Protecting Community Lands and Resources: The International Report June 2012


In recent years, governments across Africa, Asia and Latin America have been granting vast land concessions to investors for agro-industrial enterprises and resource extraction. Often, these concessions dispossess rural communities and limit their access to natural resources vital to their livelihoods and survival.
To gather evidence on how to take practical steps to protect community lands, the Community Land Titling Initiative supported communities in Uganda, Liberia and Mozambique to follow their nation’s community land registration laws, taking note of the challenges and successes that transpired in the course of these efforts.
The first study of its kind, the intervention’s goal was to better understand both the type and level of support that communities require to successfully complete community land documentation processes as well as how to best facilitate intra-community protections for the land rights of vulnerable groups.

 

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