Category Archives: Insight

Analysis and Commentaries from professionals

How to defend communities against corporate HR abuses?

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Transparency International launches project on corruption in land deals

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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

Soil Atlas 2015

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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

Nigeria: Study reveals the insufficiency of Voluntary Guidelines

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Most of the issues within the Principles are either of an ethical nature, says the author, are already embedded in the Constitution of Nigeria and within its different policies on natural resources management. What in effect is of importance is that the principles are a reminder of to move from policy concepts and political rhetoric to implementation and action. Continue reading

Avoir a l’œil les loups en habit d’agneau

Avoir a l’œil les loups en habit d’agneau

Des représentants des organisations de la société civile du Cameroun (COMMINSUD), de la Côte d’Ivoire (COPAGEN), du Burkina Faso (ROPPA), du Ghana (GRAIN), du Niger (Swissaid), du Nigéria (LJ4WA), du Sénégal (CRAFS), du Togo (AFSA), et de Synergie Paysanne du Bénin pays organisateur ont valide la Strategie de Plaidoyer contre l’accaparement des terres et pour la promotion de l’agriculture familiale en Afrique de l’Ouest le 23, 24 et 25 Septembre 2014 a Porto Novo (Republique du Benin).
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LA TABLE RONDE DU 19 AU 20 JUIN 2014

Pour  une politique et un cadre juridique harmonisés  au service du foncier dans l’espace CEDEAO

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ECOWAS Land Policy: CSOs demand publication of documents

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The Heinrich Boell Foundation (hbs), in collaboration with the ECOWAS Commission’s Directorate on Agriculture, Environment and Water Resources, held a Roundtable with stakeholders from civil society across West Africa to discuss the ECOWAS land policy. CSOs demand more transparency and ask for publication of the (draft) Land Policy.
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Harmonised Land Policy and Legal Framework on Land Tenure in the ECOWAS Region.

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The Heinrich Boell Foundation (hbs), in collaboration with the ECOWAS Commission’s Directorate on Agriculture, Environment and Water Resources, held a Roundtable with stakeholders from civil society across West Africa to achieve the following objectives:
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When law fails to protect small farmers against land grabbers in Sierra Leone

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Holding unto their land against all odds
In Malen Chiefdom, Sierra Leone, the cries of small farmers echo through prison walls, but authorities turn deaf ears. Reports say corporate organizations and big time farmers collude with authorities in mad grab for ancestral farm lands spanning several hectares from land owners.
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Land use and legislation in Ghana

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• Legislation and land laws
Ghana has dual land legislation-statutory and customary, but they operate in parallel manner.
Different land tenure and land management systems coexisting in the country since colonial times have been endorsed by the Constitutions of 1962, 1969, 1979 and 1992.
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