Land Matters Media Scan – 4 November 2016

Map of Kosovo

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


  1. Upcoming Event: Webinar Wednesday: Land Tenure in Kosovo (11/9/16)
    Source: LandLinks
  2. Why the African Union’s pledge to advance women’s land rights matters – written by Susan Markham (11/1/16)
    Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation
  3. Best of the rest: Week one November 2016 – Stephen Brooks’ Earth Institute blog post included in the roundup  (10/31/16)
    Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation

Reports and Publications

  1. Burma: Farmers Targets of Land Grabs (11/3/16)
    Source: Human Rights Watch
    Related report: The Farmer Becomes the Criminal: Land Confiscation in Burma’s Karen State
  2. Indigenous rights are key to preserving forests, climate change study finds (11/2/16)
    Source: The Guardian


  1. The ‘Great Land Rush’ is here to stay as capital seeks stable assets (10/28/16)
    Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation
  2. Donor Platform Assesses Impact and Future of Land Governance Interventions (10/31/16)
    Source: IISD


  1. IGAD Advances Implementation of AU Declaration on Land (11/2/16)
    Source: IGAD
  2. Nigerian communities open their homes and hearts to refugees – photo essay (11/3/16)
    Source: The Guardian
  3. Ethiopia’s crisis is a result of decades of land disputes and ethnic power battles (10/30/16)
    Source: Quartz
  4. Ethiopia: Slums in the city center slowly disappearing (10/30/16)
    Source: Africanews / AFP
  5. Land Grab Update: Mozambique, Africa Still in the Crosshairs (10/31/16)
    Source: Food Tank
  6. Kenya: Rights agencies call for tackling of land disputes (11/1/16)
    Source: Daily Nation
  7. Sierra Leone: ‘Help us upgrade, don’t evict us’: Sierra Leone’s slum dwellers battle for their homes (11/1/16)
    Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation


  1. Colombia Court Orders Top Companies to Return Stolen Lands (11/3/16)
    Source: teleSUR


  1. China loosens land transfer rules to spur larger, more efficient farms (11/3/16)
    Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation
  2. India: Forced by tradition to give up inheritance, Indian women embrace property ownership (11/2/16)
    Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation