Land Matters Media Scan – 7 February 2017

Photo by: Stephen Brooks / USAID

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

USAID & U.S. Government

  1. Where the land meets the sea: Governing mangrove forests – discusses USAID’s mangrove tenure report (2/2/17)
    Source: CIFOR
    Related report: Where Land Meets The Sea: A Global Review of the Governance and Tenure Dimensions of Coastal Mangrove Forests (12/15/16)
  2. The human element of mangrove management – republication of Stephen Brooks’ Medium piece (1/30/17)
    Source: CIFOR
  3. Philippines: USAID to stage sustainable land use conference – mentions USAID’s SURGE project (2/7/17)
    Source: Business World Online
  4. An Open Platform for Documenting Property Rights – mentions USAID’s MAST project (1/26/17)
    Source: GIM International
  5. Liberia: LLA Hosts Meeting On Land Rights Bill Today – mentions USAID’s LGSA project (1/26/17)
    Source: AllAfrica / Daily Observer
  6. Extension As Resource In Land Tenure And Transition Matters (2/7/17)
    Source: USDA Radio Podcast

Reports and Publications

  1. Honduras land rights activists hit by “epidemic” of violence, watchdog says (1/31/17)
    Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation
    Global Witness report: Honduras: The deadliest place to defend the planet (1/31/17)
  2. Whose Crops, At What Price? Agricultural investment in Myanmar (2/4/17)
    Source: Oxfam


  1. LEGEND Land Policy Bulletin #6 (2/6/17)
    Source: DFID
  2. Related: 2016 DFID Land Portfolio Overview (February 2017)
    Source: DFID / Land Portal
  3. Young change makers using tech to solve land corruption (2/6/17)
    Source: Transparency International


  1. Cote d’Ivoire: 3,000 land certificates issued through EU cooperation (1/31/17)
    Source: Ecofin Agency
  2. Senegal : Paralegals trained at Kaolack ready to teach women and youth about land tenure (1/23/17)
    Source: Ecofin Agency
  3. Mali: New law a glimmer of hope for women’s land rights in Mali (1/30/17)
    Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation
  4. Tanzania: Interview: “Pastoralist women have the capacity to lead” (12/19/16)
    Source: Ileia


  1. Guatemala: Give women land to build lasting peace in Guatemala – Nobel laureate (2/3/17)
    Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation
  2. Brazil alters indigenous land demarcation process, sparking conflict (2/2/17)
    Source: Mongabay
  3. Brazil slum dwellers shun home ownership, fearing gentrification (2/2/17)
    Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation
  4. Half of Brazil’s population lack full property rights, govt says (1/27/17)
    Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation
  5. Nicaraguan women ‘like farm animals’ despite promised land reform (1/27/17)
    Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation
  6. US: Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg drops case to acquire Hawaiian land (1/28/17)
    Source: BBC


  1. Cambodia: Boeung Kak: A Disastrous Decade (2/3/17)
    Source: Phnom Penh Post
  2. Cambodia: Communities protest sugar disputes (2/1/17)
    Source: Phnom Penh Post
  3. Burma: Consultation on investment rules highlights land issues (1/30/17)
    Source: Myanmar Times


  1. Indonesia’s land transfer a breakthrough for indigenous rights: activist (1/11/17)
    Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation