This toolkit gathers together information on six tools that have been successfully used by members of the International Land Coalition (ILC) to prevent and remedy land grabbing, ensuring that all large-scale initiatives that involve the use of land, water and other natural resources comply with human rights and environmental obligations. It is intended to facilitate mutual learning based on the good practices of specific ILC members.
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1) ALTERNATIVE LAND REGISTRATION
Registering customary land rights through a community registry and providing people with customary land use titles strengthens the local community’s right to the land and resilience to land grabs. It challenges and complements government land registration processes, and obliges the government and private companies to seek FPIC from local communities before undertaking any projects on their land.
2) ALTERNATIVE LAND ACCESS
Alternative land access, rehabilitation and use strategies strengthen local communities’ resilience to land grabs and provide alternative land-based livelihoods and income streams for communities dependent on land-based livelihoods.
3) EVIDENCE-BASED ADVOCACY FOR RESITUTION OF MINORITY LAND
This tool highlights strategies for effective advocacy for the protection of cultural minorities’ land rights. It contains strategies for challenging laws that deprive minorities of their land rights and advocating for restitutive laws, ensuring restitution of their land.
4) CAMPAIGNING FOR TRANSPARENT SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT IN THE FOOD AND BEVERAGE INDUSTRY
Campaigning for transparent supply chain management in the food and beverage industry strengthens transparency in land acquisition by ranking multinational companies according to their suppliers’ respect for land rights.
5) MEDIA ENGAGEMENT FOR INCREASED ACCOUNTABILITY AND TRANSPARENCY ON LAND DEALS
This tool engages media organisations to ensure that journalists can effectively report on land grabbing and land-related conflicts. Training is complemented by field visits for journalists to improve their skills in covering topics like land grabbing and to gain knowledge about the plight of local communities who are faced with land grabbing.
6) SUSTAINED LEGAL ACTION LED BY COMMUNITY-BASED ORGANISATIONS
Individuals with similar interests within a village or community are grouped to work together to achieve their common objective in a structured manner. This consolidates and strengthens legal efforts to restore land to communities.
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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ILC Toolkit #5: Indigenous Peoples and communities land rights
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ILC Toolkit #8: transparent and accessible information
25 March 2020Read More
ILC Toolkit # 9: Effective Actions Against Land Grabbing
23 July 2019Read More