Respect, protect and strengthen the land rights of women and men living in poverty, ensuring that no one is deprived of the use and control of the land on which their well-being and human dignity depend, including through eviction, expulsion or exclusion, and with compulsory changes to tenure undertaken only in line with international law and standards on human rights.

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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...

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Productive diversification and organization in Weenhayek communities

Climate change is one of the main factors causing dramatic scarcity of aquatic life in the Pilcomayo river basin. The Weenhayek communities of Villamontes started vegetable gardens in plots suffering from limited productivity, insufficient access to water and extreme...

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Sustainable forest management ties indigenous group together against eviction threats

In order to oppose logging activities in their territories (on-going since 1968)  and an attempt of eviction by the State (in 1992), the indigenous people of Huay Hin Lad Nai village, Northern Thailand, have established traditional forest management techniques...

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Supporting pastoralist communities to secure land and sustainably manage resources_Photo credit UCRT

Supporting communities of pastoralists and hunter-gatherers to secure land and sustainably manage resources

UCRT works in support of hunter-gatherer and pastoralist communities in northern Tanzania. In particular, they have assisted the Maasai community of Terrat village in Simanjiro district and the Hadzabe community in securing their land and natural resources and in strengthening their livelihood....

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Cartografía participativa y conservación territorial en la Comunidad de Huachón_Photo credit Pedro Tipula IBC

Participatory mapping and land conservation in the community of Huachón

The peasant community of Huachón achieved legal recognition of their territory in 1935. However, it did not have a map or updated legal documents of the communal property. At the same time, the water supply faced various threats. An innovation plan designed and facilitated by the Instituto...

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Fortalecimiento organizacional y protección de los derechos a la tierra_Credits CIPCA

Organisational strengthening and protection of land rights

With the support of many organisations, the newly elected leadership of the local farming community of Santa Catalina de Moza has committed to respect, protect and strengthen land rights, by registering and geo-referencing family and community land. The community has adopted new administrative...

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