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  1. Library Resource
    The Land We Lost Briefing Document

    Native Customary Rights (NCR) and Monoculture Plantations in Sarawak

    Reports & Research
    July, 2019
    Malaysia

    This publication is the outcome of our research on the socio-environmental impacts of large pulp and paper, timber tree and oil palm plantations in Sarawak. It contains two case studies on plantation affected indigenous communities in Batu Niah and Bakong in the Miri Division. It stresses on the importance of understanding the context of large monoculture plantations in Sarawak accurately, as it entails two destructive factors. First, it involves deforestation, as it is clearly a post-logging development.

  2. Library Resource
    The Land We Lost

    Native Customary Rights (NCR) and Monoculture Plantations in Sarawak

    Reports & Research
    July, 2019
    Malaysia

    This publication is the outcome of our research on the socio-environmental impacts of large pulp and paper, timber tree and oil palm plantations in Sarawak. It contains two case studies on plantation affected indigenous communities in Batu Niah and Bakong in the Miri Division. It stresses on the importance of understanding the context of large monoculture plantations in Sarawak accurately, as it entails two destructive factors. First, it involves deforestation, as it is clearly a post-logging development.

  3. Library Resource
    Measuring Individuals’ Rights to Land; An Integrated Approach to Data Collection for SDG Indicators 1.4.2 and 5.a.1
    Reports & Research
    September, 2019
    Global

    Land is a key economic resource inextricably linked to access to, use of and control over other economic and productive resources. Recognition of this, and the increasing stress on land from the world’s growing population and changing climate, has driven demand for strengthening tenure security for all. This has created the need for a core set of land indicators that have national application and global comparability, which culminated in the inclusion of indicators 1.4.2 and 5.a.1 in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) agenda.

  4. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2018
    Luxembourg, France, Canada, United States of America, Madagascar

    En raison des impacts néfastes de l’insécurité foncière sur les ressources forestières, une compréhension approfondie de la situation foncière et l’identification de mesures efficaces pour promouvoir la sécurisation des terres constituent les points de départ d’une gestion durable forestière, notamment dans le cadre des efforts REDD+. Le foncier compte parmi les dimensions incontournables en matière de prévision et de planification des mesures d’aménagement et en matière de répartition des bénéfices des systèmes d’indemnisation ou d’incitation.

  5. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    May, 2015
    Africa

    Understanding the perception of environmental resources by the users is an important element in planning its sustainable use and management. Pastoralist communities manage their vast grazing territories and exploit resource variability through strategic mobility. However, the knowledge on which pastoralists’ resource management is based and their perception of the grazing areas has received limited attention.

  6. Library Resource
    La escasez de agua y la desertificación cover image
    Reports & Research
    January, 2012
    Global

    Los desafíos y retos que supone la escasez de agua para las poblaciones de las tierras secas se van a ver incrementados tanto en magnitud como en alcance. Dado que la población mundial es ya superior a los 6.000 millones de personas, algunos países han superado los límites de sus recursos acuíferos. Con el escenario actual de cambio climático, casi la mitad de la población mundial habitará áreas con grandes problemas de agua antes del 2030, lo que incluye a una población de entre 75 y 250 millones de personas en África.

  7. Library Resource
    Water scarcity and desertification cover image
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    January, 2012
    Global

    The challenges and threats of water scarcity to dryland populations are set to increase in magnitude and scope. As the world’s population has swollen to well over 6 billion people, some countries have already reached the limits of their water resources. With the existing climate change scenario, almost half the world’s population will be living in areas of high water stress by 2030, including between 75 million and 250 million people in Africa. In addition, water scarcity in some arid and semi-arid places will displace between 24 million and 700 million people (WWDR 2009).

  8. Library Resource
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    September, 2017
    Global

    This working paper was commissioned by the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), in order to explore how land tenure systems in different ecosystems and bio-cultural regions around the world are linked to land degradation or sustainable land management. It is against this backdrop that five major issues surrounding land tenure, and rights for improved land management and sustainable development, are addressed; these are:

    • Problems associated with land ownership (titling, tenure and customary rights);

  9. Library Resource
    Enabling access to clean agricultural inputs and technologies: Improving farmer yields and businesses turnover cover image
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    August, 2017
    Ethiopia

    Supporting the agriculture sector

    The GoE with technical support from the Land Investment for Transformation (LIFT) programme is issuing Second Level Land Certificates (SLLC) to increase the land tenure security of farmers. As a result, farmers are more willing to invest in their land in a productive and sustainable way. However, to allow for increased productive investment, farmers must have access to improved agri-inputs and technologies that are climate smart: this is currently a challenge in most rural areas.

  10. Library Resource
    Promoting financial inclusion cover image

    Improving farmers’ lives through the SLLC-linked loan product

    Policy Papers & Briefs
    August, 2017
    Ethiopia

    With Second Level Land Certification (SLLC), farmers gain increased security of tenure: this incentivises them to invest more in their land.

    To allow for this productive investment to take place, the Land Investment for Transformation (LIFT) programme is working with micro finance institutions (MFIs) to roll out an innovative financial product: the SLLC-linked individual loan.

    Accessing longer terms and larger size loans allows farmers to increase the productivity of their land, graduate from subsistence farming, and become more commercially oriented.

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