Land Matters Media Scan – 14 July 2017

Photo by: Taco van der Eb

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


  1. Land Rights are Women’s Rights (7/5/17)
    Source: USAID Colombia LRDP
  2. Getting Answers (6/21/17)
    Source: USAID Colombia LRDP
  3. Kenya’s nomads swap guns for tourist dollars to end turf wars – mentions USAID’s partnership with the Northern Rangelands Trust (6/30/17)
    Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation

Reports and Publications

  1. Kenya Drought Crisis: A Call for Action (7/4/17)
    Source: Oxfam / ReliefWeb
  2. Here’s why growing cities should tax land to pay for essential services (7/3/17)
    Source: CityMetric
    Related brief: Financing fast-growing cities
  3. Related paper: Large scale land acquisitions and REDD+: a synthesis of conflicts and opportunities


  1. This company helps African farmers secure their land rights – written by Karol Boudreaux (6/29/17)
    Source: Learn Liberty
  2. Is REDD+ playing fair? (7/5/17)
    Source: CIFOR
  3. Ivanka Trump and the World Bank have a new idea to help women globally (7/8/17)
    Source: The Washington Post

Indigenous Peoples

  1. Australia: How Indigenous Australians Are Still Fighting for Their Lands 25 Years After a Landmark Court Case
    Source: Smithsonian
  2. Brazil: Google integrates Brazil’s indigenous territories into its maps (7/2/17)
    Source: The Economic Times
  3. Peru: ‘Politicians only see gold and oil in our lands’: the Wampis nation of Peru – photo essay (7/4/17)
    Source: The Guardian


  1. Ghana: Cocoa stakeholders meet on government’s new Inputs policy (7/7/17)
    Source: Ghana News Agency
  2. Ghana: Lands Ministry urged to constitute Minerals Development Fund Board (6/29/17)
    Source: News Ghana
  3. DRC: Challenging Family and Custom, Women Assert Legal Right to Inherit Land (7/2/17)
    Source: Global Press Journal
  4. Kenya: Power to Africa Volume 3: Kenya – Part 2 (7/4/17)
    Source: Lexology
  5. Liberia: Law Society Urges the Passage of the Land Rights Act (6/28/17)
    Source: AllAfrica / The Capitol Times (Monrovia)
  6. Conflict averted as Nigeria’s warring herdsmen and farmers find common ground (6/29/17)
    Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation
  7. Sierra Leone: Food And Agriculture Organization Sensitizes Parliament (6/28/17)
    Source: Sierra Express Media
  8. Sierra Leone: Civic society calls on government to take land management issue “seriously” (6/28/17)
    Source: Ecofin Agency
  9. South Africa: Three policies at the ANC’s national conference that should worry investors (6/29/17)
    Source: Business Tech
  10. Related: REFILE-South African ANC leadership battle overshadows policy debate (6/29/17)
    Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation
  11. Tanzania: History Made As Maasai Women Own Land (6/29/17)
    Source: AllAfrica / The Citizen
  12. Zambia: Sub-Saharan Africa Widows Increase Worries Gender Link (6/3/17)
    Source: AllAfrica / Times of Zambia
  13. Zimbabwe: Beyond the freehold title obsession: generating land tenure security (7/3/17)
    Source: The Zimbabwaen
  14. Zimbabwe: How badly implemented land reform can affect wildlife: a Zimbabwean case study (7/3/17)
    Source: The Conversation


  1. Brazil: Shady slaughterhouses, ‘cow laundering’ drive spike in Amazon deforestation (7/4/17)
    Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation
  2. Brazil: Rural Amazon violence rises amid bureaucratic mess over land titles (7/6/17)
    Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation
  3. Colombia: Land Reform and Food Security Key to Peace in Colombia: FAO (7/6/17)
    Source: TeleSUR
  4. Colombia: Deforestation soars in Colombia after Farc rebels’ demobilization (7/11/17)
    Source: The Guardian


  1. India: ‘Give her property, not dowry’: Online campaign seeks equal rights for women in South Asia (7/5/17)
    Source: The News Minute
  2. Related: Property rights campaign for women takes aim at patriarchy in South Asia (7/6/17)
    Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation
  3. India: Digital land mapping faulty, will lead to conflict: Congress (7/6/17)
    Source: Indian Express


  1. Solomon Islands: Life along the vanishing shorelines of the Solomon Islands – in pictures (6/23/17)
    Source: The Guardian