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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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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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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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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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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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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