Land conflict: Understanding reached between government and three communities in Massingir | Land Portal
Author(s): 
Radio Mozambique
Language of the news reported: 
English

Radio Mozambique reported today that Massingir district government and community leaders from three communities in the district in the north of Gaza province have reached consensus on the land boundaries of their villages after decades of conflict.

The communities of Cubo, Canhane and Tihoveni, in the locality of Massingir-sede, have for decades been in conflict over the delimitation of their lands.

The conflict had caused adverse social and economic repercussions in those communities, Massingir district administrator Esmeralda Mutemba said.

No details of the settlement agreement are yet available.

For background to this issue important  research conducted in 2016 by Angela Kronenburg García, Danny Wijnhoud, Kei Otsuki and Dakcha Achá - researchers associated with the Faculty of Geoscience at Utrecht University examined how :

For local communities, the land-based investments have resulted in the deterioration of livelihoods, which is undermining their food security and right to food. The loss of land due to the granting of land concessions has led to increasing pressures being placed on the remaining land and on original and resettled land users, which subsequently has translated into growing tensions with the investors and among communities. 

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