Women have largely been excluded from the ownership and control of land in Pakistan, which is the single most important source of income and status in the agricultural economy. This systematic exclusion stems from multiple factors at both the policy and societal level, which include multiple and contradictory sources of law that fail to resolve the issue of women’s right to property as well as cultural bias and discriminatory practices that arise from the prevalent male-dominant mindset in rural areas.
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Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2017Pakistan
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2012Pakistan
‘A Guide on Land and Property Rights in Pakistan’ was designed and prepared to facilitate the basic understanding of the complex principles of the Pakistani land and revenue administration system. The first edition, printed in December 2011, was warmly received by lawyers, national civil society organisations, community leaders, local authorities, donor agencies, and international affairs organisations, engaged in relief, rehabilitation, development or other similar works that necessitate some basic understanding of the land administration system in Pakistan.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchFebruary, 2012Cambodia, Global
This chapter, on community forestry development in Cambodia and RECOFTC's role, is part of a larger publication Forests for People, put together by the UN Forum on Forests for the International Year of Forests, 2011. On February 9, DESA’s UN Forum on Forests Secretariat launched the Forests for People book as part of the special event marking the closing of the International Year of Forests 2011.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchJuly, 2010Indonesia
In this report the results of an independent assessment of the needs for capacity building for the development of community forestry in Indonesia, are presented. Needs were assessed at the level of the institutional context of community forestry development, key organizations and individuals. The team of 2 national consultants carrying out the assessment used the steps and methods of CBNA procedures developed by RECOFTC.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchApril, 2015Vietnam
Center for Sustainable Development in Mountainous Areas – CSDM signed with GREEN Mekong a project: “Wider awareness on Grassroots Equity in Forests and Climate Change for ethnic minority in northern mountainous provinces of Vietnam”, from April 2014 – November 2014 (total 8 months). This is the final report.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchMay, 2012Indonesia, Global, South-Eastern Asia
While participation is seen as an important part of sustainable natural resource management, it is not always successful – a number of studies to date indicate conflicting values and power inequalities can significantly undermine participatory processes. A new paper in the Journal of Forest Policy and Economics examines another source of conflict: differing views of reality and underlying cultural biases.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchAugust, 2013Thailand
In the dynamic socio-demographic contexts of the world’s forests and their users, climate change, including climate change mechanisms such as Reducing Emission from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+), along with energy and food security issues, have brought emerging challenges for women and men in adopting new roles in resource management. Consequently, a renewed focus on the world’s forests and their users is warranted.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchOctober, 2007South-Eastern Asia
This regional synthesis paper is part of an overall effort to share the knowledge gained in five years, from 2002 - 2007, of implementing the Small Grant Program for Operations to Promote Tropical Forests (SCPPTF). The findings, lessons, and recommendations presented here emerged from the grantees’ reflections, site visits, project documentation, and discussions and inputs from the eight in-country teams, as well as from the key staff in regional support organizations.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchNovember, 2014Cambodia
Community forestry supports local level climate change adaptation by enhancing resilience in multiple ways: supporting livelihoods and income, increasing food security, leveraging social capital and knowledge, reducing disaster risks and regulating microclimates. However, adaptation planning has, by and large, not included community forestry as a viable climate change adaptation tool.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchJuly, 2010Thailand
The objective of this report is mainly to identify priority issues associated with community forestry in different contexts in Thailand, and based from this, analyze capacities of key community forestry stakeholders and come up with recommendations for RECOFTC's Thailand Country Program.
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