NEW YORK (17 September, 2014)—US$1.64 billion, the funds pledged to date by three major multi-lateral initiatives at the United Nations and World Bank in preparing for the evolving REDD+ carbon market, would expand the demarcation, registration, and titling of rights of the local communities and Indigenous Peoples living on 450 million hectares, an area almost half the size of Europe, according to new research released by the Rights and Resources Initiative (RRI) and Tebtebba (Indigenous Peoples’ International Centre for Policy Research and Education).
Over the past twenty years, Uganda’s population density has been increasing rapidly, placing significant pressure on the use of land. Uganda now has a population density of 194 persons per square kilometer of arable land, compared to 80 in Kenya and 116... (read more in the article)
By: Megan Rowling
BARCELONA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Indigenous people and local communities lack legal rights to almost three quarters of their traditional lands, sparking social conflict and undermining international plans to curb poverty, hunger and climate change, researchers said.
Moving forward from the International Year of Family Farming
Paper title: Women and Family Farming
Authors: Elizabeth Daley, Sabine Pallas, Elisabetta Cagelosi
This paper is part of the wider research project: Family Farming and People-Centred Land Governance: Exploring Linkages, Sharing Experiences and Identifying Policy Gaps.
By: Hul Reaksmey
September 28, 2015 5:25 PM
PHNOM PENH— Rights advocates in Cambodia allege government violations of the country's constitution are largely responsible for land disputes harming tens of thousands of families.
By Mabasa Sasa
26 September 2015
Zimbabwe's Land Reform Programme is a shining example of how African countries can ease the pressures of migration to urban centres by creating economic reasons for people to remain in, and develop, rural areas.