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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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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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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Fundación Tierra

Participatory decision-making processes to manage the archaeological heritage of indigenous communities

Overcoming a past of mistrust and lack of communication, Fundación TIERRA has served as a bridge between the government and 117 Aymara communities in the Lake Titicaca watershed. Now, 15 municipalities have passed laws to protect archaeological resources that improve community-based territorial...

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Trócaire

Securing women's land rights in Nicaragua

The patriarchal society in Nicaragua hinders women’s ownership of land. Women are much less likely to own land or access loans to purchase land. Trócaire and partner organisation engaged in a five tier intervention to address barriers to women's access to land. The project focused on enhancing...
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NGO Bios

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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