Land Matters Media Scan – 22 December 2017

Photo by: Sandra Coburn/The Cloudburst Group

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

USAID

  1. Women in agribusiness can drive Ghana beyond aid – mentions USAID’s Financing Ghanaian Agriculture Project and Feed the Future Initiative in Ghana (12/8/17)
    Source: Ghana Web
  2. Women’s Empowerment, Agriculture and Land Rights – written by Sarah Lowery (12/5/17)
    Source: Agrilinks
  3. Online Training for Using the LandPKS App – Available Now! (11/14/17)
    Source: LandPKS
  4. There is No Sense in Doing Such a Complex Job to Lose it All in the End (12/7/17)
    Source: USAID Colombia LRDP
  5. New Technology is Shaking Up The Diamond Mining Industry in Côte d’Ivoire (12/12/17)
    Source: USAID PRADD II: Côte d’Ivoire
  6. Cashew Trees Abuzz in The Diamond Mining Areas of Côte d’Ivoire (12/12/17)
    Source: USAID PRADD II: Côte d’Ivoire

Upcoming Events

  1. Land Tenure and Property Rights MOOC 3.0 (1/8-4/30/18)
    Source: USAID LandLinks

Sustainable Development Goals

  1. Laos: SDG 17: Partnerships for the Goals (12/5/17)
    Source: Land Portal

Reports and Publications

  1. Filling the legal void? Impacts of a community-based legal aid program on women’s land-related knowledge, attitudes, and practices (12/19/17)
    Source: Oxford Development Studies
    Related report: Filling the legal void? Impacts of a community-based legal aid program on women’s land-related knowledge, attitudes, and practices
  2. Pastoralism and Land Tenure Transformation in Sub-Saharan Africa: Conflicting Policies and Priorities in Ngamiland, Botswana (12/11/17)
    Source: Sustainability Research Institute, School of Earth and Environment, University of Leeds
    Related report: Pastoralism and Land Tenure Transformation in Sub-Saharan Africa: Conflicting Policies and Priorities in Ngamiland, Botswana
  3. Tree plantations could help Peru meet forest restoration goal (12/11/17)
    Source: CIFOR
    Related Report: Las plantaciones forestales en Perú: Reflexiones, estatus actual y perspectivas a futuro
  4. Grassroots Innovation Using Drones for Indigenous Mapping and Monitoring (12/7/17)
    Source: Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México & University of Texas at Dallas
    Related Report: Grassroots Innovation Using Drones for Indigenous Mapping and Monitoring

Global

  1. Property rights have a storytelling problem: 5 tips for getting the story right (12/13/17)
    Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation
  2. Creating “Solid Ground” for gender equality in land access (12/19/17)
    Source: The World Bank

Indigenous Peoples

  1. Brazil: Amazon forest sees new alliance emerge (12/19/17)
    Source: BBC
  2. Jamaican jungle safe from mining – for now (12/20/17)
    Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation
  3. Mexico: Thousands displaced as territory disputes continue in Chiapas (12/19/17)
    Source: Al Jazeera Video
  4. Philippines: Boracay’s Ati tribe seeks help vs ejection from ancestral land (12/14/17)
    Source: Inquirer.net
  5. Strengthening community forest rights – a key front in the battle against climate change (12/13/17)
    Source: Equal Times

Africa

  1. Kenya: Owners of idle land to lose titles in new leasing rules (12/11/17)
    Source: Daily Nation
  2. Rwanda’s agricultural revolution is not the success it claims to be (12/13/17)
    Source: The Conversation
  3. Zambia: Govt Reduces Land Lease to Foreigners to 25 Years (12/18/17)
    Source: Times of Zambia
  4. Zimbabwe’s widows left in the cold as in-laws seize property (12/12/17)
    Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation

Asia

  1. Women land defenders in Asia need more protection as violence rises – rights groups (12/6/17)
    Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation
  2. China: ‘Simply Kicked Out’: How Village Committees Deprive Women of Their Land Rights (12/15/17)
    Source: Caixin
  3. India: Centre looks at land pool model to boost farm income (12/5/17)
    Source: Business Standard
  4. India: TED Talks: Odisha CM praised for conferring land rights to slum dwellers (12/11/17)
    Source: Odisha Sun Times
  5. India: Election win for lower caste activist seen boosting Dalit land rights in India (12/19/17)
    Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation
  6. Burma: Forest rights create new livelihoods in Myanmar (12/5/17)
    Source: IIED