Project for the Promotion of Local Initiative for Development (PPILDA) - ILC grant "Collaborative Action on La
05/05 - 06/13
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The goal of the project was to improve incomes, food security and living conditions for 30,000 poor rural households in Aguié Department and the neighbouring communes of Saé Saboua and Giratawa. To that end, the project has introduced cereal and food banks run by local women to help ensure availability of food year-round. It also supported the adoption of new technologies to raise the productivity of staple crops. Land and natural resource governance related interventions provided training for local youth in the use of GPS systems, and support for mapping and demarcation exercises, land market analysis and the analysis of the legislative framework. All small properties were delimited and represented on a community map updated on a regularly basis. and maintained by the local representatives who manage the communal and individual land registers. Through the project's support 1270 land titles (2600 ha) were issued to 880 small farmers (of which 15% women), six local land commissions and three communal committees were set up and equipped and transhumance corridors have been delineated. Workshops with the religious authorities at village level address the issue of access to land by women and the question of women's rights under Islamic law.