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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World Bank/CASEF project

Decentralised and simplified land management addresses the administrative bottlenecks to securing rural land in Madagascar

The introduction of a decentralised and simplified land management system at municipal level has significantly reduced the regulatory burden of securing tenure of rural land parcels. Cost and time of land tenure registration have been reduced from USD 500 to USD 14, and from 6 years to 7 months...

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IFAD/ Barbara Gravelli

Inclusive land and water governance in Mauritania

IFAD worked with local communities in Mauritania to strengthen their access to flood recession land along the Senegal River Valley. The project prioritised effective land and water governance, and creation and regulation of water infrastructure. It also focused on land tenure by determining the...

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Fundación Tierra

Participatory decision-making processes to manage the archaeological heritage of indigenous communities

Overcoming a past of mistrust and lack of communication, Fundación TIERRA has served as a bridge between the government and 117 Aymara communities in the Lake Titicaca watershed. Now, 15 municipalities have passed laws to protect archaeological resources that improve community-based territorial...

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Groundswell International

Association of agroecological producers fosters community social organization

Randy Mikuna is an organization, established by farmers in the central highlands of Ecuador, with an alternative proposal for sustainability. This association of agroecological producers, composed of 32 families, promotes food sovereignty and community social organization. They transform and...

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IFAD

Pasture users’ unions (PPUs) improve rural farmers' livelihoods in Kyrgyzstan

IFAD's Agricultural Investments and Services Project (AISP) assisted in the implementation of the 2009 "Pasture Law" which devolved pastureland management to local government and pasture users, in the form of pasture users’ unions (PUUs). 768 PUUs and 714 community pasture management plans were...

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LEMU

Protecting customary land tenure through Principles, Practices, Rights and Responsibilities (PPRR) books

LEMU worked with 8 communities in north and east Uganda to draft their customary land laws into Principles, Practices, Rights and Responsibilities (PPRR) books. The PPRR books have assisted local communities to protect their long-held customs and traditions, including their customary land tenure...

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