The program strengthens local communities to secure access to natural resources to improve food security and increase their in-come. It focuses on Kratié and Stung Treng provinces, which are rich in natural resources but where people suffer from high poverty rates.
The action aims at implementing the first half of ILC’s strategy 2016-2021 to realise land governance for and with people at the country level, responding to the needs and protecting the rights of those who live on and from the land, i.e. to bring about change at the country level.
The Mekong region Land Governance programme aims at supporting farming families, especially those belonging to ethnic minorities, in securing their equitable access to, and control over agricultural land, forests and fisheries.
The goal of the grant to the ILC was to enable poor women and men to achieve secure and equitable access to and control over land to enable them to increase their food security and overcome poverty and vulnerability.
FAO will add value to the Mekong Region Land Governance (MRLG) project through an approach known as transversal support. This approach is aimed at providing support across a number of projects/activities and it will support the mainstreaming and coordination of the VGGT into national activities in the four countries.