Deforestation and forest degradation (D&D) in the tropics have continued unabated and are posing serious threats to forests and the livelihoods of those who depend on forests and forest resources. Smallholder farmers are often implicated in scientific literature and policy documents as important agents of D&D. However, there is scanty information on why smallholders exploit forests and what the key drivers are. We employed behavioral sciences approaches that capture contextual factors, attitudinal factors, and routine practices that shape decisions by smallholder farmers.
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Library ResourcePeer-reviewed publicationMarch, 2019Kenya, Ethiopia
Library ResourceReports & ResearchJune, 2018Asia
Following the success of the inaugural Regional Land Forum in Hanoi in 2016, the Second Regional Land Forum was held from 28-30th May, 2018, in Bangkok. The Regional Land Forum aims to provide a multi-stakeholder platform for networking and dialogue on land governance issues across the Mekong region, particularly Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam (CLMV). The Second Regional Land Forum attracted 280 participants – comprising government, private sector, civil society, researchers, community members, donors, development partners a
Library ResourceReports & ResearchConference Papers & ReportsJune, 2019Global
In the face of the climate crisis and threats to food security, a safe water supply and biodiversity, GLF Bonn 2019 sought to hear the voices of Indigenous Peoples, local communities, women and youth – all of those with the greatest stake in confronting such global challenges. The forum did not avoid identifying hurdles, most of which stem from conflicting rights and interests, that hinder cooperation to rapidly secure the rights to a healthy life for present and future generations.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchJune, 2019Global
Bringing together leaders of a growing global movement, GLF Bonn 2019 broke new ground with its commitment to changing the narrative on rights. From cutting-edge issues concerning land tenure to promoting Indigenous rights, the GLF conference freely and openly explored the challenges and contributions of Indigenous Peoples.
Library ResourceConference Papers & ReportsDecember, 2018Guatemala
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2015Burkina Faso, Western Africa
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2013Nepal, Southern Asia
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsDecember, 2017Nicaragua
Policy Brief in relation to the ADA-funded project "Community Forestry in Mesoamerica for Conservation and Rural Development".
Library ResourceInstitutional & promotional materialsDecember, 2015Nepal, Liberia, Kenya, Zambia, Gambia, Guatemala, Myanmar, Bolivia, Nicaragua
El Mecanismo para bosques y fincas (FFF, por sus siglas en inglés) es una asociación entre la Organización de las Naciones Unidas para la Alimentación y la Agricultura (FAO), el Instituto Internacional de Medio Ambiente y Desarrollo (IIED, por sus siglas en inglés), la Unión Internacional para la Conservación de la Naturaleza (UICN), y AgriCord que actualmente recibe financiamiento de Suecia, Finlandia, Alemania, Estados Unidos de América y AgriCord, a través del programa “Agricultores en lucha contra la pobreza”.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchFebruary, 2019Sub-Saharan Africa, Tanzania, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Gabon, South-Eastern Asia, Philippines, Nepal
This report is intended to provide guidance to develop enabling legal frameworks governing community forestry. It offers recommendations and a framework for reflection for all actors engaged in creating, implementing or revising laws on community forestry, and for civil society in particular.
Drawing lessons from the design and implementation of community forestry laws in Nepal, the Philippines, and in Tanzania, this report revolves around the ten following building blocks to consider in order to develop supportive frameworks governing community forestry: