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    Reports & Research
    December, 2009
    Equatorial Guinea, Brazil, United States of America, Chile, Germany, China, Indonesia, Australia, Canada, Italy, Solomon Islands, New Zealand, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand, India, Russia, Gabon, Papua New Guinea, Mongolia, Asia

    Developments in China will have substantial impacts on forestry in the rest of the region. This wide-ranging country outlook study discusses a host of topics including prospects for China's afforestation/reforestation efforts, supply and demand for forest products and ecological services, key drivers of change, impacts of globalization, policy developments, and social objectives of forestry.

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    Reports & Research
    December, 2009
    Peru, Indonesia, Mexico, China, Congo, Guinea, Colombia, Thailand, Laos, Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia, Japan, Myanmar, Cameroon, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, India, Vietnam, Brazil, Asia

    The outlook paper for Lao PDR reviews the state of the forestry sector and draws attention to the need for political commitment to the forestry strategy 2020 to bring the forests in the country under sustainable management and provide a firm basis for rural development. Without significant policy support, forest and forestry in Lao PDR will continue to be overwhelmingly influenced by the regional resource economy during the next decade.

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    Reports & Research
    December, 2009
    Honduras, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Peru, Bolivia, China, Venezuela, Costa Rica, Colombia, Thailand, Nepal, Philippines, South Africa, Nicaragua, Belize, Ecuador, Argentina, India, Paraguay, Mexico, Brazil, Kenya

    Land Tenure Working Paper 8. This paper articulates the views and demands of marginalised groups regarding the tenure of land and other natural resources. It points out the importance of adopting human rights framework when developing Voluntary Guidelines. Such framework means addressing the unequal relationships of power and corruption within and behind prevailing land tenure structures. It makes the governance of tenure of land and other natural resources more accountable, transparent, democratic and participatory.

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    Reports & Research
    December, 2009
    Indonesia, Madagascar, China, Africa

    Las adquisiciones extranjeras de tierras agrícolas en África y en otras partes se han vuelto un motivo de preocupación. Muchos observadores las consideran una nueva forma de colonialismo que amenaza la seguridad alimentaria de los pobres. Sin embargo, las inversiones podrían ser una buena noticia si los objetivos de los compradores de tierra se conciliaran con las necesidades de inversión de los países en desarrollo.

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    Reports & Research
    December, 2009
    Angola, Nigeria, Chile, Guatemala, China, Namibia, Indonesia, Australia, Bolivia, Congo, Venezuela, Guinea, Guyana, Colombia, Thailand, Honduras, Kenya, Nicaragua, Vietnam, Madagascar, Ecuador, India

    Cuando en el año 2000 se aprobaron los Objetivos de Desarrollo del Milenio (ODM), la comunidad internacional contrajo un compromiso sin precedentes para satisfacer las necesidades de los pobres del mundo y salvaguardarlos de las amenazas del siglo XXI2. Los mandatarios de 147 Estados reafirmaron los principios de reducción de la pobreza, gobernanza democrática y protección de los derechos humanos, que han sido el núcleo del sistema de las Naciones Unidas desde su creación tras la Segunda Guerra Mundial.

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    Reports & Research
    December, 2009
    Nepal, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Switzerland, China, Myanmar, Iran, India, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Cameroon, Thailand, Nigeria, Asia

    A quarterly news bulletin dedicated to the exchange of information relating to wildlife and national resources management for the Asia-Pacific region.

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    Reports & Research
    December, 2009
    Angola, Burkina Faso, Rwanda, Zambia, Mali, Burundi, China, Namibia, Eswatini, Ghana, Sierra Leone, Malawi, Niger, Mozambique, Liberia, South Africa, Uganda, Madagascar, Tanzania, Sudan, Georgia, Kenya, Europe, Asia, Africa, Northern America

    Land Tenure Working Paper 11. This co-publication of FAO and UN-HABITAT seeks to better understand and define the processes, mechanisms and institutions of governance of tenure in rural and urban areas. The paper recognises that excellent land policies, laws and technical reforms have been developed. However, in many cases their implementation has slipped, stalled or even been reversed. By adopting a governance and political economy perspective, the paper offers insights for the design of reforms and for the development of land governance tools.

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    Reports & Research
    December, 2009
    Egypt, Bangladesh, Zambia, Chile, Samoa, Peru, Indonesia, Bolivia, China, Sierra Leone, Ethiopia, Pakistan, Malawi, Panama, Kenya, South Africa, Nicaragua, Vietnam, Madagascar, Italy, Cambodia, India, Mexico, Netherlands, Oceania, Asia, Africa, Americas

    This paper was prepared as a Background Paper for Chapter 2 of the International Fund for Agricultural Development’s 2009 Rural Poverty Report. It begins by providing an overview discussion of the diversity of natural resources in developing countries, and rights of access, tenure and governance relevant to the rural poor, who are disproportionately dependent on natural resources.

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    Reports & Research
    December, 2009
    Indonesia, Philippines, Republic of Korea, Madagascar, China, Italy, Africa

    Foreign acquisitions of farmland in Africa and elsewhere have become the focus of concern. Many observers consider them a new form of colonialism that threatens food security of the poor. However, investments could be good news if the objectives of land purchasers are reconciled with the investment needs of developing countries.

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    Reports & Research
    December, 2009
    Namibia, Burkina Faso, Asia, China, Mongolia, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Jordan, Romania, Finland, Germany, Netherlands

    FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations), Germany, IFAD (International Fund for Agricultural Development), Finland, GTZ (Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit), UN-Habitat, World Bank and UNDP, and IPC (International NGO/CSO Planning Committee for Food Sovereignty), Food First International Action Network (FIAN), ILC (International Land Coalition), FIG (International Federation of Surveyors) and other development partners are working together with countries to prepare Voluntary Guidelines that will provide practical guidance to states, civil society, the private se

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