Land Matters Media Scan – 14 October 2016

Indian women holding land titles
Photo by: Deborah Espinosa, 2015 Photo Contest Winner

Here are the latest land tenure and resource management media items:


  1. Legitimate Land Rights: You Asked We Answered (9/26/16)
    Source: USAID E3/Land
  2. Liberia: Media Key in Handling Land Governance – Brandy – mentions USAID’s LGSA project (10/6/16)
    Source: AllAfrica
  3. Tanzania: Despite conservation efforts, Tanzania’s forests still under pressure – references USAID’s work in Tanzania (10/7/16)
    Source: Mongabay
  4. Rwanda: Agriculture Land Information System to Help Attract Private Investment – mentions USAID’s Private Sector Driven Agricultural Growth (PSDAG) program (10/12/16)
    Source: AllAfrica


  1. Upcoming: Africa the new palm frontier: can we avoid the mistakes of the past? – event (11/23/16)
    Source: The Guardian
  2. Recorded Webinar: Discover the Land Portal Land Book (10/12/16)
    Source: Land Portal / YouTube

Reports and Publications

  1. A cost-benefit analysis of securing indigenous land rights in the Amazon (10/11/16)
    Source: Mongabay
    Related WRI report:
  2. Ghana: Land grabbing may pose threat to achieving SDGs (10/11/16)
    Source: News Ghana
    Related Caritas Ghana report:
  3. ‘Land grabbing’ and international investment law: toward a global reconfiguration of property? (October 2016)
    Source: International Institute for Environment and Development


  1. Why Women’s Empowerment Must Start With Land Rights (10/11/16)
    Source: Wilson Center / New Security Beat
  2. The 2016 Nobel Prize: Incentives, Property Rights, and Ownership (10/10/16)
    Source: Mises Institute
  3. Making Gender Equality Central to the New Urban Agenda (10/6/16)
    Source: Next City


  1. FACTBOX-Best and worst countries in Africa for women’s land rights (10/13/16)
    Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation
  2. Ethiopia blames foreigners for unrest, U.N. experts seek probe (10/10/16)
    Source: Reuters
  3. Kenya: Road that divides: Kenya slum braces for battle (10/10/16)
    Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation
  4. Kenya to ‘purge’ land ministry of corrupt cartels: official (10/12/16)
    Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation
  5. Liberia: Liberia: Concessions Violate Women’s Rights (10/12/16)
    Source: AllAfrica


  1. Argentina: Cultivating a Different Future for Rural Women in Argentina (10/13/16)
    Source: IPS
  2. Guatemala’s indigenous people are at risk of losing their land (10/10/16)
    Source: ThinkProgress
  3. Peru: What’s in a land title? (10/11/16)
    Source: Land Portal
  4. Peru: When Two Worlds Collide: A victory for Peruvian indigenous leaders, onscreen and off (10/13/16)
    Source: Ford Foundation
  5. Colombia: Ford Foundation returns to Colombia (10/10/16)
    Source: The City Paper


  1. Video: Piari’s Legacy: A Land Title (10/13/16)
    Source: Landesa / YouTube
  2. India: What’s a slum? India’s Dharavi defies label with thriving informal economy (10/11/16)
    Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation
  3. India: Several Projects Stuck As Village Communities Push Back Against Land Grabs (10/10/16)
    Source: Huffington Post

Middle East

  1. Afghan women to be given ‘fair share’ in property rights drive – land authority (10/11/16)
    Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation