CaVaTeCo Technical Guide 4 - Active Community Participation Improves Efficiency of Family Land Delimitation | Land Portal
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July 2018
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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. CaVaTeCo provides the conceptual base for work in Mozambique’s Districts of Namarroi and Ile in Zambézia Province by ORAM and Terra Firma. This project is part of DFID’s LEGEND Challenge Fund. This Fund enables civil society agencies to test innovative approaches to land, and to show companies how they can implement practical approaches that secure community land rights and livelihoods and the sustainability of land-based business investment.

A key feature of CaVaTeCo involves participatory delimitation of family land, leading to formal recognition by community associations of the owners’ rights of occupancy. Experience with the delimitation of the first 3,500 family land parcels, covering nearly 18,000 hectares in 10 communities, shows that widespread participation by owners of contiguous parcels enable faster work, greater coverage, and lower costs.

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