In this section you will find useful resources related to Indigenous and Community Land Rights as well as Land Rights Now campaign materials.
This report was launched in March 2016 alongside the Global Call to Action on Indigenous and Community Land Rights. In this report you can learn about why indigenous and community land rights matter for everyone; what is happening on the ground and what we need to change. Download
Community Land Protection Facilitators Guide
Namati’s Community Land Protection Facilitators Guide is a step-by-step, practical “how to” manual for grassroots advocates working to help communities protect their customary claims and rights to land and natural resources. Download
International Land Deals for Agriculture: Land Matrix Analytical Report II
The report provides detailed information on who is buying up farmland in which regions of the world and how this land is being used. It also highlights the economic, social, and political impacts of land investments. The Land Matrix Initiative is a global partnership which aims to improve transparency around large-scale land acquisitions. It collects and provides data and information through a network of global and regional partners. Download
The Interlaken Group’s Interactive Guide for Companies: Support for aligning your operations with the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure
The Interlaken Group is a multi-stakeholder forum composed of representatives from companies, investors, international organizations, and civil society groups. The group developed this Guide to support companies aiming to align their operations with the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the Context of National Food Security (VGGT). It clarifies a company’s basic role and key responsibilities under the VGGT and formulates practical and detailed guidance for companies to help them do their part to respect local land and forest tenure rights. Explore the interactive Guide here
Nomadic Custodians: A Case for Securing Pastoralist Land Rights
This brief puts the spotlight on the need to secure land rights for the world’s pastoralists. These nomadic herders have few advocates and are losing their access to communal lands and resources at a rapid pace because they lack secure rights. On top of that, climate disasters are becoming increasingly frequent and intense, threatening the pastoralist way of life. Because of their flexibility, these nomadic custodians are the best equipped to manage their land even in the face of climate change. Download
Secure Indigenous and Community Land rights Contribute to Fighting Climate Change
Indigenous peoples and local communities offer promising solutions to climate change. Drawing on their traditional knowledge, they have been stewards of the environment for generations. Secure, legally recognized community tenure rights are a proven and cost effective climate change solution. Find out more.
Governing Tenure Rights to Commons
This report by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations offers strategic guidance on how to secure tenure rights to commons and supports the implementation of the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the Context of National Food Security. Download here.