This toolkit gathers together information on six tools that have been successfully used by members of the International Land Coalition (ILC) to ensure equitable land distribution and public investment that supports small-scale farming systems. This is done through redistributive agrarian reforms that counter excessive land concentration, provide for secure and equitable use and control of land, and allocate appropriate land to landless rural producers and urban residents, while supporting smallholders as investors and producers, such as through cooperative and partnership business models. It is intended to facilitate mutual learning based on the good practices of specific ILC members.
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1) SMALL-SCALE LAND REFORM
The equitable redistribution of land to farm workers, small-scale farmers, and peasant farmers ensures the effective use of landand natural resources and protects the land rights, incomes, and livelihoods of beneficiaries of the reform.
2) SMALL-SCALE ORGANIC FARMING
Small-scale farmers are assisted to secure their land rights and commence organic farming as a healthy and environmentally friendly alternative to monoculture or chemical-based farming.
3) SUSTAINABLE LAND AND WATER MANAGEMENT FOR SECURE TENURE RIGHTS
Irrigated land is distributed to small-scale farmers on a “one hectare, one household” basis, while ensuring that they have the necessary technical skills to manage irrigation systems. The community governance structure is capacitated to regulate the rights and responsibilities of community members, ensuring that youth, women, and the elderly have access to irrigated land.
4) INTEGRATED CROP AND LIVESTOCK FARMING
Conflicting land users use dialogue platforms to negotiate farming alliance agreements that encourage natural ecosystem management through the integration of crop and livestock farming.
5) LEGAL ASSISTANCE FOR LAND REGULARISATION
The tool assists informal or illegal occupants of land to legalise their occupation of the land by giving them land title.
6) SUSTAINABLE ECO-TOURISM PARTNERSHIPS
Eco-tourism partnerships allow small-scale family farmers and pastoralists to showcase their traditional lifestyles and eco-friendly farming practices to tourists seeking to learn more about their way of life. At the same time, farmers and pastoralists draw an income from the management of an eco-tourism camp.
how to use the toolkit?
Each section describes the characteristics of the tool: its goal, actors involved, the ILC members that have used it, the expected outcomes of the tool’s use, and a step-by- step practical guide to implementation. The stories at the end of each section summarise aspects of good practice connected with the tool’s use by one or more ILC members and partners. Tools can be adapted to different contexts or needs. By using the available links, it is possible to access more information about each tool and to get in touch with ILC members that have used it.
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