In the next 30 years, Africa’s population is expected to double, and the continent will be home to 2.5 billion people. Almost half of this population will be living in urban agglomerations. Metropolitan cities, such as Lagos, Nairobi, Dar es Salaam or Abidjan will host several tens of millions of urban dwellers.
Foreign land grabbing is acknowledged as a phenomenon that generates disempowerment and dispossession of local farmers, human rights violations. Previous studies have revealed the lack of ethical benchmarks in foreign large-scale land transactions that raise moral concerns.
Land consolidation and land exchange are two important measures that can be used to improve the spatial structure of farm holdings. Unfortunately, land cannot be consolidated and exchanged in all villages of a given area simultaneously, due to economic, technical, and social considerations.
For rural women and men, land is often the most important household asset for supporting agricultural production and providing food security and nutrition. Evidence shows that secure land tenure is strongly associated with higher levels of investment and productivity in agriculture – and therefore with higher incomes and greater economic wellbeing.
Conservation easements offer sustainable land use and environmental conservation through land use restrictions. Opportunities exist to improve the efficiency by which parties interested in conservation easement transactions are matched, which may contribute to the overall protection of agricultural landscapes.
La familia Aquino Poma decide retornar al campo y aprovechar la propiedad familiar de los Aquino. Gracias a un acuerdo, no dividen la propiedad entre los hermanos y se hacen cargo de toda la producción, construyen 10 qotañas (atajados) para la reserva de agua y de esa forma viabilizan la producción agrícola y pecuaria de su predio.
In land law, legal norms are regulating land legal relations, which represent a complex of relations that appear between the landowners in the process of land use. Those who are under the legal norm find in its content the „model” of behaviour they must have, whether a certain action or abstention is required from them or if they are allowed to do or not to do something.
This study emerged out of an identified need to document social processes leading to land insecurity, and those leading to investment and sustainable use of lands by rural populations. Focusing on the Delta and Dry Zone, the main paddy producing regions of Myanmar, this analysis unravels the powers at play in shaping rural households’ relationship to land.
Con el avance de la urbanización en Lima, muchos parceleros optaron vender sus parcelas a las inmobiliarias.
O ministro da Agricultura, Capoulas Santos, classificou esta terça-feira de ineficaz a legislação do anterior Governo que permitiria identificar os proprietários de terrenos florestais sem dono conhecido, numa reação a críticas da líder do CDS/PP, Assunção Cristas.