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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MBOSCUDA

Agro-pastoral farming alliance in Cameroon

The existing legal framework empowers the Agro Pastoral Commission to resolve conflicts between farmers and grazers; however, the process is expensive, cumbersome and ineffective. MBOSCUDA introduced an Alternative Conflict Management (ACM) procedure through which farming and pastoralist...

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Extension and awareness-raising on women's right to land ownership

Following a training workshop and community sessions as well as family discussions on land rights, a change in one husband's mentality towards his wife's place as a landowner enabled her to become the owner of agricultural land. This purchase led the couple to a better financial situation, and...

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World Bank

Certification groupée et recensement des parcelles par les communautés locales

La réforme foncière malgache de 2005 et 2015 (décentralisation de la gestion foncière) a amené les communautés locales à s'organiser pour renforcer leur sécurisation foncière. Réunions, discussions et sensibilisations ont permis de mettre en place une stratégie de recensement foncier et de...

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Cerai

Cultivar las tierras abandonadas para evitar el acaparamiento de recursos naturales

A través de la recuperación de tierras que están abandonadas, con cultivos locales aplicando técnicas adaptadas de riego y de agroecología, los agricultores y las agricultoras familiares de la cuenca del río Senegal de Mauritania legitiman su uso. Esto les ha permitido consolidar su tenencia de...

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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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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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