Author Archives: andreastaeritz

Taboo No More – Radio Drama Episode 1 (Women & Land)

Women, in particular widows and women-headed households, tend to be denied or are assigned weaker land rights and, as a result, are often amongst the most vulnerable people in society and victims of grabbing. Listen here to the drama Episode 1. You can also download the full Radio Drama Scripts

Une convergence d’action pour eradiquer le mal!


Pour ce faire, les organisations et associations œuvrant dans le secteur regroupées au sein d’un organisme dénommé « Convergence des luttes pour la terre et l’eau » ont tenu en fin juin 2015 à Sélingué au Mali, un atelier de partage d’expériences.


Rights of Farmers and Duties of Investors

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If you want to use this leaflet with the simplified Guidelines on Land Tenure for capacity building find a printable PDF here:  Simplified Version of UN VGs

Nigeria : Staple Crop Processing Zone in Kogi – another form of land grabbing?

Under the Agricultural Transformation Agenda Nigeria developped the idea of Staple Crop Processing Zones. An investor brings a food processing plant, so the idea, the farmers sell their produce to him/her. The farmers remain independant and keep their land. Is this a model for the future or ajust another myth?
i-resource reporter Andrew Iloh visited the site. Continue reading

Transparency International launches project on corruption in land deals

TI Yaounde


L’atelier sous régional (Afrique centrale et de l’Ouest) sur « Foncier et corruption en Afrique » se tenait du 22 au 24 juillet 2015 à Yaoundé. Continue reading

Ghana: 20,000 US $ compensation / month But: Where is the money?

This is the story of Lolito and 20,000 US$ compensation per month. Sounds good, but Land Grabbing has different faces. Foreign investors acquired land in this community in the Volta Region. In this poor region jobs are more than welcome, actually: any development is welcome. But after the land was taken, the community is not profiting from it.

Accaparement des terres au Mali,les populations de Kolé réclament leurs terres

Kolé est une localité située dans le périmètre irriguée de Baguinéda dans la région de Koulikoro au Sud du Mali.Depuis un certain temps, Kolé est menacée par un lotissement ordonné par l’autorité communale, au grand dam des paysans qui réclament, à cor et à cris, l’arrêt des travaux.

Kolé is a village located in the irrigated perimeter of Baguinéda in the Koulikoro Region of southern Mali. For quite some period of time, kolé has been under threat because a subdivision plan has been put in place by the local authority at the expense of the farmers who are likely to lose their control over land and therefore claiming their rights.They are crying out for the immediate suspension of the ongoing subdivision.


Accaparement des terres: la population de Zekounga au Burkina Faso revendiquent leurs droits

Les populations de Zékounga, un village situé à environ 15 Km de Ouagadougou au Burkina Faso sont menacées d’éviction. Selon les populations, le Maire de Tanghin Dassori accapare leurs terres sous le couvert d’un projet d’urbanisation et utilise par l’intimidation, arrestation arbitraire, de violence et voies de faits pour se saisir de leur patrimoine foncier.

Zékounga is a village located at about 15km from Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso. The community is threatened by a forced eviction being conducted by the Mayor of Tanghin Dassori who, according to masses, is hiding behind a so-call urbanization project and using intimidation, arbitrary detention and other violence and abuse to take control of the land belonging to the Community.

Nigeria: Land grabbing

Ogoni community in Nigeria is about to lose control over their farmland as Nigerian government decided to kick the community off their land for the profit of an international investor.

Soil Atlas 2015

2015 is the Year of the Soil! Find in this atlas facts and figures, all explained in concrete examples and infographics. Everything you always wanted to know about what is happening above and under the ground, the impact of climate change, land grabbing and urbanization.
Soil Atlas 2015