ILC Asia 2017 Regional Assembly – Stronger Coalition Braided in Central Asia

Wednesday, 27th September 2017

A moment for the Asia members to gather and to build the plans for the coming years is returning again this year. With the warmth culture of the Kyrgyz republic, the process was being carried out through a productive and solid discussion among all. 

Trocaire - Odisha-Women_Caption Tribal women in Odisha. Photographer Justin Kernoghan

District-wide movement achieves recognition of community forest rights

The struggle of 125 Adivasi and Dalit families of the Doliambo village in Odisha, led to the legal recognition of their entitlement to their ancestral land and forests, denied to them since colonial times. Historically, marginalised and poor forest dependent...

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Case study

District-wide movement achieves recognition of community forest rights

Author: 
Raja Chakraborti (Trócaire), Stefania Battistelli and Luis Manuel Claps (ILC Secretariat)
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From Forlorn Wastelands to Thriving Commons in India

Zachary Slobig- Skoll Foundation
Tuesday, 7th November 2017

Years ago, early in Jagdeesh Rao Puppala’s career, he ran into some trouble with the law in rural western India. He had just returned from a small event where some eminent leaders and villagers had decided to green a patch of derelict land. It was the familiar photo-op of a handful of VIPs planting a row of saplings. When he returned to the office, he found an unfamiliar man waiting for him. The man was from the District Magistrate’s office. He handed him an envelope. Inside, Jagdeesh found a notice of trespassing.

Women shout slogans during a protest rally in Gandhinagar on 18 June 2013. The protesters, mainly farmers, were protesting against the Gujarat government’s decision to develop Mandal-Becharaji as a special investment region (SIR)

Women and youth protests revert land dispossession by the State

In September 2012, the Government of Gujarat announced the creation of the Mandal Becharaji Special Investment Region (MB SIR). By covering 44 agricultural villages, the project would have caused the loss of livelihood to 60,000 people dependent on land. Two...

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Women and youth protests revert land dispossession by the State

Author: 
Monika Agarwal (MARAG), Jan Cherlet and Luis Manuel Claps (ILC Secretariat)
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Time to halt pressure on common property resources in India

Friday, 8th September 2017

The pressure on the common property resources (CPRs) has rapidly increased in the past few decades. Not only are the areas under them which have been impacted, but the increased pressure has led to land overexploitation and land degradation. 

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ILC Asia Members' Declaration on the International Youth Day

Sunday, 13th August 2017

For the very first time, ILC Asia started the discussion to include the youths within its struggle over land. Young farmers from five Asian countries gathered in Bogor, Indonesia from the 10th to 12th of August 2017. Participants in the regional gathering brainstormed ideas on youth and land which resulted in a common agenda of working together for a campaign with the commitments of organizations who participated. The initiative called “Securing the Future: Land Rights for Rural Youths” was opened on the occasion of International Youth Day 2017.

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Finding the balance between productivity and sustainable agriculture

ANSUMAN PATTNAYAK (Department of Agriculture, Government of Orissa, India)
Friday, 4th August 2017

Chemical fertilizers and pesticides are threatening climate parameters in a big way, but using environmentally friendly products can be a way for us to move closer to a more sustainable future.  

Unifying the heterogeneity to collectively pursue a shared vision fighting for equal rights for women

Thursday, 3rd August 2017

An inspiring and lively training on grassroots leadership was organized by our member, SWADHINA, in Kalkuta, India. Diverse participants and presenters coming from different castes, states and other backgrounds took part in the training. It was a good opportunity for participants to learn and share experiences from one another. It allowed them to have a better understanding of what type of leadership can be exercised at a practical level, especially when it comes to women’s land rights.

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