Lessons from the Field: Operational Lessons from Delimiting Community and Family Lands

Introduction

This learning brief captures some lessons learned from practical implementation of the Mobile Approaches to Secure Tenure (MAST) approach, known as Community Value Land Chain (CaVaTeCo) in Mozambique. These lessons were provided by staff of field teams and the back office technical support team, based on experience in the Integrated Land and Resources Governance (ILRG)1 program financed by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Land: Enhancing Governance for Economic Development (LEGEND) program funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID). This brief has sections on issues related to: management and support for implementing organizations; working with communities and associations; using the technology; and back office technical support. Other documents will reflect lessons on issues such as the size and distribution of land holdings, gender and land rights, and implications for policy.