Tropical forests in Indonesia are subject to major transformation processes from native forests to other land uses, including rubber agroforestry as well as rubber and oil palm plantation systems. Using content analysis of policy documents, this paper aims at (i) analysing the formal administrative responsibilities related to the four rainforest transformation systems and (ii) based on the informal motives of the competing bureaucracies involved generating hypotheses on their future course of action and related research.
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Library ResourcePeer-reviewed publicationFebruary, 2015Indonesia
Library ResourcePeer-reviewed publicationNovember, 2019Indonesia
One of the main components of Indonesia's Just Economy policy is extensive and rapid land reform, which targets about 12% of the country's land area for redistribution to farmers and communities by 2019. Much of the reform is occurring on forest land. At the same time, the country has pledged a significant reduction of its greenhouse gas emissions by 2030, two thirds of which is to be achieved from forests. Hence agrarian reform potentially conflicts with emission reduction commitments.
Library ResourcePeer-reviewed publicationNovember, 2017Indonesia
We examine the emergence of land markets and their effects on forest land appropriation by farm households in Jambi Province, Sumatra, using micro-level data covering land use and land transactions for a period of more than 20 years (1992–2015). Based on a theoretical model of land acquisition by a heterogeneous farming population, different hypotheses are developed and empirically tested. Farm households involved in forest land appropriation differ from those involved in land market purchases in terms of migration status and other socioeconomic characteristics.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchMarch, 2020Global
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).
Library ResourcePeer-reviewed publicationFebruary, 2019Kenya, Ethiopia
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.
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
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