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Improved Land Tenancy in Sindh (ILTS), Pakistan

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Improved Land Tenancy in Sindh (ILTS), Pakistan

  1. 1. 7th Capitalization Meeting EU Land Governance Programme FAO Rome, Italy 26 – 29 June, 2018 Speaker Name and Organization
  2. 2. 7th Capitalization Meeting EU Land Governance Programme Improved Land Tenancy in Sindh (ILTS), Pakistan Project Symbol: GCP/PAK/137/EC Project Title: Improved Land Tenancy in Sindh (ILTS) Duration and Starting Date: 2017-2020 (4 years) Donor: European Union Overall Aim: Contribute to improved livelihoods and poverty alleviation in Pakistan, as well as sound management of natural resources, in particular for female and male smallholder farmers and other users of natural resources Project outcome: Improved governance of land and water in eight districts of Sindh Province in line with VGGT and with a particular focus on female and male smallholder farmers and other disadvantaged populations (e.g. haris) Beneficiaries 12,600 (HH) Informal Agreements 4,800 informal tenancy agreements between Landlord and Haris FFS & WOS 504 FFSs & Women Open Schools (WOSs) implemented
  3. 3. 7th Capitalization Meeting EU Land Governance Programme Background • Ownership of irrigated land in the Indus Valley is highly concentrated. • Between 20% and 40% of rural households are reported to be landless or near- landless. They either lease or sharecrop land when they can or work as laborers on and off farms; many are raising stall-fed livestock. • Poverty is highly correlated with landlessness and is seen as contributing to political and social instability. • Repeated government attempts to address inequality of access to land and tenure insecurity have largely failed to transform the system. • Tenants and sharecroppers have little incentive to invest in sustainable production practices. • Insecure land tenure, coupled with poor water policy and management, have led to increasing degradation of land. • Undervaluing water supply has led to waterlogging and inefficient water-use in some areas while poor water distribution has caused lack of water in other areas, lowering the profitability of land and the incentive to invest in complementary inputs.
  4. 4. 7th Capitalization Meeting EU Land Governance Programme Progress- June 2018 Inception Phase Establishment of ILTS Project Management Unit Project team on Board Orientation to Project teams and other stakeholders. Coordination with Stakeholders (Rural Support Programmes (RSPs)/Government of Sindh (GoS), CSOs and Academia) 04 Field Offices established Project Inception-facilitated by Ms. Yvonne Mmangisa, Land Governance Officer (FAO Malawi). Project Inception Workshop ILTS Project Launch Project Backstopping Mission- facilitated by Ms. Marianna Bicchieri, Land Tenure Officer-RAP (FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific)
  5. 5. 7th Capitalization Meeting EU Land Governance Programme Progress • Project Studies : 1. Review of current landlords/hari/sharecropping arrangements in Sindh and 2. Existing regulatory framework of Sindh Tenancy Act (STA) 3. Base line survey of target villages • Identification/Selection of 80 Target Villages through Rapid Rural Appraisals (RRAs) • Establishment of 16 FFS and 16 WOS in target areas. • Training Workshop- Material development for Master Trainers & FFS Facilitators • TOT Workshop of Field Facilitators on FFS • Information Education and Communication (IEC) Materials developed for FFS and WOS • EU field visits of Districts Mirpurkhas and Larkana in December 2017 and January 2018 respectively
  6. 6. 7th Capitalization Meeting EU Land Governance Programme Capacity Development Activities One training on Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) has been planned in 3rd quarter of this year for government officials and experts. One training of government staff on VGGT has been planned in 3rd quarter of this year Two trainings of land management practitioners and exposure visits of government officials and parliamentarians have also been planned in 3rd quarter of this year Training of officials, academic, researchers, CSOs in VGGT principles 8 district level trainings of stakeholder and farmers on implementation of VGGT, NRM & Disaster Risk Management (DRM) have been planned in 4th quarter of the year 2018.
  7. 7. 7th Capitalization Meeting EU Land Governance Programme Challenges Legal and policy Administration Social  Challenges in implementing existing laws and regulations  No provincial aspirations on management and administration of land, forests and fisheries  Low awareness levels of legislation  Gaps in the existing legal framework  Absence of justice recourse mechanisms  Unequitable land distribution, water and fishing rights  Low transparency and efficiency  Poor Land information systems  Regulatory structures  Corruption  People participation  Uncertain tenure rights  High poverty and illiteracy  Religion and Culture  Gender Issues
  8. 8. 7th Capitalization Meeting EU Land Governance Programme Lessons Learned • Project is of very sensitive nature having some political and administrative implications • Needs proper attention at all corners • Requires, at the same time, measures to minimize the possible negative effects on the project implementation. • However, a good project implementation strategy has been devised which will guide the staff on related issues and their mitigation.
  9. 9. 7th Capitalization Meeting EU Land Governance Programme Recommendations • Regular interaction between related projects for experience sharing • Close coordination with all the key stakeholders focusing more on Government line institutions • VGGT related experience sharing and regular guidance • Focus on relevant SDGs
  10. 10. 7th Capitalization Meeting EU Land Governance Programme Next Steps The Project is making efforts to implement project activities in target areas in close coordination with SUCCESS/PINS (EU projects) implementing Partners at all levels and necessary information is being shared to ensure smooth implementation of project activities SUCCESS – Sindh Union Council and Community Economic Strengthening Support Programme PINS – Programme for Improved Nutrition in Sindh
  11. 11. Thank you! 7th Capitalization Meeting EU Land Governance Programme FAO Rome, Italy 26 – 29 June, 2018

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