ILC partners in Asia call for wider recognition of land rights as human rights
Friday, 9th March 2018
The magnitude and intensity of land conflicts in Asia have increased over the years, with the continued rise of land and agricultural investments and continued competing claims for scarce natural resources. In various instances, governments and private sector entities alike have facilitated the displacement of rural communities, the deterioration of the environment and agricultural livelihoods, and the loss of lives through land concessions and businesses ventures.
Participatory 3D mapping supports ancestral domain claims
Participatory 3D mapping has proven to be an effective tool to support indigenous peoples’ formal claims over their ancestral domains in the region of Mindanao. These include rivers, forests, agricultural and coastal areas, among other natural resources. While the mapping process facilitates the...
Following the expiration of the land acquisition and distribution (LAD) component of the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform with Extension and Reforms (CARPER) in June 2014, the issuance of Notices of Coverage (NOCs) was stalled – leaving the remaining 600,000 hectares undistributed as of 2016.
Land distribution turns landless community into organic farming cooperative
The Philippines embarked on a comprehensive Agrarian Reform Programme in 1981, set to redistribute 8.1 million hectares of land. Three years later, following land reforms, the Pecuaria Development Cooperative Inc. (PDCI) was established in Lanipga, Bula, a...