This is our land: Why reject the privatization of customary land | Land Portal

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February 2021
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A FIAN study reveals how digital technologies have become new tools for land grabs and sources of profits. Based on research in Brazil;Indonesia;Georgia;India and Rwanda;the study shows that the use of digital tools in land governance exacerbates existing forms of exclusion. Among the key findings are that although land is recognized as a human right and is essential for the lives of rural people;digitalization projects are implemented with no human rights safeguards;and that international donors are spending millions of dollars to ramp up the use of digital technologies in the land sector around the world.

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Oakland Institute

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