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Land Matters Media Scan – 29 June 2018

Here are the recent land tenure and resource management media items: USAID Risky business: Tenure Issues Main Deterrent for Investment – mentions the Investor Survey On Land Rights 2018 (6/19/18) Source: CIFOR Are Medium-Scale Farms Driving Agricultural Transformation in Africa? (6/21/18) Source: Agrilinks Designing the LandPKS App: Guidelines for Developing a Global App (6/20/18) Source:…Read More

USAID Land Champion: Stephen Brooks

Tell us about yourself. I am a Land Tenure and Resource Governance Advisor in the Land and Urban Office in USAID’s Bureau for Economic Growth, Education, and Environment (E3). Within the Land and Urban Office, I advise and manage activities that touch upon natural resource governance issues associated with a range of topics, including coastal,…Read More

Designing the LandPKS App: Guidelines for Developing a Global App

The LandPKS app (landpotential.org) helps users make more sustainable land management decisions by assisting users to collect geo-located data about their soils, vegetation and site characteristics; and returning back to users useful results and information about their site. The LandPKS app is a global app that can be used in any location around the world. As…Read More

Evaluation of the Community Land Protection Program in Liberia

USAID’s E3/Land and Urban Office, Namati and the International Development Research Centre jointly funded a rigorous midline evaluation of the Community Land Protection Program (CLPP) in rural Liberia. While previous research has focused on the effects of individual land titling programs, there is little quantitative evidence of the effects of supporting communities to protect and govern…Read More

Farmers Need to Start Seeing their Farms as a Business

Q&A with Mauricio López, Colombia's National Chocolate Company's Development Manager in Tolima Originally appeared on Exposure. Mauricio López (R) explains a cacao grading card. In 2017, USAID in partnership with Tolima’s regional government and mayors in southern Tolima established a Public-Private Partnership that would increase productivity in the cacao value chain. The PPP is valued...Read More

Land Matters Media Scan – 8 June 2018

Here are the recent land tenure and resource management media items: USAID Investor Survey On Land Rights: Full Report (6/1/18) Source: USAID LandLinks The Sweet Expression of Panela (6/5/18) Source: USAID LRDP Colombia Upcoming Events Sextortion and Land Governance: What is it and How can it be Tackled? (6/25/18) Source: Land Portal Foundation Reports and…Read More