• 27 October 2021

Africa’s Catholic bishops have criticized the appropriation of land, natural resources and other economic assets by private companies and called on national governments to show greater concern for local community ...

  • 4 October 2021

Writers have guest-edited an African Studies Review forum on Understanding Land Deals in Limbo in Africa which examines the contentious politics of incomplete land grabs in Senegal, Tanzania and Zambia. These ...

  • 27 September 2021

More than 10 years since the surge in large-scale land acquisitions in developing countries which followed the spike in agricultural commodity prices in the late 2000s, the Land Matrix Initiative has taken stock of ...

  • 20 September 2021

Reviews some of the good practices as well as the challenges faced in advancing women’s land rights in select countries in Francophone Africa, focussing on issues related to inheritance rights for women and girls ...

  • 29 July 2021

Land is a commodity like no other. We live on it, we grow from it, we drink from it and build our futures upon it. But we don’t share it equally. The distribution of land has long defined the gap between rich and ...

  • 29 July 2021

For the past few decades, efforts to strengthen women’s land rights in many sub-Saharan African countries have primarily focused on a single approach: systematic registration through individual/joint certification ...

  • 28 July 2021

Presents a framework for tackling urban-rural land challenges. Designed to help a range of stakeholders in developing countries understand how to adopt an inclusive approach to land management and administration ...

  • 4 July 2021

There is greater recognition that policies and projects should respect legitimate tenure rights. But this concept has often proved difficult to operationalise. Discusses the meaning and implications of recognising ...

  • 4 July 2021

Law reform often involves political choices requiring public participation and consultation. Outlines how governments and civil society may promote participatory law-making, details the positive impacts of such ...

  • 4 July 2021

Report, through a cross-sectoral analysis of three recent case studies from sub-Saharan Africa, maps out the most effective tools and approaches for strengthening rural women’s voices in decision-making processes. ...