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Come Together at the River

Come Together at the River

Source: EcoPeace Middle East, 2016

Countries: Israel, Jordan, Palestine

Topics: Conflict Prevention, Land, Livelihoods, Renewable Resources

Added: 23/02/2017

 

The Jordan River is a 250-kilometre long river, originating at Mount Hermon (Jabel Sheikh), flowing into the Sea of Galilee, and meandering its way down to the Dead Sea - approximately 428 meters below sea level, the lowest place on Earth. The River’s central location, at the meeting point of...

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River out of Eden: Water, Ecology, and the Jordan River in the Jewish Tradition

River out of Eden: Water, Ecology, and the Jordan River in the Jewish Tradition

Source: EcoPeace, Friends of the Earth Middle East, 2014

Author(s): EcoPeace, Friends of the Earth Middle East

Countries: Israel, Jordan, Palestine, Syria

Topics: Cooperation, Land, Livelihoods, Renewable Resources

Added: 23/02/2017

 

We recognize that the Jordan River Valley is a landscape of outstanding ecological and cultural importance. It connects the eco-systems of Africa and Asia, forms a sanctuary for wild plants and animals, and has witnessed some of the most significant advances in human history. The first people ever to leave...

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Cows and Guns: Cattle-Related Conflict and Armed Violence in Fizi and Itombwe, Eastern DR Congo

Cows and Guns: Cattle-Related Conflict and Armed Violence in Fizi and Itombwe, Eastern DR Congo

Source: Journal of Modern African Studies, 2017

Author(s): Judith Verweijen and Justine Brabant

Countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo

Topics: Land, Livelihoods, Renewable Resources, Weapons, Waste, and Pollution

Added: 15/02/2017

 

This paper analyses the role of cattle in the entwined dynamics of conflict and violence in the Fizi and Itombwe region of South Kivu province, in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo. On the one hand, agropastoral conflict intensifies armed mobilisation, allowing armed groups to draw upon particular conflict...

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Peace and Environmental Protection in Colombia: Proposals for Sustainable Rural Development

Peace and Environmental Protection in Colombia: Proposals for Sustainable Rural Development

Source: The Dialogue , 2017

Author(s): Lorenzo Morales

Countries: Colombia

Topics: Governance, Land, Livelihoods, Renewable Resources

Added: 15/02/2017

 

Armed conflict and the environment are deeply intertwined in Colombia—the war has determined how land has been defined, occupied, and utilized. Given the weak state presence in conflict zones, land occupation has often been spontaneous and unplanned. Mass displacement of populations—Colombia has the world’s second highest level of internal migration...

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La Maldita Tierra

La Maldita Tierra

The Damned Land

Source: Centro Nacional de Memoria Histórica, 2016

Countries: Colombia

Topics: Extractive Resources, Land

Added: 15/02/2017

 

En 1996 los hermanos Carlos y Vicente Castaño enviaron un grupo de 25 hombres armados al departamento de Cesar. Así lo venían haciendo en otras regiones del país, con la excusa aparente de combatir la violencia desatada por la guerrilla. Durante casi una década, hasta su desmovilización en 2006, se...

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La Paz y la Protección Ambiental en Colombia: Propuestas para un Desarrollo Rural Sostenible

La Paz y la Protección Ambiental en Colombia: Propuestas para un Desarrollo Rural Sostenible

Peace and Environmental Protection in Colombia: Proposals for Rural Sustainable Development

Source: El Diálogo Interamericano, 2017

Author(s): Lorenzo Morales

Countries: Colombia

Topics: Economic Recovery , Land, Livelihoods

Added: 15/02/2017

 

En Colombia existe una estrecha relación entre el conflicto armado y el medio ambiente—la guerra ha sido determinante en las formas de entender, ocupar y usar el territorio. Con un Estado débil en zonas de conflicto, la ocupación se hizo con frecuencia de manera espontánea y sin planeación. El desplazamiento...

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Self-Protection Mechanisms: Colombian Rural Defenders and Communities

Self-Protection Mechanisms: Colombian Rural Defenders and Communities

Source: ABColombia CAFOD, Christian Aid, Oxfam GB, SCIAF, and Trócaire, 2017

Author(s): ABColombia CAFOD, Christian Aid, Oxfam GB, SCIAF, and Trócaire

Countries: Colombia

Topics: Governance, Land

Added: 15/02/2017

 

The situation of Colombian human rights defenders has for many years been one of the worst in the world.1 Since the official start of the Havana Peace Talks (October 2012) between the Colombian Government and the left-wing Guerrilla Group, the Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia – Ejercito de Pueblo (FARC),...

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Land Reform in Afghanistan: Full Impact and Sustainability of $41.2 Million USAID Program is Unknown

Land Reform in Afghanistan: Full Impact and Sustainability of $41.2 Million USAID Program is Unknown

Source: Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR), 2017

Countries: Afghanistan

Topics: Land, Programming

Added: 15/02/2017

 

According to land reform experts, land reform is generally understood to be efforts to correct problems with land distribution and rights to its use.5 Since 2004, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has worked to address land reform in Afghanistan because of its effect on the economy and the...

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Whose Crops, At What Price? Agricultural Investment in Myanmar

Whose Crops, At What Price? Agricultural Investment in Myanmar

Source: Oxfam, 2017

Countries: Myanmar

Topics: Economic Recovery , Land, Livelihoods

Added: 09/02/2017

 

After years of international isolation, Myanmar is liberalizing its economy and seeking to attract foreign investment. But while foreign investment can play an important role in developing the country’s agriculture sector, in the current environment of limited transparency and accountability, an increase in agribusiness investments poses serious risks to the...

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Impact of the Syrian Refugee Crisis on Land Use and Transboundary Freshwater Resources

Impact of the Syrian Refugee Crisis on Land Use and Transboundary Freshwater Resources

Source: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America , 2016

Author(s): Marc François Müller, Jim Yoon, Steven M. Gorelick, Nicolas Avisse, Amaury Tilmant

Countries: Syria

Topics: Basic Services, Humanitarian Assistance, Land, Livelihoods, Renewable Resources

Added: 08/02/2017

 

Since 2013, hundreds of thousands of refugees have migrated southward to Jordan to escape the Syrian civil war that began in mid-2011. Evaluating impacts of conflict and migration on land use and transboundary water resources in an active war zone remains a challenge. However, spatial and statistical analyses of satellite...

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