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Land Access & Resettlement Planning at La Granja

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  • Liz Vergara

Published by: CSRM

Gaining secure land tenure is a fundamental business requirement for mine development that can result in displacement and resettlement of families and communities. Achieving consensual land access and successful livelihoods transition requires long time frames and deep engagement between the company and the community. Mine development can also take years and can be highly uncertain as companies increase or decrease their investment according to changing business strategies, falling or rising commodity prices and the availability of capital. Given these dynamics, one of the critical challenges for mining projects is securing consent from local communities for future land access, while minimizing community exposure to business uncertainty. This paper describes how Rio Tinto Minera Peru’s La Granja Project developed an approach that aspired to integrate and align the business and project schedule with a responsible approach to engagement and agreement-making on land access.

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CITATION

Flynn, S. & Vergara, L. 2015, 'Land Access and Resettlement Planning at La Granja', part of the CSRM Occassional Papers: Mining-Induced Displacement and Resettlement Series (eds. Deanna Kemp & John Owen), University of Queensland.