The grants contribute to the development and integration of pro-poor tools and approaches for securing land and natural resource rights into development programmes in 15 selected countries within East and Southern Africa (ESA). The main objective of the grants has been to identify common issues and to enhance lesson sharing and knowledge management on land‐related tools and approaches amongst the various projects, country stakeholders and partners. The principal target group is poor women and men involved in 22 IFAD supported projects and programmes in ESA.
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This programme funded by the European Union (EU) aims at enhancing the joint implementation of the VGGT (Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land , Fisheries and Forests in the Context of National Food Security) and the F&G (Framework and Guidelines of the Land Policy Initiative (LPI)) at Pan African level and at supporting and consolidating the implementation of the EU Land governance in 10 African countries (Burundi, Côte d’Ivoire, Niger, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan*, Angola, Malawi, Eswatini).
This programme aims at supporting African stakeholders in strengthening the role of Africa's forests and trees to adapt to climate change in ways that enhance liverlihoods, sustain buidiversity and improve the quality of the environment
The purpose of the project is to enhance food and nutrition security and incomes among smallholder producer families of 10,355 households through diversified agricultural production and market linkages in the rain-fed Middleveld and Lowveld areas of the Lubombo and Shiselweni regions. On land and natural resource governance, the Chief's Letter of Consent will be used as means to transform communal grazing land in land for commercial agriculture and as a means to give specific groups of smallholders the usufruct of such land in return for guarantees on sustainable use.
With the overall objective of improving tenure security and access to land, thereby promoting food security, the project will support the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment to update the cadastre and make it widely accessible and utilised. This will form the basis of defining the 385 chiefdom boundaries in Swaziland. At the same time, two Tinkhundla (administrative and political territorial subdivision) will be selected to pilot a system of formalised documenting of land allocation that will improve the security of tenure for the land holder.
Aim: to integrate the smallholder sub-sector into the commercial economy through the provision of irrigation infrastructure to permit the intensification and diversification of high-value crops and to arrest negative health impacts and environmental degradation. LUSIP provided a complete package of measures empowering smallholders to benefit from access to valuable water resources. It aimed to create favourable conditions so that farmers in the lower Usuthu basin were able to commercialize their activities and develop sustainable, high-value crop production.
The role of PPPs regarding irrigated agriculture is focused.