This paper analyzes whether national laws acknowledge indigenous peoples and other rural communities in 100 countries as owners of waters that arise within their lands. Results derive from information collected by LandMark to score the legal status of community land tenure. Findings are positive; half of all countries recognize communities as lawful possessors of water on their lands. Three quarters permit communities to manage the distribution and use of water on their lands.
En distintos países de Sudamérica se vive momentos complejos en el acceso a la tierra y territorio. Muchas veces los Estados bloquean dicho acceso y existen diferentes actores que asechan las tierras y supervivencia de los indígenas y de los campesinos. Ante esta situación, se requiere nuevas estrategias para acceder a la tierra y territorio.
La acelerada urbanización y la falta de políticas estatales de fomento están generando un creciente aislamiento y deterioro de la actividad agrícola campesina en Bolivia, dijo a Sputnik el director de la Fundación Tierra, Gonzalo Colque
"El sector agrícola campesino hoy en día es un sector desplazado, marginado, y a diferencia de hace 20 años, en este momento provee la menor parte de los alimentos que consumimos los bolivianos", dijo el especialista.
Legally recognized and secure land and resource rights are fundamental to the advancement of global peace, prosperity, and sustainability. From the development of human cultures to the realization of democracy itself, tenure security underpins the very fabric of human society and our relationship to the natural environment. Today, insecure tenure rights threaten the livelihoods and wellbeing of a third of the world’s population, and with it, the very future of our planet.
STOCKHOLM (IDN) – Indigenous peoples are all but invisible on the development agenda but a hoped for change is on the cards with the launch of the world’s first and only funding institution to support the efforts of local and native communities to secure rights over their lands and resources.
Ownership and control over assets such as land and housing provide direct and indirect benefits to individuals and households, including a secure place to live, the means of a livelihood, protection during emergencies, and collateral for credit that can be used for investment or consumption. Unfortunately, few studies - either at the micro or macro levels- examine the gender dimensions of asset ownership. This paper sets out a framework for researchers who are interested in collecting data on individual level asset ownership and analyzing the gender asset gap.
This study on Latin America is based on a sample of eight countries, comprising the big four economies of Argentina, Brazil, Chile, and Mexico; Colombia and Ecuador, two of the poorest South American tropical countries; the Dominican Republic, the largest Caribbean economy; and Nicaragua, the poorest country in Central America. Together, in 2000-04, these countries accounted for 78 percent of the region's population, 80 percent of the region's agricultural value added, and 84 percent of the total gross domestic product (GDP) of Latin America.