This report explores how forest and farm producer organisations (FFPOs) can best nurture youth and address youth migration. Youth (15-24 years of age) bring energy and innovation to forest and farm production systems. Of a total global youth population of 1.2 billion, 85% live in developing countries where they make up the mainstay of the rural workforce. Yet, 75% of youth are currently classified as underutilised (unemployed; in irregular or informal jobs; or outside of formal education and training).
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Library ResourceReports & ResearchMarch, 2020Global
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsOctober, 2019Global
According to recent reviews, the focus of DFID’s land governance work over the past decade has been primarily rural.
Library ResourceConference Papers & ReportsJuly, 2019Sub-Saharan Africa, Cameroon
Library ResourceReports & ResearchJanuary, 2014Global
This report draws on 10 case studies of recent large-scale land deals and aims to improve understanding of the investment chains that underpin the deals, and to identify ‘pressure points’ for effective public action to ensure that investments respond to local and national development agendas and promote inclusive sustainable development. The findings of this research demonstrate the wide scope for strategies to be targeted at diverse actors, by a wide range of players, to ensure that investments uphold the Voluntary Guidelines (VGGT).
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksMarch, 2017Global
This article reflects on the Tenure Guidelines as a tool for addressing resource governance challenges. It outlines the process through which the Tenure Guidelines were developed and reviews key features of their content, and then focuses on two issues: the legal significance of the VGGT, and the nature of initiatives to advance their implementation.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2001Algeria, Burkina Faso, Nigeria, Mauritania, Mali, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Cameroon, South Sudan, Central African Republic, Senegal, Chad, Niger, Sudan
Library ResourceReports & ResearchFebruary, 2019Global
Growing numbers of policies and programmes aim to integrate small-scale rural producers into agricultural value chains. But significant questions remain over how best to: recognise the possibly divergent visions, interests and constraints of various actors; address often substantial power imbalances; and ultimately promote agency among rural producers and their communities – that is, their ability to choose, act and influence realities around them.
Library ResourceJanuary, 2005Ethiopia, Sub-Saharan Africa
Assesses the process to establish a system of land registration and improve land tenure security, and its outcomes for poor and marginalised groups in Amhara, Ethiopia .The registration process is found to be generating conflict at the local level, due to illegal land grabbing, encroachments into common lands and land sales.
Library ResourceJanuary, 2002
This booklet provides information to forestry and land-use audiences, principally in developing countries, who want to find out more about the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) and how it affects their activities.
Library ResourceJanuary, 2014Kenya
Improved governance of natural resources is crucial for building climate resilient livelihoods and economies in Africa’s drylands. This paper looks at why the authority and capacity of customary natural resource management institutions has been weakened, and how this impacts on resource governance and climate resilience. The case study included looks at a new hybrid form of customary/formal institution that is emerging as a response to the stagnation of development and increasing conflict around resource access.
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