Land rights for indigenous people and colonists in Colombia
These areas are often under pressure from the rising global demand for natural resources. As a result: conflict and debate rise about land rights.
Showcase for the multitude of diffuse and disputed boundaries
Together with the Colombian Government, Kadaster applied Fit-for-Purpose (FFP) land administration to the disputed area between the indigenous reserve Santa Teresita del Tuparro and its neighbouring colonist farms. After socialisation meetings with the people involved, the land users started collecting field data. The collected field data showed considerable overlapping land claims. Nevertheless, the discussion during the public inspection about the occurrence of those different mapping realities was harmonious. This pilot may serve as a showcase for the multitude of diffuse and disputed boundaries between indigenous reserves and colonist farm land in Colombia and elsewhere.