza,  senior gender and land tenure specialist at Landesa

Property and citizenship are in many ways what define us, and they interact in fascinating ways.

Sergio Perea, president of the Tres Islas community in Peru, presenting Brazil nuts. Photo credit: Juan Carlos Huayllapuma/CIFOR
Peru
Global

By the Center for International Forestry Research  Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) 


Peru - The indigenous community of Tres Islas in southeastern Peru seems to have it all—good fishing; a vast forest of timber, Brazil nut, palm and other trees; and natural beauty any ecotourist would pay to enjoy.


The Sugar Rush in South Africa - land grabs, land rights, human rights, agriculture
Southern Africa
Malawi
Mozambique
Sub-Saharan Africa
Eswatini
Tanzania
Zambia
Zimbabwe

By Ian Scoones, Professorial Fellow at the Institute of Development Studies, and the Director of the ESRC STEPS Centre at Sussex

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