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  1. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    February, 2016

    ...the customary rights of communities and
    Indigenous Peoples to forests, rangelands, and wetlands are often not
    written down or shown on government maps, but they are a fundamental
    reality. They cover more than 50 percent of the world’s land surface, yet
    new research by RRI in 2015 showed that just 10 percent of the world’s
    land is legally recognized as community-owned.2
    This means that governments formally recognize communities’
    ownership rights to less than 20 percent of the land they have
    historically owned.

  2. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    November, 2007

    Abstract: In large parts of the world, forests remain the domain of the state in which the rights of forest-dependent
    peoples are denied or insecure. E fforts to restore justice to, and alleviate the poverty of, these marginalized
    communities have often focused on tenurial reforms. S ometimes those reforms have led to important improvements
    in livelihoods, mainly by stabilizing communities’ land use systems and by giving them greater
    security. H owever, these improvements have not prevented communities from suffering other forms of

  3. Library Resource
    Reports & Research

    High-quality speakers and panels. From 2009. Some of the meetings have recorded webcasts available online.

  4. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    June, 2015

    A video recording of a whole-day conference held on 18 June 2015. The page begins with text presentations. For the video recordings of the event, scroll down to Webcasts....."Co-Organized by RRI and IUCN, in partnership with the Embassy of France in Washington, DC...

  5. Library Resource
    Reports & Research

    A global coalition of 14 Partners and over 120 international, regional and community organizations advancing forest tenure, policy, and market reforms.....

    Core Beliefs:

    "Based on our experience, we find that empowerment of rural people and asset-based development are part of a process that is dependent on a set of enabling conditions, including security of tenure to access and use natural resources. As a coalition of diverse and varied organizations, RRI is guided by a set of core beliefs...

    Rights of Poor Communities Must Be Recognized and Strengthened:

  6. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    June, 2016

    No such thing as a “clean concession” or
    “idle land”...Insecure tenure represents a material
    financial and reputational risk....Case analysis reveals drivers of tenure-
    related conflict....Primary cause of dispute in agricultural
    investment is rarely compensation...
    IAN Risk...
    IAN Diligence...The Tenure Facility...11
    Links to Materials
    around agricultural investments
    to start early in project life...Implications for Shaping Effective Due

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