Honduras

Intercambiar conocimientos, perspectivas, experiencias y propuestas sobre género y derechos a la tierra en América Latina y el Caribe: un debate entre actores claves en la región

Jeudi, décembre 1, 2016 to Mercredi, février 15, 2017
Facilitators
Kemly Camacho
Isabel Rojas
Paola Brambilla

Desde el 1 de diciembre 2016 hasta el 15 de febrero 2017

Land Portal y Anacaonas (un proyecto de Sula Batsu Cooperativa de gestión del conocimiento sobre género en América Latina y el Caribe) están trabajando juntos para movilizar conocimientos alrededor de Género y derechos a la tierra en América Latina y el Caribe.

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Honduras

Honduras is a lower-middle-income country with 51% of its population living below the national extreme poverty line, while 52% of the population lives in rural areas. Honduras’ economy is largely based on services, and 13% of the total GDP relies on agriculture.

The Constitution of 1982 recognizes property rights and gives the state the authority to administer and manage the use of land. In 1992, the Law for the Modernization and Development of the Agricultural sector established measures for boosting land markets, simplifying expropriation and restricting land invasion. It also allowed farmers to obtain rights for the land they were illegally occupying.  The Civil Code of 2005 allows for real property purchase, acquisition, donation, use, rent, mortgage and legal protection of land. Honduras has also signed the ILO Convention 169, recognizing indigenous peoples’ rights to their traditional lands.

Land disputes in Honduras are frequent, particularly due to the violation the land rights of indigenous peoples and ethnic groups. The Property Law of 2004 set the mechanisms for dispute resolution through conciliation, arbitration and court proceedings.  

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Prominent Honduran land rights activists report death threats

By: Paola Totaro

Date: 16 December 2016

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation

Four high profile Honduran rights activists fighting to protect their ancestral lands in the southwest of the country have received death threats, including a home visit by a man wielding a machete, a monitoring group said on Friday.

U.S. lawmakers urge end to Honduras security aid after murder of land rights activist

By: Chris Arsenault

Date: 13 December 2016

Source: Thomsn Reuters Foundation

A group of U.S. lawmakers is making a year-end push to suspend millions of dollars in military assistance to Honduras, citing mounting human rights concerns, including the murder of high-profile land rights activist Berta Caceres.

Organizational development and natural resource management

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The determinants of local organizational density and the impacts of local and external organizations on collective and private natural resource management decisions are investigated based on a survey of 48 villages in central Honduras. Factors positively associated with local organizational development include the presence of external organizations, population level, moderate population growth, lower population density, the presence of immigrants, distance from the urban market, literacy and coffee production.

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janvier 1999

Pathways of development in the hillsides of Honduras

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Based on a survey of 48 communities in central Honduras, this paper identifies the major pathways of development that have been occurring in central Honduras since the mid-1970s, their causes and implications for agricultural productivity, natural resource sustainability, and poverty.

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janvier 1999

Determinants of land use change

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This study investigates the micro-determinants of land use change using community, household and plot histories, an ethnographic method that constructs panel data from systematic oral recalls. A 20-year historical timeline (1975-1995) is constructed for the village of La Lima in central Honduras, based on a random sample of 97 plots. Changes in land use are examined using transition analysis and multinomial logit analysis.

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janvier 1999

Determinantes de estrategias comunitarias de subsistencia y el uso de prácticas conservacionistas de producción agricola en las zonas de ladera en Honduras

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En este informe se discuten los principales resultados de los diagnósticos participativos realizados durante el período comprendido entre junio de 2001 y mayo de 2002 en 95 comunidades (aldeas) en las zonas rurales de ladera en Honduras. El propósito del trabajo consistió en la determinación de las estrategias de vida dominantes en las comunidades y de sus causas, así como el análisis de los factores que influyen el uso de prácticas conservacionistas en la agricultura.

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janvier 2003