Colombia: Land title push brings hope in fragile peace

Unequal land distribution was a key reason why the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) took up arms in 1964 as a Marxist-inspired agrarian movement that fought to defend the rights of landless peasants. Now, granting land titles is part of government efforts to promote rural development as set out in the 2016 peace deal signed with the FARC rebels. The peace accord pledges to address unequal land ownership and foster development in neglected rural areas hit hard by violence.

Read more from Reuters on the issue here and an op-ed from Peace News Network contributor Nicholas Parkinson here.