- 1. Secure Tenure Rights
- 2. Strong Small-Scale Farming Systems
- 3. Diverse Tenure Systems
- 4. Equal land rights for women
- 5. Secure territorial rights for Indigenous Peoples
- 6. Locally-managed ecosystems
- 7. Inclusive decision-making
- 8. Transparent and accessible information
- 9. Effective actions against land grabbing
- 10. Protected land rights defenders
2. Strong Small-Scale Farming Systems
Ensure equitable land distribution and public investment that supports small-scale farming systems, including through redistributive agrarian reforms that counter excessive land concentration, provide for secure and equitable use and control of land, and allocate appropriate land to landless rural producers and urban residents, whilst supporting smallholders as investors and producers, such as through cooperative and partnership business models.
In Nepal, our members are developing a position paper on land issues that supports landless and tenant farmers,and are consulting with policymakers to lobby for the inclusion of related recommendations in Nepal's new constitution. They are also working to increase effectiveness of agricultural cooperatives to sustain economic livelihoods
In the Philippines, our members are engaged in the extension of the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARPER) and are working to ensure the provision of government budget for its implementation
In India, our members are participating in the land reform process by documenting data and information on land ownership for dialogue with National state governments and village panchayats.
In Madagascar, our members are working to promote access to land and tenure security by increasing the amount of clauses proposed by civil society in the country's land policy
In Malawi, our members are lobbying for the inclusion of land as a priority in the country's development agenda (e.g. Malawi Growth Development Strategy)
In South Sudan, our members are conducting research related to unused land in order to determine different categories, and to agree on a list of beneficiaries.
In Peru, our members are demanding the recognition of food sovereignty in government policies on Food Security (e.g. National Strategy for Food Security and Nutrition 2013-2021)
In Ecuador, our members are involved in multi-sector discussions on the country's Land Law proposal and are providing their inputs to the Commission of the National Assembly
In Nicaragua, our members are elaborating policy briefs by providing recommendations for improving the implementation of policies
In Nicaragua , Oxfam-CONGCOOP collaborative workshops on financing for cooperatives and rural women were implemented in support of the International Year of Family Farming 2014
Strengthening small-scale farming systems through knowledge sharing and policy advocacy work by:
- Sharing sessions on best small farming techniques and the implementation of VGGTs
- Formulating template and draft policy instruments on VGGTs for small-scale farming
- Developing a module on post-land distribution
- Consulting on fair agri-venture agreements and the development of a toolkit for assessing regulations and compliance of agri-business engagements.
The contribution of land governance to food security, social justice and food sovereignty is a key area of debate in which many ILC members are engaged. There is a lot of discussion about the implications of these concepts, but what is agreed upon among ILC members is the commitment to promoting small-scale production systems of food, controlled and owned by people living on and from the land.
ILC supported the 2014 International Year of Family Farming, including through a series of research projects to contribute to the debate on the role of smallholder agriculture and continues to engage in the campaign to promote family farming and advocate for increased public investments in small-holder farming systems as a core element of national rural development strategies.
ILC will continue build on existing work of its members and facilitate discussion on food systems with the aim of identifying a joint approach during the new strategy period, closely linking the work on food systems to the database of good practices to show the benefit locally-controlled food systems can bring to those living on and from the land as well as society as a whole.