Land tenure is the relationship, whether legally or customarily defined, among people, as individuals or groups, with respect to land. (For convenience, "land" is used here to include other natural resources such as water and trees.) Land tenure is an institution, i.e., rules invented by societies to regulate behaviour. Rules of tenure define how property rights to land are to be allocated within societies. They define how access is granted to rights to use, control, and transfer land, as well as associated responsibilities and restraints. In simple terms, land tenure systems determine who can use what resources for how long, and under what conditions.

Land tenure is an important part of social, political and economic structures. It is multi-dimensional, bringing into play social, technical, economic, institutional, legal and political aspects that are often ignored but must be taken into account. Land tenure relationships may be well-defined and enforceable in a formal court of law or through customary structures in a community. Alternatively, they may be relatively poorly defined with ambiguities open to exploitation.

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Cerrado
26 Noviembre 2017 to 23 Diciembre 2017
Facilitators: 
Miguel de Barros
CPLP

As florestas e sua gestão mudaram substancialmente nos últimos 25 anos. Embora globalmente, a extensão das florestas do mundo continue a diminuir à medida que as populações humanas e a procura de alimentos e terras continuam a crescer, a perda foi reduzida em mais de 50% (FAO, 2015).

2016 tem aumento de 232% na expulsão de famílias do campo
26 Mayo 2017
Brasil

Segundo a Pastoral da Terra, mortes aconteceram durante ação de despejo em Pau D’Arco (PA) e reforçam aumento da violência no campo.

Cerrado
24 Abril 2017 to 12 Mayo 2017
Facilitators: 
Joana Rocha Dias
Henrique Pires dos Santos
Mozambique
Angola
Santo Tomé y Príncipe
Cabo Verde
Guinea-Bissau
Brasil
Timor-Leste
Portugal
CPLP
Mozambique
Angola
Guinea Ecuatorial
Santo Tomé y Príncipe
Cabo Verde
Guinea-Bissau
Brasil
Macao
Timor-Leste
Portugal

 

Land Portal and ILC Rangelands Initiative launch thematic portfolio on Rangelands, Drylands and Pastoralism
15 Febrero 2018
Global

Rangelands are land areas with indigenous vegetation, including grass and shrubs, and used as a natural ecosystem for grazing livestock and wildlife. Rangelands occupy nearly half of the world’s land surface and include more than a third of global biodiversity hotspots, as well as habitat for 28% of the world’s endangered species.

14 Febrero 2018
Indonesia
  • For decades the Papua region in Indonesia has remained the country’s least-understood, least-developed and most-impoverished area, amid a lack of transparency fueled by a strong security presence.
  • Activists hope their new website, Mata Papua, or Eye of Papua, will fill the information void with reports, data and maps about indigenous welfare and the proliferation of mines, logging leases and plantations in one of the world’s last great spans of tropical forest.
13 Febrero 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 Febrero 2018
Brasil
  • 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.
8 Febrero 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 Febrero 2018
Perú

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

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23 Enero 2018
Perú

AIDESEP invocó a diversos sectores a pronunciarse tras promulgación de normativa que promueve carreteras en Ucayali sin tener en cuenta impactos en pueblos no contactados.

Servindi, 23 de enero, 2018.- Pese al contundente mensaje reivindicativo que el papa Francisco dejó acerca de la Amazonía y los derechos de los pueblos indígenas, no había transcurrido ni un día del retiro del líder católico para que los políticos que celebrabron su mensaje de inmediato hicieran lo contrario.

31 Enero 2018
Bolivia

La Paz, 30 ene (RHC) El gobierno de Bolivia aboga hoy por la inclusión de los derechos de la Madre Tierra en el modelo educativo del país andino, con los niños, adolescentes y jóvenes como principales protagonistas de las iniciativas por la preservación de la naturaleza.

Así expresó el director de la Juventud del viceministerio de Igualdad de Oportunidades, Inti Rioja, en el Séptimo Foro del Consejo Económico y Social de la Organización de las Naciones Unidas, que se celebra en la ciudad de Nueva York hasta este miércoles.

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Publishing Company

Established in 1991, AAKAR Books is a publishing company, started publishing quality scholarly books in Social Sciences in English and Hindi since 2001 and is now a niche for itself. Aakar Books is reputed for quality scholarly publishing in the field of Social Sciences.

Non Governmental organization

Organização internacional que trabalha por justiça social, igualdade de gênero e pelo fim da pobreza. Fomos fundados em 1972 e estamos presentes em 45 países, alcançando mais de 15 milhões de pessoas no mundo. No Brasil desde 1999, atuamos em mais de 2.4 mil comunidades e beneficiamos mais de 300 mil pessoas. Trabalhamos em parceria com comunidades e organizações locais em projetos de educação, agroecologia e clima, igualdade de gênero e participação e democracia.

