The Food Sovereignty Commission will meet today to set the schedule and topics that will be put into consideration of the communes, communities, peoples and nations of Indians, Afroecuadorians and montubios (term referring to peasants) on the Organic Law on Rural Land and Ancestral Domain. Furthermore, they expect to approve related forms.
The Commission Vice-President, Mauricio Proaño (AP), indicated that the consultation process would end in April 2015 and the second discussion would take place in mid-year.
The project includes an exclusive chapter for “the Communal Land Rights and Territories of Peoples and Nationalities,” under Title II of the Law “On the Adjustment of Rural Land.”
In these, the ancestral possession, collective rights, delimitation and award procedure, the general rules applicable to ancestral territories possession, territorial development strategy, conflict resolution and environmental involvement are regulated.