Congo Farmers Hail New Mediation Law
Voice of America News
June 25, 2012
Small-farmer organizations in the Democratic Republic of Congo are welcoming a new law they say should improve local communities’ access to land. One of the most significant outcomes introduced by the new Congo law is that all agricultural land disputes must be submitted for mediation before they can be taken to court. The organizations are urging peasants to mobilize to take advantage of the new legislation.