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Disentangling the paths of land grabbing in Colombia: The role of the state and legal mechanisms

Journal Articles & Books
Janvier, 2024
Colombia

This article aims to reconstruct the progression of land grabbing in Colombia by identifying the sequence of mechanisms and strategies employed to dispossess and seize land through specific case studies. The analysis centres around 12 estates/farms with a history of violence, dispossession, and the utilisation of legal mechanisms, enabling the identification of certain historical patterns and how changes in the legal framework contribute significantly to these trajectories.

Visions and expectations of young people in the municipality of Solano Caquetá, Colombia

Reports & Research
Septembre, 2023
Colombia

Solano is a municipality located in the department of Caquetá within the deforestation arc of the Colombian Amazon, the second largest municipality in area of the country. Solano can only be reached by river, although there are already several trails that allow to reach the municipal’s capital by car at certain times of the year.

The Contribution of Land Registration and Certification Program to Implement SDGs: The Case of the Amhara Region, Ethiopia

Peer-reviewed publication
Décembre, 2022
Ethiopia

Land is the key asset in the agricultural sector and hence land policy is one of the key elements that determine whether SDGs are achieved in developing counties or not. In developing countries, land titling programs have been seen as a strategy for addressing SDGs. Even though the government of Ethiopia launched the rural land registration and certification program (LRCP) to secure the land rights of rural households in 1998, currently, there are limited empirical studies to examine the contribution of LRCP in addressing sustainable development goals (SDGs).

Analyzing the Connection between Customary Land Rights and Land Grabbing: A Case Study of Zambia

Peer-reviewed publication
Décembre, 2022
Zambia

Since the global crises in the 2000s, many foreign and domestic actors have acquired large tracts of land for food and biofuel crop cultivation and other purposes in Africa, often leading to the displacement of the African people living on customary land. The weak customary land rights of ordinary African people have been viewed as one of the main factors making it possible for various land-grabbers to exploit customary land with different purposes.

Impact of Land Tenure Security Perception on Tree Planting Investment in Vietnam

Peer-reviewed publication
Décembre, 2022
Global

With over 14 million hectares allocated, Vietnam’s forest and forestland allocation has been one of the largest natural resource decentralization programs in the developing world over the last three decades. Given this remarkable achievement, critics are concerned about the low rates of household tree planting investment and question the roles and effects of land institutions on investment.

Deriving countermeasures to the use of housing, land and property rights as a war-financing commodity

Journal Articles & Books
Octobre, 2022
Africa
Americas
Eastern Asia
Western Asia
Europe
Global

Efforts to thwart the trafficking of conflict commodities to finance wars constitute an ongoing endeavour. As specific approaches become effective for certain commodities, belligerent actors pursue new forms of exploitation. The trafficking of housing, land and property (HLP) rights in war zones has now reached a pervasiveness, lucrativeness and severity to warrant significant attention on the derivation of countermeasures.

Fiche pédagogique : Le certificat comme outil de sécurisation des droits : premiers bilans et questions en suspens

Reports & Research
Octobre, 2022
Madagascar

À Madagascar, depuis 2005, la réforme foncière reconnaît légalement l’existence d’un régime de propriété privée non titrée (PPNT) aux côtés de la propriété privée titrée. Des guichets fonciers opérant à l’échelle des communes sont habilités à délivrer des certificats fonciers, preuve légale de propriété privée, à la demande du/des propriétaires et à l’issue d’une procédure qui s’assure du consensus social local.

Titulação da terra e falta de investimento: armadilha para os mais desfavorecidos

Journal Articles & Books
Juin, 2022
África
África subsariana
Moçambique

A titulação da terra tem sido vista como meio de garantia da posse segura deste recurso por parte dos indivíduos, nomeadamente dos camponeses. Nessa linha, a maioria das reformas enfatizam a necessidade de se ter cidadãos com terra legalizada.

Este texto mostra que, se por um lado, a não titulação é uma ameaça à posse segura, por outro, a própria titulação pode ser um risco para os mais carenciados se observados, à letra, outros preceitos que a lei consagra.

Mekong Land Research

Peer-reviewed publication
Janvier, 2022
Eastern Asia
South-Eastern Asia

The Annual Country Reviews reflect upon current land relations in the Mekong Region, and has been
produced for researchers, practitioners and policy advocates operating in the field. Specialists have been
selected from Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam to briefly answer the following two
questions:
1. What are the most pressing developments involving land governance in your country?
2. What are the most important issues for the researcher on land?

Gender Inequality In Land Ownership In Zambia And The Contribution of Medici Land Governance In Securing Women’s Land Rights.

Multimedia
Décembre, 2021
Zambia

This article highlights the gender  inequality that currently exists in land ownership in Zambia. Zambia currently has two land tenure systems, both of which are relic of the colonial era. In both of these systems, majority of the land ownership is along patriarchal lines.  Research has shown that the attainment of  women's land rights can and could possibly contribute to the social and economic development of a country.

Statutory lien: pre- and post- 2016 amendments to the Malaysian National Land Code

Peer-reviewed publication
Décembre, 2021
Malaysia

This research is only confined to the scope of lien within the Peninsular Malaysia and not the States of Sabah and Sarawak which have their respective Sabah Land Ordinance and Sarawak Land Code. A future comparative study could be made amongst the legislations. The research output may be useful for the draftsman to clear up the ambiguity in the relevant provisions.