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Investments in agriculture and other sectors that require land may be essential for economic development and food security, but what are the costs and benefits for local landholders and the environment?

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Egypt may allocate special area of land to India in Suez Canal Economic Zone

27 January 2023

Egypt may allocate special area of land to India in Suez Canal Economic Zone

"Beware of land grabbing: Central Africans are in danger of becoming foreigners in their own country"

18 January 2023

Msgr. Nestor-Désiré Nongo Aziagbia, Bishop of Bossangoa and President of the Episcopal Conference in the Central African Republic, calls for a revision of the land law, without which, he stresses, "Central Africans run the risk of becoming foreigners in their own country".

Coal extraction in Indonesia is driving deforestation

16 January 2023

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Webinar Recap: Land Tenure Security Revisited

21 December 2022

On 15 December 2022 the LAND-at-scale Knowledge Management team hosted a webinar Land tenure security revisited: Do we know what we need to know? that presented the preliminary findings of a study on tenure security authored by Guus van Westen, and Jaap Zevenbergen. The presentation of the study…

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The New Customary Land Rights Act in Sierra Leone: Bringing informed community consent to responsible investment

17 November 2022

In September 2022, Sierra Leone enacted unprecedented laws related to land, climate, and sustainable development. This new law transforms communities’ ability to protect their land rights and pursue sustainable development. This webinar will discuss the processes, the experiences, the challenges,…

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1 November 2022