Land Matters Media Scan – 31 July 2017

Photo by: Eddie Game / The Nature Conservancy

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


  1. Rwanda: RISD Embarks on New Formula for Land Conflict Resolution – mentions USAID’s Rwanda LAND project(7/22/17)
    Source: Rwanda Eye


  1. How Could Land Tenure Security Affect Conservation? (7/20/17)
    Source: Cool Green Science
  2. Want to protect forests in poor nations? Pay landowners not to cut, study says (7/20/17)
    Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation
  3. Using the Tenure Guidelines for Action Research (7/26/17)
    Source: Transnational Institute

Indigenous Peoples

  1. Australian Court Rules in Favor of Indigenous Group in Fortescue Mining Land Case (7/20/17)
    Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation


  1. Africa’s Land Commissions Commit To Securing Community Land Rights (7/20/17)
    Source: New Business Ethiopia
  2. Ghana: COCOBOD implores chiefs to release land for ‘Youth-in-Cocoa Farming Programme’ (7/20/17)
    Source: My Joy Online
  3. Ghana proposes a land access policy to boost Africa’s Growth (7/18/17)
    Source: News Ghana
  4. Kenya: State to introduce land lease models to attract youth to agriculture (7/21/17)
    Source: The Star
  5. Kenya: Squatters battle Kenya’s ex-president and charities over wildlife park (7/21/17)
    Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation
  6. South Africa: OPINION : Changing lives of people for the better in rural areas (7/20/17)
    Source: Business Report
  7. South Africa: Place Animations: Upgrading lives in South Africa (7/19/17)
    Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation
  8. Uganda: Government Seeks to Run Roughshod over Ugandans’ Land Rights (7/24/17)
    Source: Human Rights Watch
  9. Uganda’s plan to allow forceful takeover of private land stirs anger (7/26/17)
    Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation
  10. Zimbabwe: Land Tenure Systems Under Review (7/21/17)
    Source: The Herald
  11. Zimbabwe farmers’ union leader warns S.Africans to share land (7/25/17)
    Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation


  1. Belize: Garifuna Members Meet with Belize Delegates to Build Ties (7/19/17)
    Source: TeleSUR


  1. Cambodia: Push for an end to sugarcane land row (7/20/17)
    Source: Khmer Times
  2. India plans overhaul of colonial-era land titles (7/26/17)
    Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation
  3. India: How Tree Plantations Are Violating Citizens’ Land Rights in an Odisha Village (7/20/17)
    Source: The Wire


  1. Serbia May Give Youngsters Land To Revive Countryside (7/21/17)
    Source: Balkan Insight