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.
[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
La Mesa de Agua de Rivadavia avanza su plan estratégico
Latin America & the Caribbean
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.
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.