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


Press Release: Study Finds Upward Trend of Land Inequality in Asia Driven By Large-Scale Land Acquisitions


In a new study, researchers say that land inequality is rising in most countries.


Five mega-trends affecting forests will have profound impacts on local communities


We need to understand the consequences of technology, migration, climate shifts, infrastructure and a growing middle class on forest-dependent people


Minister orders no more lease of Bangladesh forest lands

  Ershad Kamol

Environment, forest and climate change minister Md Shahab Uddin on Sunday directed the country’s eight divisional commissioners for taking measures not to lease out forestlands to individuals and b


New rule puts Indonesia’s protected forests up for grabs for agribusiness

  Hans Nicholas Jong

Indonesia’s environment ministry has issued a new regulation allowing protected forest areas to be cleared for a “food estate” program.


Communities need land rights to gain from investments

  Siri Lijfering

Communities being able to participate on an equal basis in land governance is key to food security and inclusive development.


Community Participation and Inclusion during a Pandemic: Recent Experiences from Around the World

  Laura Bermudez, Jordan Oestreicher, Christen Corcoran, Elyse Magen

How can we reconcile the hazards of social interaction in a COVID-19 world with the importance of community participation to the successful, and sustainable, implementation of on-going land project


Three reasons to invest in land tenure security

  Harold Liversage

For rural people, especially low-income rural people, land and livelihood are one and the same.


Indonesian officials linked to mining and ‘dirty energy’ firms benefiting from deregulation law

  Hans Nicholas Jong

Top Indonesian ministers who pushed for the passage of a deregulation bill that benefits the mining and “dirty energy” industry have links to some of those very companies, a new report shows.


Controversial Chinese Development Project in Laos Moves Closer to Government Approval

  Reported by RFA’s Lao Service. Translated by Max Avary. Written in English by Richard Finney.

Main photo: The area of China's proposed Vang Vieng development project in Laos is shown in a March 2019 photo (RFA).


Area burned in Indonesia fires ‘greater than the Netherlands’

  Al Jazeera and News Agencies

Greenpeace slams Indonesia for lack of action against the palm oil sector as vast areas of forests burned in five years.