This book comprises detailed assessments of the likely impacts of small-enterprise support across different forest subsectors in eight countries. The work advances recommendations that are sometimes generic and sometimes linked to support for particular subsectors of locally controlled forest enterprises, including improving natural resource governance and tenure, as well as supporting investment in organization-building for forest and farm producer organisations.
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Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksJanuary, 2014Global
Library ResourceInstitutional & promotional materialsJuly, 2011South-Eastern Asia
How can REDD+ benefit from the lessons of community forestry?
The Forest Governance Learning Group brought together 12 experts from India, Indonesia, Nepal, Philippines, Vietnam, and the UN-REDD Programme to discuss how community forestry strengths and shortcomings can influence the further development of REDD+. This booklet summarizes their responses to nine timely questions and provides recommendations for future steps.
Library ResourceTraining Resources & ToolsMarch, 2016Global
This toolkit is designed to guide the business manager (or whoever is tasked with the daily operations of running the forest business) and other business staff through a process of identifying and assessing possible business risks.
Library ResourceTraining Resources & ToolsFebruary, 2018Global
This toolkit is designed to demystify the concept of business incubation as something that is not only relevant for and applied in urban sectors, but also in rural contexts and with a focus on the forest sector. The toolkit offers a framework specific to the forest and farm landscape — in which there are peculiarities of context that require special treatment.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksSeptember, 2015Global, South-Eastern Asia
Forests worldwide are home to approximately 1.3 billion people and must cater to the multiple needs of people - from providing local goods and services (access to income, food, clean water, wood energy, construction materials, fertile soils, medicinal and cosmetic products, and recreation) to providing global goods and services (climate change mitigation, biodiversity conservation, hydrological and mineral cycles). It is a tall order because many of these needs compete with one another.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchOctober, 2020Africa
This report responds to heightened concerns over rising levels of farmer-herder conflict across a wide band of semi-arid Africa. We assess the quantitative evidence behind this general impression and review the explanations in the scientific literature, in the light of known issues with long-standing attitudes towards pastoralism and mobile populations. Looking at the data available, we find that total levels of all forms of violence have been rising in the last ten years — especially in some countries in West and Central Africa.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 1993Sri Lanka
ABSTRACTED FROM EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:
This review does not attempt to be comprehensive. Instead, we highlight:
benchmarks in the evolution of land use policies in Sri Lanka;
the actual contribution made to decisions about land use by systematic information on land resources.
Recommendations are made to provide better support for decision-makers at all levels. A summary of legislation, a list of agencies responsible for planning and land resources data and an extensive sourced bibliography are provided.
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 ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsDecember, 2019Sub-Saharan Africa
This briefing note presents the Executive Summary of a LEGEND paper that synthesises the key lessons from recent partnership projects in sub-Saharan Africa that explored how private business can partner with civil society stakeholders to demonstrate how agricultural investments can operate responsibly by respecting the legitimate land rights of local communities.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2019Sub-Saharan Africa
This report details practical lessons on how to approach responsible land based investments in agriculture, derived from the experiences of LEGEND challenge fund projects and other pilots in Africa.
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