An educational resource that debunks myths used for privatizing land around the world while providing facts on how customary tenure systems are critical to protecting livelihoods and ensuring sustainable development for the people and the planet. The privatization of land consistently serves the interests of private investors and multinational corporations at the expense of billions of livelihoods and the environment whether it is through private titling efforts or customary land made available for private investment or “development” projects;commodification of land drives inequity;dispossession;and displacement. While insecure land tenure remains a pressing issue around the world;privatizing land does not offer communities the security and stability they need. Rather;it is just another avenue for further colonization and exploitation of natural resources for the benefit of private interests and multinational corporations;that pose fresh threats to livelihoods;environment;and further the climate crisis. Provides communities with critical facts and figures to challenge the theft of their land and resources.
Authors and Publishers
Ugandan land defenders
Mokoro is pleased to host the ’Land Rights in Africa’ site as a contribution to the land rights dialogue and related debates. This website was created in January 2000 by Robin Palmer, and was originally housed by Oxfam GB, where Robin worked as a Land Rights Adviser. A library of resources on land rights in Africa – with a particular focus on women’s land rights and on the impact of land grabbing in Africa – the portal has been well received by practitioners, researchers and policy makers, and has grown considerably over the years.