Land Matters Media Scan – 13 April 2018

Photo by: AFP / A miner carries a load of ore at Manzou Farm, owned by Grace Mugabe, wife of former Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, in Mazowe, Zimbabwe on April 5, 2018.

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


  1. This April, Agrilinks and Landlinks Team up on Land Tenure for Food Security (3/28/18)
    Source: Agrilinks
  2. Lessons in Land Tenure: Programming in Practice – mentions LGSA, TGCC Burma, LTA Tanzania, & the recent Ilovo responsible land-based investment webinar (4/3/18)
    Source: Agrilinks
  3. Feed the Future Global Food Security BAA (4/10/18)
    Source: Agrilinks

Upcoming Events

  1. Open Contracting in Land: Finding a Way Forward Brown Bag Lunch (4/23/18)
    Source: OpenGov Hub
  2. Overcoming Gender Barriers to Accessing and Using Climate Information Services (4/25/18)
    Source: Agrilinks

Reports and Publications

  1. FAO Land Resources Planning Toolbox Available on the Web (4/2/18)
    Source: Agrilinks
    Related report: Land Resources Planning Toolbox
  2. Land Corruption Hits Women Farmers Hardest (4/6/18)
    Source: News Deeply
    Related report: Women, Land and Corruption: Resources for Practitioners and Policy-Makers
  3. Responding to land-based conflict in Ethiopia: The land rights of ethnic minorities under federalism (3/29/18)
    Source: Oxford African Affairs
    Related report: Responding to land-based conflict in Ethiopia: The land rights of ethnic minorities under federalism


  1. Land and Natural Resources Tenure: Rights and Policy Challenges (4/10/18)
    Source: Agrilinks

Indigenous Peoples

  1. Bangladesh: Indigenous People of Plains: Forming land commission not enough (4/6/18)
    Source: The Daily Star
  2. Brazil averts “a massacre” by blocking eviction of Indians (4/11/18)
    Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation
  3. Cameroon: Rubber plantation in Cameroon edges closer to UNESCO World Heritage Site (4/6/18)
    Source: Mongabay
  4. Ecuador: ‘Our territory is our life’: one struggle against mining in Ecuador (4/9/18)
    Source: The Guardian
  5. Indonesia peatland swap plan questioned over deforestation risk (4/6/18)
    Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation
  6. Peru: Uncontacted tribes’ rights recognized in Peru’s historic land pledge (4/5/18)
    Source: Survival International
  7. Philippines: Land tenure issues in Boracay (4/12/18)
    Source: The Manila Times


  1. Burkina Faso: Deutsche Welthungerhilfe launches a land tenure project for small-scale farmers (4/6/18)
    Source: Ecofin Agency
  2. Côte d’Ivoire: Government launched a project to reduce rural land conflicts (4/4/18)
    Source: Ecofin Agency
  3. South Africa: DA Resolution Rubberstamps Opposition to Land Expropriation Without Compensation (4/7/18)
    Source: Eyewitness News
  4. Tanzania: Branded as Witches, Stripped of Land: Tanzania’s Widows Need Support – written by Landesa’s Monica Mhoja (4/12/18)
    Source: News Deeply
  5. Zimbabwe: Gold miners in Zimbabwe seize Grace Mugabe’s farm amid land dispute (4/9/18)
    Source: TRT World


  1. Colombia: 8 police killed in attack on land restitution commission in northwest Colombia (4/11/18)
    Source: Colombia Reports


  1. Cambodia: Nearly 300 families living on islands given land titles (4/6/18)
    Source: Khmer Times
  2. India: Thousands of Farmers March to Shimla, Demand Land Rights (4/3/18)
    Source: The Wire
  3. Pakistan: Fishing communities protest against occupation of their land (4/6/18)
    Source: The Express Tribune
  4. Thailand: Rights in poorer nations must be upheld as Thai firms go abroad, activists say (4/10/18)
    Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation


  1. Hundreds gather in Samoa to protest about land rights (4/11/18)
    Source: Radio New Zealand