This project built on the alternative land conflict resolution model developed in the TIERRAS I and II projects, expanding coverage to the department of El Quiche.
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Globally, the impacts of climate change and society’s response are significantly affecting resource tenure governance, the rights of communities and people, and their livelihoods. In turn, resource tenure and property rights issues are widely recognized as crucial in the success of many climate change-related initiatives.
CI (Conservation International) and CATIE (Centro Agronómico Tropical de Investigación y Enseñanza, Costa Rica) propose to assess vulnerability to climate change in ecosystems whose resources support smallholder farming communities in Central America and to develop and test strategies for Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA) to help highly vulnerable farming communities cope with climate change.
Governmental and non-governmental actors of all three countries have implemented coordinated measures to protect and sustainably use the biodiversity and natural resources of the Selva Maya.
Summary: This project under the overall umbrella of the VGGT will serve to develop the capacity of stakeholders to implement improvements to tenure arrangements and thereby promote food security and sustainable development. The project is implemented in 19 countries, namely Malawi, Niger, Senegal, South Africa, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Mauritania, Mali, Uganda, Guinea, Cote d'Ivoire; Myanmar, Nepal, Mongolia, Philippines, Indonesia; Kyrgyzstan; Guatemala, Colombia.
The ecosystem functions and cultural values of the Selva Maya, which ensure the prosperity of their inhabitants and provide environmental services of global importance, are maintained.
The project aims at supporting the implementation of the agrarian policy (2014) in the frame of the VGGT in particular regarding land access; alternative conflict resolution mechanisms and supporting the monitoring of the policy implementation.
Support to the RIC (Registro de Informacion Catatsral de Guatemala) to strenghten local governance and recognition of communal land.
Framework support to RRI, a global coalition of international, regional and community organizations dedicated to raising global awareness on forest policy and tenure reforms to achieve goals of poverty alleviation, biodiversity and forest-based economic growth. The overall objective of the project is to reduce poverty, enhance well-being and strengthen democratic governance and development in forest areas of developing countries.
The Forest&Farm Facility is a mechanism for funding and capacity building to stimulate and strengthen farmers organizations and active multi-stakeholder participation in forest and farm-related policy dialogues. A development of the former NFP-Facility and Growing Forest Partnerships, it's more oriented towards cross-sectoral cooperation, local rights holders, gender equity and income creation.