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A partire dal 2003 il land-grabbing, una nuova forma di colonialismo consistente nell’affitto sotto costo o nell’acquisto di terreni dell’ Africa o del Sud America, è diventata una minaccia reale per il Madagascar.
Mary Komeiyan would like to grow food for her children. But she has no land. She lives in a village where crops come second in importance to livestock. Cows feed on the small plot of maize near her house. She cannot take action because the animals belong to her husband. Her situation is typical of Maasai women in Tanzania. They have little or no say on how land is used.
The combined force of the U.S. based Oakland Institute's research and advocacy on African land deals and local, democratic activism in South Sudan has effectively stalled plans for the largest land deal in the area.
It is with great sadness that the Land Portal Coordination Unit has heard of the death of Mr Marcellino de Baggis, who filmed and edited for Visiontime the Land Portal promotional video.
His death occurred on Sunday 7 August, 2011. Mr de Baggis was 40 years old and he left behind a wife and a three year old son.
The UN-Habitat based in Nairobi Kenya is looking for a Human Settlements Officer with specialization in urban land law at P4 level. Please see attached job advertisement document for further info.
The Indigenous Peoples Assistance Facility invites applications from indigenous peoples’ organizations and communities, as well as organizations that work with them, for grants to fund projects, innovative approaches and partnerships that promote the development of indigenous peoples and help them fulfil their aspirations.
The current and impending food crises are increasing pressures on the ownership of land and its use for agriculture. What are the implications of this for family farmers? Land grabs cause large scale migration, poverty and conflict – not to mention environmental impacts. Biodiversity decreases when small family farms are replaced by mono-crops treated with pesticides and fertilizers.