The Tenure Facility (TF) project is a multi-objective initiative that aims at upscaling Community Tenure and Jurisdiction for tribal and forest dwellers in India. The central objective is to effectively secure community rights (CR) and forest tenure rights of Indigenous and local communities by creating recognition, awareness and utilization of the Community Forest Rights (CFR) provided by India’s Forest Rights Act (FRA) of 2006.
Though the FRA (2006) bestows community ownership and protection of forest lands, its poor implementation has added to the increased historical injustice faced by marginalized forest communities, especially in terms of land claims. With a strong focus on FRA, this project aims at facilitating CFR/CR recognition, and at catalyzing this model to several Indian states.
Launched on January 1, 2018 in collaboration with Tenure Facility, this project has the following goals:
Upscale CFR Recognition
Provide National Level Training
Enhance Capacity Building
Create Socio-ecological Monitoring System
Develop a Web Platform
Engage Key Private Sectors
Design Project Monitoring Systems
Forest Landscape Restoration Project
The Forest Landscape Restoration Project seeks to strengthen evidence supporting effective community-driven forest landscape restoration and its linkages with formal and customary rights. Launched on May 1, 2018
This project has three main goals:
Analyze Best Cases
The Trees on Farms for Biodiversity Project
In line with its central objective, ISB’s Tenure Facility Team has undertaken the agroforestry project in an agreement with The International Centre for Research in Agroforestry (ICRAF), Kenya. The primary goal is to develop a data visualization tool that will help harness the potential of trees on farms to meet biodiversity targets. Termed the ‘Trees on Farms for Biodiversity’, the project was launched in March 2019.