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Creación de la Agencia Nacional de Tierras

El 7 de diciembre de 2015 fue expedido el Decreto 2363 “Por el cual se crea la Agencia Nacional de Tierras, ANT, y se fija su objeto y estructura”, en un esfuerzo del Gobierno nacional para consolidar la nueva institucionalidad que responderá a los retos del posconflicto en lo concerniente al desarrollo del campo y la implementación de los acuerdos suscritos en el marco del proceso de paz.

Así, en el Decreto quedó consignado el objetivo fundamental de esta Agencia, la máxima autoridad de tierras del Estado:

Civil Society Organization

A AS-PTA – Agricultura Familiar e Agroecologia é uma associação de direito civil sem fins lucrativos que, desde 1983, atua para o fortalecimento da agricultura familiar e a promoção do desenvolvimento rural sustentável no Brasil. A experiência acumulada pela entidade ao longo desses anos permitiu comprovar a contribuição do enfoque agroecológico para o enfrentamento dos grandes desafios da sustentabilidade agrícola pelas famílias agricultoras. A AS-PTA participou da constituição e atua em diversas redes da sociedade civil voltadas para a promoção do desenvolvimento rural sustentável.

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American University creates meaningful change in the world. With highly ranked schools and colleges and internationally recognized faculty, AU offers a balance between class time and career-advancing experience in Washington, DC, and beyond. Its students, among the country’s most politically active, distinguish themselves for their service, leadership, and ability to rethink global and domestic challenges and opportunities.

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Anagrasar Samaj Unnyan Songstha (ASUS) was started on 1998 as a non profitable and non political voluntary organization to provide support to the Indigenous people of plain land in Bangladesh. It was established to promote rights of the Indigenous Community and their empowerment. It has strong experiences in group approach, community participation, training on different areas of development, mass awareness creation in the field of the land rights, child rights, labor rights, water & sanitation, health and hygiene, recovery of Indigenous culture.

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A Articulação dos Povos Indígenas do Brasil – APIB é uma instância de aglutinação e referência nacional do movimento indígena no Brasil, que nasceu com o propósito de:

– fortalecer a união dos povos indígenas, a articulação entre as diferentes regiões e organizações indígenas do país;
– unificar as lutas dos povos indígenas, a pauta de reivindicações e demandas e a política do movimento indígena;
– mobilizar os povos e organizações indígenas do país contra as ameaças e agressões aos direitos indígenas.

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A Articulação Nacional de Agroecologia (ANA) é um espaço de articulação e convergência entre movimentos, redes e organizações da sociedade civil brasileira engajadas em experiências concretas de promoção da agroecologia, de fortalecimento da produção familiar e de construção de alternativas sustentáveis de desenvolvimento rural. Atualmente a ANA articula vinte e três redes estaduais e regionais, que reúnem centenas de grupos, associações e organizações não governamentais em todo o país, além de quinze movimentos sociais de abrangência nacional.

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De la Asociación

a) Servir a los intereses científicos de la Sociología Rural y disciplinas afines promoviendo las investigaciones necesarias tendientes a alcanzar la comprensión y análisis de las problemáticas rurales latinoamericanas y acercarnos a la solución de las mismas.

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"The Belize Social Investment (BS"IF)  was incorporated in 1996 as a Statutory Body through the  Belize Social Investment Fund Act.   According to the Act, “The Fund shall, subject to the availability of resources, approve projects and programmes and provide, either wholly or partially, financial and technical assistance to community groups with development goals, and local government organizations, for the execution of such projects or programmes which will serve to provide basic services to the most severely affected groups in the country.”"

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Martinus Nijhoff Publishers was an independent academic publishing company dating back to the nineteenth century, which is now an imprint of Brill Publishers. Founded in 1683, Brill is a publishing house with a rich history and a strong international focus. The name was changed to Brill–Nijhoff. Brill is a prestigious imprint with its portfolio focuses on areas in Public International Law, Human Rights, Humanitarian Law and increasingly on International Relations. Brill publishes over 800 books per year in both print and electronic format.

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O Centro de Estudos, Articulação e Referência sobre Assentamentos Humanos – CEARAH Periferia – é uma organização não governamental sem fins lucrativos, criada em 1991, que atua principalmente em Fortaleza e Região Metropolitana (CE-Brasil). Filiado à Associação Brasileira de Organizações Não Governamentais (Abong) e membro do Conselho Nacional das Cidades.

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