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Foto de André Paxiuta/Jornal Mapa
31 July 2019
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Depois do abandono, o regresso à terra e à agricultura, arriscamo-nos a dizer, é todo ele feito, seja por quem for, desprovido dos laços com o território e, como tal, desprovido dos laços de solidariedade e da vida comunitária outrora forjada nos campos.


 


12 October 2018
Authors: 
Miss Anna Kuci
Africa
Americas
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Heat waves, floods, hurricanes, starvation these are the ‘rewards’ Mother Earth has for years of neglect, overuse, misuse, and abuse. The earth’s natural resources support life. Trees, soil, natural gas, coal, fresh water, and oil- life wouldn’t exist without oxygen, without food, medicine, and power. However, if natural catastrophes are anything to go by, we have gone way past the red natural these resources, creating a life-sucking ecological debt.

What will be our fate if natural resources run dry?

18 September 2018
Authors: 
Ms. Rina Chandran
Asia

Granting forest dwellers legal rights to their traditional lands helps fight deforestation and climate change, but the vast majority of the world's forests remain under government control with limited access for communities, researchers said.


Only about 14 percent of forests, or about 527 million hectares, were legally owned or designated for local communities in 58 countries surveyed by the Rights and Resources Initiative (RRI), a Washington D.C.-based advocacy group.


Oil Palm Plantation, Sarawak, Malaysia
27 July 2018
Authors: 
Tania Li
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South-Eastern Asia
Indonesia
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Large scale land grabs are often sites of immediate and sometimes violent mobility, as people are evicted and obliged to move elsewhere. The term “grab” signals abruptness.


Yet processes that change peoples’ access to land, and the diverse processes of human mobility that land transformations generate, often take decades to unfold.  Research on Indonesia's large scale oil palm plantations shows the importance of attending to these long term processes.


Laos agriculture
30 May 2018
Asia

Moderated by Kalpana Giri from RECOFTC, the panel on "Land Governance and Gender" featured a diverse round of gender experts discussing the inseparability of gender equality and good land governance.  With talk of gender more prominent than ever, the session was certainly an interesting and poignant way to close out day two of the Forum!

Flickr Thailand agriculture
29 May 2018
Asia

The Second Regional Land Forum kicked off in Bangkok, Thailand in the early morning of May 28th and the opening session was certainly one to remember! Live drones, talk of big data and using NASA related technology to propel land rights forward, were but a few of the impressive topics on the table. Participants gathered to hear a variety of ‘flash talks’, quick yet effective pitches about notable initiatives relating to data, technology and land rights.

Cambodian farmers sue Thai sugar group Mitr Phol over alleged land grab
23 May 2018
Asia

Sophorn Poch, Director of the Independent Mediation Organization (IMG), gives us some insights into his involvement with the Second Regional Land Forum as well as his hopes in terms of the Forum's outcomes.  

21 May 2018
Asia

Organized by the Mekong Regional Land Governance (MRLG) project and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, the Second Regional Land Forum will take place in Bangkok, Thailand from the 28-30 May.

 

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A civil society perspective on engaging with the private sector


Towards SDG 17: Partnerships for the Goals


Authors: 
Kaitlin Cordes
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Ask a land rights defender if there is a human right to land, and she will likely say “Yes, without a doubt.” For people around the world, land is a source of food, shelter, and livelihoods; it’s an economic asset, a crucial safety net, a link with culture and social identity, even a living relative or ancestor. Given their importance, land rights are surely human rights.


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