lack of transparency in the land and property sector prevents individuals, communities and governments from unlocking the value of the property as an asset, and undermines policies and legal frameworks that aim to provide land tenure security, potentially leading to a misallocation of rights. In fact, land governance is ranked among the sectors in which people are most likely to pay bribes for access to services, according to Transparency International’s Global Corruption Barometer.
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Library ResourceReports & ResearchAugust, 2019Tanzania, Jamaica, Global
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksNovember, 2018Nepal, United States of America, Jamaica, Canada, Mexico, Netherlands
More than 80 percent Canadians live in cities with almost one-quarter of country’s total population living in the Greater Golden Horseshoe (GGH) area. The GGH stretches in a curve around the western side of Lake Ontario with the City of Toronto occupying the northern side of the horseshoe. The GGH is an area of high potential food production as well as rapid population growth creating a mix of difficult to reconcile, opposing demands. For example, the need for housing and residential infrastructure conflicts directly with the need to preserve prime agricultural lands.
Library ResourceInstitutional & promotional materialsJune, 2018Bahamas, Jamaica, Chile, Belize
Jamaica joined FAO in 1963. In 1978, the Organization established a representation in Jamaica which today also covers<p></p>the Bahamas and Belize. Over the years, FAO has partnered with Jamaica to achieve sustainable agricultural and rural<p></p>development, mainly through the Organization’s Technical Cooperation Programme (TCP). Interventions have ranged from<p></p>policy formulation to technical agricultural development and emergency assistance projects.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksMay, 2018Italy, Honduras, United States of America, Nicaragua, Madagascar, Colombia, Indonesia, Ecuador, Jamaica, Netherlands, Congo, Venezuela, Costa Rica, Montenegro, Brazil
La dificultad de definir y cuantificar la degradación de bosques es una limitación importante para que la mayoría de los países en desarrollo incluyan compromisos de reducción de emisiones por degradación en el contexto del enfoque de Reducción de Emisiones por Deforestación y Degradación de Bosques (REDD+), que abarca además, el aumento de las Reservas de Carbono, la conservación de Bosques y el Manejo Sostenible de los estos ecosisetemas.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksFebruary, 2019Rwanda, Liberia, Mozambique, South Africa, Uganda, China, Namibia, Botswana, Australia, Jamaica, Ghana, India, Guinea, Colombia, Papua New Guinea, Mongolia
El Estado y el sector privado requieren la valoración de los derechos de tenencia por una amplia gama de motivos, a menudo fundamentando y sentando las bases de las transacciones, la tributación, la compensación y la contabilidad. Si bien el valor y el proceso de valoración tienen repercusiones jurídicas y económicas directas en nuestra vida cotidiana, suelen estar envueltos en misterio y no se los comprende con claridad.
Library ResourceInstitutional & promotional materialsJuly, 2018Bahamas, Jamaica
The Bahamas became an FAO member state in 1975. Cooperation has focused on strategic development and increased competitiveness of the country’s agriculture and fisheries sector, with FAO interventions comprising policy and legislative support, technical development projects and rehabilitation and emergency assistance. As a flat and small island developing state (SIDS), the Bahamas is very vulnerable to the impacts of climate change, which makes resilience building an important element of cooperation today.
Library ResourceInstitutional & promotional materialsDecember, 2016Dominica, Jamaica, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Saint Lucia, Barbados, Brazil
Saint Lucia and FAO have partnered since the country joined the organization in 1979. Assistance has been geared towards sustainable agricultural development and food and nutrition security, with a parallel focus on natural resource management. Ranging from national policy support to community-level projects, interventions seek to improve agricultural productivity and local food production as well as income-earning opportunities for rural communities. Other key features of cooperation are disaster risk management and adaptation to climate change.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksMarch, 2019Mozambique, Liberia, Botswana, United States of America, Philippines, Poland, Zimbabwe, China, Namibia, Netherlands, Australia, Jamaica, Ireland, Canada, New Zealand, India, United Kingdom, Mongolia, Colombia, Papua New Guinea, Ghana
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has developed a series of Technical Guides to elaborate and provide more detailed guidance on thematic areas contained within the Guidelines. As part of this series, this Technical Guide covers the issues associated with the identification and valuation of tenure rights for different purposes, and provides guidance on how to ensure that valuations are undertaken in a fair, reliable and transparent manner that comply with internati onal norms.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2018Fiji, Mauritius, Dominican Republic, Samoa, Haiti, Vanuatu, Jamaica, Solomon Islands, Guyana, Barbados, Cape Verde
This policy paper focuses on the environmental challenges of sustainable development issues with particular attention to natural resource management, environment and climate change in the food and agriculture sector (including crops, livestock, fisheries and forestry). FAO’s agriculture, fisheries, forestry and technical assistance programmes provide considerable resources to assist member countries promote conservation, sustainable use and management of natural resources and to reduce the risks associated with climate extremes as well as resilience building.
Library ResourceRegulationsApril, 2015Jamaica
This Order amends the Natural Resources (Prescribed Areas) (Prohibition of Categories of Enterprise, Construction and Development) Order, 1996 to provide for transitional arrangements with respect to a permit for an undertaking any category of enterprise, construction or development to which the requirement for a permit did not apply before 1 April 2015 and to modify the list of enterprise, construction or development to which the principal Order applies.
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