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    Policy Papers & Briefs
    April, 2016
    Sierra Leone

    The land grabbing issue has produced a plethora of debates ranging from ethical conduct of land grabbing agents, specifically concerning displacement, to evidence for and against positive externalities such as technological spill-overs and construction of infrastructure. An underexplored topic is the valuation of agricultural land and the compensatory payments made to land users, distinct from land owners, for the loss of their source of food security.

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    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2016
    Kenya, Mozambique, Burkina Faso, Philippines, South Africa, Nicaragua, Vietnam, Thailand, Madagascar, China, Myanmar, Indonesia, Norway, Ghana, Iran, India, Sierra Leone, Uruguay, Brazil, Cambodia

    À travers le monde, des millions de personnes dépendent des ressources naturelles telles que les terres, les pêches et les forêts, qui sont utilisées collectivement comme des biens communs. Les biens communs sont essentiels à la culture, à l’identité et au bien-être. Source de nourriture et de revenus, ils agissent comme un important filet de sécurité, surtout pour les populations les plus marginalisées et les plus vulnérables.

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    Screenshot 2019-02-14 at 14.01.45.A good practice on the implementation of the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure: A multi-actor and multi-sector approach in Sierra Leone cover image
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    October, 2016
    Sierra Leone

    In Sierra Leone, the well-being and livelihoods of many people, particularly the rural poor, are based on secure and equitable access to land, fisheries and forests. Increasing pressure on these resources in recent years has led to an escalation of conflict over access to natural resources.

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    Journal Articles & Books
    March, 2016
    Cameroon, Sierra Leone, Africa, Western Africa

    The West African cocoa belt, reaching from Sierra Leone to southern Cameroon, is the origin of about 70% of the world's cocoa (Theobroma cacao), which in turn is the basis of the livelihoods of about two million farmers. We analyze cocoa's vulnerability to climate change in the West African cocoa belt, based on climate projections for the 2050s of 19 Global Circulation Models under the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change intermediate emissions scenario RCP 6.0.

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    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2016
    Switzerland, Zambia, Germany, Madagascar, Tanzania, Australia, United Kingdom, Ghana, South Sudan, Sierra Leone, Ethiopia, Italy, Canada, Netherlands

    تقرّ الخطوط التوجيهية الطوعية بشأن الحوكمة المسؤولة لحيازة الأراضي، ومصايد الأسماك، والغابات، في سياق الأمن الغذائي الوطني بأنّ الاستثمارات المسؤولة التي ينفّذها القطاعان العام والخاص أساسية لتحسين الأمن الغذائي، وتدعو إلى استثمارات تصون مستخدمي الأراضي ومالكيها من خطر نزع ملكيتهم لحقوق الحيازة المشروعة. ويوفّر هذا الدليل الفني توجيهات مفصّلة للسلطات الحكومية المنخرطة في جهود تشجيع الاستثمارات والموافقة عليها ورصدها في جميع مراحل دورة الاستثمار، بشأن الإجراءات التي يمكن اتخاذها لإرساء بيئة مؤاتية للاستثمارات المسؤولة والمستدامة.

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    Reports & Research
    September, 2016
    Malawi, Uganda, South Africa, Liberia, Niger, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Guatemala, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Denmark, Sweden, United Kingdom, Italy, Belgium, France, Germany, Switzerland

    Supporting Implementation of the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests (VGGTs) is a programme that provides countries with a framework for best practices in tenurerelated policies, laws, regulations, strategies and practices. Its Phase 1 was implemented from October 2012 to June 2016 as a multi-donor programme overseen by a steering committee and managed by the VG-Tenure Secretariat hosted by FAO.

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    Reports & Research
    December, 2016
    Mauritius, Kenya, Zambia, Gambia, Mali, Burundi, Germany, Guinea-Bissau, Eswatini, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Ethiopia, Comoros, Cameroon, Rwanda, Tanzania, Senegal, Chad, Gabon

    Meeting Name: Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (CGRFA)
    Meeting symbol/code: CGRFA-16/17/Inf.11.1
    Session: Sess. 16

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    Reports & Research
    April, 2016
    Africa, Mozambique, Sierra Leone, Americas, Brazil, Canada, United States of America, Asia, China, Japan, Republic of Korea, Malaysia, India, Europe, Russia, Denmark, Ireland, Norway, Sweden, United Kingdom, Italy, France, Germany, Netherlands, Switzerland, Australia

    This paper summarizes the good practices by nine selected OECD countries that seek to promote responsible foreign investment in developing country agriculture, primarily by investors in their territory or jurisdiction. The study provides examples of the increasing trend of home countries in establishing binding legal norms and other mechanisms as safeguards that are relevant for agricultural investment.

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    Journal Articles & Books
    February, 2016
    Bangladesh, Honduras, Kenya, Chile, Peru, Sierra Leone, Ethiopia, Pakistan, Colombia, Rwanda, Morocco, South Africa, Malaysia, Dominican Republic, Madagascar, Italy, Saudi Arabia

    Effective policy and legal advice requires a clear understanding of the gaps and discrepancies in the policies and legislation pertaining to gender and land. This paper introduces a Legal Assessment Tool (LAT) for gender-equitable land tenure, developed under the Gender and Land Rights Database (GLRD) of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), for the purpose of providing prompt, targeted and effective policy and legal advice to countries working towards gender-equitable land tenure.

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    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2016
    France, Honduras, United States of America, Zambia, Tonga, Ghana, Congo, Sierra Leone, Malawi, Costa Rica, Niger, Palau, Kiribati, Madagascar, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Brazil, Canada

    La publication de ce numéro d’Unasylva coïncide avec deux événements marquants pour les forêts. Les 196 Parties à la Convention-cadre des Nations Unies sur les changements climatiques viennent de se réunir à la Conférence Paris climat 2015 en vue de négocier un accord qui soit en mesure de changer la donne en matière de changement climatique. Toujours à Paris, le Global Landscapes Forum 2015, Forum mondial sur les paysages, a été le théâtre de discussions de haut niveau portant sur la recherche et les politiques qui sous-tendent les questions d’utilisation des terres.

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