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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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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Apoyo de CERDET a familias indígenas en la producción ecológica de hortalizas en el chaco tarijeño_Photo credit CERDET

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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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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Protecting shared grazing through joint village land use planning

OLENGAPA is a grazing area shared by the villages Olkitikiti, Lerug, and Ngapapa in rural Tanzania. Until 2015 this area was facing encroachment, fragmentation and loss to crop farming due to lack of resources and capacity to implement policies and legislation. From 2010 to 2016 the then...

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Effective occupancy of territories: land, water and production in Wichi communities

Wichi communities fought, from 1982 to 1997, to obtain land titles for their plots numbered 5, 6, 8 and 92 and plots named Capitán Pagé, San Patricio and Abregú. The fifteen-year struggle was eventually successful through a dialog process and final agreements...

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Participatory geographic information system for water management

During last decades, effective occupation of territories took place in the north of Argentina, allowing many communities to access land. The formation of Fundapaz institutional Geographic Information System (GIS), together with the consultation, projection and work planning to supply water for...

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