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13 February 2018
India

“We will fast for as long as we have to,” say protesting farmers who face displacement, even as the Kaleshwaram irrigation project has already received environmental clearance.

Ranga Reddy woke up at 5 am on December 1o, 2017, bathed in cold water and dressed in a white veshti and shirt. He had a busy day ahead.

14 February 2018
Brazil
  • Brazil’s Supreme Court has soundly rejected a lawsuit filed in 2003 by a right wing political party that would have drastically limit the ability of quilombolas (former slave communities) to legitimize claims to their traditional lands.
Land Resources Planning Toolbox
13 February 2018
Global

Last year the Land Resources Planning Secretariat of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) conducted a survey on participatory land resource planning (LRP) to compile experiences among users of LRP tools and approaches. Around 750 land management practitioners responded and identified the emerging needs and trends in existing LRP tools.

8 February 2018
Indonesia

For more than a half-century, Indonesia's government-backed economic development has been based on exploiting and exporting the vast natural resource wealth in its waters and forests— often to the detriment of indigenous people who historically occupied these areas. This exploitation has also gone against the customary laws of those indigenous people.

8 February 2018
Peru

The Peruvian government has a clear development agenda for its Amazon rainforest regions. Oil extraction is already happening on a large scale.

A village in Kilifi County, Kenya
12 February 2018
Kenya

For over fifty years, Hamisi Bidii farmed a small piece of land 50km north of Mombasa in Kilifi County, Kenya. Hamisi grew cashew nuts, palm and mango trees on his four-acre plot – which provided a modest income for his family – and served his community and country as a local Administration Chief in the years immediately following Kenya’s independence.

12 February 2018
Papua New Guinea

The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights has noted persistent problems with land grabs in Papua New Guinea.

Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein visited Port Moresby last week and met with PNG's prime minister Peter O'Neill and civil society figures.

Mr Zeid found that corruption remains rife in PNG, affecting the right to land of its citizens. His spokesperson, Ravina Shamdasani, conveyed this concern in an interview with UN Radio.

State of Open Data and Land - Get Involved
12 February 2018
Global

The State of Open Data is an ambitious research project reflecting on 10 years of action on open data and providing a critical review of the current state of the open data movement across a range of issues and thematic areas.

The 2018 State of Open Data report will include a chapter on 'Open Data and Land Ownership', and to ensure a wide range of perspectives can be represented in the chapter, the project is undertaking a global brainstorm to gather input. 

9 February 2018
Global

 

 

On February 14th we will examine the most effective strategies to combat women’s diminishing land rights within communities.

Individual titling is the most commonly accepted strategy for protecting women’s land rights, but it it is not without its problems. It can lead to increased domestic violence or result in women being run off their land. The webinar's guest presenters -- Rachael Knight of Namati and Judy Adoko of Land and Equity Movement of Uganda (LEMU) -- suggest a more effective strategy. 

Ajanat after the plantation was destroyed
9 February 2018
Uganda

One man is dead, another languishes in prison, a widow is destitute and her grandchildren have been forced out of school and into casual labour. These are the devastating impacts of corruption and conflict surrounding one small plot of land in the Central Region of Uganda.

6 February 2018
Cambodia

Families forced to relocate due to the construction of the Lower Sesan II Dam are asking Stung Treng provincial authorities to register their new village as indigenous collective lands.

The 67 families from Sre Ko commune received authorisation to set up the new village on their community forest and ancestral lands after their old homes were flooded in October when a gate to the controversial hydropower dam was closed.

They are now seeking indigenous collective land status to protect themselves from being displaced by future development.

6 February 2018
Colombia

Deforestation in Colombia has increased 44% since 2015, despite the government's Paris commitment to reach net zero by 2020

Twenty-five Colombian youths – one as young as seven – are suing the government for failing to protect the environment and prevent deforestation in the Amazon.

The lawsuit is the first of its kind in Latin America, and demands the Colombian government protect young people’s rights to a healthy environment, life, food and water.

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