Land Matters Media Scan – 5 April 2017

Photo by: Jeremy Green / The Cloudburst Group

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


  1. Securing Land Rights in Zambia – links to TGCC-related World Bank Paper (April 2017)
    Source: Food Tank

Reports and Publications

  1. How to protect Peru’s rainforest? Indigenous land titles, researchers say (4/3/17)
    Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation
    Related report: Titling indigenous communities protects forests in the Peruvian Amazon (4/3/17)
  2. Protect small farms to meet growing global food needs, study says (4/5/17)
    Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation
  3. LEGEND Land Policy Bulletin: Can technology revolutionise efforts to secure land rights? (March 2017)
    Source: Land Portal / DFID
  4. New study provides a blueprint for engaging indigenous peoples in REDD+ forest monitoring (3/28/17)
    Source: Mongabay
    Related study: Full and effective participation of indigenous peoples in forest monitoring for reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+): trial in Panama’s Darién (2/17/17)


  1. Improving Land Tenure Security with Low-cost Technologies (3/31/17)
    Source: GIM International
  2. Land Information Ecosystem Declaration (3/29/17)
    Source: Land Portal


  1. Namibia: Windhoek mayor asks residents not to grab land (4/4/17)
    Source: Namibia Broadcasting Corporation
  2. Somaliland: Multi-million dollar deal for Somaliland’s historic port sparks land rush (4/4/17)
    Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation
  3. Rwandan forces accused of violence over land disputes (4/4/17)
    Source: eNews Channel Africa
  4. Kenya: Samburu, Maasai elders resolve long-standing pasture conflict (4/1/17)
    Source: Citizen Digital
  5. Kenya: Decades Old Tensions Are Driving the Conflict in Kenya’s Laikipia Region (4/2/17)
    Source: AllAfrica / The Conversation
  6. Uganda: Fraud Cited As 230 Luweero Families Face Eviction From Land (3/30/17)
    Source: AllAfrica / The Monitor
  7. Nigeria: Amnesty International tells Lagos govt to stop ‘forced evictions’ (3/28/17)
    Source: TheCable


  1. Peruvian court: Indigenous communities must be consulted before drilling (4/4/17)
    Source: Catholic Philly / CNS
  2. Brazil: Thieves or Robin Hood? Brazil squatters step up housing occupations (3/30/17)
    Source: Daily Mail / Thomson Reuters Foundation
  3. Venezuela: Saving the Venezuelan Amazon: mega-nature reserve? Or mega-mining frontier? (3/30/17)
    Source: The Ecologist


  1. Indonesia: Three decades of tenure reform in Indonesia (3/31/17)
    Source: CIFOR blog