The French Ministry has recognised the important role land tenure plays in reducing poverty and inequality. Land is not only the primary source of income and security for farmers and their families but also plays a key role in economic development of agricultural production. In addition, land also links economic, political, social and environmental issues. Therefore the French Government and the CTFD pursue a more transparent dialogue based and inclusive development projects in relation to land issues.
These cooperative efforts result in more projects that respect the variety of rights and sources of legitimacy as well as cultural and behavioural norms and that build trust and reinforce positive initiatives and developments.