Land: Reporting on rights

A website focused on land and property rights around the world has been launched by the Thomson Reuters Foundation. The purpose of place (property. land. access. connections. empowerment) is to create the first global team of journalists dedicated to the subject. In Africa, 90% of property rights are not registered, a situation that leads to silent crises as explained by Monique Villa, CEO of the Thomson Reuters Foundation in Jeune Afrique: “The denial of such basic rights leads to exploitation and financial instability. It can destroy livelihoods, create inequality and even foment conflict.” While some articles describe cases of expulsion and dispossession, the site also presents successful projects that are helping to guarantee access to land.

The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) is a joint international institution of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States and the European Union (EU). CTA operates under the framework of the Cotonou Agreement and is funded by the EU.