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Mozambique continues to struggle with the complex legacies of conflict stemming from a bitter anti-colonial war, followed by decades of civil strife and the current armed insurgency in Cabo Delgado. Mozambique is a fertile and mineral rich country which is also highly vulnerable to the accelerating impacts of climate change. It was recently ranked as the 35th most vulnerable and the 24th least ready country to address climate change effects. Despite having progressive land laws which entrench community land rights, these have proved difficult to implement. There is significant evidence of large scale corporate agricultural, mining and conservation investments which have displaced rural people, undermined livelihoods and fuelled discontent in the countryside.
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World Bank admits its policy failed in Mozambique

7 July 2022

According to Mozambique analyst Joseph Hanlon the World Bank admits that its policy failed in Mozambique, leading to high growth but inequality, poverty, corruption. The World Bank cites the need to “rethink” the current model. The World Bank in two reports in June admits the catastrophic failure…

Land Governance and land administration: what is needed to scale up the existing solutions

1 July 2022

The session had as its main aim to try to understand what is needed to scale up the existing solutions on improving Land Governance and/or land administration. Has been seen that the use of Fit for Purpose in several countries at the pilot level has good results. The presentation of cases was a…

Insurgency and pandemic bring ruin to fishermen’s families in Cabo Delgado

8 June 2022

Amisse Assane has been a fisherman in Cabo Delgado, northern Mozambique, for 25 years, but the rich waters that used to give him an income are now closed off by the security forces because of the armed insurgency in the region. “It was once possible to make 10,000 meticais [€146.00] a day, but not…

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Mozambique continues to struggle with the complex legacies of conflict stemming from a bitter anti-colonial war, followed by decades of civil strife and the current armed insurgency in Cabo Delgado

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Scaling – Definition, strategies and challenges to inform a learning agenda

7 September 2022

Scaling is at the heart of both the name as well as the strategy of LAND-at-scale (LAS). Scaling and scaling potential are key in the way the program was designed and is reflected in the three pillars chosen to realize the aim of the program.

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Webinar: Realizing women’s land rights in Africa

Webinar: Realizing women’s land rights in Africa

In October 2016, women farmers from 22 countries across Africa climbed the peak of Mount Kilimanjaro to claim women’s rights for access to and control over land and natural resources. This event coincided with the launch of a campaign of the African Land Policy Centre (ALPC) to reach the target of…