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Conflict in collective forest tenure: Lessons for Peru from a comparative study

Conflict in collective forest tenure: Lessons for Peru from a comparative study

Key messages

  • In comparison with Indonesia, Uganda and Nepal, Peruvian law provides a weak mandate for tenure reform implementers to address conflict, and Peru has the lowest number of implementing officials stating that addressing conflict is among their responsibilities.
  • In the villages studied, Peru reports the highest proportion of villagers involved in land or forest conflicts, the highest proportion with actors external to the community and the lowest portion resolved.
  • Despite the legal significance of a land title, collective titling alone does not assure the end of land/forest disputes with outsiders. The state needs to defend the property rights that it has recognized.
  • Peru must improve its legal framework for conflict management in land/forest disputes both in and after formalization processes, drawing on state and customary, community or alternative mechanisms.

Authors: Larson, A.M.; Monterroso, I.; Vigil, N.H.

Topic: tenure systems, land tenure, conflict, community forestry

Geographic: Peru

Series: CIFOR Infobrief no. 243

Pages: 8p

Publisher: Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), Bogor, Indonesia

Publication Year: 2019

DOI: 10.17528/cifor/007148

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