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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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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NGO Bios

Training of Water Users Associations for Irrigation for more sustainable land and water management

Since 1995, NGO Bios has worked on sustainable agriculture and environmental protection for rural communities’ development in the Republic of Moldova. By using a participatory and inclusive approach, Bios has offered training to 10 Water Users Associations for Irrigation to raise their awareness...

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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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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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Indigenous women leadership promotes sustainable development in Puerto Prado

A community of the Amazonian Cocama-Cocamilla People abandoned its land on the banks of the Ucayali River due to scarcity of resources to survive. They have been living, since 1999 and led by Ema Tapullima, in Puerto Prado, on the banks of the Marañón River....

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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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SDGF

Promoting Guarani People land rights in Yateirenda

Guarani People began a process of territorial reconstitution more than 40 years ago, when large parts of its population were released from life in captivity at their employers' estates. The main characteristic of the liberated Guarani community of Yateirenda is its...

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Pintrest

Beekeepers strengthen sustainability of Tariquía Natural Reserve

The Beekeepers Association of the Tariquía Reserve (known by the Spanish acronym AART) is an association of honey producers operating in the Tariquía Flora and Fauna National Reserve (known by the Spanish acronym RNFFT), in the south of Bolivia. The Reserve was created in order...

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