Knowledge management and learning are at the heart of the LAND-at-scale program. RVO, LANDac and the International Land Coalition (ILC) will collaborate to implement the knowledge management (KM) component of the program.
Burkina Faso is one of the poorest countries in the world. In 2019, it ranked 182nd out of 189 countries on the United Nations Human Development Index (HDI). 70% of the population lives in rural areas and is highly dependent on agriculture.
LAND-at-scale is a land governance support programme for developing countries. The livelihood of a large part of the world’s population depends directly on having secure access to land. LAND-at-scale aims to contribute to fair and just tenure security and access to land and natural resources for all. This will lead to more sustainable and efficient use of land and natural resources for food, housing and production. It will also reduce conflicts and competing claims over land.
The objective of the Project is to enhance the capacity of rural communities and decentralized institutions for the implementation of local development plans that promote sustainable land and natural resources management and productive investments at commune level.
Local authorities and rural peasant organizations can implement and use politics and laws concerning land rights: experiences of the implementation on a local scale are documented and disposable for relevant ministries and institutions
The regional programme promotes a participative approach and aims to empower local communities to ensure full ownership of their development. It supports initiatives by local communities in respect to capacity development, natural resource management, agriculture, livestock and forestry production and marketing as well as handicrafts.
Given the focus of the research project in understanding how climate change aggravates the vulnerability of poor rural people, the main objective of the research was to identify the fundamental social and environmental causes that put poor rural people in a vulnerable position with view to climate change and to identify their strategies of resilience.
The project aims to improve the living conditions and boost the incomes of 40,000 rural households in the area of Neer Tamba by assisting them in developing and strengthening their autonomy and ability to play an increasingly proactive role in creating a sustainable economic and social fabric.