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.
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.
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
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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
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
The Rivers State government had on 26 July 2010 demolished Abonnema Wharf waterfront, thereby leaving thousands of residents homeless. In January 2015 the Human Rights Commission will gather for a hearing of this case. Will they find a way to bring justice to the community?
LPI, the Land Policy Initiative invited to discuss the Implementation of Voluntary Principles on LSLBI and Inclusive Growth in Agriculture in Addis Abeba, November 2014 Continue reading
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Tagged Afrique de l'Ouest, agriculture, civil society, environment, Land grabbing, land use, LPI, LPI Addis Abebea, LPI land conference africa, Uneca, West Africa
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).
Ogoni communities are already affected severely by the oil industry in the Niger delta. Watch this documentary, which shows how the communities lost their land for a banana plantation. Continue reading
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Tagged Afrique de l'Ouest, agriculture, environment, l'accaparement, l'accaparement de terres, land, land rights, land use, landgrab, landgrabbing, West Africa