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Welcome to the Community Land Rights blog, featuring notes and insights from experts and organizations working on community land and resource rights across the world.

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Sugar-coated Conflict

  • October 2, 2013

As global demand for sugar increases, so does the rush for land to grow it.  Around the world poor farmers are being kicked off their land to grow sugar, leaving them hungry and homeless. In 2013, Oxfam, one of the…

WSJ: Report on Cargill Fuels Colombia Land Controversy

  • September 30, 2013

As seen on the Wall Street Journal BOGOTÁ, Colombia—U.S. food giant Cargill Inc. acquired 30 times more Colombian land than legal restrictions allow, claimed Oxfam International, the latest allegation amid legislators' questioning of land purchases by large corporations operating in…

IPS: Making Local People Stewards of the Earth

  • September 24, 2013

As seen on Inter Press Service INTERLAKEN, Switzerland, Sep 23 2013 (IPS) - The lack of land rights is a crisis not just for local people but for all of humanity, warned organisers at an international conference here. Evidence shows that…

Day Two Summary – Closing Plenary

  • September 20, 2013

The closing plenary took place on Friday, and was chaired by Arvind Khare, RRI. Chris Anderson, Rio Tinto, noted how the private sector could assist in providing focused actions on global land rights, such as getting behind Oxfam’s “Behind the…

Day Two Summary – Opening Plenary

  • September 20, 2013

Reporting back to plenary on Friday, Mark Freudenberger, Tetra Tech, for the “mapping and documentation” group, stressed that maps have many uses which can help protect community rights, enable community empowerment, and lead to legal reform. He outlined a variety…

Bloomberg: One Word May Save Indonesia’s Forests (Opinion)

  • September 20, 2013

The following opinion piece was authored by John Hudson, chairman of the board of the Rights and Resources Initiative and published in Bloomberg News As seen on Bloomberg News By John Hudson Sep 19, 2013 6:30 PM ET Indonesia’s forest…

Summary of Day One – Afternoon Plenary Session

  • September 19, 2013

The Thursday afternoon plenary  session began with reports from each of the five strategy sessions that are taking place simultaneously on both days. Joji Cariño, Executive Director of the Forest Peoples Programme, on behalf of the “legal recognition and empowerment”…

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