Step by Step Guide on Land Rights for Women

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Women have less than 1 % of land titles in Nigeria, but form more than 60% of the agricultural workforce. This Referral Pathway explains how to acquire land, the rights of women to land and the obligations of land administrators, traditional authorities and investors. Download the Referral Pathway on Women’s Land Rights for your own work!

A Do or Die Affair: Episode 3 of Radio Drama on Land (Agroecology)

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Small Scale Family Farming/Production Systems based on agro-ecological and indigenous approaches, that sustain food sovereignty and the livelihoods of communities can be the answer to climate change and land grabbing. Many farmers migrate to urban areas or foreign countries because they don’t know how to improve their farms. Listen here to the Radio Drama and download the full Radio Drama Scripts to translate and adapt the drama for your own radio show.

 

False Promise – Radio Drama Episode 2 (Land & Corruption)

A broad alliance from World Bank to G8, from governments to multi-national corporations promotes large scale agriculture to improve food security, to create jobs and to bring development to rural communities. Very often farmers give up their land rights to follow this dream. Liste here to the Radio Drama and download the Radio Drama Scripts to tranlate into your own language.

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.

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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

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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

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.