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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Prayatna Samiti

Community management of the commons in Sagatadi village, India

This good practice illustrates that locally-managed ecosystems are derived from the principles of natural resource conservation. In the Sagatadi village, located towards the south east of Udaipur District in the Rajasthan State of India, community members have set up an integrated system for the...

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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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Fundación Plurales

Formation and strengthening of Environmental Defender Groups for the defense of land and territory.

For the past three years, an initiative promoted by Fundación Plurales, the Southern Women's Fund and CCIMCAT has been implemented to strengthen the organizational, technical, political and financial capacities of 7,000 indigenous women members of Environmental Defender Groups (GDA) in the Chaco...

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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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WWF Indonesia

Sasi, a traditional natural resource conservation and management system

Sasi is a 400 year old traditional conservation system and natural resource management concept that is effective in regulating resources use in indigenous communities, solving conflicts and protecting vulnerable groups such as women and children, particularly widows and orphans. In the Haruku...

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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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