Participatory mapping and land conservation in the community of Huachón

The peasant community of Huachón achieved legal recognition of their territory in 1935. However, it did not have a map or updated legal documents of the communal property. At the same time, the water supply faced various threats. An innovation plan designed and facilitated by the Instituto del Bien Común (IBC), applied participatory mapping techniques to strengthen land management and to ensure land conservation. The experience provided scientific and cartographic information that improved decision making processes in support of the communities.

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