This chapter is a case study that tests hypotheses in order to determine if political factors can reduce violence in cases of climate-change-induced or -aggravated agro-pastoral conflicts over natural resources. Three West African countries were selected because of their common socio-economic and environmental characteristics and because they host comparable farmer–herder conflicts: Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana. The level of farmer–herder conflicts is estimated to have risen between 1960 and 2000 in the three countries.
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Library ResourceReports & ResearchOctober, 2016Burkina Faso, Ghana, Ivory Coast
Library ResourceReports & ResearchSeptember, 2017Nigeria
It is encouraging to see that the United Nations Security Council is beginning to acknowledge the transboundary dimensions of fragility and conflict, as demonstrated by its newly launched Report of the Secretary-General on the situation in the Lake Chad Basin region.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksOctober, 2019Papua New Guinea
Climate change is shaped and understood through assumptions of causality and temporality that enable and constrain feasible approaches to environmental governance, approaches that may reproduce inequalities. Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+) provides an entry point to examine the intersecting assumptions and politics around climate change and how it is managed. Actors in the REDD+ regime promote particular assumptions about the causality and temporality of climate change, which are often privileged over local ways of being and knowing.
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsSeptember, 2019South America
Pacto de Leticia, reunión infructuosa para la Amazonía
Oscar Bazoberry Chali
El día 6 de septiembre, se llevó a cabo una Reunión de Jefes de Estado y Jefes de Delegaciones en Colombia. El fuego y la devastación de los incendios para la deforestación en la región sudamericana, ya se habían difundido a nivel mundial, y en especial, la población de los países amazónicos mostraba su preocupación por las políticas y la responsabilidad de sus gobiernos en estos fenómenos donde confluyen causas climáticas con acciones humanas.
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsJune, 2019Latin America and the Caribbean
Las semillas bajo ataque: expoliación de la naturaleza y de los pueblos en el contexto latinoamericano de colonialidad y dependencia
Jana Caroline Farias Melo*
Library ResourceReports & ResearchMay, 2019Colombia
La familia Gómez Montoya, cuenta la experiencia de Rosalina, Una mujer de 71 años, quien a pesar de su baja estatura y avanzada edad, conserva intacto su carácter, sutesón y su ánimo de lucha, adquirido según ella, en su natal ‘Aquitania’, la fuerza para enfrentarse y resistir a las dificultades cotidianas que implica haber crecido y vivido en el campo.
Library ResourceTraining Resources & ToolsJanuary, 2019Global
Interactive guide to the VGGT
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsMay, 2013Global
“Landscape approaches” seek to provide tools and concepts for allocating and managing land to achieve social, economic, and environmental objectives in areas where agriculture, mining, and other productive land uses compete with environmental and biodiversity goals. Here we synthesize the current consensus on landscape approaches. This is based on published literature and a consensus-building process to define good practice and is validated by a survey of practitioners.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchSeptember, 2013South-Eastern Asia, Bangladesh
Research was conducted in Alutilla Valley in eastern Bangladesh to identify the nature of existing agroforestry systems and to identify potential agroforestry models that could ameliorate currently degrading forest resources Data were collected through farmer participatory research and a structured quarterly survey in two villages. Qualitative and supplementary quantitative analysis methods were used to assess the financial potential of agroforestry systems.
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsDecember, 2015South-Eastern Asia, Indonesia
The deforestation-free movement (or zero-deforestation) has emerged recently in a context of lower state control, globalization and pressure on corporations by nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) through consumer awareness campaigns, acknowledging the essential role of agricultural commodities in deforestation. It takes the form of commitments by corporations to ensure that the products they either produce, process, trade or retail are not linked to forest conversion.
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