Goal 5 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) “Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls” recognizes the fundamental role of women in achieving poverty reduction, food security and nutrition.
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Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksNovember, 2018Serbia, Nepal, Morocco, Guatemala, Philippines, Uganda, Albania, Oman, Peru, Azerbaijan, Indonesia, Zimbabwe, Colombia, Cambodia, Congo, Argentina, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, China, Mexico, Kenya
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 & BooksSeptember, 2004Burkina Faso, Mauritania, Gambia, Mali, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Australia, Bolivia, Canada, Guinea, Niger, Cameroon, Mozambique, Laos, Philippines, South Africa, Uganda, Italy, Tanzania, Cambodia, India, Russia, Mexico
In recent years, local people and rural communities have assumed increasing prominence in strategies for natural resource management.This paper briefly reviews some of the central legal issues that are associated with this shift. In doing so, its goals are limited. It does not ad dress fundamental questions about when, where and what kind of management works, nor attempt to identify the political, social, economic and environmental ingredient s for success – subjects on which there is a huge, if still inconclusive, literature.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2008Germany, Burkina Faso, Bangladesh, Honduras, United States of America, Rwanda, Burundi, Zimbabwe, Guatemala, Indonesia, Canada, Congo, Costa Rica, Niger, Kenya, Pakistan, Italy, Nepal, Ghana, Vietnam, Myanmar, Ecuador, Cuba, India, Bhutan, France, Europe, Africa, Americas, Asia
Durant l’Année internationale de la montagne en 2002, la FAO et ses partenaires ont lancé une évaluation à grande échelle et un examen mondial de l’état actuel et des tendances futures de l’aménagement intégré et participatif des bassins versants. Les objectifs généraux étaient de promouvoir l’échange et la diffusion d’expériences dans la mise en œuvre de ces projets durant la décennie 1990–2000, et d’aider à identifier une vision pour une nouvelle génération de programmes et projets.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2009Angola, Mozambique, Sweden, Denmark, Namibia, Botswana, Ireland, Netherlands, Guinea, Africa
Land Tenure Working Paper 13: Secure land rights are crucial if local populations are to engage actively as stakeholders in rural development.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2008Mali, Zimbabwe, Namibia, United Kingdom, Canada, Sierra Leone, Ethiopia, Niger, Cameroon, Mozambique, South Africa, Uganda, Italy, Tanzania, Senegal, Norway, Ghana, Africa
Land lies at the heart of social, political and economic life in much of rural Africa. It provides a major source of livelihoods, income and employment; a basis for social and political relations; and has major historical, cultural and spiritual significance. In many places, rapid socio-economic changes are undermining the security of land access for poorer and more vulnerable groups – particularly in high-value lands such as peri-urban areas, irrigated schemes and fertile lands.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2006Angola, Kenya, South Africa, Germany, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia, Norway, Africa
This case study looks at the land tenure in Namibia, where for a century of colonial rule indigenous Namibians were dispossessed from rights to both land and resources – by German and then white South African settlers establishing commercial farms and related businesses. Access to freehold tenure was reserved for white settlers and tenure security for indigenous Namibians largely disappeared. In non-white areas, rights were provided under indigenous tenure systems whose legal status was somewhat murky. Urban tenure was denied as blacks were not allowed ownership of residential land.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2010Angola, Burkina Faso, United States of America, Zambia, Mali, Germany, Namibia, Eswatini, Ghana, Guinea, Malawi, Niger, Cameroon, Mozambique, South Africa, Lesotho, Uganda, Tanzania, Botswana, Senegal, Papua New Guinea, Africa
Given the recent trend of granting vast areas of African land to foreign investors, the urgency of placing real ownership in the hands of the people living and making their livelihood upon lands held according to custom cannot be overstated. This study provides guidance on how best to recognize and protect the land rights of the rural poor. Protecting and enforcing the land rights of rural Africans may be best done by passing laws that elevate existing customary land rights up into nations' formal legal frameworks thereby making customary land rights equal to documented land claims.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 1999Burkina Faso, Philippines, Central African Republic, Italy
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2011France, Honduras, Burundi, Guatemala, Sri Lanka, Vanuatu, Ghana, Congo, Venezuela, Guyana, Costa Rica, Malawi, Rwanda, Liberia, Philippines, Nicaragua, Uganda, Madagascar, Myanmar, Tanzania, Paraguay
La sécurité de la tenure est une condition essentielle à la gestion durable des forêts. La diversification des systèmes de tenure pourrait servir de base à l’amélioration de l’aménagement forestier et des moyens d’existence locaux, en particulier là où l’Etat ne dispose pas des moyens suffisants pour gérer les forêts. Au cours de la dernière décennie, de nombreux pays ont entamé des efforts de réforme de leurs systèmes de tenure forestière, en déléguant certains droits d’accès et de gestion aux ménages, aux sociétés privées et aux communautés.
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