Joan Cuka Kagwanja, Chief, African Land Policy Initiative, UN Economic Commission for Africa and Thematic Ambassador, Responsible Land Governance

Solving Africa’s land issues to boost productivity, alleviate poverty and eradicate hunger

Thursday, 30th March 2017

Land is not only a controversial issue in certain parts of the continent, such as South Africa, where land expropriation is a hot topic; it is also a crucial tool to unlock economic potential in Africa. It is one of the main topics for discussion at Africa Development Week 2017, which is underway in Dakar, Senegal.

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AFA VICE CHAIRPERSON HONORED AS ENLIGHTENED WOMEN ON THE INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY 2017

Monday, 27th March 2017

Marking International Women’s Day 2017, Vice Chairperson of the Philippines's ILC Asia member, Asian Farmer Association has made a breakthrough as one of the eight enlightened women in making changes. 

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[ACTION ALERT] With their feet buried in cement, Kendeng Farmers appeal to President

Thursday, 23rd March 2017

The Kendeng farmers call on the President of Indonesia, Joko Widodo, to revoke the license for the state-owned cement maker PT Semen Indonesia in Rembang, Central Java. If this factory is built the effects on both the environment and the lives of hundreds of local farmers will be disastrous. Paddy fields – their main sources of agriculture and income - will be damaged and mountainous water sources under severe risk of contamination. 
Please take action and sign on to their letter in solidarity: http://tinyurl.com/nx8xl4n 

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Lanzamiento: Sistematización y Buena Práctica sobre Fortalecimiento Organizacional de Comunidades Campesinas y Protección de los Derechos a la Tierra

Wednesday, 22nd March 2017
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La Mesa de Agua de Rivadavia avanza su plan estratégico

Wednesday, 15th March 2017

Los integrantes de la Mesa de Acceso y Gestión de Agua de Rivadavia, Salta, se reunieron en Los Blancos, con el fin de avanzar en las gestiones que permitan que las comunidades indígenas y las familias campesinas locales puedan acceder a agua segura para consumo y producción.

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One year Implementation of Indonesia's One Map Policy

Tuesday, 14th March 2017

If we drew a line back to one year before, right in February 2016, Indonesian President Joko Widodo issued One Map Policy Implementation Acceleration Presidential Decree, referring to mapping scale of 1:50.000. This presidential decree explains the One Map Policy with one standard, one geospatial base to be utilized as a tool to accelerate the national development.

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