Land Matters Media Scan – 22 September 2017

Photo by: REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

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


  1. Laying the Foundation: Land and Livelihoods (9/20/2017)
    Source: USAID Colombia LRDP
  2. ‘Liberia’s Land Problem Needs Proper Legal Framework’ – mentions USAID’s Land Governance Support Activity (9/19/17)
    Source: Daily Observer
  3. How Mobile Applications are Documenting Property Rights in Zambia – written by Dr. Matt Sommerville, USAID’s TGCC Program Chief of Party (9/18/17)
    Source: ICTworks
  4. Opportunity: Democracy Fellow, Conflict, Fragility & Peacebuilding, Washington, D.C. (10/15/17)
    Source: USAID/DCHA/CMM / IIE
  5. Land restitution: Chengue dances again – mentions USAID’s Land and Rural Development Program (9/18/17)
    Source: The Bogotá Post

Upcoming Events

  1. Land and Conflict Webinar (9/28/2017)
    Source: USAID LandLinks


  1. Land and the SDGs (9/6/17)
    Source: Land Portal
  2. Land defenders call on UN to act against violence by state-funded and corporate groups (9/21/17)
    Source: The Guardian
  3. More than a billion live on degraded land, at risk of hunger – UN (9/12/17)
    Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation
  4. Giving new life to degraded lands in Small Island Developing States (9/14/17)
    Source: FAO

Indigenous Peoples

  1. Indigenous Rappers from Brazil Are Using the Internet to Bring Their Message to the Masses (9/18/17)
    Source: Global Voices
  2. Indigenous victory: Brazil’s Temer decrees 1.2 million Amazon reserve (9/18/17)
    Source: Mongabay
  3. Twenty years after peace accord, indigenous Bangladeshis still attacked over land (9/18/17)
    Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation
  4. Argentina: Indigenous land conflicts threaten Vaca Muerta investment (9/18/17)
    Source: Verisk Maplecroft


  1. Liberia: CSO Group Wants Land Rights Act Amendment Before Passage (9/19/17)
    Source: Front Page Africa
  2. South Africa: Why red lights are flashing over consultation on communal land bills (9/18/17)
    Source: Business Day
  3. South Africa: What is a fair price for expropriated land? (9/18/17)
    Source: GroundUp
  4. Zimbabwe: Address land ownership, tenure disputes: Farmers (9/14/17)
    Source: The Herald


  1. India: Small tea growers in India’s Assam to get land rights for first time (9/13/17)
    Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation
  2. India: Conflicts across India as states create land banks for industry, investment (9/19/17)
    Source: Business Standard
  3. Burma: Confiscated Land Returned to Farmers in Magwe (9/14/17)
    Source: The Irrawaddy
  4. Iraqis track abandoned homes with digital tools (9/21/17)
    Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation
  5. Thailand: Land row stirs hornet’s nest (9/14/17)
    Source: Bangkok Post
  6. The Philippines: ADB study shows only a third of Filipinos own a dwelling (9/13/17)
    Source: Business Mirror