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26 May 2020
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Join us for the Land Rights and COVID-19 webinar and discussion series, which is presented by Land Portal, Landesa, the Global Protection Cluster HLP AOR and GIZ, with organizing support from Environmental Peacebuilding Association, LANDac, New America and the UK's Department for International Development (DFID). 

Migration, Displacement, and De-urbanization in the Context of COVID-19
28 May 2020

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United States
US
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Organizations: 
New America
Landesa - Rural Development Institute
Land Portal Foundation
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
UK Department for International Development
Environmental Peacebuilding
Global Protection Cluster Housing, Land, and Property Area of Responsibility
LANDac
26 May 2020

Location

Online
United States
US
Global

Organizations: 
Landesa - Rural Development Institute
Land Portal Foundation
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
UK Department for International Development
New America
LANDac
Environmental Peacebuilding
Global Protection Cluster Housing, Land, and Property Area of Responsibility

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The problems associated with land tenure in Ecuador are long-standing and have been characterized by the relationship between access, use and ownership of land, and by the problems of peasant and indigenous families and communities. These problems are also characterized by the direct and visible relationship with sectors that own large amounts of land, have access to the country’s political and economic power, and define what is necessary for the countryside, its problems, its agendas and its development policies. This relationship has influenced legislative agenda of recent years, leading to the design of a new land law that reflects the proposals of power groups in government and the current state discourse.

Learn more about successes and challenges and find more detailed land governance data in Ecuador.

Issues

china agricultural land food security

Producing food for the world’s growing rural and urban populations starts with agricultural land. Reducing current high levels of hunger and malnutrition, as called for by the Sustainable Development Goals, will depend on land use decisions and governance from the global to the local level. Although about 40 percent of the world’s land is used for crop production and pasture, today some 800 million people remain food insecure and as many as 2 billion are malnourished. Achieving food security requires physical, social, and economic access to safe and nutritious food.

Learn more about common challenges concerning Land & Food Security.

With secure land tenure, Indigenous Peoples and local communities can realize human rights, achieve economic growth, protect the environment, and maintain cultural integrity. For centuries, Indigenous Peoples and local communities (IPLCs) have used, managed and depended on collectively-held land for food supplies, cultural and spiritual traditions, and other livelihood needs. Historically governed through customary tenure systems rooted in community norms and practices that often go back centuries, governments often consider such community land as vacant, idle, or state-owned property.  Statutory recognition and protection of indigenous and community land rights continues to be a major challenge.

Learn more about challenges concerning Indigenous & Community Land Rights.

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