Indigenous land management plan promotes community development

A decade-long struggle and territorial demands inspired by the Guarani Peoples Assembly - Asamblea del Pueblo Guaraní  or APG- during the 90s, resulted in the Bolivian Government awarding 91.529 hectares of land to community association Zona Machareti. The area awarded was classified as “original communal land” or TCO (Tierra Comunitaria de Origen), although it was located far from traditional locations. The site of Yembiguasu, -"large flatland" in Guarani language-, is located in the Chaco plain, near the Paraguayan border. In 2012, communities identified the need to develop an Indigenous Land Management Plan - PGTI or Programa de Gestión Territorial Indígena- in order to facilitate the effective occupation of the new territories.

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