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  1. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    August, 2018
    Nepal, Sub-Saharan Africa

    Since the late 1990s, river basin planning has become a central idea in water resources management and a mainstream approach supported by international donors through their water programs globally. This article presents river basin planning as a function of power and contested arena of power struggles, where state actors create, sustain, and reproduce their bureaucratic power through the overall shaping of (imagined) bureaucratic territory.

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    Reports & Research
    December, 2017
    India, Nepal, Morocco, South Africa

    With current rates of land degradation reaching ten to twelve million ha per year, there is an urgent need to scale up and out successful, profitable and resource-efficient sustainable land management practices to maintain the health and resilience of the land that humans depend on. As much as 500 million out of two billion ha of degraded land, mainly in developing countries, have restoration potential, offering an immediate target for restoration and rehabilitation initiatives.1 In the past, piecemeal approaches to achieving sustainable land management have had limited impact.

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    Institutional & promotional materials
    February, 2018
    Nepal, Burkina Faso, Bangladesh, Nigeria, Malawi, Rwanda, Lesotho, Vietnam, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Ecuador, Senegal, Ethiopia, Niger, Uganda, Tajikistan

    Secure tenure rights and control over land for women and men farmers are key to boosting smallholder productivity, rural development and food security. However, in many parts of the world, men and women have inadequate access to secure property rights over land. Women are particularly disadvantaged: even though they constitute on average 43 percent of the agricultural labour force in developing countries, women’s ownership of agricultural land remains significantly lower than that of men.

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    Institutional & promotional materials
    December, 2016
    Nepal, Philippines, Myanmar, Cambodia, Guinea, Thailand

    The Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (RAP) has now in place its Gender Strategy and Action Plan 2017-2019. Building on the corporate Policy on Gender Equality (2012) and the spirit of the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda, the Strategy provides new focus to gender-related work in the region and identifies main delivery mechanisms for the next three years.

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    Institutional & promotional materials
    December, 2016
    Nepal, Bangladesh, Philippines, Mali, Samoa, Indonesia, Tonga, Thailand, Solomon Islands

    This issue contains stories on country level activities and news and updates on events, publications and trainings relater to the gender work in FAO in Asia and the Pacific. There is a report on FAO's contribution to the Sustainable Development Goal Five (SDG5) and a feature article on Isan Indigenous Thai Silk Yarn production.

  6. Library Resource
    Institutional & promotional materials
    July, 2018
    Nepal, Burkina Faso, Central African Republic, United States of America, Guatemala, Italy, Cameroon, Australia, Netherlands, South Sudan, India, Gabon, Sudan, Costa Rica, Mexico, New Zealand

    This booklet contains the main points of the publication The State of the World’s Forests 2018.

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    Institutional & promotional materials
    May, 2018
    Belgium, Sweden, Indonesia, Guinea, Malawi, Niger, Colombia, Liberia, Uganda, Tanzania, Netherlands, Senegal, Mongolia, Nepal, Mauritania, Mali, Guatemala, Sierra Leone, Kenya, Philippines, South Africa, Kyrgyzstan, Myanmar

    Increase the use of the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure among CSOs and Grassroots Organizations – Malawi is a country factsheet that provides information on the project “Increase the use of the VGGT among CSOs and Grassroots Organizations”, a general overview of governance of natural resources in the country, and information on activities undertaken in the country in collaboration with local CSOs and grassroots organizations.

  8. Library Resource
    Institutional & promotional materials
    July, 2018
    Nepal, Fiji, Germany, Tanzania, Mexico, Norway

    In light of the endorsement of the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the Context of National Food Security (VGGT), this Information Brief aims to provide concise and practical elements for a responsible governance of forests. Developed jointly with the FAO study The Right to Food and the Responsible Governance of Tenure: A dialogue towards implementation, this Information Brief offers a right to food perspective on a crucial governance matter for the implementation of the VGGT.

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    Institutional & promotional materials
    March, 2018
    Bangladesh, Nigeria, Peru, Ghana, Ethiopia, Niger, Malawi, Honduras, Uganda, Tanzania, Ecuador, Cambodia, Paraguay, Burkina Faso, Iraq, Burundi, Nepal, Nicaragua, Tajikistan, Haiti, Mexico, Vietnam

    For rural women and men, land is often the most important household asset for supporting agricultural production and providing food security and nutrition. Evidence shows that secure land tenure is strongly associated with higher levels of investment and productivity in agriculture – and therefore with higher incomes and greater economic wellbeing. Secure land rights for women are often correlated with better outcomes for them and their families, including greater bargaining power at household and community levels, better child nutrition and lower levels of gender-based violence.

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