Ten Signs of an impending Global Land Rights Revolution

March 16, 2017
Exfamer Chris Jochnick, who now runs Landesa, the land rights NGO, sets out his stall ahead of a big World Bank event next week. The development community has experienced various “revolutions” over the years – from microfinance to women’s rights, from the green revolution to sustainable development.  Each of these awakenings has improved our understanding of the challenges we face;

Is ‘give them land rights’ enough? Taking the temperature of the global land debate

May 22, 2015
A bunch of students and academics from Sheffield University had what sounds like a fun time at last week’s big global meeting on land. George Barrett, Yoshabel Durand, Tom Goodfellow, Vremudia Irikefe, Mikael Omstedt, Edward Searight, Julie Shi, Deborah Sporton and Nguyen Vo report back. Last week, dispersed among 700 participants at the International Land Coalition’s global forum in Senegal sat

Has Zimbabwe’s land reform actually been a success? A new book says yes.

January 28, 2013
I’ve never been to Zimbabwe, so tend to get my messages from the news coverage. On land issues, that means a picture of a predatory state driving white farmers off the land and handing it out to cronies and bogus war veterans, who fail to produce anything much in the way of crops. Zimbabwe Takes Back its Land, a new

Confronting scarcity by managing water, energy and land: the new European Report on Development

June 13, 2012

What's the state of the world's water and land? New FAO report.

December 5, 2011

How do we talk about resource limits, fair shares and development?

July 22, 2011