The Legislative Commission on Food Sovereignty was responsible for analyzing yesterday the draft report for the first debate of the Land and Ancestral Domain bill. In this text is recommended the realization of the pre-legislative consultation process.
“Considering the legislative consultation is aimed at conducting substantial public participation process, which allows communes, communities, peoples and indinegous, Afro-Ecuadorian and peasants nationalities and organizations holding collective rights to be consulted on specific topics, whose content might affect their collective rights, the Commission (…) resolved to recommend to the plenary of the Assembly that the project (…) be subject to pre-legislative consultation as required by the Constitution,” establishes the page 8 of the document.
The project seeks to regulate the use and access to rural land that shall meet the social function and environmental function. It is also expected to regulate the possession, ownership and management and redistribution of land as a factor of production to ensure food sovereignty, improve productivity, foster sustainable and balanced environment and provide legal security for rights holders.
The final decision on whether or not the query will be made is in hands of the plenary and, if taken into effect, it would be in the first and second debate of the Project.