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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LEMU

Protecting customary land tenure through Principles, Practices, Rights and Responsibilities (PPRR) books

LEMU worked with 8 communities in north and east Uganda to draft their customary land laws into Principles, Practices, Rights and Responsibilities (PPRR) books. The PPRR books have assisted local communities to protect their long-held customs and traditions, including their customary land tenure...

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NAPFO

Introducing Joint Forest Management for a more sustainable management of forest resources

After successfully advocating with the government of Kosovo for the approval of a new forest strategy, based on participatory management of forest resources, NAPFO supported the implementation of Joint Forest Management in local communities. The process entailed raising awareness on this model...

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SARRA

Natural farming technology strengthens food security of land reform beneficiaries

Land reform beneficiaries in India are finding it very difficult to adopt chemical farming practices due to their prohibitive costs. Hence recently the Government has started encouraging small and marginal farmers to participate in an organic agriculture movement. Due to the lack of capacity...

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Fundación Adsis

Identity and collective land management for the territorial defence of Tola Chica

By reclaiming their land, the inhabitants of Tola Chica challenged private land ownership, which was the type of tenure the State promoted. Co-proprietors faced various threats which could endanger their territory, from land traffickers to a group from the community which has been...

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Cornell University Blog

Territorial defence against extractivism in the Íntag Valley

The Íntag Valley is part of two very important biological zones: the tropical Andes and the Tumbes-Chocó-Magdalena area. Conflicts between the State and local communities arise from the extractive activities at the copper and...

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IPDRS

Establishment of Junín Community Reserve to revalue and defend the forest

As a strategy of resistance to the advancement of large-scale mining in the Íntag area, local populations established community reserves to protect territories. The Junín Community Reserve was one of them, created in 1998 to protect and reclaim the land. Those territories...

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LEARN, SHARE AND BE INSPIRED: Learning from the Database of Good Practices - Inclusive Decision-Making

ILC’s Commitment 7 seeks to ensure that processes of decision-making over land are inclusive; so that policies, laws, procedures and decisions concerning land adequately reflect the rights, needs and...

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LEARN, SHARE AND BE INSPIRED: Learning from the Database of Good Practices - Indigenous Peoples' Land Rights

The International Land Coalition’s Commitment 5 seeks to respect and protect the inherent land and territorial rights of indigenous peoples, including by recognising that respect for...

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LEARN, SHARE AND BE INSPIRED: Learning from the Database of Good Practices - Equal Land Rights for Women

ILC's Commitment 4 seeks to promote gender justice in land matters; including both de jure and de facto equality in land rights for women. ILC’s Database of...

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