KAFLU

Forest Stewardship Certification in Kyrgyzstan

KAFLU and partners have worked to improve forest management in Kyrgyzstan by designing and implementing a forest management certification programme - the Forest Stewardship Council's (FSC) Certification process for non-timber forest products (NTFP). The FSC Certification tool has been...

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ILC/ Flintan

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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Learning from NES Guatemala Good practices from a multi-stakeholder platform

NES Guatemala -Strategy of Inclusive and Sustainable Land Governance for Food Security in Guatemala – is promoted in a complex context characterized by active agrarian conflict and the criminalization of human rights defenders working on land and territorial issues. Despite difficulties...

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CDA

Community Organisations successfully recover grabbed land in Bangladesh

Dalla villagers in Dinajpur, Bangladesh had lost their land to land grabbing social elites, affecting their land based livelihoods. With the support of CDA, the community formed the DallaJonosongothon Organisation, a peasants' organisation working to recover the community's khas land...

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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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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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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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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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IFAD

Pasture users’ unions (PPUs) improve rural farmers' livelihoods in Kyrgyzstan

IFAD's Agricultural Investments and Services Project (AISP) assisted in the implementation of the 2009 "Pasture Law" which devolved pastureland management to local government and pasture users, in the form of pasture users’ unions (PUUs). 768 PUUs and 714 community pasture management plans were...

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