This paper aims to enhance understanding about the influence of governance arrangements in non-timber forest product value chains on ecological sustainability and equity outcomes. This is done through the lens of two plant species endemic to southern Africa: Hoodia gordonii , succulent plants developed as appetite suppressants based on traditional knowledge of the indigenous San peoples, and Pelargonium sidoides , a widely used global phytomedicine harvested by rural communities in the region.
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Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2014Southern Africa, Africa, Global
Library ResourceReports & ResearchMarch, 2014Global, Sudan, Burundi, Rwanda, South Sudan, Uganda, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Liberia
In conflict situations, peace settlements and cease-fire agreements may often, end violent conflicts, but do not prevent renewed violence or guarantee a permanent end to conflicts.5 According to the World Bank, chances that renewed conflicts will erupt are high and even higher when control over natural resources is at stake.6 In the past two decades alone, Africa has experienced violent conflicts with successive cease-fire agreements and peaceful settlements, which have often been followed by outbreaks of new conflicts.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2014Angola, Algeria, Egypt, Bangladesh, Niger, Liechtenstein, Somalia, Namibia, Bulgaria, Bolivia, Ghana, Pakistan, Cape Verde, Jordan, Liberia, Libya, Vietnam, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Tanzania, Portugal, Cambodia, Ethiopia, Paraguay, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Slovenia, Burkina Faso, Slovakia, Mauritania, Croatia, Chile, China, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Jamaica, Djibouti, Guinea, Finland, Uruguay, Thailand, Seychelles, Nepal, Laos, Yemen, Philippines, South Africa, Kiribati, Uganda, Syrian Arab Republic, Nicaragua, Kazakhstan, Niue, Dominica, Benin, Nigeria, Belgium, Togo, Zimbabwe, Sri Lanka, United Kingdom, Malawi, Costa Rica, Cameroon, Morocco, Lesotho, Tokelau, Turkmenistan, Trinidad and Tobago, Netherlands, Iraq, Chad, Georgia, Montenegro, Mongolia, Marshall Islands, Belize, Afghanistan, Burundi, Belarus, Grenada, Greece, Andorra, Rwanda, Tajikistan, Haiti, Mexico, Saint Lucia, India, Latvia, Bhutan, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Malaysia, Norway, Czech Republic, Antigua and Barbuda, Fiji, Honduras, Mauritius, Dominican Republic, Luxembourg, Israel, San Marino, Peru, Indonesia, Vanuatu, North Macedonia, Suriname, Congo, Iceland, Cook Islands, Comoros, Colombia, Botswana, Nauru, Moldova, Sao Tome and Principe, Madagascar, Ecuador, Senegal, Maldives, Serbia, France, Lithuania, Mozambique, Zambia, Samoa, Holy See, Guatemala, Denmark, Germany, Australia, Austria, Venezuela, Iran, Palau, Kenya, Turkey, Albania, Oman, Tuvalu, Myanmar, Brunei Darussalam, Tunisia, Russia, Barbados, Brazil, Canada, Equatorial Guinea, United States of America, Qatar, Sweden, Ukraine, Guinea-Bissau, Eswatini, Tonga, Ivory Coast, Republic of Korea, Guyana, Switzerland, Cyprus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Singapore, Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan, Central African Republic, Poland, Kuwait, Gambia, Eritrea, Gabon, Estonia, Spain, Faroe Islands, El Salvador, Mali, Ireland, Malta, South Sudan, Sierra Leone, Panama, Bahamas, Solomon Islands, New Zealand, Monaco, Italy, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Japan, Kyrgyzstan, Armenia, Micronesia, United Arab Emirates, Argentina, Sudan, Bahrain, Hungary, Papua New Guinea, Cuba, Americas, Northern America, Europe, Asia, Africa, Global, Oceania
Këto udhëzime janë instrumenti i parë i gjithanshëm botëror për të drejtat mbi burimet dhe administrimin e tyre që është përgatitur me negociata ndërqeveritare. Udhëzimet parashtrojnë parimet dhe standardet e pranuara botërisht të praktikave të përgjegjshme për përdorimin dhe mbajtjen në kontroll të tokës, burimeve të peshkimit dhe pyjeve.
Library ResourceApril, 2014Egypt, Global
The increased density and sprawl of
Cairo's urban areas are the consequence of a number of
factors, of which the major ones are the physical and
geographic features, transport supply, urban policy and the
control of urban development, market laws, government aid,
property developers, consumer sensitivity to building
quality and costs, travelling distances, tariffs, the
immediate surrounding area, etc. The purpose of this study
Library ResourceMarch, 2014Africa, Northern Africa, Western Asia, Global
The paper presents the key objectives
for the rehabilitation of historic centers or medinas in the
Middle East and North Africa as elaborated by the World Bank
on the basis of twenty years of past and present lending and
technical assistance operations to the governments of the
region. These are: 1) the conservation of the urban and
cultural heritage; 2) the local economic development of the
historic city; and 3) the improvement of the living
Library ResourceSeptember, 2014Africa, Northern Africa, Western Asia, Global
The report focuses on the two decades
of the World Bank - Global Environment Facility (GEF)
partnership with the Middle East and North Africa (MENA)
countries. This partnership has had a global environmental
impact by working both at the local and national level and
engaging all relevant partners and stakeholders. In
addition, many GEF financed operations stand as examples of
what a more holistic approach can achieve in terms of
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsJanuary, 2014Global, Uganda
The Social Tenure Domain Model offers practical solutions and opportunities for land professionals, researchers, grassroots organisations and government authorities. These opportunities include the empowerment of the grassroots communities to develop and manage their own information systems (and their own data), with all the benefits of the advanced technologies can offer, with less investment in resources and with less reliance on highly paid experts. Land professionals can also make their services available to all and offer people-centred and affordable solutions.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchJanuary, 2015Global, Egypt, Mexico
This report summarizes a case study of the Mexican ejidocommunity tenure system. Mexico was selected for this case study because of the rich history and extensive scale of the country’s community land tenure and registration systems. This community system covers 52% of the area of Mexico, roughly equivalent to the size of Egypt, and comprises over 30 000 communities. The ejido system emanated from the Mexican revolution (1910-1917) and represents a case where the customary system of land has been largely integrated into the statutory system.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchJanuary, 2014Kenya, Zimbabwe, Brazil, Nepal, Yemen, Global
The land challenge is central to the broader youth dynamics of migration, employment, livelihoods and belonging. The more than 1.8 billion youth living worldwide represent not only a land challenge, but an untapped potential in moving the tenure security agenda forward. Recognizing this, the Global Land Tool Network has partnered with UN-Habitat to develop youth responsive land tools through the Youth-led Action Research on Land program. Five action research projects will be undertaken by youth organizations in Brazil, Kenya, Nepal, Yemen and Zimbabwe.
Library ResourceTraining Resources & ToolsJanuary, 2014Africa, Global, Asia, Europe, Northern America, Australia
The AgriTech Toolbox enables researchers and policymakers to examine how alternative agricultural practices and technologies can impact farm yields, food prices, natural resource use, hunger, malnutrition, land use and global trade in 2050, when climate change impacts may be severe. As a result, it can inform the right mix of policies and investments needed to tackle the challenges agriculture faces in the coming decades. The AgriTech toolbox models the impacts of 10 technologies on farm yields, food prices, natural resource use, hunger, malnutrition, land use and global trade.
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