Land Matters Media Scan – 21 April 2017

Photo by: Joe Penney / REUTERS

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


  1. Customary Land Certification Reaches Zambia’s Vulnerable Populations (4/21/17)
    Source: LandLinks

Upcoming Events

  1. Using Tools to Advance Transparency in Land Investments (4/26/16)
    Source: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre
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Reports and Publications

  1. The 2017 Atlas of Sustainable Development Goals: a new visual guide to data and development (4/17/17)
    Source: World Bank’s Data Blog
  2. Militants exploit growing competition for water, land – study (4/20/16)
    Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation


  1. The Necessary Alliance between Conservationists and Rights Advocates (4/18/16)
    Source: Scientific American
  2. Land Registry: A Big Blockchain Use Case Explored (4/19/16)
    Source: Coin Desk


  1. Gambia: African Women’s Network for Community Management of Forests Constituted (4/13/17)
    Source: All Africa / The Point
  2. Analysis: South Africa: On land issues, ANC lacks clarity and determination (4/17/17)
    Source: Daily Maverick
  3. Gold rush fever among poor Zimbabweans leaves trail of destruction (4/17/17)
    Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation
  4. Ethiopia rights body: ‘More than 600 protest deaths’ (4/18/17)
    Source: BBC News
  5. Kenya’s pastoralists look beyond patriarchy to property rights for women (4/19/17)
    Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation
  6. Kenya needs two million homes to curb slum explosion, World Bank says (4/12/17)
    Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation
  7. Namibia: Customary land rights holders on communal land urged to embrace each other (4/19/17)
    Source: Namibian Broadcasting Corporation


  1. Brazilians Dislike Tax Paid to Royal Descendants (4/13/17)
    Source: VOA News
  2. Brazilian tribal leader fronts global protests for land rights (4/18/17)
    Source: Survival International
  3. General Motors Quits Venezuela After Officials Seize Plant (4/20/17)
    Source: NBC News


  1. Related: This Village In Vietnam Is Holding A Dozen Police Officers Hostage (4/17/17)
    Source: Foreign Policy
  2. Related: Hanoi authorities attempt to settle land dispute (4/19/17)
    Source: VietnamNet
  3. Anatomy Of A Tiger: With all Eyes on Myanmar, See How Land Reform Shaped Asia’s Tiger Economies (4/17/17)
    Source: SKOLL
  4. Does Hong Kong’s land sale system need a new lease of life? (4/18/17)
    Source: South China Morning Post
  5. Cambodia: World Bank Loan of $100 Million Angers Boeng Kak Activists (4/19/17)
    Source: The Cambodia Daily (subscription req’d)
  6. South India’s scorching drought forces farmers into debt bondage (4/19/17)
    Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation


  1. Post-Brexit farm policy must improve public access to land, campaigners say (4/19/17)
    Source: FarmingUK
  2. Infrastructure for introduction of land market prepared in Ukraine – Agrarian Policy Ministry (4/20/17)
    Source: UKRINFORM