Evidence shows that women can benefit from having individualised land rights formalized in their names. However, similar evidence is not available for formalization of land rights that are based on collective tenure. Studies have estimated that as much as 65 percent of the world’s land is held under customary, collective-tenure systems. Improving tenure security for land held collectively has been shown to improve resource management and to support self-determination of indigenous groups.
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Library ResourceReports & ResearchJanuary, 2020Ethiopia, Uganda, Peru, Indonesia
Library ResourceReports & ResearchJune, 2019Uganda, Myanmar, Global
Post-war societies not only have to deal with continuing unpeaceful relations but also land-related conflict legacies, farmland and forest degradation, heavily exploited natural resources, land mines, a destroyed infrastructure, as well as returning refugees and ex-combatants. In the aftermath of war, access to and control of land often remains a sensitive issue which may precipitate tensions and lead to a renewed destabilization of volatile post-conflict situations.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchJuly, 2018Mozambique, Burkina Faso, Bangladesh, Honduras, Philippines, South Africa, Italy, Iran, Argentina, India, Niger
In developed and developing countries all over the world, farmers and indigenous and local communities have traditional knowledge, expertise, skills and practices related to food security and to food and agricultural production and diversity. Since its creation in 1945, FAO has recognized the significant contributions these make to food and agriculture, and the relevance of on-farm/in situ and ex situ conservation of genetic resources for food and agriculture.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2010Bangladesh, Lithuania, Zambia, Mali, Chile, Guatemala, Latvia, Malawi, Thailand, Laos, Philippines, Vietnam, Italy, Senegal, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Africa
Increasing women’s access to land is crucial to fight hunger and poverty. However, gender disparities in land access remain significant in most countries, regardless of their level of development. A new FAO database helps to understand the factors that prevent women from accessing land; and to design better policies to effectively address this situation.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2015Kenya, Marshall Islands, Pakistan, Nauru, Uganda, Indonesia, Australia, Canada, Iceland, Sierra Leone, Costa Rica, Republic of Korea, Mexico, Norway, Cambodia
Session: Tenure & Fishing Rights 2015
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2009Angola, Nigeria, Chile, Guatemala, China, Namibia, Indonesia, Australia, Bolivia, Congo, Venezuela, Guinea, Guyana, Colombia, Thailand, Honduras, Kenya, Nicaragua, Vietnam, Madagascar, Ecuador, India
Cuando en el año 2000 se aprobaron los Objetivos de Desarrollo del Milenio (ODM), la comunidad internacional contrajo un compromiso sin precedentes para satisfacer las necesidades de los pobres del mundo y salvaguardarlos de las amenazas del siglo XXI2. Los mandatarios de 147 Estados reafirmaron los principios de reducción de la pobreza, gobernanza democrática y protección de los derechos humanos, que han sido el núcleo del sistema de las Naciones Unidas desde su creación tras la Segunda Guerra Mundial.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2012Angola, Mozambique, Honduras, Philippines, Chile, Australia, Ecuador, Brazil, India, Guinea, Guyana, Costa Rica, Colombia, Panama
The purpose of this document is to promote a dialogue about land issues between FAO and its member countries, indigenous peoples, the Permanent Forum and other interested organizations. It outlines a number of basic principles of a methodological approach for indigenous peoples’ territorial recognition, starting from the consideration that a simple legal recognition is often not sufficient to improve living conditions for these communities. A more open reflection on the delicate theme of ‘development’ is also promoted and sought.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2006Nepal, Laos, Mozambique, Zambia, Kyrgyzstan, Guatemala, China, Zimbabwe, Cambodia, Japan, India, Ethiopia, Mongolia, New Zealand, Asia
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2007Dominica, Burkina Faso, Honduras, El Salvador, Chile, Guatemala, Peru, Cuba, Venezuela, Malawi, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Uganda, Madagascar, Lesotho, India, Senegal, Brazil, Africa
A humanidade tem sido testemunha e participante nas múltiplas mudanças pelas quais a agricultura passou no decorrer dos séculos. Desde os primórdios desta antiga prática, o cultivo tem sido a espinha dorsal do desenvolvimento econômico de muitas sociedades e a principal fonte de preservação e evolução da vida. Nas civilizações pré-históricas e agrárias mais antigas, a agricultura não somente era uma fonte de alimento e de matérias-primas, mas também representava uma fonte de expressão da ordem inata da natureza.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2010Laos, Bangladesh, Zambia, Vietnam, Chile, Guatemala, Senegal, Malawi, Africa
Aumentar el acceso de las mujeres a la tierra es crucial para combatir el hambre y la pobreza. Sin embargo, las disparidades de género en el acceso a la tierra siguen siendo notables en muchos países, con independencia de su nivel de desarrollo. La nueva base de datos de la FAO ayudará a comprender los factores que impiden que las mujeres tengan acceso a la tierra, con lo que permitirá asimismo diseñar políticas mejores para afrontar esta situación de manera eficaz.
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