The livelihoods of indigenous peoples, custodians of the world’s forests since time immemorial, were eroded as colonial powers claimed de jure control over their ancestral lands. The continuation of European land regimes in Africa and Asia meant that the withdrawal of colonial powers did not bring about a return to customary land tenure. Further, the growth in environmentalism has been interpreted by some as entailing conservation ahead of people.
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Library ResourcePeer-reviewed publicationMarch, 2020Democratic Republic of the Congo, India, Kenya
Library ResourceInstitutional & promotional materialsJuly, 2018Nepal, Burkina Faso, Central African Republic, United States of America, Guatemala, Italy, Cameroon, Australia, Netherlands, South Sudan, India, Gabon, Sudan, Costa Rica, Mexico, New Zealand
This booklet contains the main points of the publication The State of the World’s Forests 2018.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksSeptember, 2018Angola, Fiji, Azerbaijan, Peru, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Ghana, Malaysia, Moldova, Ecuador, Maldives, Romania, Mongolia, Mali, Chile, Belarus, Georgia, Albania, Haiti, Myanmar, India, Armenia
How to feed the world without degrading land and water resources, eroding biodiversity and contributing to climate change is among the greatest challenges of our times. FAO works with the Global Environment Facility (GEF) to support member countries in addressing the critical nexus between agriculture and the environment.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksJune, 2018Switzerland, United States of America, Philippines, Uganda, Japan, Germany, Tanzania, Cambodia, India, Senegal, Ethiopia, Cameroon, Netherlands
The massive increase in demand for woodfuel for cooking caused by sudden influxes of refugees and other displaced people is usually the main driver of forest degradation and deforestation in displacement settings. It places enormous pressure on nearby forests and woodlands and is often a source of tension between the host and displaced communities. A lack of sufficient cooking fuel also has an impact on the nutrition and health of vulnerable people in such settings.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksJanuary, 2019Benin, Nigeria, Ghana, Congo, Niger, Liberia, Portugal, Lesotho, Uganda, Madagascar, Tanzania, Botswana, Senegal, Chad, Gabon, Zambia, Gambia, Burundi, Seychelles, Kenya, Togo, India
Este estudio es una contribución más en la tarea de realizar un inventario mundial de experiencias nacionales en el campo de la legislación y administración de aguas. Dado su interés en fomentar la producción agrícola, que requiere un mayor uso consultivo del recurso agua, la FAO se ha ocupado siempre de los aspectos institucionales y jurídicos de la gestión del recurso agua.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksOctober, 2018Turkmenistan, United States of America, Italy, Kiribati, Tajikistan, Afghanistan, Germany, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Iran, Kazakhstan, India, Russia, Chad, Pakistan
This river basin overview describes the state of the water resources and water use, as well as the state of agricultural water management in the Aral Sea basin. The aim of this report is to describe the particularities of this transboundary river basin and the problems met in the development of the water resources, and irrigation in particular.
Library ResourceInstitutional & promotional materialsAugust, 2018India, Kenya, Equatorial Guinea, Madagascar
To implement the ambitious REDD+ actions required to halve deforestation and forest degradation, developing countries need to adopt innovative and ambitious financing approaches. Financing to shift land-based investments and achieve deforestation-free commodity production is estimated at USD 200 billion, of which approximately USD 17-28 billion is needed for REDD+, an ambitious amount given the current level of climate finance.
Library ResourceInstitutional & promotional materialsNovember, 2018Angola, Serbia, Benin, Laos, Burundi, Guatemala, Nepal, Zambia, Somalia, Uganda, Albania, Madagascar, China, Myanmar, India, Senegal, Malawi, Colombia, Kenya, Mongolia
El 11 de mayo de 2017 se celebró el quinto aniversario de la aprobación de las Directrices voluntarias sobre la gobernanza responsable de la tenencia de la tierra, la pesca y los bosques en el contexto de la seguridad alimentaria nacional (en adelante, Directrices voluntarias) por el Comité de Seguridad Alimentaria Mundial (CSA).Las Directrices voluntarias ya no son unas simples palabras en un documento; sus principios y procesos están inspirando a personas en países de todo el mundo para tomar medidas y cambiar la forma en que se hacen las cosas.En este folleto se comparten ejemplos de esa
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksOctober, 2018Bangladesh, South Africa, Gambia, Ethiopia, China, Mauritania, India, South Sudan, Chad, Pakistan, Niger, Sudan, Brazil
Sustainable Development Goal 1, ending poverty in all its forms, everywhere, is the most ambitious goal set by the 2030 Agenda. This Goal includes eradicating extreme poverty in the next 12 years, which will require more focused actions in addition to broad-based interventions. The question is: How can we achieve target 1.1 and overcome the many challenges that lie ahead? By gaining a deeper understanding of poverty, and the characteristics of the extreme rural poor in particular, the right policies can be put in place to reach those most in need.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2005Cameroon, Spain, United States of America, Armenia, South Africa, Singapore, Kyrgyzstan, Chile, Azerbaijan, China, Romania, Indonesia, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Japan, India, Russia, Pakistan, Mexico, Democratic Republic of the Congo
This publication offers a fresh look at the theory and practice of modern water rights, from a comparative law angle. It sheds light on a number of key features of such rights, and contrasts these to traditional forms and kinds of water rights. It teases out and discusses the relevant problematique, including in particular that elicited the sale and leasing of water rights. Finally, a stock-taking and assessment of modern water rights systems impacts are volunteered. This publication complements two earlier issues featured in the FAO Legislative Studies series, i.e.
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