A government policy of splitting up agricultural land and dividing it up between those people who do not own any land.

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Illustration of populist leaders and rural scenes
14 March 2018
Sub-Saharan Africa

An international conference, organised by the Emancipatory Rural Politics Initiative (ERPI), will take place in The Hague from 16-17 March 2018.

Authoritarian populism is on the rise, boosted by support from rural areas. The conference examines why, and explores the alternatives: the social and political processes in rural spaces that are resisting or responding to regressive, authoritarian politics.

Corruption in South Africa
2 March 2018
South Africa

Government needs to strengthen institutions of land reform‚ eliminate corruption and deal with bureaucracy if it wants to succeed with the new land reform proposals.

That’s according to prominent advocate Tembeka Ngcukaitobi.

He said this was the thrust of what President Cyril Ramaphosa announced in his state of the nation address to Parliament and what the Economic Freedom Fighters have tabled before the same house.

27 February 2018
South Africa

CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - South Africa took a step on Tuesday to hasten the transfer of land from white to black owners when parliament backed a motion seeking to change the constitution to allow land expropriation without compensation.

The ruling African National Congress has long promised reforms to redress racial disparities in land ownership and the subject remains highly emotive more than two decades after the end of apartheid. Whites still own most of South Africa’s land following centuries of brutal colonial dispossession.





Non Governmental organization


ALRD envisions a Bangladesh where upholding the rights of the citizen is the cornerstone of the State and where the State is pro-actively pursuing the promotion and strengthening of the rights of poor and the marginalized, including the most vulnerable of the society; landless peasants, indigenous peoples, women and religious and other minority communities. ALRD further aspires for a Bangladesh that adopts secularism as key guiding principle and gender equity and social justice are considered as key objectives of all its undertakings.

Centre of Applied Social Sciences
University or Research Institution

The University of Zimbabwe’s Centre for Applied Social Sciences (CASS) is a Department within the Faculty of Social Studies.

Non Governmental organization

O Centro de Direitos Econômicos e Sociais (CDES) é uma organização não governamental de direitos humanos. Criada no ano de 2000, em Porto Alegre, dentro do contexto social e político de realização do I Fórum Social Mundial que acontecia na cidade naquele ano.

Civil Society Organization
Non-profit organization

O Espaço Feminista do Nordeste para a Democracia e Direitos Humanos é uma associação civil de direito privado, sem fins lucrativos, não partidária. O Espaço Feminista é uma organização não governamental feminista sediada em Recife, capital do estado de Pernambuco.

Non Governmental organization

Land Core Group is a Myanmar NGO based in Yangon that works to raise awareness of land issues, and promote policy reform to support small scale farmers and forest dependent peoples throughout Myanmar. Our project activities are as follows

- Conduct research on various aspects of land issues

- Land Rights and Land Law TOT and grassroots trainings

- Advocacy to promote stronger land tenure in policy and law

- Coordination and networking through the broader LCG network

Civil Society Organization

The Lawyers' Environmental Action Team (LEAT) was established to ensure Tanzania's environment and natural resources are sustainably managed.

Their mission is to enhance the capacity and participation of the people in sub-Saharan Africa to sustainably manage their natural resources and environment through legal, policy and other strategic interventions.

LEAT’s major activities are conducting legal and social-policy research, advocacy work, public interest litigation and giving legal advice.

Governmental institution

The Ministry of Lands, Housing and Human Settlements Development has been mandated to administer land and human settlement in Tanzania. It provides various land related services to individuals and institutions in the country, and provides advice to government and the public on matters pertaining to human settlements development

Civil Society Organization

O MMTR-NE nasceu na década de 80 a partir das reflexões e do intercâmbio de trabalhadoras rurais dos estados de Pernambuco e Paraíba. Com o intuito de superar as dificuldades na relação de gênero, as feministas rurais desses dois estados realizaram um encontro que reuniu mulheres de todo o Nordeste e contribui para que, em 1986, o Movimento da Mulher Trabalhadora Rural do Nordeste fosse construído.

Civil Society Organization

O Movimento de Luta nos Bairros, Vilas e Favelas (MLB) é um movimento social nacional que luta pela reforma urbana e pelo socialismo e envolve milhares de famílias pobres em todo o país.

Fundado em Pernambuco e Minas Gerais em 1999, atualmente estamos organizados em outros 11 estados brasileiros e somos filiados à Central de Movimentos Populares (CMP).

Civil Society Organization

A UNMP iniciou sua articulação em 1989 e consolidou-se a partir do processo de coletas de assinaturas para o primeiro Projeto de Lei de Iniciativa Popular que criou o Sistema, o Fundo e o Conselho Nacional por Moradia Popular no Brasil (Lei 11.124/05). Com esta tarefa os movimentos de moradia do Estado do Paraná, São Paulo e Minas Gerais iniciam com objetivo de articular e mobilizar os movimentos de moradia, lutar pelo direito à moradia, por reforma urbana e autogestão e assim resgatar a esperança do povo rumo a uma sociedade sem exclusão social.

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