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Resources for Mapping

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This guide presents a step-by-step approach in using a participatory mapping method with community members to identify and map ecosystem services and changes in their supply across multiuse agricultural landscapes. Non-governmental organizations (NGOs), government agencies and researchers can use this approach to learn from communities about how they use and access natural resources. This activity uses a landscape approach to help land management practitioners understand the ways in which people depend on and access ecosystem services and how changes in their availability impact livelihoods across the landscape.

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The toolkit is intended to support communities to secure their rights and responsibilities and strengthen customary ways of life and stewardship of their territories and areas. It is directed primarily towards facilitators from the communities themselves or from supporting organizations with whom they have long-standing and positive relationships.

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The Community Land Value Chain (CaVaTeCo in Portuguese) is an approach that can improve tenure security and management of community lands and natural resources in the context of large-scale land investments. This note presents this approach.

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This guide explains the key steps in the process of land delimitation, in order to help field staff to correctly use the approach.

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By observing teams in the field, combined with analysis of their sketch maps and GPS coordinates, we have identified several frequent mistakes. This guide illustrates frequent problems and mistakes using real examples, and suggests good practices for avoiding or correcting them, and for improving team skills.

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A key feature of CaVaTeCo involves participatory delimitation of family land, leading to formal recognition by community associations of the owners’ rights of occupancy.

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This step-by-step guide aims to help community-based organizations and advocates working to help communities protect their customary claims and rights to land and natural resources. It provides tools to:

● Prepare communities for negotiations with investors

● Strengthen community governance of land and natural resources

● Monitor, evaluate and assess the implementation of projects.

This resource is part of the CCSI’s Directory of Community Guidance on Agreements Relating to Agriculture or Forestry Investment.

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The technical guide on improving the governance of pastoral lands is designed for several audiences including government and non-government actors. It covers specific challenges of pastoral tenure that are unique to pastoralism and considers how these different facets of pastoralist tenure (issues of the commons; free, prior and informed consent (FPIC); gender etc.) can be combined in a coherent approach to securing pastoral lands.

Subtitle
A Citizens’ Guide to Making and Using Maps for Advocacy Work
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The purpose of this guide is to introduce the process of mapping for communities facing destructive development projects. It also provides information on how to use maps in a campaign.

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This guide takes communities and their leaders, and 'ocal and national civil society organisations, through the steps needed to ensure that land investments in the community are carried out inclusively and responsibly.