African pastoralists are undergoing significant changes in livelihood strategies, from predominantly mobile pastoralism to agro-pastoralism in which both livestock raising and cultivation of crops are practiced, to agro-pastoralism combined with wage labor and petty trade. These changes often result in fixed settlements or a process known as sedentarization.
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Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksFebruary, 2021Tanzania
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2018Colombia
La cuestión de la tierra ha ocupado la atención del país de manera recurrente porque sigue sin ser resuelta y ahora regresa asociada al proceso de paz con las FARC y al cumplimiento de los acuerdos que buscan hacer una reforma rural integral. Esa circunstancia histórica hace más importante hacer un balance sobre lo que sabemos y lo que ignoramos de la compleja trama de procesos sociales, económicos, políticos y culturales que vinculan la cuestión agraria con la violencia.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchApril, 2022South Africa
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksMarch, 2022Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, Asia, Western Asia, Europe, Oceania, Global
The ongoing use of landscape-based conflict commodities — diamonds and other minerals, timber, wildlife, etc. — to finance wars continues to evolve. The success with which such commodities can be transacted to support militaries, militias and insurgencies has led belligerents to innovate with additional commodities. Housing, land and property (HLP) rights within war zones have belatedly joined the list of conflict commodities that are subject to transaction, and to such an extent as to warrant significant concern.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchNovember, 2021Southern Africa
Report from the online discussion held on the Land Portal between 28 June and 9 July 2021.
The online discussion explored the different pespectives around customary law and institutions in Southern Africa and the roles they play in governing land.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchMarch, 2021Western Africa
This is the report of a webinar held by Land Portal on 24th March 2021.
In much of West Africa, women are considered breadwinners responsible to provide food for the family. However, women do not only own less land but also face manifold obstacles in accessing land through transfers, inheritance, or lease. The tenure security of this group has been threatened by large-scale land deals, state appropriation in the name of the public interest, and the often-discriminating practices of customary tenure systems.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchApril, 2021Northern Africa, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Syrian Arab Republic, United Arab Emirates, Yemen
It is widely understood that effective use of land, the sustainable production of food and development are linked. Yet, creating effective policy, which takes into account broader notions such as economic prosperity and social justice, especially in the context of competing claims to land use and title, still presents significant challenges. The difficulties are compounded by the fragmented nature of information resources about land.
Library ResourceDatasetsDecember, 2019Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, Asia, Global
This table provides a listing of official documents required for the legal recognition of land tenure rights and land transactions. The database covers 68 countries in the world, including most countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. This database was prepared for national statistical organizations, research institutes and others undertaking population surveys on land tenure. It will enable them to prepare questionnaires and facilitate the coding of land documents reported by respondents.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchAugust, 2018Brazil
O Assentamento Dois Riachões é composto por 38 famílias, com cerca de 170 pessoas e está situada no município de Ibirapitanga-BA no território Baixo Sul da Bahia no Bioma Mata Atlântica a 380 km da capital - Salvador. A Comunidade está organizada em associação, composta por uma coordenação colegiada, representantes da executiva (presidente, secretário e tesoureiro) e setores de produção (gênero, e
Library ResourceDecember, 2018Global
ABSTRACTED FROM LA VIA CAMPESINA PRESS RELEASE: The UN Declaration aims to better protect the rights of all rural populations including peasants, fisherfolks, nomads, agricultural workers and indigenous peoples and to improve living conditions, as well as to strengthen food sovereignty, the fight against climate change and the conservation of biodiversity. The endorsement of the UN Declaration also constitutes an important contribution to the international community’s effort to promote family farming and peasant agriculture.
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