Presentation by Katia Araujo, Director of Programs, Huairou Commission, for the Experts Group Meeting on Responsible Land Governance and Security of Tenure in Latin America and the Caribbean, held in San José, Costa Rica, in July, 2016. Huairou Commission: Women, Homes and Community
Rwanda's completion, in 2012/13, of
a land tenure regularization program covering the entire
country allows the use of administrative data to describe
initial performance and combine the data with household
surveys to quantify to what extent and why subsequent
Land use—with a special focus on agriculture—is increasingly influenced by globalization and external driving forces, causing farmers to seek opportunities to develop efficient, large-scale production systems.[...]
LaUnión de Organizaciones Campesinas de Esmeraldas (UOCE) y la Asociación Ecocacao, se han convertido en instrumentos de resistencia para defender y proteger la tierra y territorio, a través del trabajo comunitario y la entrega en posesión de la tierra a las familias, manteniendo así las vertientes de agua, el bosque y la producción de alimentos.
The study focuses on themes and areas that have been identified as highly relevant for the modernization and commercialization of the agriculture sector. The study originally aimed to review: agricultural marketing, processing and exports; food safety; agricultural “cooperation,” including farmers’ groups; agricultural extension and agricultural insurance.
Statement proffered at Habitat III Informal Hearing with Stakeholders Panel 4 Effective Implementation, June 7th 2016, by Maria Luisa Alvarado, representing Habitat for Humanity International Latin America and the Caribbean region, and speaking as a member of the Civil Society Organization Partner Constituent Group of the General Assembly of Partners.
The housing finance market in Mali
remains small and under developed. Few banks currently offer
a full mortgage product with Banque Malienne de Solidarite,
Mali Housing Bank (BHM), Bank of Africa, and EcoBank being
the main lenders although at minimal levels. The total
Over the past 20 years scholars have repeatedly highlighted the complex relationship between conflict, peace and economics. It is today accepted that economic factors at the global, regional, national and local levels can promote conflict in various ways and that economic factors are therefore central in establishing a sustainable post-conflict peace.
The absence of a clearly defined land use policy in Kenya after years of independence has resulted in a haphazard approach to managing the different land use practices and policy responses. Land use continues to be addressed through many uncoordinated legal and policy frameworks that have done little to unravel the many issues that affect land use management.
Responding to the academic void on the impact of socio-ecological conflicts on peacebuilding and conflict transformation, I turn to resistance against large-scale land acquisitions in post-war contexts. Promising in terms of reconstruction and economic prosperity, the recent rush on land may, however, entail risks for reconciliation processes and long-term peace prospects.
"Estamos a pedir uma suspensão temporária dos despejos enquanto não há soluções, dizendo que, se há assim tanta fé que a Nova Geração de Políticas de Habitação vai funcionar no futuro, então que se suspenda os despejos até lá, porque as pessoas estão a ser despejadas agora", afirmou a presidente da Habita - Associação pelo Direito à Habitação e à Cidade.