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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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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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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IPDRS

Establishment of Junín Community Reserve to revalue and defend the forest

As a strategy of resistance to the advancement of large-scale mining in the Íntag area, local populations established community reserves to protect territories. The Junín Community Reserve was one of them, created in 1998 to protect and reclaim the land. Those territories...

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caimito

Conservation and sustainable use of the Caimito forest

The community of Caimito has decided to preserve one of the last remnants of forest in the Ecuadorian Chocó region. With this final aim in mind the local inhabitants, who historically settled together with migrant settlers -foreigners and Ecuadorians-, organized themselves and...

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ILC

Land collective entitlement to survive in Ayapata

In 2012 and after a long legal battle to recover its land, the community Kichwa Ayapata received a communal land title from the Ecuadorian State. The 164 hectares of Amazonian territory were distributed among 40 families. This was a key milestone for co-proprietors because land...

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