Strengthening Economic and Social Rights for Dignified Life of Marginalized Farmers (ESC-MAFAR)

To support the local governments for land use plan and documentation of land and agriculture related information (number of landless and informal settlers, categorization of land, main production at community level). CSRC has been developing and scaling up two models; (i) Identification, Verification and Documentation of Landless and Unplanned Settlers, (ii) Formulation of Land Use Planning at Municipality Level. A detail Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been reached among local governments, Ministry of Land Management Cooperatives and Poverty Alleviation (MoLMCPA), and CSRC. After formulation of effective land use planning the verification of exact landless and information settlers will be identified. The local governments will provide land certificate to all landless, informal settlers as per the data obtained through context mapping. In the same way, Climate Resilient Land Use Planning will clearly segregate total area of land based on different categories such as agriculture land, vulnerable land, housing land. The land use plan will support to have durable houses of all HHs with adequate agricultural production. To achieve the expected outcome mentioned below, CSRC in partnership with CARE Nepal has been implementing ESR-MAFAR since January 2019 focusing on four local governments of three districts i.e. Udayapur, Siraha and Okhaldhunga districts and for the policy advocacy.