In developing countries around the world, rural people are losing their land and natural resources with often profound adverse effects on local livelihoods and wellbeing, and on local environments and ecosystem services. This occurs because of weak property rights and insecure tenure arrangements. This video tells the story of a farmer in Sub-Saharan Africa who loses the right to farm on his land, and emphasizes the importance of government decisions that balance the individual rights of citizens with national public interest.