Land Matters Media Scan – 3 January 2017

Masai warriors going home
Photo by: Food Tank Tanzania

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

US Government

  1. Can the new US National Action Plan encourage responsible business under Trump? (12/19/16)
    Source: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre


  1. Women’s Rights in Land Investment Decisionmaking: Interview with Celine Salcedo-La Viña (January 2017)
    Source: Food Tank


  1. AfDB plans to safeguard women property rights (12/22/16)
    Source: Daily Nation
  2. Tanzania: Land Rent Defaulters Face Public Exposure Starting Next Month (12/30/16)
    Source: AllAfrica / Tanzania Daily News
  3. Nigeria: Lagos development boom sparks fear that slum dwellers will be left homeless (12/21/16)
    Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation
  4. Zambia: Traditional land will not be put on title-Mutati (12/19/16)
    Source: Lusaka Times


  1. US: New S.C. property tax law protects family land rights (1/2/17)
    Source: WCSC
  2. US: In a victory for Native American tribes, Obama names new monuments in Utah and Nevada (12/28/16)
    Source: PBS NewsHour / AP
  3. Ecuador: U.N. experts slam Ecuador over forced closure of land rights group (12/30/16)
    Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation
  4. Mexico’s Maya point way to slow species loss, climate change (12/30/16)
    Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation


  1. Myanmar: profit clouds army pledge to return seized land (1/2/17)
    Source: Morung Express / Reuters
  2. China Reassures Homeowners Worried About Land Rights (12/26/16)
    Source: New York Times
  3. India: Women farmers in northern India battle tradition, self-doubt to own land (12/29/16)
    Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation
  4. Cambodians push for transparency over large land deals (12/23/16)
    Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation


  1. Indonesia: A village’s first female chief ended illegal logging with spies and checkpoints (12/30/16)
    Source: PRI