The strategy is to build capacity from below by empowering communities to advance community land redistribution. The project will build community capacities to govern their territories and lands, promote economic development contributes to territorial economic governance which does not destroy the environment and effectively contributes to build a green economy.
Proponents: Consortium for Agrarian Reform (KPA)
Partners: Ancestral Domains Registration Agency (BRWA)
Agrarian and Spatial Planning Ministry/National Land Agency (ATR/BPN)
Ministry of Environment and Forestry/MoEF (KLHK)
Executive Office of the President (KSP) Geospatial Information Agency (BIG) National House of Representatives (DPR) Sub-national governments and legislative assemblies (DPRD)
Local communities, including women and marginalized groups, and in particular KPA member organizations in 22 Provinces who have claims over 772,573 ha of land and forest
150,000 families of farmers, fishermen, indigenous peoples, and women in rural areas from 94 People's Organizations (POs) at district, village and sub-village levels.
600,000 people will be involved and benefit from KPA support, including local women leaders and organizers, as well as young people in villages and people's organizations
This initiative capitalizes on the progress achieved under the previous phase to accelerate the implementation of the Agrarian Reform. Over the past years, securing tenure by collective action responding to local priorities as defined by Indigenous Peoples and community-based organisations has proven to be the most successful path.
This new two years phase is expected to achieve following results:
1: Increased tenure security over 772,573 ha of Land prioritized by communities for the Agrarian Reform (LPRA)
2: Strengthened capacities of Peasant Organizations to secure their tenure rights
3: Progress in Resolving Conflicts and Threats
4: Peasant Organizations protect and manage their customary territories and lands
5: Broader public support for the recognition of community tenure rights and Agrarian Reform implementation
If Communities are empowered to secure their land based on existing laws, supported by KPA organization, and cooperate with the government to achieve fair Agrarian Reform, then Community tenure rights will be recognized, and forests/natural resources will be managed together to increase community food sovereignty and economic independence.
They have the proven capacities to engage with the government to achieve implementation of land/forests/territorial reforms. They are deeply invested in the future of IPLCs they represent and work with; and they have proven their ability to adjust to uncertainties and navigate risks while securing tenure for IPLC communities in Indonesia. This project will expand the impact of KPA work toward more secure tenure rights.
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