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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Lutte contre l’accaparement de terres et récupération de terres litigieuses par des paysans organisés_Photo credit CICODEV

A peasant movement tackles land grabbing and reclaims disputed land

This is the outcome of an advocacy campaign led by CICODEV Africa and the Collectif des Paysans sans Terre de Diokoul against land grabbing in the rural community of Diokoul Ndiawrigne, in Senegal. This 2-year campaign involved 99 farmers from 4 villages and aimed at reclaiming 400 hectares of...

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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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Halting land grabbing by local elite through sustained legal action_Photo credits Andrea Fiorenza

Halting land grabbing by local elite through sustained legal action

The village of Rampur, in the Dinajpur district of Bangladesh, was established on public ‘khas’ land in 1953 by landless farmers. However, in the following decades, different groups of local elites claimed the land and tried to evict the villagers. Thanks to...

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Dinajpur District, Bangladesh_Photo credits  Andrea Fiorenza

Twenty years of legal struggle to obtain ownership of public ‘khas’

In 1994, the landless villagers of Rajarampur in Dinajpur district, Bangladesh, applied for access to public ‘khas’ land (government owned land available for allocation according to government priorities) that had been lying fallow for years. In 1995 they occupied 115 acres of this fallow land....

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Communal Land Associations claim compensations for investments in their territories

Half of the total land area of Karamoja, a sub-region in Uganda, is held by communities on a customary basis. These communal lands are not demarcated or registered and are prone to land grabbing, mostly for tourism or mining. The Uganda Land Alliance (ULA) has empowered communities to assert...

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Global campaign presses food and beverage companies to respect land rights

Oxfam’s global Behind the Brands campaign harnesses consumer, public, and investor pressure to change the way the ten largest food and beverage companies do business. These companies have enormous power over their supply chains and can move the agricultural industry toward greater respect for...

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