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An ethnic-fuelled land dispute has driven thousands of farmers off illegal plantations in Ivory Coast's main cocoa belt, threatening the start of the harvest in the world's top producer.

Calling it “zameen samadhi satyagraha (land burial satyagraha)”, the farmers have dug up pits and buried themselves neck-deep

Even as the Joint Parliamentary Committee’s report on the Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement (RFCTLARR) is awaited, several states have already brought about changes that severely compromise the scope of clauses related to consent, Social Impact Assessment (SIA), food security and hig

Fight to protect natural resources has become too dangerous in the face of violence from state forces, private security groups and state-sponsored vigilantes, say groups from 29 countries across Af

Under pressure from the MLAs, the Cabinet, meanwhile, decided to process their case for allotment of land to the HP Legislators Coop Housing Society near Shimla Airport.

LUCKNOW: Diversion of agricultural land for non-agricultural use in Uttar Pradesh would become difficult if the first-ever environment policy of the state gets approval.

More than 1.3 billion people live on agricultural land that is deteriorating, putting them at risk of worsening hunger, water shortages and poverty, the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertif

A new United Nations report warns that a third of the planet’s land is now severely degraded thanks to a doubling in the consumption of natural resources over the past 30 years.

On 23 August it emerged that the president of Brazil, Michel Temer, had issued a decree abolishing the protected status of an immense area of the Amazon forest.

The World Bank’s goals are to eradicate extreme poverty, and boost shared prosperity in a sustainable manner.

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