October 2, 2013 — This week we officially announce the launch of the new, fully refreshed Focus on Land in Africa, an online resource that highlights the connections between land and natural resource rights and development (especially agriculture, food security, women’s empowerment, the environment) in African countries. | www.focusonland.com
Below are links to a sample of resources found on the website, produced in partnership by World Resources Institute and Landesa.
- A new commentary series, Talking Land, featuring views from development and land rights leaders in Africa. Today, Ali D. Kaba, Sustainable Development Initiative, writes on women’s land rights in Liberia and a FOLA commentary seeks to Elevate Land Rights in Africa
- A brief by Kent Elbow and slide show feature Burkina Faso’s innovative land law, which transforms land governance, setting the basis for secure individual and community land rights
- A video, What’s Land Got To Do with Development? produced by Georges Collinet of Cote d’Ivoire.
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