Wildlife management is the focus of considerable international debate because of its importance for biodiversity conservation, human safety, livelihoods and food security. Local people have been managing wildlife for millennia, including through hunting. Sufficient examples are presented in this edition to show that sustainable wildlife management is also feasible in the modern era.
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Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksSeptember, 2018Tanzania, Switzerland, United States of America, Kenya, South Africa, Tajikistan, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Indonesia, Botswana, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Pakistan, Finland, Mexico, Mongolia
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksSeptember, 2018Tanzania, Ecuador, Kenya, South Africa, Tajikistan, Chile, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Indonesia, Botswana, Australia, Bolivia, Austria, Argentina, India, Pakistan, Mexico, Mongolia
La gestión sostenible de la vida silvestre es objeto de considerable atención en el debate internacional debido a su importancia para la conservación de la biodiversidad, la seguridad humana, los medios de subsistencia y la seguridad alimentaria. Las poblaciones locales han gestionado las especies silvestres durante milenios, incluso a través de la caza. En este número se presentan ejemplos suficientes para demostrar que en la era moderna también es factible la gestión sostenible de la vida silv estre.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksJuly, 2018Dominica, Burkina Faso, Honduras, Belgium, Uzbekistan, South Africa, Lesotho, Uganda, Spain, Zimbabwe, Denmark, Germany, Tanzania, Zambia, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Senegal, Italy, Brazil, Switzerland
From the outset, the development of agriculture has been strongly associated with women’s endeavour. In fact, women’s contribution to agriculture goes back to the origins of farming and the domestication of animals when the first human settlements were established more than 6 000 years ago. Over the years, the division of responsibilities and labour within households and communities tended to place farming and nutrition-related tasks under women’s domain. Nowadays, in many societies women continue to be mainly responsible for family food security and nutrition.
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 ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2006Rwanda, Switzerland, Kenya, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Botswana, Brazil, Canada, Norway, Africa
Most of the world’s poor work in the “informal economy” – outside of recognized and enforceable rules. Thus, even though most have assets of some kind, they have no way to document their possessions because they lack formal access to legally recognized tools such as deeds, contracts and permits. The Commission on Legal Empowerment of the Poor (CLEP) is the first global anti-poverty initiative focusing on the link between exclusion, poverty and law, looking for practical solutions to the challenges of poverty.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2010Honduras, Belize, El Salvador, Chile, Guatemala, Bolivia, Austria, Venezuela, Costa Rica, Colombia, Panama, Nicaragua, Ecuador, Netherlands, Argentina, Paraguay, Mexico, Americas
Land Tenure Working Paper 18. Presents the main themes that characterize the governance in land tenure and analyses the aspects related to the evolution of agricultural policy issues in various Central American countries. It also offers some examples and lessons learned from new models of land administration and land access mechanisms that Central American governments and International Cooperation have fostered over the past fifteen years in the Region. Available in Spanish
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2008United States of America, China, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, United Kingdom, Pakistan, Thailand, New Zealand, Nepal, Republic of Korea, Philippines, Malaysia, Japan, Myanmar, Brunei Darussalam, Netherlands, India, Bhutan, Cambodia, South-Eastern Asia, Southern Asia
Does forest tenure matter? In what way does it matter? What are the links among tenure, sustainable forest management (SFM) and poverty alleviation (PA)? This paper presents the main findings of research that was conducted by FAO and partners from the Asia Forest Partnership with the aim of analysing and understanding the role of tenure arrangements, their enabling impacts and their limitations. The paper presents a summary of different tenure instruments’ performance in supporting SFM and PA, and provides recommendations for more effective forest tenure systems.
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsFebruary, 2016Finland, Bolivia, Gambia, Myanmar, Sweden, Germany, Guatemala
As a large proportion of the rural private sector, forest and farm producers are the primary actors in rural transformation and sustainable development. They possess knowledge and experience essential to shaping effective successful policies and actions. Through its support to local and national producer organizations, the Forest and Farm Facility (FFF) is working to ensure forest and farm producers are involved in national decision-making processes that impact their livelihoods and the sustainable management of forests, in turn helping to achieve many of the Sustainable Development Goals.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2013Honduras, Nigeria, United States of America, Spain, El Salvador, Guatemala, Peru, Germany, Indonesia, Norway, Bolivia, Costa Rica, Panama, Switzerland, Nicaragua, Belize, Italy, Ecuador, Netherlands, Mexico, Brazil, Americas
Programmes to reduce emissions from deforestation and ecosystem degradation, such as REDD+ and other forestry incentive programmes, including Payment for Environmental Services (PES), could represent an opportunity to strengthen processes of conservation, sustainable usage and poverty reduction in the Mesoamerican region, particularly in indigenous territories and communities.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2006Switzerland, Nepal, Zambia, Guatemala, Denmark, Sri Lanka, Australia, Austria, Ethiopia, New Zealand, Mozambique, Laos, Philippines, South Africa, Vietnam, Kyrgyzstan, Cambodia, India, Mongolia, Mexico, Canada, Asia
This paper represents part of an area of work in support of enhancing access to land and forest resources in support of rural livelihoods in Mongolia. It is based on learning emerging from an ongoing FAOsupported project called: Support to the development of participatory forest management (TCP/MON/2903). This project has involved the development (through extensive community-level consultations in forest areas) of a detailed Concept Document for the design and implementation of participatory forestry.
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