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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KAFLU

Forest Stewardship Certification in Kyrgyzstan

KAFLU and partners have worked to improve forest management in Kyrgyzstan by designing and implementing a forest management certification programme - the Forest Stewardship Council's (FSC) Certification process for non-timber forest products (NTFP). The FSC Certification tool has been...

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Kyrgyz Jayity

Use of the electronic pasture committee (EPC) information management system in Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyz Jayity has created an electronic pasture committee (EPC) software for effective and decentralised management and monitoring of the status of national pastures. Pasture User Unions (PUUs) are able to access all the necessary information about pasture users, livestock and pastureland...

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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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NAPFO

Introducing Joint Forest Management for a more sustainable management of forest resources

After successfully advocating with the government of Kosovo for the approval of a new forest strategy, based on participatory management of forest resources, NAPFO supported the implementation of Joint Forest Management in local communities. The process entailed raising awareness on this model...

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Indigenous women leadership promotes sustainable development in Puerto Prado

A community of the Amazonian Cocama-Cocamilla People abandoned its land on the banks of the Ucayali River due to scarcity of resources to survive. They have been living, since 1999 and led by Ema Tapullima, in Puerto Prado, on the banks of the Marañón River....

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Cornell University Blog

Territorial defence against extractivism in the Íntag Valley

The Íntag Valley is part of two very important biological zones: the tropical Andes and the Tumbes-Chocó-Magdalena area. Conflicts between the State and local communities arise from the extractive activities at the copper and...

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