This paper by International Land Coalition looks into the impact of new agricultural investments on land tenure and food security especially for rural communities, women and indigenous peoples, as well as the environment.

CBFEs are truly local institutions; this is one of the reasons for the diversity of models on which they are based. It is also a reason why, as a development strategy, they bypass many of the costs and hurdles other development initiatives face in implementation. Created on the ground by local actors, they are well adapted to local social, cultural, and economic conditions and landscapes.

Today, there is a growing consensus on the cross-cutting contribution of resource rights to reducing poverty, achieving food security, resolving resource conflicts and providing incentives
for sustainable resource management and as a contribution to democratic development.

Shifting cultivation is an indigenous farming practice prevalent in forested highland communities of the Eastern Himalayas. Kanchenjunga Conservation Area (KCA) is a part of Eastern Himalayan landscape. KCA is a community managed area occupying 2,035 sq. km in Taplejung district in eastern Nepal. It is one of the

Much of São Paulo’s urban expansion is driven by the development of informal settlements on its periphery, which includes the catchment areas that provide important environmental services such as open space and catchments for

This new World Bank report says that volatility in food prices has been a key factor behind a rising tide of large scale farmland purchases in the developing world, which can pose social and environment risks, if not well managed.

The mainstream development literature tries to understand the changes in land relations through the lens of land reforms alone. Kerala provides an appropriate setting to understand how far radical redistributive land reforms have succeeded in transforming inequity in landownership.

This paper examines land tenure in informal urban settlements in India from a gender perspective through field research conducted in Ahmedabad in collaboration with the Self-Employed Women’s Association (SEWA). The author describes the formal and informal tenure arrangements that were in place in these settlements and analyses their implications for women.

A lack of progress in forest-tenure reform is hindering action to stop deforestation and alleviate poverty among some of the world's poorest rural peoples. The failure to ensure land rights for local communities-particularly indigenous peoples and women-in the forests of Central and West Africa will impede efforts to stop deforestation.

This document is the result of an intensive work of dialogue between the ILC Secretariat and the ILC constituency, especially civil society organisations from Africa, Asia and Latin America. The ILC Secretariat - including the three regional nodes - has facilitated the process, collected contributions, packaged information, and produced the synthesis.