Advancing Land Use Rights

Project completed

The impact hypothesis of the project is that the advancement of land use rights and natural resource benefits will improve income generating opportunities, socio-economic security and the quality of life of the concerned communities in a sustainable way: The protection of land use rights and the benefits from the use of forestry and fauna resources are crucial levers for the economic empowerment of local communities, and in particular for women, given the fact that 70% of Mozambicans live in rural areas (and an even higher percentage below the poverty threshold). Land and natural resources are also a crucial entry point to get local communities more involved in local governance and development processes. Therefore, the herewith proposed project aims to enforce the rights of communities as a crucial basis for sustainable socio-economic local development.

Country/region Topic Period Budget
Agriculture & food security
Climate change and environment

Rule of Law - Democracy - Human rights
Agricultural policy
Legal and judicial development
Agricultural research
Environmental policy
01.11.2010 - 30.04.2014
CHF  3’100’000
Directorate/federal office responsible SDC
Credit area Development cooperation
Project partners Contract partner
International or foreign NGO

Budget Current phase Swiss budget CHF    3’100’000 Swiss disbursement to date CHF    2’822’383
Project phases Phase 3 01.01.2018 - 31.12.2022   (Current phase) Phase 2 01.05.2014 - 31.12.2017   (Completed)

Phase 1 01.11.2010 - 30.04.2014   (Completed)