What makes civil society land networks effective and durable?
Cara Scott and Emmanuel Sulle
Tuesday, 18th December 2018
Networks provide an increasingly popular organizational structure for collective action on land rights in Africa and elsewhere around the world, but sustaining networks’ impact, engagement, and resourcing can be challenging.
Uganda Land Matrix National Land Observatory launched
Tuesday, 27th November 2018
Uganda has a new combat gear – and it’s not going to be used to tear down homes and destroy lives. Instead it will arm the country with a platform to fight for land rights, peace and justice, and comes in the form of the latest Land Matrix-supported National Land Observatory (NLO)
Dakar to Bandung: changes in land governance since 2015
Thursday, 8th November 2018
In many parts of the world, land relations are experiencing rapid and profound change. People who have a strong connection with the land – including peasants, indigenous peoples, forest dwellers, pastoralists and fisherfolk – are feeling the squeeze. Land policies are also changing rapidly.
During the last day of the Global Land Forum (GLF), on September 27 2018, a question about a line in the declaration sparked a long debate that lasted almost one hour, in a session that was meant to conclude in just a few minutes.
In January this year, the African Union renewed its commitment to end hunger by 2025. In recent years, efforts to reverse hunger in Africa have multiplied, but as the UN State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2017 shows, real progress is yet to follow. Globally, 767 million people live in extreme poverty, half of them in sub-Saharan Africa. Across the continent, it is popular opinion that the African nations need to go beyond windy promises.
On World Food Day, Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities Mobilize to Assert Their Land Rights
Monday, 15th October 2018
New Policy Brief Highlights Their Role in Global Food Security
Thousands join community advocates in Kenya, Myanmar, Peru, Uganda, Guatemala, Indonesia, Australiaand at least 18 other countries to call on governments to secure their rights to the lands that form the basis for global food security and help mitigate against climate change.