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  1. Library Resource
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    April, 2015

    Public lands accounted for 80% of the country area until a decade ago. As Cambodia emerged from three decades of civil war and internal strife, the Royal Government of Cambodia (RGC) has granted more than 10% of the country area or 50% of the cultivatable land as large scale “Economic Land Concessions” (ELCs) to private companies, mostly foreign owned, in a mostly rigged process. Land disputes have become a permanent fixture in the press and a hot issue on human rights reports.

  2. Library Resource
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    July, 2015
    Cambodia

    The Cambodian government redistributed 1.2 million hectares, some revoked from economic land concessions (ELC), to more than 710,000 smallholders as private ownerships (2013-2014). The paper outlines key steps for granting new land concessions and improving the efficiency of existing ELCs (or similar large-scale state land licences). Cambodia’s excessive large-scale state land concessions have adversely affected the livelihoods and land tenure rights of local people, threatening the country’s rich biodiversity and restricting access to land especially for new farmer households.

  3. Library Resource
    Farmers Brief for Public Resources
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    October, 2015
    Bangladesh

    ABSTRACTED FROM INTRODUCTION: This brief has been developed by incorporating farmers’ perspective in relation to the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance Tenure (VGGT) of Land, Fisheries and Forest Tenure in the National Food Security Context of Bangladesh. The brief also recommends some immediate action points from farmers' perspectives, relies deeply on policy documents and exemplify some activities in relation to the national policies and strategic documents.

  4. Library Resource
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    May, 2015
    Kenya, Eastern Africa

    The present document consists of the official Agenda for the Options by Context Training, held in Kenya, 25-29 May 2015. The event aimed to:
    1. Familiarise all ICRAF DryDev staff with the OxC, R in D and planned comparisons approaches being used.
    2. Test and revise processes for implementing the approaches.
    3. Plan how the methods will be taken 'to scale' in each country.
    4. Produce OxC matrices and planned comparison designs for Kenyan sites.

  5. Library Resource
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    December, 2015
    Africa

    This document focuses on the Side event COP21: Climate Research for Development in Africa (CR4D). CR4D is an African-led initiative supported by partnership and leadership of African Climate Policy Center (ACPC) of UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), African Ministerial Conference on Meteorology (AMCOMET), World Meteorological Organization (WMO), and Global Frame-work for Climate Services (GFCS). ACPC hosts CR4D Secretariat

  6. Library Resource
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    December, 2015
    South-Eastern Asia, Indonesia

    The deforestation-free movement (or “zero-deforestation”) has emerged recently in a context of lower state control, globalization and pressure on corporations by nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) through consumer awareness campaigns, acknowledging the essential role of agricultural commodities in deforestation. It takes the form of commitments by corporations to ensure that the products they either produce, process, trade or retail are not linked to forest conversion.

  7. Library Resource
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    December, 2015
    Global

    The terms “landscape” and “landscape approach” have been increasingly applied within the international environmental realm, with many international organizations and nongovernmental organizations using landscapes as an area of focus for addressing multiple objectives, usually related to both environmental and social goals. However, despite a wealth of literature on landscapes and landscape approaches, ideas relating to landscape approaches are diverse and often vague, resulting in ambiguous use of the terms.

  8. Library Resource
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    December, 2015
    Global

    Increasing demand for food, fiber and raw materials is putting more and more pressure on (often) fragile landscapes. Today, about one-fifth of all cultivated land suffers from some form of degradation, such as salinization, deforestation, erosion, excessive fertilizer use, waterlogging and poor nutrient availability (ELD Initiative 2015). Degradation often goes hand in hand with the worst poverty, affecting the lives, health and livelihoods of hundreds of millions of people.

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