Since 2021 – 2022
The EU REDD Facility engages with the Ministry of Economy, Planning and Regional Development (MINEPAT), IDH and WWF in the development of at least two Local Land Use Management and Sustainable Development Plan (PLADDT) at the municipal level.
The objective is to support municipalities facing land conflicts and increasing pressure on natural resources through the development of a Local Land Use Management and Sustainable Development Plan (PLADDT) in Mintom and in Mbangassina.
Multiple stakeholders have diverging interests in this land. These include local communities, migrant farmers, public figures, private sector and conservation organisations. The socio-economic and environmental implications of different land-use options will depend on both what is feasible and the availability of finances to implement one or another scenario. In the absence of any guarantees of financial support targeting sustainable investments, ‘business as usual’ land-use options that favour rapid forest conversion are likely to remain predominant.
Since 2018, the EU REDD Facility has supported the MINEPAT in the development of a methodology for Local Land Use Management and Sustainable Development Plan (PLADDT) to address some of these above-mentioned challenges. It aimed to foster common understanding between relevant ministries, regional delegations, civil society and the private sector around the methodology and decision support tools to prepare local land use plans.
The challenge is now to implement this methodology at municipal level bringing together multiple stakeholders to foster a common understanding and agreement on land uses, institutions/rules for future land management and activities necessary to achieve sustainable land management.
Launch of the PLADDT process in Mintom municipality
Based on the seven steps of the PLADDT methodology, the approach also follows three principles:
Note: the project has recently started and is currently ongoing, further information in the upcoming months.