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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AFA

Expanding the Dialogue on Large-Scale Land Acquisition and its alternatives

This case study highlights the process used by the Asian Farmers Association (AFA) to better involve grassroots organisations from three Asian countries in national, regional and international dialogues on large-scale land acquisitions (LSLAs). The project was implemented in Cambodia, Indonesia...

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DQLCC

Sustainable tourism partnership with local farmers strengthens family incomes

In Tafila in southern Jordan, the Dana and Qadisiyah Local Community Cooperative (DQLCC) has set up a sustainable tourism partnership with a group of local farmers by establishing a small camp for tourists on the edge of a nature reserve. Since the local community has limited rights of access to...

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ACAD

Economic empowerment to enhance resilience to land grabbing: Beit Skarya, the West Bank

The Arab Center for Agriculture Development (ACAD) has used different methodologies to protect the land rights of local communities in the occupied Palestinian territories, including the rehabilitation and utilisation of land by planting different kinds of plants and trees. ACAD has lobbied on...

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CLS

A Human Rights Approach to Rural Land Governance in Scotland

Community Land Scotland (CLS) has worked to strengthen a human rights approach to land governance through multi-stakeholder dialogue and advocacy. Previously, Scotland’s land tenure system was oriented towards private property rights. This has changed, with CLS working with the Scottish Human...

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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...

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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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