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Reports & Research
February 2019
Western Africa
Sierra Leone

Date: 7 mars 2019

Source: FarmlandgrabFIAN Belgium

FIAN Belgium publie un nouveau rapport "Accaparement de terres et huile de palme en Sierra Leone : analyse du cas SOCFIN à la lumière des droits humains".

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Reports & Research
February 2019
Africa
Sub-Saharan Africa

Tenure risk – or the risk of dispute between investors and local people over land or natural resource claims – is endemic in emerging markets. There are hundreds of recorded incidents of tenure disputes creating delays, violence, project cancellation and even bankruptcy at a corporate level. These tenure disputes create lose-lose outcomes for investors, local people and national governments while robbing emerging markets of the developmental benefits of responsible land investments.

Ghana palm oil development, taken on 11 September 2013 in Ghana near Amantia Asuotwene. Photo by Jbdodane.
Training Resources & Tools
February 2019
Africa
Sub-Saharan Africa

New research by the Quantifying Tenure Risk (QTR) initiative has revealed that land disputes can cause losses of up to $101 million across a range of agricultural projects in Africa, while at the same time causing significant harm and stress to local communities who have a claim to the land.

In response, the initiative has developed a new publicly available economic modelling tool to accurately determine the potential cost of a dispute in a bid to help companies avoid harmful investments. 

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Policy Papers & Briefs
February 2019
Cambodia
Laos
Myanmar
Thailand
Vietnam

The Annual Country Reviews reflect upon current land issues in the Mekong Region, and has been produced for researchers, practitioners and policy advocates operating in the field. Specialists have been selected from Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam to briefly answer the following two questions:

1. What are the most pressing issues involving land governance in your country?

2. What are the most important issues for the researcher on land?

QTR brief - The Tenure Risk Tool
Policy Papers & Briefs
February 2019
Africa
Sub-Saharan Africa
Tenure disputes – or disputes over claims to land and natural resources – are endemic in emerging market agricultural land investments.  

 

In this brief, the Quantifying Tenure Risk (QTR) initiative give an overview of key findings from their new research into the costs associated with land tenure dispute in Africa, and present the Tenure Risk Tool, a discounted cashflow model created to help investors avoid harmful investments.
QTR brief - Palm Oil cover
Policy Papers & Briefs
February 2019
Africa
Sub-Saharan Africa
Depending on the size and location of their investment, oil palm producers and investors risk losing between $8.3 and $22.1 million due to operational delays caused by active land tenure disputes. These numbers have emerged from the Tenure Risk Tool (TRT), a due diligence tool designed by the Quantifying Tenure Risk (QTR) initiative to help businesses understand their exposure to tenure risk in sub-Saharan Africa. 
 
This brief shares findings from TRT analysis using data collected from palm oil producers in Liberia, Uganda and Côte d’Ivoire. 
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Policy Papers & Briefs
February 2019
Africa
Sub-Saharan Africa
New research by the Quantifying Tenure Risk (QTR) initiative finds that land disputes in the African sugar sector often cause long and costly delays, with 46% of disputes lasting over 10 years. Half of these are still unresolved today. In serious cases disputes close projects down, causing reputational damage to companies and investors involved, and up to $100.9 million in foregone revenue. 
 
Land Governance in Post-Conflict Settings: Interrogating Decision-Making by International Actors cover image
Peer-reviewed publication
February 2019
Burundi
Democratic Republic of the Congo

Humanitarian and development organizations working in conflict-affected settings have a particular responsibility to do no harm and contribute to the wellbeing of the population without bias. The highly complex, politicized realities of work in conflict- and post-conflict settings often require quick, pragmatic and results-oriented decisions, the foundations of which remain frequently implicit. Such decisions might follow an intrinsic logic or situational pragmatism rather than intensive deliberation.

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Manuals & Guidelines
January 2019
Burundi
Kenya
Rwanda
Tanzania
Uganda
Democratic Republic of the Congo

Secure access to land and secure use of land, for housing-, agricultural- and other purposes is one of the cornerstones of making sustainable, positive development possible. As ZOA provides relief, hope and recovery to people impacted by conflicts and disasters, addressing land rights issues will need to be a permanent point of attention in our work.

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Videos
January 2019
Burundi
Kenya
Rwanda
Tanzania
Uganda
Democratic Republic of the Congo

Teaser for ZOA's new land rights guidelines developed with input from many of our peers and partners, based on the work done by many others in the field and supported by the Knowledge Management Fund (KMF).

 

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