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“A successful land governance strategy requires political will” Q&A with Fuentedeoro, Colombia mayor

After several years spent to improve the municipal land office in Fuentedeoro, USAID and the National Land Agency are supporting a massive land titling and cadastre updating strategy that will cover the entire municipality. The mayor of Fuentedeoro, Diana Patricia Mancera speaks on the next steps for creating a culture of land formalization and on how to maintain…Read More

Sweet Taste of Development

Hundreds of families in Bajo Cauca take on beekeeping to improve their living conditions and contribute to the licit economic development of the region. The Bajo Cauca Priority Bajo Cauca region is an example of all the negative things that are read in the news about Colombia: violence, illicit crops, illegal mining, and criminal groups…Read More

Land Ownership, Tumaco’s New Hope

The pandemic has shown the Colombian government how structural land issues continue to hamper rural development. Colombia’s hospitals have been challenged due to Covid-19, and while the government rushes to strengthen the country’s healthcare system, intensive care unit occupancy remains high throughout the pandemic. The crisis has led many leaders to recognize that behind the…Read More

Community Building from the Land

USAID promotes land titling and land administration to help resolve the social conflicts facing the population of Cáceres The town of Caceres was already living in a sort of lockdown long before the coronavirus became an international health crisis. Just a year ago, a self-imposed curfew had curtailed business hours and streets were empty for…Read More

Private Actors Making Public Efforts

The private sector can do much more than serve markets and create jobs. It is essential for a country’s development and social empowerment. Many believe that the root of armed conflict in Colombia comes down to land tenure. Land is a key asset to boost economic development, rural transformation, and legal opportunities. This is why…Read More

Land Ownership, Tumaco’s New Hope

The pandemic has shown the Colombian government how structural land issues continue to hamper rural development. Colombia’s hospitals have been challenged due to Covid-19, and while the government rushes to strengthen the country’s healthcare system, intensive care unit occupancy remains high throughout the pandemic. The crisis has led many leaders to recognize that behind the…Read More