Oil and gas extraction can have dire consequences for the countries in which it takes place.
Colonialism, political turmoil and unmet citizen promises all lie behind the rise of attacks on foreign-run fossil fuel plants in Mozambique.
Input subsidies aren’t helping women like Malawian farmer Grace Stenala.
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Malawi’s revamped subsidy regime is designed to reach many more farmers. But a granular look shows that women aren’t reaping the benefits.
Conflicts between nomadic livestock farmers and crop farmers are common in Ghana.
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Institutional problems make it difficult to satisfy livestock and crop farmers’ interests, already in contest over agricultural resources.
The community of Xolobeni village, in the Eastern Cape, succeesfully challenged the mining of their land in the High Court in 2018.
Rogan Ward © Sunday Times.
Traditional leaders do not adequately represent the interests of rural communities in dealing with mining companies.
Area of Bigstone Cree Nation cultural trail that has been logged.
Darren Decoine/Bigstone Cree First Nation
Part of an Indigenous ancestral trail was cleared by a logging company last summer, despite it being a protected cultural site under Alberta law.
South Africa produces about 16% of sub-Saharan Africa’s maize.
As African economies recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, governments should explore technologies like global positioning systems and blockchain for use in the registration of land rights.
Discussing and agreeing on the boundaries of the community concession is a key first step towards official status for these communities in Yanonge, DRC.
Forests must improve communities’ livelihoods to rise as a sustainable management solution
Large estates in Vietnam were collectivised.
Land reform has always been closely tied to shifts in the wider political economy of countries.
Mary Jane Cain (centre) with granddaughters Miley Barker and Molly Chatfield and her great niece Josephine.
The sun dancin' : people and place Coonabarabran (Aboriginal Studies Press, 1994)
In the late 1880s, Gomeroi woman Mary Jane Cain began petitioning Britain for land rights. A matriarch and Queen to her people, she recovered 600 acres that became home to displaced Aboriginal families.
A female farmer in Zambia tends to her crops.
Margaret W. Nea/Bread for the World/Flickr
Civil society organisations in Zambia help women get access to land.
A woman harvests groundnuts in Malawi. Land ownership does not automatically empower women.
We found that even when women own land, their husbands are still perceived as household heads.
The Commonwealth Games is often dubbed the ‘friendly games’, but its history shows that friendliness applies only to ‘the right sort of people’.
Preparations for next month’s Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast are pushing homeless people out of town, and out of the state. Sadly, that’s not unusual for events of this sort.
Native title - the legal recognition of Indigenous Australian land rights - is determined under domestic law, not international law.
In an article published in the lead up to Australia Day, WA Liberal Party policy committee chairman Sherry Sufi said “native title can only exist if Australia was settled, not invaded”. Is that right?
Farm dwellers like Zabalaza Mshengu live in extremely precarious conditions.
Association for Rural Advancement
Farm dwellers’ conclusion is that the politics associated with land is not about an organised emancipatory movement. Farm dwellers are mainly preoccupied with daily survival strategies.
Uluru at sunset at the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in the Northern Territory.
The Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park Board of management has this week announced that tourists will be banned from climbing Uluru from 2019. Sammy Wilson, chairman of the park board, explains why.
What happens when the gap between a company and its umbrella group gets too wide? We’re about to find out.
Eddie Koiki Mabo (left) and Jack Wailu on the Torres Strait island of Mer.
National Archives of Australia/AAP
The Mabo decision changed Australia’s concept of land ownership. It was a divisive yet important step toward recognising Indigenous rights and establishing native title.
About three-quarters of South Africa’s land is used for agriculture.
The ecological needs of the land need to be considered together with the social and political needs of its people.
Paul Keating recognised the significant opportunities – and political risks – the High Court’s Mabo decision presented.
National Archives of Australia
Cabinet papers reveal the extent to which the Keating government was torn between concern for fiscal responsibility and a desire to tackle Indigenous disadvantage and pursue meaningful reconciliation.
The view of the Chyulu hills from Tsavo West National Park.
Recurrent fires in Kenya’s Chyulu Hills have been linked to illegal activities and are often attributed to squatters who live in the hills.