The Food and Enterprise Development (FED) project analyzes the impact of tenure on beneficiaries’ investment decisions and access, and the possibilities for new tenure arrangements, such as share cropping in order to inform its interventions.
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The Land Conflict Resolution Project project will pilot dispute resolution methodologies, establish property rights inventories, develop clan-level Land Dispute Resolution (LDR) entities, promote the legal recognition of LDR, and raise awareness of land rights and LDR.
The Land Governance Support Activity (LGSA) supports the establishment of more effective land governance systems, ready to implement comprehensive reforms to improve equitable access to land and security of tenure, so as to facilitate inclusive sustained growth and development, ensure peace and security, and provide sustainable management of the environment.
Land Policy and Institutional Support in Liberia
The Land Policy and Institutional Support (LPIS) Project, supported by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), is collaborating with the Liberian Land Commission, the Ministry of Lands, Mines and Energy (MLME) and the Center for National Document and Records Agency (CNDRA) to improve the policy and legal frameworks for land management and thereby increase security of tenure, investment in land, and land market activity.
USAID/Liberia’s Land Rights and Community Forestry Program (LRCFP) worked with government, pilot communities, and other stakeholders to establish and demonstrate a framework for community land and forest resource rights that will provide equitable local benefits while safeguarding national and international forest conservation obligations. Key government partners comprise the Forestry Development Authority, the recently formed Land Commission, and local government including traditional authorities.
Property Rights and Artisanal Diamond Development (PRADD) contributes to the improvement of artisanal diamond miner and community livelihoods by piloting methods to achieve secure rights to land and resources. The project works closely with the Governments of Liberia to strengthen compliance with the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme, a mechanism to trace conflict diamonds from the point of origin to processing. This project also operates in the Central African Republic (CAR).
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.
This project is intended to design and run a capacity development package, based upon the FAO Technical Guide on Respecting Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) in Land Acquisition, to raise awareness and improve capacities of the Liberian government, the private sector, NGOs, indigenous peoples and local communities to apply FPIC.
Over a period of 24 months, the project aims to capitalize on the successes of Phase 1 and take the VGGT implementation process one step further deepening its reach, direct impact on citizens and sustainability through strategic interventions.
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.