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3 Agosto 2017
Land Portal Foundation launches country portfolio in effort to showcase local voices    Land has played a critical role in Tanzania’s development as a nation. Current land tenure frameworks, issues and conflicts in the country have historical roots dating back to the pre-colonial period. In 1999,…
31 Julho 2017
The application process for the 2018 Visiting Professionals Program is now open until August 20, 2017. Please click the link below to apply: DOWNLOAD VPP APPLICATION FORM  The Women’s Land Rights Visiting Professionals Program (VPP) is a capacity-enhancing and network-building initiative of the…
11 Maio 2017
It is mid-morning in Kiponzelo village and already the sun weighs heavily on the Tanzanian landscape. As noon approaches, 23-year-old Gaspar Bangi picks his way through the scrub, trailing one of several surveying teams at work in the community. Guided by a local farmer, Bangi skirts the boundary…
22 Março 2017
  NYASHANA, Tanzania (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As Tanzanian widow Ruth Zacharia raised her right arm to protect her skull from a volley of machete blows, her three attackers sliced through her hand. She fell to the floor; one leg slid into the kitchen fire. "They said: 'We have been sent…
The Association for Strengthening Agricultural Research in Eastern and Central Africa (ASARECA) is a non-political organization of the National Agricultural Research Systems (NARS) of ten countries: Burundi, D. R. Congo, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Rwanda, Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda. It…
“Land grabbing” – the purchase of large areas of land in developing countries by foreign governments and businesses – has been controversial. Of the roughly 33 million hectares of land bought to date, around 22 million hectares have been acquired for agriculture. There are concerns that this has…
The Landesa Center for Women’s Land Rights has created four new practice guides, which are available on LandWise at http://landwise.landesa.org/guides. These guides are practical resources for development practitioners, researchers, lawyers, advocates, and scholars to assess the situation for women…
  In the Bagamoyo District, a lease of over 20.000 hectares of land  is being secured for the next 99 years to a Swedish-owned company called EcoEnergy,  for a sugar-cane plantation project  supported by the African Development Bank, the International Fund for Agriculture and Development, and the…
The UN’s Rebuke of Inheritance Laws Is a Victory for Women’s Health May 27, 2015    by Tamar Ezer     Public Health Program Estelle (not her real name) had a good life as a tailor and a mother of three children, living in a home she acquired with her husband. But when her husband passed away,…
Via: Reuters.com August 25th 2015 Author: Kizito Makoye ILALASIMBA, Tanzania, Aug 25 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Yolanda Ngunda has every reason to smile now she holds a title deed recognising her as sole owner of a disputed plot of rugged farmland in Tanzania's remote southern highlands…
Via: Reuters.com August 25th 2015 Author: Kizito Makoye ILALASIMBA, Tanzania, Aug 25 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Yolanda Ngunda has every reason to smile now she holds a title deed recognising her as sole owner of a disputed plot of rugged farmland in Tanzania's remote southern highlands. Read…
Via AllAfrica.com By: Ludovick Kazoka Majority of women in rural areas are unaware of village land matters, a new study conducted jointly by Tanzania Women Lawyers' Association (TAWLA) and Lawyers' Environmental Action Team (LEAT) has revealed. Read more here Photo credit:  CIFOR via Flickr/…