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Peer-reviewed publication
December 2020
Kenya
United States of America

Abstract With an estimated 50% of global land held, used, or otherwise managed by communities, interfacing indigenous, customary, and informal land tenure systems with official land administration systems is critical to achieving universal land tenure security at a global scale.

Peer-reviewed publication
December 2020
Africa

The paper focused on the need to document impacts of the global climate discourses at the local levels. In addition, it sought to fill the lacuna on the translation of discourses insofar as pastoralists land rights’ and adaptation are concerned, while looking at translation and implementation of these discourses.

Reports & Research
November 2020
Global

Les inégalités foncières sont en pleine croissance dans la plupart des pays. Pire encore, les nouvelles mesures et analyses publiées dans le présent rapport de synthèse montrent qu’elles sont sensiblement plus élevées qu’annoncé précédemment.

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Peer-reviewed publication
November 2020
Mexico
United States of America

Forests managed by Indigenous and other local communities generate important benefits for livelihood, and contribute to regional and global biodiversity and carbon sequestration goals. Yet, challenges to community forestry remain. Rural out-migration, for one, can make it hard for communities to maintain broad and diverse memberships invested in local forest commons.

Conference Papers & Reports
November 2020
Latin America and the Caribbean

Esta memoria recoge las ponencias de los especialistas y representantes de organizaciones de la sociedad civil que participaron en el XI Foro de la Tierra ALC denominado “Desigualdad en América Latina y el Caribe: impacto y propuestas para la gobernanza de la tierra” , realizado del martes 13 al viernes 16 de octubre de forma virtual debido a la situación de emergencia sanitaria mundial por la

Land Journal Volume 9 Issue 11 cover image
Peer-reviewed publication
November 2020
Ghana

While agrarian change has been a recurrent theme in Ghana’s endeavor for economic development, questions on how land resources should be managed to ensure prompt attainment of economic growth remain unanswered. In Ghana, land is controlled by customary actors, while the state is the custodian of agricultural policies.

Peer-reviewed publication
November 2020
Burkina Faso

In the search for rural transformation, this paper analyses the effect of agriculture on rural nonfarm entrepreneurship (NFE) highlighting the role of land rights and assesses the impact of rural NFE on households’ livelihood focusing on rural Burkina Faso.

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Peer-reviewed publication
November 2020
Central African Republic
Ghana
Norway

Development practice over recent years in much of Africa prioritized formalization of land policies deemed to enhance better handling and use of land as an asset for social development. Following this trend, land reform policy in Ghana was based on a pluralistic legal system in which both the customary land tenure system and the statutory system of land ownership and control co-exist by law.

Reports & Research
November 2020
South America

Este documento propone que la gobernanza colectiva de la tierra otorga derechos y contribuye a reducir las desigualdades en el interior de las comunidades, y las existentes entre estas, y la población e institucionalidad de su entorno.

Peer-reviewed publication
November 2020
French Southern and Antarctic Lands

Both land expropriation and eviction constitute a threat to the properties and life of local communities. In Southern Cameroon, the phenomenon has increased with the implementation of structural projects to ensure the emergence of Cameroon by 2035 and the resumption of the control of urban space by the State.

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