Land, fisheries, forests and other natural resources provide a basis for livelihoods and social, cultural and religious practices. However, most people in rural areas in developing countries do not have any form of documentation to protect their land and natural resources rights, which puts their livelihoods and consequently their food and nutrition security are at risk. Secure tenure rights promote responsible investment in agriculture that could increase productivity and enhance food security and nutrition.
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Library ResourceInstitutional & promotional materialsSeptember, 2018Mozambique, Burundi, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Ethiopia, Guatemala, Myanmar, Cameroon, Colombia, Ghana, Sierra Leone, Guinea, Sudan, Pakistan, Niger, Malawi
Library ResourceInstitutional & promotional materialsAugust, 2018Mozambique, Kenya, Burundi, Guatemala, Myanmar, Ghana, Sierra Leone, Malawi, Pakistan, Niger
La terre, les pêches, les forêts et d'autres ressources naturelles est crucial pour les moyens de subsistance et les pratiques sociales, culturelles et religieuses. La plupart des habitants des zones rurales des pays en développement ne disposent pourtant d'aucune forme de documentation pour protéger leurs droits à la terre et aux ressources naturelles, ce qui met en péril leurs moyens de subsistance ainsi que leur sécurité alimentaire et nutritionnelle.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksNovember, 2018Angola, Mozambique, Nigeria, Kenya, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Italy, Botswana, Eswatini, Ghana, Thailand
The Guide promotes adapting a convergent and people-centred gender approach towards increasing and improving the provision of goods and services from agriculture, forestry and fisheries in a sustainable manner while reducing rural poverty in different priority areas of FAO’s work. This includes gender equality, territorial development, legal aspects and natural resources management (i.e. pastoralist, forestry, watershed management, climate change and fisheries).
Library ResourceInstitutional & promotional materialsMay, 2018Kenya, Rwanda, Egypt, United States of America, Tanzania, Zambia, Lesotho, Mozambique, Samoa, Jordan, Indonesia, Botswana, Iran, Malawi, Niger, Lebanon
This brochure presents FAO’s work on mainstreaming biodiversity as a cross-cutting theme in the agriculture, fisheries and forestry sectors. It provides examples of on-the-ground activities and highlights relevant international mechanisms. It shows how biodiversity and ecosystems benefit people in countless ways by providing food, clean water, shelter and raw materials for our basic needs. Agriculture is a major user of biodiversity but also has the potential to contribute to the protection of biodiversity.
Library ResourceInstitutional & promotional materialsJuly, 2018Mozambique, Bangladesh, Honduras, Kenya, Germany, Peru, Bolivia, Venezuela, Niger, Norway
In light of the endorsement of the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the Context of National Food Security (VGGT), this Information Brief aims to provide concise and practical elements for a gender-equitable governance of tenure of land, fisheries and forests. Developed jointly with the FAO study The Right to Food and the Responsible Governance of Tenure: A dialogue towards implementation, this Information Brief offers a right to food perspective on a crucial governance matter for the implementation of the VGGT.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2018Seychelles, Angola, Democratic Republic of the Congo, United States of America, Mauritius, Botswana, South Africa, Lesotho, Mozambique, Madagascar, Namibia, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Canada, Malawi, Italy, Eswatini, Switzerland
This document details the activities that were undertaken by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and cooperating agencies (the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries of South Africa (DAFF), the Africa Union Inter-African Bureau for Animal Resources (AU-IBAR) and the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC)) leading to the production of a Regional Aquatic Biosecurity Strategy for the Southern African Development Community (SADC) and its subsequent adoption by SADC and incorporation into SADC programmes.
Library ResourceInstitutional & promotional materialsMay, 2018Kenya, Mozambique, Zambia, Madagascar, Germany, Tunisia, Africa
Pour la première fois, les besoins et les opportunités de restauration des terres dans le cadre de la Grande Muraille Verte africaine ont été cartographiés et quantifiés afin de promouvoir les actions visant à renforcer la résilience des populations et de ces paysages confrontés au changement climatique.
Library ResourceInstitutional & promotional materialsAugust, 2018Mozambique, Kenya, Burundi, Somalia, Guatemala, Myanmar, Ghana, Sierra Leone, Guinea, Malawi, Colombia
La tierra, la pesca, los bosques y otros recursos naturales proporcionan una base para los medios de vida y las prácticas sociales, culturales y religiosas.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2006Burkina Faso, Benin, Nigeria, Belgium, Rwanda, Mali, Zimbabwe, Eswatini, Ghana, Sierra Leone, Ethiopia, Niger, Cameroon, Kenya, Mozambique, South Africa, Lesotho, Uganda, Italy, Tanzania, Botswana, France, Africa
Across rural Africa, land legislation struggles to be properly implemented, and most resource users gain access to land on the basis of local land tenure systems.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2012Burkina Faso, Bangladesh, Mauritius, Belize, Zambia, Mozambique, Fiji, China, Indonesia, Eswatini, Canada, Sierra Leone, Seychelles, Nepal, Cyprus, Uganda, Albania, Italy, Botswana, Poland, Papua New Guinea, Africa, Americas
This publication aims to provide practical guidance for population and housing census and agricultural census planners looking to implement a cost-effective census strategy by coordinating the population and housing census with the agricultural census.