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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UNICEF

An example of decentralised land governance: the introduction of the Wilaya in Algeria

Alegria inherited a centralised system of governance at independence in 1962. As a result, all policy and decision-making were controlled by the central government, to the exclusion of local government and local communities. With growing discontent within the local communities in southern...

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Inclusive Rangeland Management in Jordan

The Badia is a region of semi-arid and steppic rangelands in eastern Jordan. Historically, the rangelands were managed by tribal institutions of local communities using traditional and cultural ecosystem management techniques. With the establishment of the Jordanian State, these lands became...

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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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Medium

Securing Land Tenure in Senegal

IFAD’s agricultural development project in Matam (PRODAM) has contributed to securing land tenure by supporting the “one household, one hectare” principle in the allocation of land in village irrigation schemes and facilitating the establishment of pastoral units responsible for the management...

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