Read the latest news and blogs on land rights issues and investment


Read the latest news and blogs on land rights issues and investment

News and Blogs


Rapid response mechanisms: proactive legal support for communities

  Ms. Rachael Knight

Rapid response mechanisms (RRMs) are a new, proactive legal approach designed to provide legal and technical support to communities facing nascent conflicts related to land-based investments.


Mining contract transparency improves local planning in Mali


In Mali, a civil society coalition worked with communities to achieve greater transparency on gold mining contracts and to hold authorities and companies to account.


Traditional authorities need a clearer role in land governance

  Jesinta Kunda

Traditional authorities in Zambia complain that the government does not consult them when land is allocated for investment projects, while communities say chiefs are neglecting their interests.


Maroc : le chilien Agroberries investira 40 millions $ dans la production de myrtille d’ici 2023

  Stéphanas Assocle

(Agence Ecofin) - Le Maroc est l’un des principaux fournisseurs africains de l’Europe en produits horticoles.


Webinar Recap : When carbon markets go wrong - How to ensure access to remedy for land tenure violations


This webinar, the fourth of the Advancing Land-based Investment Governance (ALIGN) series, took place on February 9th, 2024, under the title “When carbon markets go wrong: How to ensure access to r


Webinar Recap: Traditional Authorities in Africa and Their Role in Land-Based Investment Governance

  Mr. Neil Sorensen

In a thought-provoking webinar moderated by Nolundi Luwaya, Director of the Land and Accountability Research Centre at the University of Cape Town, experts from across Africa convened to unravel th


LAND-at-scale Chad: Collective action to bring land to the national political agenda

  Mr. Neil Sorensen

Chad is at the verge of an emerging land tenure crisis. As observed in many countries in Africa, formal and customary tenure systems overlap.


Why large-scale agricultural investments in Gambella, Ethiopia aren’t meeting expectations – and how to fix this


Despite being a part of national government planning, large-scale agricultural investments in Ethiopia have not been meeting expectations.


New Portfolio Highlights the Promises and Pitfalls of Land Investments


The Land Portal Foundation has launched a new Land & Investments Portfolio that unpacks the key concepts, terms, international frameworks and policies, and many other aspects critical to unders


2022 Land Portal Annual Report Highlights Increasing Access to Land Information


The Land Portal Foundation reported another successful year in 2022, making significant progress toward their organizational strategy and monitoring and evaluation framework.