Secure land tenure

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This solution was shared by PRE-LAUNCH RESEARCH TEAM
14 May 2021

Description of the innovative solution

Community building Food biodiversity Women empowerment

Land tenure is the relationships that people, individuals or groups, have to land, natural resources, and capital, governed by cultural, social, or political institutions. Land tenures regulate who has the rights to the land and resources, what body or person owns and controls the land, and inheritance, allocation, and transfer matters. Secure land tenures occur when people believe that other individuals, groups, and governing bodies recognize their rights to land and that their land is protected if natural disasters or other challenges occur. Secure land tenures are integral for natural...

Land tenure is the relationships that people, individuals or groups, have to land, natural resources, and capital, governed by cultural, social, or political institutions. Land tenures regulate who has the rights to the land and resources, what body or person owns and controls the land, and inheritance, allocation, and transfer matters. Secure land tenures occur when people believe that other individuals, groups, and governing bodies recognize their rights to land and that their land is protected if natural disasters or other challenges occur. Secure land tenures are integral for natural resource management, providing ethnic minorities, women, and poor workers with rights to recognized land ownership, and bolstering the economy and individuals' income. There is a crucial need for safeguarding vulnerable individuals and families against catastrophic collapse in food access during periods of stress – both acute or prolonged. This innovation includes a range of options that could be applied to various community actors depending on their level of vulnerability and capacity to engage in community support during these periods. Multi-pronged interventions would include direct support (e.g. cash and/or food transfers at the individual, household and/or community level), in-kind resource payments (e.g. food, seeds, materials, skills trainings,) in exchange for local infrastructure support when possible (e.g. building roads, on-farm terracing), and credit incentives for producers to focus on high priority nutrition dense crops.

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Land tenure security in selected countries
Report
Report that provides case studies on the state of land tenure security on countries around the world and the governmental, civil society, and private sector initiatives that have contributed to the state of land owning in each.
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Land Tenure, Housing Rights and Gender
Scientific paper
A UN report on the history, importance, and state of land tenure in Mexico up to 2005.
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