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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Women shout slogans during a protest rally in Gandhinagar on 18 June 2013. The protesters, mainly farmers, were protesting against the Gujarat government’s decision to develop Mandal-Becharaji as a special investment region (SIR)

Women and youth protests revert land dispossession by the State

In September 2012, the Government of Gujarat announced the creation of the Mandal Becharaji Special Investment Region (MB SIR). By covering 44 agricultural villages, the project would have caused the loss of livelihood to 60,000 people dependent on land. Two...

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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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Methodology of Chain Transfer for Creole and indigenous families

The Association of Small Producers and Creole Families in Plot 26 (APPL26) decided to enrich natural fodder to improve the nutrition of their herds. Seeds were received as financial contributions and later returned by means of chain transfer to the indigenous communities in the area the...

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Community management planning for sustainable development

This experience explains how the community of Timboy Tiguasu organized, promoted and decided to lead its future after evaluating its own case. The objective was mid-term development planning for the community area, favouring management and implementation of different local projects and...

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Community organization and leadership to boost productive development

Since its beginnings as an organization, the Guarani Indigenous Community of Pananti has been in constant mobilization in order to achieve territorial consolidation. From 2013 onwards, it concentrated on the economic aspect of its agricultural development strategy, placing emphasis on...

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Indigenous land management plan promotes community development

A decade-long struggle and territorial demands inspired by the Guarani Peoples Assembly - Asamblea del Pueblo Guaraní  or APG- during the 90s, resulted in the Bolivian Government awarding 91.529 hectares of land to community association Zona Machareti. The area awarded was...

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