Land Matters Media Scan – 15 June 2017

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


  1. Colombia: A Crop That Restores (6/1/17)
    Source: USAID LRDP

Upcoming Events

  1. Webinar: Tenure Security & SDG Indicator 1.4.2: How do we mesasure perceptions on land tenure security? (6/19/17)
    Source: Land Portal

Reports and Publications

  1. Peru: Indigenous women can protect the Amazon forest – if only their rights are respected (6/9/17)
    Source: International Business Times
  2. Related: When Will Land Rights for South Asian Women Become a Reality? (6/13/17)
    Source: The Wire
  3. Land Rights in China Report 2017: Land circulation area of 26 provinces in China, as of Oct. 2016 – Research and Markets (6/9/17)
    Source: Business Wire
  4. Cambodia: communities in protracted struggle against Chinese sugar companies’ land grab (6/8/17)
    Source: Grain


  1. Opinion: 5 innovations to tackle property rights (5/22/17)
    Source: Devex
  2. Opinion: 4 recommendations to prepare for climate-related migration (6/5/17)
    Source: Devex
  3. Need for New Players and Leaders to Enter the Land Sector (6/1/17)
    Source: GIM International
  4. Optimism about Land Rights for All (6/8/17)
    Source: GIM International
  5. Quicker recognition of property rights for the poorest can unleash greater willingness to invest (6/12/17)
    Source: Financial Express

Indigenous Peoples

  1. Australia: Indigenous sovereignty is on the rise. Can it shape the course of history? (5/30/17)
    Source: The Guardian
  2. Australia: Marking Mabo: How Has Native Title Changed Since the Landmark Ruling? (6/2/17)
    Source: Pursuit
  3. Brazil: Nestlé competition for the Guarani Aquifer threatens Guarani land rights (5/31/17)
    Source: Intercontinental Cry
  4. Brazil: Indigenous and Environmental Rights Underscored in EP Conference on the Guarani-Kaiowá (6/2/17)
    Source: UNPO
  5. Brazilian tribal leader tours Europe to plead for help to stop killings and land grabs (6/8/17)
    Source: The Guardian
  6. Brazil: Indigenous and environmental rights under attack in Brazil, UN rights experts warn (6/8/17)
    Source: UN News Centre
  7. Indonesia: First woman to lead Indonesia’s indigenous peoples alliance (5/29/17)
    Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation
  8. Philippines’ indigenous Higaonon fight for return of ancestral land (6/1/17)
    Source: Mongabay


  1. Côte d’Ivoire successfully experiments pilot project on land governance (6/1/17)
    Source: Ecofin Agency
  2. Kenya: African Court rules Kenya violates forest people’s land rights (5/26/17)
    Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation
  3. Kenya: Handheld Land Administration Mapping Methods in Kenya (6/1/17)
    Source: GIM International
  4. Kenya: After Long Struggle, Kenya’s Nubian Minority Secures Land Rights (6/5/17)
    Source: Relief Web / Open Society Foundations
  5. Liberia: Equatorial Palm Oil Accused of Breaching Land Rights Agreement in Bassa (6/7/17)
    Source: Front Page Africa
  6. Madagascar: Small Farmers in Madagascar Say Chinese Investors Forced Them to Sell Their Land for Dirt Cheap (6/5/17)
    Source: Global Voices
  7. Malawi: Land rights now! A loud calling from the homeless and destitute (5/28/17)
    Source: Maravi Post
  8. Mali: In drought-stricken Mali, women manoeuvre for land – and a future (5/28/17)
    Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation
  9. Namibia: Land Tenure Hampers Rural Development (6/9/17)
    Source: AllAfrica / The Namibian
  10. Nigeria: Hard times for Lagos slum dwellers caught in race for land (6/13/17)
    Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation
  11. Uganda: Former Lands Ministers Explain Loopholes Breeding Land Conflicts (5/29/17)
    Source: AllAfrica / The Observer
  12. Uganda: Women Left in the Dark Over Land Rights (6/13/17)
    Source: NBS TV


  1. Brazil: Feature-Amazon protectors: Brazil’s indigenous people struggle to stave off loggers (6/6/17)
    Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation
  2. As Colombia’s FARC disarms, rebels enlisted to fight deforestation (6/9/17)
    Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation


  1. Bangladesh: Forest dwellers losing their rights (6/5/17)
    Source: Prothom Alo
  2. Cambodian elections: The women who lost their land and are now fighting for power (6/3/17)
    Source: The Guardian
  3. As Cambodia’s economy grows, low-income residents left behind (6/3/17)
    Source: PBS
  4. China: Rare public protest in China’s Shanghai over property rule change (6/11/17)
    Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation
  5. India: What is the connection between women, land and the sea in Tamil Nadu? (6/7/17)
    Source: The Indian Express
  6. India: Deadly protests in India highlight despair of poor landless farmers (6/9/17)
    Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation
  7. India: ‘No place for the poor’ in India’s Smart Cities, campaigners say (6/12/17)
    Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation
  8. India’s ‘locked up’ land is enough to build housing for all, experts say (6/13/17)
    Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation
  9. Indonesia: ‘Give us back our land’: paper giants struggle to resolve conflicts with communities in Sumatra (6/9/17)
    Source: Mongabay

Middle East

  1. Jordan: Pollution, desertification and women’s rights linked — SIGI (6/7/17)
    Source: The Jordan Times