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  1. Library Resource
    May, 2021
    Namibia

    In Uganda land remains the most sought–after natural resource;but legal and structural mechanisms have not been effective in addressing illegal land evictions faced by vulnerable communities. Most local investors have taken advantage of the structural gaps in land administration which have exacerbated the issuance of multiple titles. This has been compounded by Uganda’s weak justice system and excesses perpetrated by some police officers and the military. In recent times Uganda has witnessed catastrophic forced evictions across the country.

  2. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    May, 2021
    Namibia

    The VGGT Popular Version for Communal Land Administration was developed to support the Parliament of Namibia in delivering training to traditional authorities and regional institutions to enhance their capacity to administer communal land within their jurisdictions. This was carried out in line with the Communal Land Reform Act, Act 5 of 2002 and the resolutions of the 2nd National Land Conference. The Popular Version outlines 14 pertinent land governance issues in Namibia’s communal areas.

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    Companion to Land Portal Lesotho country narrative

    Reports & Research
    April, 2021
    Lesotho

     

    A detailed chronology of historical and political developments and land related  issues in Lesotho. This detailed timeline accompanies the country profile of Lesotho, also published by Land Portal.

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    Companion to Land Portal Eswatini country narrative

    Reports & Research
    March, 2021
    Eswatini

     

    This detailed timeline provides further background information on the history and land governance of Eswatini summarised in the Land Portal country profile.

  5. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2018
    Armenia, Barbados, China, Cuba, Eritrea, Gambia, Mongolia, Nigeria, Tanzania, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Southern Africa

    As of 2017, SGP has awarded over 3,800 small grants to land degradation projects in over 120 countries, many of which are in regions with extreme levels of poverty and food insecurity across Africa and Latin America. Africa, in particular, is experiencing the highest population growth of the developing world, while being exposed and vulnerable to the rising impact from climate change.

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    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2019
    South Africa, Africa, Western Africa, Eastern Africa, Middle Africa, Southern Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa

    This paper examines the intersections between youth access to land, migration decisions and employment opportunities using nationally representative and multi-year data from multiple African countries. We document evidence on the evolving dynamics in land distribution and ownership patterns, the effect of land access on youth livelihood choices and development of rental and sales market in the region.

  7. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2019
    South Africa, Africa, Western Africa, Eastern Africa, Middle Africa, Southern Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa

    A narrative on rural youth in Africa has continued to evolve in policy circles around the world. Much of it is driven by population statistics that point to an imminent youth bulge in Africa and concerns about a poor economic outlook (stagnation) for African productivity and growth. Fears of massive unemployment, social unrest and undesirable migration due to limited economic growth drive the bulk of the discourse. This is juxtaposed with the promise of a youth dividend for the continent, which is highlighted by some quarters of the policy debate.

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    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2018
    Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Egypt, Iran, Japan, Kenya, Mexico, Nigeria, Nepal, Peru, Philippines, Sudan, Tanzania, United States of America, South Africa, Southern Africa

    Agriculture influences and shapes the world’s ecosystems, but not always in a positive way. More than 2.5 billion people are globally involved as stewards of land and water ecosystems that constitute the natural resource base for feeding the current and future world population. Yet, conventional agronomic interventions based on ‘hard’ agricultural engineering compromise various eco-services that are required for sustainable agricultural development.

  9. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2017
    Mali, Nigeria, Uganda, South Africa, Southern Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa

    Grassroots organizations do not need to wait for the state to implement Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the Context of National Food Security (Tenure Guidelines or TGs). Rural communities can take governance into their own hands and use TGs as a tool for investigation, reflection and action. The challenge is how to take the next step: under what conditions can TGs provide the rural poor with resources to organize and mobilize?

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    Policy Papers & Briefs
    March, 2015
    South Africa, Southern Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa

    Drawing on insights from multiple studies, this policy brief addresses the importance of gender considerations for small-scale livestock farming communities relative to food security in the South African context. The brief examines some key elements of gender issues in relation to small-scale livestock farming, asks how some of these elements align with current policies and practices, and suggests a number of focused policy recommendations. Two thirds of the world’s 600 million poor livestock keepers are rural women.

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