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Paraguay

In Paraguay, land is still a factor that determines the living conditions of a majority of the population. Current land tenure is characterized by a huge concentration of land being put in the hands of a small group of landowners. This unequal distribution of land is the result of a long and contentious history that has caused the dispossession and uprooting of thousands of men and women in the countryside. Meanwhile, others have managed to remain in their communities through enormous sacrifice and willpower.

The factors that caused this complex and system of land tenure are multiple. One of them is legislation regarding land ownership and access for the peasant and indigenous populations. However, it is important to mention that the current legislation has positive and negative characteristics. What aggravates the rural population’s situation is the way in which these laws are applied in practice by relevant agencies, where in certain respects they are rigorously enforced while in others the laws only exists on paper, as they are systematically violated to the detriment of peasants and indigenous people.

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    Note: The Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries, and Forests in the Context of National Food Security (The VGGTs) were endorsed by the Committee on World Food Security in 2012.

    The "VGGT indicators" dataset has been created by Nicholas K. Tagliarino, PhD Candidate at the University of Groningen, with support from Daniel Babare and Myat Noe (LLB Students, University of Groningen). The indicators assess national laws in 50 countries across Asia, Africa, and Latin America against international standards on expropriation, compensation, and resettlement as established by Section 16 of the VGGTs.

    Each indicator relates to a principle established in section 16 of the VGGTs. Hold the mouse against the small "i" button above for a more detailed explanation of the indicator.

    Answering the questions posed by these indicators entails analyzing a broad range of national-level laws, including national constitutions, land acquisition acts, land acts, community land acts, agricultural land acts, land use regulations, and some court decisions.

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    25 September 2017
    Paraguay

    The following is an English-translation of a Spanish-language article by Jazmín Acuña, originally published by Kurtural.

    The Chaco region, which stretches across parts of Paraguay, Brazil and Argentina, has the world's highest rate of deforestation, caused by logging for the production of charcoal and the expansion of grazing land for livestock.

    1 September 2017
    Paraguay

    NGO Earthsight reports charcoal from the Chaco region has been sold in Aldi, Lidl and Carrefour in Spain and Germany

    No tropical forests anywhere in the world are being destroyed more rapidly than the Chaco stretching across Argentina, Bolivia and Paraguay. Not the Amazon in Brazil, nor in Indonesia, Malaysia or the Democratic Republic of Congo.

    15 March 2017
    Paraguay

    First, they were removed from their lands, then, recent years, the enormous deforestation of the area they live in practically destroyed the wild fauna and flora that are the basic means of traditional subsistence. Marilin Rehnfeldt

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    23 January 2017 to 24 February 2017
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    Maria Luisa Alvarado
    Latin America and the Caribbean
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    23 October 2016 to 25 November 2016
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    Juan Pablo Chumacero
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    Generally, most rural land in the world has been in the hands of local peasant communities and indigenous peoples under customary land tenure systems; historically although, land ownership in rural areas, and natural resources contained in it, have been a source of tension between different actors with different ways to understand and take ownership. In this conflict of interest, usually rural and indigenous communities with collective forms of property, have lost out.

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    Journal Articles & Books
    December 2015
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    On trouvera dans le présent guide une application concrète du modèle Produire plus avec moins de la FAO pour une intensification durable de la production des cultures fondamentales en matière de sécurité alimentaire, à savoir le maïs, le riz et le blé.

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    La FAO opera en el Perú desde 1956, apoyando al país en la erradicación del hambre y la malnutrición, la eliminación de la pobreza, el establecimiento de sistemas agroalimentarios inclusivos y el respaldo de una utilización sostenible de los recursos naturales. Más recientemente, las líneas de acción se han centrado en el apoyo institucional a la alimentación escolar y agricultura familiar, la implementación de mecanismos de adaptación al cambio climático y el fomento de la Cooperación Sur-Sur.

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    FAO’s best-selling 2011 publication, <i>Save and Grow</i>, proposed a new paradigm of agriculture, one that is both highly productive and environmentally sustainable. This new book looks at the application of “Save and Grow” practices and technologies to production of the world’s key food security crops – maize, rice and wheat.

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    Meeting symbol/code: FO:LACFC/2015/3
    Session: Sess. 29

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    This paper introduces a Special Issue of Forest Ecology and Management that includes a collection of analytical results from the 2015 Global Forest Resources Assessment (FRA 2015) covering 25 years of forest change (1990–2015). FRA 2015 builds on a series of global assessments that began in 1948 and covers change in forest area and type, volume, biomass and carbon stocking, measures of sustainable forest management, biodiversity and conservation, soil and water protective functions, wood production and a number of socio-economic variables.

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    Considerando la necesidad de implementar acciones que promuevan el manejo sostenible del suelo, principalmente en contextos donde la degradación constituye una amenaza que impacta negativamente a comunidades rurales, la FAO a través del Secretariado de la Alianza Mundial por el Suelo (AMS) estableció la Alianza Latinoamericana por el Suelo en el año 2012 en el marco del Congreso Latinoamericano de Suelos.