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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Indigenous Peoples Secretariat key ally in demarcation and titling of indigenous territories

The Land Administration Project (PRODEP) was designed to develop the legal and institutional framework for the administration of land property rights in Nicaragua, including those of indigenous peoples. Thanks to the political commitment of the government and the involvement of indigenous...

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Community resists expansion of agribusiness thanks to organic farming

The community of Monseñor Romero is located in the coastal area of Guatemala, a region characterised by large-scale monocultures of sugar cane, banana and oil palm. To diversify income sources, improve land fertility and resist the expansion of large-scale agriculture, the community complemented...

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Engaging local communities in forest ecosystem co‐management

Forests are crucial for safeguarding land, environment and livelihoods of rural households. However, in Kyrgyzstan, issues such as illegal logging or ineffective forest resource management threaten the forests and the livelihoods of people that depend on them. This case study describes a model...

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Community Listeners' Club finds solution to secure access to land for women

Innovative approaches can help secure women’s access to land in areas where land is traditionally controlled by men. FAO-Dimitra uses radio and community listener’s clubs to facilitate communication about women’s access to land in traditional communities. In the village of Banizoumbou in Niger...

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Group of women unites and claims rights and services from the state

Going against the patriarchal social norms in their communities, a group of indigenous (adivasi) women in Jarkhand, India, got together and claimed the right to benefit from a government scheme designed to improve land-based livelihoods. This action changed their own lives but also those of the...

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Collaboration between civil society and government in the formulation of a National Land Policy

This case study reports the constructive collaboration between the Government and Civil Society Organisations in the formulation of the Uganda National Land Policy between 2001 and 2013. The Policy, eventually adopted in 2013, incorporates to a large extent the views of the Civil Society...

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