The Coalition of Action on Decent Work and Living Incomes and Wages for All Food Systems Workers advances equitable livelihoods by promoting labour and human rights and increasing opportunities for decent and productive employment within the agri-food sector, including achieving 100% living incomes and wages, thereby ensuring economic and social justice and the right to adequate and nutritious food for all food systems workers.
Commitments to action
Securing Land Tenure for Sustainable Food Systems
International Land Coalition, consists of 250 members spanning Africa, Asia, EMENA and LAC.
The key objective is to work for the protection and promotion of land rights of people who live on and from the land as a central element in building sustainable food systems.
The entire food system of the world is inextricably connected to the land. Hence, a fundamental change in managing land can make the global food systems sustainable, whilst simultaneously reaching the targets of climate-change mitigation and averting the dramatic loss of biodiversity.
Almost 80 percent of the world’s poor and food insecure live in rural areas, mostly depending on agricultural production for their subsistence; i.e. an important number of the world’s hungry base their livelihoods on the access to land and other natural resources.
As of current estimates, land inequality directly threatens the livelihoods of an estimated 2.5 billion people involved in small-scale agriculture, as well the world’s poorest 1.4 billion people, most of whom depend largely on agriculture for their livelihoods. Today, the largest 1 percent of farms operate more than 70 percent of the world’s farmland and are integrated into the corporate food system, while over 80 percent are smallholdings of less than two hectares, which are generally excluded from global food chains yet feed a large proportion of the world. Indigenous peoples and local communities look after 50% of the earth’s surface but have legal rights only over 1/5 of it.
The land is a foundational pillar in achieving the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda. If poverty is to be eliminated, hunger to be minimised, gender equality to be achieved, climate change to be mitigated and sustainable peace and just societies to be built, land rights of women, men, and communities, including rural and indigenous peoples, should be guaranteed.
The lack of protection of tenure rights increases vulnerability, hunger, poverty, and socioeconomic inequality leading to conflict and environmental degradation. Secure land rights must therefore be at the core of building sustainable food systems.
International Land Coalition commits (ILC) to work with its Members and all other relevant stakeholders to secure land rights raising awareness and promoting and engaging in land-based solutions at every level to build sustainable food systems. Through a human rights approach, ILC strives to guarantee secure ownership and control over land and territories of women, men, Indigenous peoples, pastoralists, and other local communities through rebalancing and shifting power and promoting transparency and accountability. (These commitments resounds the outcomes of the Independent Dialogues that ILC organised).
Advance Equitable Livelihoods, Decent Work, & Empowered Communities
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