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Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsDecember, 2012Eastern Africa, Southern Asia, South-Eastern Asia
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2012Senegal, Western Africa
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2012Africa, Central America, Asia, South America
Library ResourceReports & ResearchApril, 2012Kenya
Land plays a vital and central role in the economic, social-cultural and political lives of both individuals and communities. Given its centrality in the socio-economic and political spheres, national goals such as economic development, poverty reduction, social and political stability are closely linked to land. Land provides the livelihood base for the bulk of the population especially in the rural areas where agriculture is the main occupation. Despite their importance, land and environment in Kenya have suffered decades of mismanagement that has led to the current state of degradation.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2012Thailand
This paper describes the interventions undertaken in the Doe Mao Salong watershed in an effort to restore the landscape and improve the livelihoods of local communities. Interventions included forming multi-stakeholder platforms to facilitate dialogue and to ensure participatory land-use planning; the creation of tree nurseries for forest rehabilitation; identifying products for sale in local markets; and a focus on action learning. Land-tenure arrangements proved key to these interventions. The report describes the impacts.
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