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Sierra Leone Land Destruction

Sierra Leone passes globally unprecedented legislation related to climate and the environment

9 August 2022

Freetown, August 8, 2022 – Sierra Leone’s Parliament has passed two groundbreaking bills that transform communities’ ability to protect their land rights and the environment. The new legislation serves as a model for the rest of the world.   Passed by unanimous votes, the Customary Land Rights and…

The Invention of Green Colonialism — the roots of Africa’s wildlife NGOs come under withering scrutiny

14 June 2022

In ‘The Invention of Green Colonialism’, Guillaume Blanc has laid bare the colonial roots of the West’s drive to ‘save’ African wildlife and landscapes from the people of Africa. Such policies today often come in the guise of ‘sustainable development’ and the like. The bottom line, in Blanc’s view,…

How COVID controls hit farmers in 7 low-income countries, most in Africa

5 May 2022

Since its emergence more than two years ago, COVID-19 has reached nearly every corner of the globe. It has infected hundreds of millions of people, and overwhelmed health systems worldwide. But its impact goes beyond its direct health consequences. Measures to contain its spread – such as travel…

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Zombie statistic? “The tenure of 70% of the global population is insecure.” [Part 1 of 2]

12 July 2022

“Two-thirds of the world’s population have no access to secure land tenure.” Variations of this statistic are commonly cited in the land sector. But where does that data come from? How do we know? The number has been used so often as to become detached from any source. The Land Portal believes in…

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Synthesis dialogue: Agricultural commercialisation and smallholder transformation in sub-Saharan Africa

Farmers across Africa face multiple challenges and need several income streams to get by. @agripolicy will draw on their extensive research at three upcoming events. The first is on Thursday 20 January 2020 11 am - 12:30 GMT, 12 PM - 1:30PM WAT 2PM - 3:30 EAT Register bit.ly/3FhI6QN

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Shades of Land

1 March 2022