Land and forest tenure systems greatly influence a country’s ability to reduce deforestation and forest degradation. Clear and legitimate tenure rights over forests can provide an incentive to manage forests sustainably and simultaneously reduce deforestation and forest degradation. In fact, communities and stakeholders with secure tenure rights have a strong interest in investing time and resources to maintain and enhance the natural capital under a long-term vision.
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Library ResourceInstitutional & promotional materialsAugust, 2018Sierra Leone, Panama, Tunisia
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksJuly, 2018Dominica, Burkina Faso, Honduras, Belgium, Uzbekistan, South Africa, Lesotho, Uganda, Spain, Zimbabwe, Denmark, Germany, Tanzania, Zambia, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Senegal, Italy, Brazil, Switzerland
From the outset, the development of agriculture has been strongly associated with women’s endeavour. In fact, women’s contribution to agriculture goes back to the origins of farming and the domestication of animals when the first human settlements were established more than 6 000 years ago. Over the years, the division of responsibilities and labour within households and communities tended to place farming and nutrition-related tasks under women’s domain. Nowadays, in many societies women continue to be mainly responsible for family food security and nutrition.
Library ResourceJanuary, 2010Morocco, Philippines, South Africa, Turkey, Chile, India, Mexico, Brazil
How has citizen action resulted in national policy change in different parts of the world?
Library ResourceConference Papers & ReportsDecember, 1994Indonesia, Australia, India, Sri Lanka, Nigeria, Vietnam, Bangladesh, Dominican Republic, Tanzania, Niger, Philippines, Colombia, Egypt, Uzbekistan, Peru, Nepal, Mexico, Thailand
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2002France, Benin, Switzerland, Chile, Ukraine, China, Australia, Ireland, Canada, Venezuela, Guinea, Colombia, Japan, Italy, Brazil, Argentina, United Kingdom, Mexico, Norway
Land and land reform cover a great range, both in terms of the geographical and development status of the countries considered, and of the variety of perspectives on the issues. The articles in this issue of Land Reform, Land Resettlement and Cooperatives reflect this breadth in a variety of ways. The articles range geographically from the paper addressing land and agrarian reform in Colombia, by Professor Darío Fajardo, to a consideration of the land reforms currently under way in Scotland, by Douglas Macmillan, Ken Thomson and Bill Slee.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2010Africa, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Ghana, Mali, Nigeria, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Bolivia, Colombia, Paraguay, Suriname, Northern America, United States of America, Asia, Tajikistan, Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam, Bangladesh, Nepal, Europe
Land Tenure Working Paper 15. This publication brings to light the existing linkages between land tenure and the realization of the right to food. It points out that responsible governance of land requires the adoption of human rights-based approach in order to develop coherent and long term solutions to improve people’s livelihoods. The document presents the legal implications of the right to food at national level and provides a series of examples on the implementation of human rights principles and obligations into land tenure systems, policies, and institutional frameworks.
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsDecember, 2004Burkina Faso, Honduras, Dominican Republic, Lesotho, Cuba, Nicaragua, India, Senegal, Brazil
Access to land is essential to food production and income generation. It is also a key social and economic asset, crucial for cultural identity, political power and participation in decisionmaking. Social and cultural beliefs often discriminate against people because of gender, social class or ethnic group.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2011Africa, Algeria, Madagascar, Malawi, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ghana, Mauritania, Honduras, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Northern America, Asia, Tajikistan, Indonesia, Malaysia, Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Europe, Albania, Germany
Land Tenure Working Paper 19. The present paper is written as part of the overall Voluntary Guidelines consultation and development process and is a contribution to the subsequent preparation of the Gender Technical Guide. It contextualises and defines gender for the Voluntary Guidelines, discusses what governance of tenure means from a gender perspective and identifies and analyses key issues and themes. It then summarises recommendations relevant to gender before drawing some conclusions for the development process of the Voluntary Guidelines.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2009Nigeria, United States of America, Sweden, Belarus, Finland, Australia, United Kingdom, Iceland, Niger, Thailand, Kenya, South Africa, Nicaragua, Turkey, Italy, Norway, Argentina, India, Paraguay, Brazil, Europe, Asia, Africa, Americas, Oceania
The articles in this volume supplement FAO Land Tenure Studies 10, Compulsory acquisition of land and compensation. The latter publication explains what compulsory acquisition and compensation are and what constitutes good practice in this area. This current volumes introductory article provides an overview of these issues. The issue of compulsory acquisition from a human rights perspective is also addressed here as are the concepts of market value, compensation value and just terms compensation.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2003Mozambique, United States of America, Uganda, Mexico, Bulgaria, Cambodia, India, Russia, Ethiopia, Georgia, Hungary, Brazil, Ghana, Asia, Europe, Africa, Americas
The papers contained in this issue have been selected from those presented at a series of workshops, held in 2002 in Hungary, Uganda, Mexico and Cambodia, that were organized by the World Bank jointly with the Department for International Development (DFID), the French Ministry for Foreign Affairs, the German Agency for Technical Cooperation (GTZ), the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and with FAO, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the African development Bank (AfDB), the European Union (EU), the International Land Coalition, Oxfam, and other bilateral an
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