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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NES Guatemala

Aprender de la ENI Guatemala Buenas prácticas de una plataforma de múltiples actores

La Estrategia para la Gobernanza Territorial Incluyente y Sostenible para la Seguridad Alimentaria en Guatemala (Estrategia Nacional de Involucramiento - ENI) se promueve en un contexto complejo, caracterizado por una fuerte conflictividad agraria y criminalización de las y los defensores de DD....

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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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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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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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