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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Development and harmonisation of land mapping methodologies

Land mapping and monitoring of its dynamics is essential for the protection of community land rights. In response to increasing land investments in Cameroon, CED partnered with government departments, the Rainforest Foundation UK (RFUK), Forest Peoples Programme (FPP), community leaders and...

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World Bank/CASEF project

Decentralised and simplified land management addresses the administrative bottlenecks to securing rural land in Madagascar

The introduction of a decentralised and simplified land management system at municipal level has significantly reduced the regulatory burden of securing tenure of rural land parcels. Cost and time of land tenure registration have been reduced from USD 500 to USD 14, and from 6 years to 7 months...

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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

Group certification and identification of plots by local communities

The Malagasy land reform of 2005 and 2015 (decentralization of land management) led local communities to organize themselves to strengthen their land security. Meetings, discussions and awareness-raising have led to the implementation of a land census and group certification strategy. It is...

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Cerai

Cultivating abandoned lands to avoid natural resources grabbing

Through the recovery of land that is abandoned, with local crops applying adapted irrigation and agro-ecology techniques, the farmers and family farmers of the Senegal river basin of Mauritania legitimize its use. This has allowed them to consolidate their land tenure even in the absence of...

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