Land-at-scale Newsletter Q1 2021 - April 2021 Online Version
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Dear colleagues,

We are excited to present you with this newsletter for the first quarter of 2021. As we anticipated in the previous newsletter, this quarter marks the official start of the first LAND-at-scale country projects. Some highlights of this quarter for us are the release of our second tender (this time for the project in Mali!) and attending the Second Arab Land Conference. Even though we could only attend virtually, we were happy to see familiar and new faces and to engage in land governance discussions again. We look forward to the upcoming events to keep the dialogue open with the land sector!

Be sure to follow our LinkedIn and Land Portal pages, if you don’t already, as we’ll publish all news, opportunities and one-pagers with details on the country projects in the coming months.

If you have any questions or remarks about LAND-at-scale, please do not hesitate to reach out to us through

Warm regards,

The LAND-at-scale team
Featured news
Opportunity: Public tender for
LAND-at-scale project in Mali
LAND-at-scale is looking for (an) organization(s) to implement the LAND-at-scale intervention “Boosting local capacity to manage land conflicts and protect customary rights” in Mali. The goal of this intervention is to contribute to stability, food security, climate resilient agricultural development and natural resources management by strengthening security of access to and rights over land and natural resources. The deadline for applications is May 6th!
Please find more information about the tender here    
RVO and FAO Round Table on Land Consolidation in the Arab World
What are the state-of-the-art and new approaches to land consolidation as part of integrated rural development strategies in North Africa and the Middle East? That was the main question around which several experts from Egypt, Morocco, Sudan, Tunisia, and Turkey joined the exciting roundtable discussion on land consolidation during the Second Arab Land Conference last February; a session which 110 participants attended – both in person and online.
Read more about the session discussions here
Programme highlight
Project highlight: LAND-at-scale Colombia
A LAND-at-scale has started to work in Colombia on land formalization through a Fit for purpose approach in Indigenous and Afro-Colombian communities. Kadaster International, Tropenbos and ICCO Cooperation / Cordaid are joining forces to scale up Kadaster’s fit for purpose pilot in the country, adding components related to sustainable income generating activities and protection and use of natural resources.
Read more about the project here
Improving land governance for Palestinian farmers
Palestinian farmers in the West Bank mainly engage in low intensity agriculture. Despite great agricultural potential, the prospect of losing access to the land impacts negatively on the willingness of farmers to invest in sustainable agricultural intensification. Moreover, prior investments in agriculture could be under pressure as well when farmers do not have the documents to proof their tenure rights.
Read more about how the LAND-at-scale project aims to address this here
Tools & Publications
LAND-at-scale project one-pagers
Curious to know more about the scope and specific strategies for the LAND-at-scale projects? As the implementation of the first projects are starting, one-pagers of each project will be published on the LAND-at-scale page on the Land Portal. Be sure to watch this space as we’ll be publishing these one-pagers as LAND-at-scale projects are kicking off!
Events and opportunities
Opportunity: LAND-at-scale Tender Mali
Deadline: 6 May 2021
Apply here
Event: FIG E-Working Week
Dates: 21-25 June 2021
Location: Online
Official website
Event: LANDac conference
Dates: 30 June-1 July (tentative)
Location: Online
Official website
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