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The 17th Annual World Bank Conference on Land and Poverty took place from 14 to 18 March 2016 in Washington DC. Over 1,400 government officials, practitioners, academics and civil society representatives gathered at World Bank headquarters, as well as some representatives of the private sector. This edition of the bulletin provides an overview of the main themes discussed and key messages identified by the LEGEND Core Land Support Team (CLST).

Brazil

By: Chris Arsenault 
Date: August 30th 2016
Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation

"People are actually dying because of this issue"

RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug 30 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In Brazil's Amazon where no-one knows who exactly owns a swathe of territory the size of Ukraine, a lack of formal property deeds is causing conflict, greater deforestation and environmental damage, researchers said on Tuesday.

South Africa

By: Bongani Mthethwa
Date: August 21st 2016
Source: Sowetan Live

One of the first pilot projects that will see workers and farm owners become co-owners of a farming enterprise as part of government’s 50/50 land policy was officially launched in KwaZulu-Natal on Saturday.

The pilot project‚ which was unveiled at the Westcliffe Farm near Greytown outside Pietermaritzburg‚ was to have been officially launched by President Jacob Zuma.

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