Land rights resources

If you’ve been reading this blog for any length of time you will be aware that my time with VSO in Nepal led to me working with a land rights organisation called CSRC, who have been helping to secure land certification for poor landless farmers throughout the country. Land certification is not the end of the process, but the beginning of a journey towards greater self sufficiency, greater self esteem, inclusion and most importantly greater food security.

Partly for my own benefit, and partly to offer further illumination on a global scale to some of the material published on this blog, I’ve started to gather together some links for those who wish to explore further. It is not meant to be exhaustive, or definitive. Rather it is a list of sites that I’ve come across which have something to say.

This page is likely to spread into the main part of the blog over the coming year. I’m part way through a Masters in South Asian Studies at SOAS, aiming to do my dissertation on some aspect of land rights. I suspect that some of the research may feature in the blog at a later date….

[Last updated: 11 March 2013]

Asian NGO coalition for agrarian reform & rural development. (ANGOC)

ANGOC is a regional association of 20 national and regional networks of non-government organizations (NGOs) in Asia actively engaged in food security, agrarian reform, sustainable agriculture, participatory governance and rural development. 

Community Self Reliance Centre. (CSRC)

CSRC works directly with poor and excluded people in Nepal in order to build a sustainable movement of tenants, landless farmers, and other land-deprived men and women.

Ekta Parishad

A people’s movement dedicated to the principles of non-violent action, aiming for social and land reform in India.

International Land Coalition

A global alliance of civil society and intergovernmental organisations working together to promote secure and equitable access to and control over land for poor women and men through advocacy, dialogue, knowledge sharing and capacity building.

La Via Campesina

La Via Campesina is the international movement which brings together millions of peasants, small and medium-size farmers, landless people, women farmers, indigenous people, migrants and agricultural workers from around the world. It defends small-scale sustainable agriculture as a way to promote social justice and dignity. It strongly opposes corporate driven agriculture and transnational companies that are destroying people and nature.

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