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land grabbing

Large-scale acquisition of farmland (over 1,000 ha) whether by purchase , leases or other means.

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Policy Papers & Briefs
August 2018
Botswana
Sub-Saharan Africa

Land use involves a diverse range of perspectives and cannot be resolved by any single stakeholder working alone. A process like Transformative Scenario Planning (TSP) can bring together conflicting opinions and help people to start thinking differently. This report summarises the main steps, processes and ideas involved in the TSP workshops in Botswana.

Making Rangelands More Secure
Reports & Research
August 2018
Global

The topic of how best to make rangelands secure for local rangeland users is one of ongoing debates.

Reports & Research
July 2018
Liberia
Africa

Report shows that Dutch-based banks continue to finance deforestation and land grabbing in Liberia. Thousands have lost their homes, local communities have been intimidated or imprisoned, and large swathes of forest have been cleared or burnt down.

Reports & Research
July 2018
British Indian Ocean Territory

The term “ocean grabbing” has been used to describe actions, policies or initiatives that deprive small-scale fishers of resources, dispossess vulnerable populations of coastal lands, and/or undermine historical access to areas of the sea.

DRC Land Matrix cover image
Reports & Research
July 2018
Democratic Republic of the Congo

Ce profil pays présente les données de la Land Matrix pour République Démocratique du Congo et inclut les acquisitions de terres à grande échellequi:

• consistent en des transferts du droit d’exploitation ou de contrôle des terres au moyen bail ou de la concession;

• couvrent des surfaces de 200 hectares ou plus;

• ont été initiées depuis l’année 2000;

Reports & Research
June 2018
Papua New Guinea

Communication dans le cadre du 5e Forum Mondial des Droits de l'Homme et de l’atelier du programme Lascaux "Le droit et l’accaparement des terres dans les pays du Sud", à Nantes le 23 mai 2013 In Papua New Guinea, 97 % of the grounds are subjected to the common law, and belong to the thousands of clans and tribes which constitute the population of this country.

Cover photo of report with title Midcourse Manoeuvres: Community Strategies and Remedies for Natural Resource Conflicts in India, Indonesia and Myanmar
Reports & Research
June 2018
Indonesia
Myanmar
Southern Asia
India

Land transformation has been at the centre of the economic growth of post-colonial Asia. In the 1990s, many Asian countries embraced economic liberalization and speculative business interests in land began to replace the state’s control of land for developmental purposes.

Adquisiciones de tierra agrícola fallidas
Reports & Research
June 2018
Global

El año 2017 terminó como uno de los más fatídicos para los defensores de la tierra. También fue un año muy malo para muchos acaparadores de tierras. Un número significativo de adquisiciones, de grandes extensiones de tierras agrícolas, colapsó, agregándose a una lista creciente de proyectos que han fracasado en años recientes.

Reports & Research
May 2018
Africa

Includes the indigenous peoples of Ethiopia; Ethiopia’s dire context; food insecurity; land grabs, conflicts and food security; development by displacement I: Ethiopia’s land investment policies; table of land deals with foreign companies in Gambela since 2007; development by displacement II: Ethiopia’s villagization programme; Voluntary Guidelines; time to close the door on land grabbing in Ga

Reports & Research
May 2018
Angola
Africa

A video showing how Lutheran World Federation is working with rural communities, village chiefs, local and national administration to raise awareness and to support people in claiming their legal rights in a context in which a land law was passed to protect small-scale farmers and rural communities but often the legal procedure is not respected and farmers lose the land on which their livelihoo

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