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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Training of Water Users Associations for Irrigation for more sustainable land and water management

Since 1995, NGO Bios has worked on sustainable agriculture and environmental protection for rural communities’ development in the Republic of Moldova. By using a participatory and inclusive approach, Bios has offered training to 10 Water Users Associations for Irrigation to raise their awareness...

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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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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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Fundación Adsis

Identity and collective land management for the territorial defence of Tola Chica

By reclaiming their land, the inhabitants of Tola Chica challenged private land ownership, which was the type of tenure the State promoted. Co-proprietors faced various threats which could endanger their territory, from land traffickers to a group from the community which has been...

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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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