Quand la végétation reprend ses droits, il suffit parfois de quelques décennies pour qu’une forêt apparaisse. Ce phénomène porte un nom : l’établissement spontané de forêts. En 70 ans, le couvert forestier européen a gagné 300 000 km² dont une partie importante de forêts spontanées. La reforestation est une conséquence de l’abandon de régions agricoles.
Les habitants du territoire de Tshela, au Kongo-Central, sont confrontés au manque criant de terres arables, a alerté mardi 22 septembre le député national Crispin Mbadu. Selon lui, 91.000 hectares de leurs terres sont occupés depuis 1913 par la Société des cultures agricoles du Mayombe (SCAM) dans le cadre d'un contrat d'emphytéose.
Land is an essential source of livelihood for a majority of Sierra Leoneans. Most of Sierra Leone’s population lives in rural areas and it’s GDP is largely based on agriculture. The three main livelihood activities surveyed in the 2015 population and housing census are crop farming, animal husbandry and fishery, which depend largely on access to and ownership of land. Smallholders mostly cultivate rice, cassava, cocoa, coffee, cashew, groundnut, palm oil, vegetables and other fruit trees.
Peru shares the main land-related problems of several South American countries: the existence of very large landholdings (latifundios), on the one hand, and small landholdings (minifundios), on the other, in historical processes marked by the interests of actors such as landowners, agro-industrialists, peasants, and indigenous communities. However, unlike some neighboring countries, the dynamics of these elements are different due to a series of particular agricultural policies and their respective results, which have placed Peru as one of the main producers and exporters of agricultural crops in the region.
From large land acquisitions that displace communities without due compensation, to the encroachment of mining on indigenous lands, to the brunt of climate change and natural disasters, to everyday land and property deprivation by kin or state, women are typically more harshly impacted by land tenure insecurity due to discriminatory laws and lingering social bias.
Climate change can destabilize existing land and resource governance institutions and associated property rights across the spectrum of landscape types. Transformed climatic conditions, manifested in either rapid-onset or slow-onset ways, can change how land and natural resources are accessed and used as geographical shifts in resource productivity, resource scarcity, and therefore land use patterns occur.