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.

What is the Database of Good Practices?

ILC members share with the world their good practices. Learn, share and be inspired by them. Read more

Filters

ecadert.jpg

Articulación interinstitucional para el desarrollo territorial sustentable transfronterizo

Diferentes instituciones desde diferentes niveles y sectores de organización con presencia en la región transfronteriza del Trifinio, misma que une los países de El Salvador, Guatemala y Honduras, han logrado coordinar y unir esfuerzos con el objeto de orientar un desarrollo integral y...

Read more
Propiedad comunitaria, mapeo participativo y recuperación del territorio

Community ownership, participatory mapping and land recovery

In the municipality of San Luis, Mayan q’eqchi’es communities of El Aguacate, Mabila and Chiruja implemented an innovation plan, which was facilitated by Pastoral Social of the Peten Vicariate. The aim was to transfer participatory mapping methodology and the promotion...

Read more

Linking national and international campaigns helps reverting land grab

In March 2011, 769 families from fourteen Q’eqchi communities were evicted from the Polochic Valley, Guatemala, to allow further expansion of sugar cane plantations. Through its international CRECE (“Grow”) campaign, Oxfam supported the national organization Comité de Unidad Campesina (CUC -...

Read more

Community resists expansion of agribusiness thanks to organic farming

The community of Monseñor Romero is located in the coastal area of Guatemala, a region characterised by large-scale monocultures of sugar cane, banana and oil palm. To diversify income sources, improve land fertility and resist the expansion of large-scale agriculture, the community complemented...

Read more

Negotiation of communal land ownership of an abandoned coffee plantation

The community of La Florida in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala, successfully occupied and became owner of an abandoned coffee plantation. Between 2002 and 2004 they negotiated communal ownership with the Fondo de Tierras (State Land Fund), the Ministry for Agriculture, the private owners and banks....

Read more