Land Rights

by Madeleine Smith on December 3, 2015

Land Rights

The Problem: Why dedicate yourself to long-term sustainability when your efforts might be taken away and reversed at any time? Many Pembans are enthusiastic about growing community forests, but face roadblocks when it comes to securing the rights to the land they live and work on.

Opportunity: Truly sustainable solutions to the way we live must uphold local autonomy. When communities have complete ownership over the land, they are able to plan for the long-term sustainable management of the land.

Future: The path to sustainability lies in the investment of local people and their land. CFI is committed to helping communities obtain the rights to land they live and work on, so communities can begin to take the steps necessary to build a better future – one they have a stake in. Can we reverse engineer development?

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