Ensuring land tenure rights to marginalised and vulnerable communities in India
Friday, 9th March 2018
India faces enormous challenges in its quest to develop in a socially conscience, economically and environmentally just manner. In regards to developing responsible land governance, it remains a complex issue aggravated by a combination of systematic legal and institutional failures. Institutions that govern land, market and societies have fundamental weaknesses to address land and property issues of poor rural women and men, Tribals, and Dalits.
Arab champions commit to work together to improve land governance in the region
Tuesday, 13th March 2018
The first Arab Land Conference – held from 26 to 28 February in Dubai, UAE – marked the beginning of a new era for the land sector in the region. Over 300 delegates from 13 Arab countries met and discussed ways to deliver on social and economic development priorities by addressing underlying land-related challenges.
Encuentro sobre Gestión Ambiental, Recursos Naturales y Agroecología en la región Trifinio.
Latin America & the Caribbean
Monday, 12th March 2018
Los días 15 y 16 de febrero de 2018, se realizó el Encuentro sobre Gestión Ambiental, Recursos Naturales y Agroecología en la región Trifinio, en el cual participaron 35 miembros de organizaciones ambientalistas, unidades ambientales municipales y agricultores ecológicos y orgánicos.
ILC partners in Asia call for wider recognition of land rights as human rights
Friday, 9th March 2018
The magnitude and intensity of land conflicts in Asia have increased over the years, with the continued rise of land and agricultural investments and continued competing claims for scarce natural resources. In various instances, governments and private sector entities alike have facilitated the displacement of rural communities, the deterioration of the environment and agricultural livelihoods, and the loss of lives through land concessions and businesses ventures.
In Bangladesh, poor people become the most vulnerable victim of land grab practice because they do not have enough capacity to submit a lawsuit, and do not have financial resource to proceed the case to the court. Land grab issue continues occurring in the country, and putting the country’s food security at risk. Farmers’ arable land, water bodies, canals, and rivers are being grabbed viciously by group of people.