Land Matters Media Scan – 19 December 2016

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


  1. Open Position: LandPKS Lead Programmer
    Source: LandPKS website
  2. Open Position: Global Coordinator
    Source: University of Colorado website
  3. US Releases First National Action Plan on Responsible Business Conduct (12/19/16)
    Source: USAID LandLanks
    Related: National Action Plan on Responsible Business Conduct
  4. The Human Element of Mangrove Management (12/16/16)
    Source: USAID LandLinks
    Related: Mangroves: Where Land Meets the Sea
  5. Land, Conflict and Sustainable Development (12/7/16)
    Source: USAID LandLinks
  6. USAID Land Tenure and Property Rights MOOC (12/6/16)
    Source: LANDac


  1. Rwanda: New app to boost land conflict resolution (12/19/16)
    Source: Rwanda Eye
  2. Tanzania Adopts New Policy To Curb Land Grabbing – Analysis (12/19/16)
    Source: Eurasia Review
  3. Uganda: Poor Landowners Caught Up in Fight for Land in Oil-Rich Buliisa (12/19/16)
    Source: AllAfrica / The Monitor


  1. Top Guatemalan beauty spot mired in indigenous rights conflict (12/17/16)
    Source: The Guardian
  2. Mexican ranchers and indigenous people urge government to solve land conflict (12/19/16)
    Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation
  3. Brazil: EXPERT VIEWS – What impact will Brazil’s plan to allow foreign ownership of land have? (12/15/16)
    Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation
  4. Colombia: Peace can transform Colombia into breadbasket for world, president says (12/15/16)
    Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation
  5. Colombia: FAO, World Bank to Support Land Reform in Colombia (12/13/16)
    Source: IISD
  6. Colombia: UN agriculture agency to support land reforms at core of Colombia’s new peace deal (12/8/16)
    Source: UN News Centre
  7. Haiti – Justice : National Forum on Land Security in Haiti (12/16/16)
    Source: Haiti Libre


  1. India: Corruption, caste keep poor from owning land in northern India (12/14/16)
    Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation
  2. Cambodia: Millions of Cambodian farmers receive land titles under state plan (12/12/16)
    Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation


  1. Philippines: Mediate on land, farmers, Lorenzo firm told (12/19/16)
    Source: The Inquirer
  2. Fiji: Claims of a foreign land grab in Fiji denied (12/15/16)
    Source: Radio New Zealand
  3. Malaysia: the Murut struggle against palm oil, for land and life (12/12/16)
    Source: The Ecologist