Land Matters Media Scan – 3 November 2017

Photo by: Soleak Seang/Oxfam

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


  1. Recorded Webinar: The Business Case for Land Rights: Private Sector Perspectives on Responsible Land-Based Investment (11/2/17)
    Source: USAID LandLinks
  2. USAID Launches New Learning Platform to Promote Land Technology Solutions (10/27/17)
    Source: USAID LandLinks
  3. LTA Baseline Report: Impact Evaluation of the Feed the Future Tanzania Land Tenure Assistance Activity (10/26/17)
    Source: USAID LTA
  4. LTA Success Story: Land Registration Opens Economic Doors for Women in Kiponzelo (10/26/17)
    Source: USAID LTA
  5. PRADD II Snapshot: How Simple Terraces and Bore Holes Could Transform Diamond Mining (10/23/2017)
    Source: USAID PRADD II
  6. TGCC Burma: Steps Toward Land (10/20/17)
    Source: USAID TGGC Burma
  7. TGCC Burma: Strengthening Women’s Land Tenure (10/20/17)
    Source: USAID TGGC Burma
  8. TGCC Burma: Mapping Our Land [Full-Version] (10/20/17)
    Source: USAID TGGC Burma

Reports and Publications

  1. “Forced to Leave”: Commercial Farming and Displacement in Zambia (10/25/17)
    Source: Human Rights Watch
    Related report: Forced to Leave: Problems for people in Zambia when company farms take over land
  2. Brazil’s land registration program has slowed deforestation, study finds (11/1/17)
    Source: UPI
    Related report: Avoided Deforestation Linked to Environmental Registration of Properties in the Brazilian Amazon
  3. Indonesia: Communities want collaboration, customary law (10/25/17)
    Source: CIFOR
    Related report: Securing tenure rights in Maluku, Indonesia: Searching for common action

Upcoming Events

  1. Women’s Land Rights in India and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) (10/30-11/10/17)
    Source: Land Portal


  1. Why secure land rights matter for climate change and inequality (10/23/17)
    Source: Devex
  2. Why indicator 1.4.2 deserves tier II status within the Global SDGs indicators framework (10/30/17)
    Source: Land Portal

Indigenous Peoples

  1. Cambodia: Guardians of land, forest, and culture (11/1/17)
    Source: Oxfam
  2. Colombia: Battle for the mother land: indigenous people of Colombia fighting for their lands (10/28/17)
    Source: The Guardian
  3. Colombia: The Victims of Salaminita: The road to land restitution in Colombia (10/31/17)
    Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation


  1. Ghana: NETRIGHT implements project to protect rural women livelihoods (10/25/17)
    Source: Ghana News Agency
  2. Ghana: We need land reforms now to grow agric— Dr Alhassan (11/1/17)
    Source: Graphic Online
  3. Nigeria: Land ownership tussle threatens growth in mining investment (10/23/17)
    Source: Daily Trust
  4. Sierra Leone: 5 Lessons Learned From Applying a Legal Empowerment Approach to Community Land Protection in Sierra Leone (10/27/17)
    Source: Land Portal


  1. Colombia: With New Peace, Colombia Finds Hope for Saving Its Wild Lands (10/25/17)
    Source: Yale Environment 360


  1. Cambodia: Firms lose land rights (10/25/17)
    Source: Khmer Times
  2. Cambodia: Buddhist monks speak up for land rights protesters in Cambodia (10/23/17)
    Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation
  3. India: Green shoots of dignity sprout in Dalits’ fields (11/1/17)
    Source: The Times of India
  4. Indian farmers’ widows suffer threats to children over land – report (10/24/17)
    Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation
  5. Kyrgyzstan: The Dark Side of Kyrgyzstan’s ‘Affordable Housing’ (10/20/17)
    Source: The Diplomat