Land Matters Media Scan – 2 December 2016

Two farmers drying apricots in Tajikistan’s Khatlon province.
Photo by: Sandra Coburn / The Cloudburst Group

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


  1. Harvesting Sweet Success: How Land Rights are Helping Tajikistan’s Apricot Farmers Reap the Fruits of their Labor (11/28/16)
    Source: Medium / USAIDEnviro
  2. From the Ground Up: USAID brings together farmers, communities, and the government of Burma … (11/18/16)
    Source: Medium / USAIDEnviro


  1. Land Tenure and Property Rights MOOC 2.0 (Registration Open)
    Source: USAID LandLinks
  2. Webinar Wednesday: Land Tenure in Tanzania (12/7/16)
    Source: USAID LandLinks
  3. Artisanal Mining, Property Rights, and Development (12/13/16)
    Source: USAID LandLinks
  4. Online Debate on Land Valuation and Fair Compensation (11/28-12/16/16)
    Source: Land Portal


  1. Land rights; a source of economic stability, security for women living with HIV (12/1/16)
    Source: MyJoyOnline
  2. Renewable energy is violating human rights as much as fossil fuels have for decades (11/25/16)
    Source: Quartz
  3. Getting to Sustainable Palm Oil: A Hardware and Software Approach to a Market Problem (11/23/16)
    Source: New Security Beat blog


  1. Africa: Pastoralists’ Complex Tenure Rights Are Key to Community Resilience (11/25/16)
    Source: AllAfrica / FAO
  2. DRC Launches DFID-Funded Land Governance Programme to support peace and stability (11/23/16)
    Source: ReliefWeb / UN-Habitat
  3. Nigeria: Parliament Condemns Land Grab By Chinese Firms (11/29/16)
    Source: AllAfrica / Premium Times
  4. Tanzania: Making National Land Policy Inclusive and People-Centred [sic] (11/29/16)
    Source: AllAfrica / The Citizen
  5. Kenyans sound alarm over election threat to public land (11/29/16)
    Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation
  6. Kenya: Legal access to land rights does little to better plight of female Kenyan farmers (11/22/16)
    Source: New York Times
  7. Uganda: Customary Land Titles to End Conflicts – Officials (11/23/16)
    Source: AllAfrica / The Monitor


  1. Land Distribution Most Unequal in Latin America, Charity Says (11/30/16)
    Source: Voice of America / Reuters
  2. Bolivia: Rights Campaigners: Mining Projects, Big Plantations Mean Bolivia’s Drought Hurts More (11/28/16)
    Source: Voice of America / Reuters


  1. ‘Leopard skin’ plan helps Cambodia farmers stay on large land concessions (11/29/16)
    Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation
  2. Related: TIMELINE-Land politics in Cambodia (11/29/16)
    Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation
  3. China steps up protection of property rights (11/27/16)
    Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation


  1. Guam Land Could Go to Traditional Chamorro Healers (11/29/16)
    Source: Voice of America
  2. Malaysian DJ samples indigenous music to spread land rights message (11/28/16)
    Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation