In many countries around the world, people living in rural areas have lower incomes and are generally less prosperous than their urban counterparts. Because of this, governments often attempt to promote rural development through the development of natural resources such as forests. This paper will attempt to describe some of the challenges of using forest resources for rural development in developing countries.
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Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2000Equatorial Guinea, United States of America, Nepal, Zambia, Sweden, Indonesia, Eswatini, United Kingdom, Canada, Congo, Pakistan, Finland, Cameroon, Kenya, Liberia, Malaysia, South Africa, Uganda, Papua New Guinea, India, Ireland, Gabon, Brazil
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2008Burkina Faso, Benin, Nigeria, Mozambique, Gambia, Mali, Zimbabwe, Finland, Eswatini, Ghana, Malawi, Niger, Rwanda, Lesotho, Togo, Botswana, Senegal, Gabon, Kenya, Africa
Documento de trabajo sobre tenencia de la tierra 6. Este documento ofrece una evaluación del estado de la gobernanza de la tenencia de la tierra y recursos naturales en África occidental, comparando las políticas, legislaciones y prácticas nacionales con los principales criterios y normas de una buena gobernanza. El estudio identifica los desafíos a los que los Estados deben hacer frente aunque reconoce también las buenas prácticas e iniciativas emprendidas en materia de gobernanza de la tenencia de la tierra y recursos naturales.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2009Angola, Mozambique, Libya, Zambia, Lesotho, Germany, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Botswana, Eswatini, South Africa, Malawi, Namibia, Africa
FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations), GTZ (Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit) and other development partners are working together with countries to prepare Voluntary Guidelines that will provide practical guidance to states, civil society, the private sector, donors and development specialists on the responsible governance of tenure.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2008United States of America, Kenya, Zambia, Sweden, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Eswatini, United Kingdom, Canada, Congo, Ethiopia, Sri Lanka, Niger, Mozambique, Nepal, South Africa, Uganda, Japan, Italy, Botswana, Mexico, Norway
This report is based on the proceedings of the Technical Consultation on Gender, Property Rights and Livelihoods in the Era of AIDS, organized by FAO in November 2008. It takes stock of where FAO and its partners are in terms of addressing property rights insecurity and provides a proposed framework through which future action can take place.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2009Angola, Burkina Faso, Rwanda, Zambia, Mali, Burundi, China, Namibia, Eswatini, Ghana, Sierra Leone, Malawi, Niger, Mozambique, Liberia, South Africa, Uganda, Madagascar, Tanzania, Sudan, Georgia, Kenya, Europe, Asia, Africa, Northern America
Land Tenure Working Paper 11. This co-publication of FAO and UN-HABITAT seeks to better understand and define the processes, mechanisms and institutions of governance of tenure in rural and urban areas. The paper recognises that excellent land policies, laws and technical reforms have been developed. However, in many cases their implementation has slipped, stalled or even been reversed. By adopting a governance and political economy perspective, the paper offers insights for the design of reforms and for the development of land governance tools.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2002Angola, Burkina Faso, Mozambique, Mali, Burundi, Zimbabwe, Eswatini, Ghana, Congo, Sierra Leone, Malawi, Niger, Rwanda, Lesotho, Madagascar, Botswana, Togo, Kenya
Meeting symbol/code: ARC 02 2
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2016Rwanda, Burkina Faso, Kenya, Burundi, Gabon, Botswana, Eswatini, Tonga, Congo, Cameroon, Africa
Meeting Name: African Forestry and Wildlife Commission
Meeting symbol/code: FO:AFWC/2016/4.1
Session: Sess. 20
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2003Angola, Switzerland, Kenya, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Eswatini, Ireland, Ethiopia, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Lesotho, Uganda, Somalia, Tanzania, Botswana, Netherlands, Africa
The report summarises the papers, presentations and discussions of a workshop on failures and achievements at securing women’s land rights. In particular, it addresses the following issues: Land rights and legal reforms,legal aid and land administration practice, women's land rights in an HIV/AIDS context,women's land rights from a food security and livelihoods context. Organised by the FAO and Oxfam, the workshop seeks to establish global and multi-sectoral alliances and multiple strategies as a means of breaking out of the present impasse in this matter.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2013North Macedonia, Bangladesh, Honduras, Iraq, El Salvador, Chile, Zimbabwe, China, Indonesia, Australia, Bolivia, Ghana, Costa Rica, Colombia, Mozambique, Lesotho, Madagascar, Ecuador, Kuwait, Cuba, Argentina, India, Austria
Meeting symbol/code: GSPPA-I/13/Report
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2000France, Benin, United States of America, Mozambique, Zambia, Gambia, Burundi, Zimbabwe, Eswatini, Ghana, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Malawi, Rwanda, Mauritius, South Africa, Lesotho, Madagascar, Tanzania, India, Kenya, Africa
One of the guiding mandates within the FAO Constitution is the following: “The Organization shall promote and, where appropriate, shall recommend national and international action with respect to: … the conservation of natural resources and the adoption of improved methods of agricultural production ...”. In many African countries, in addition to low yields, food production is limited by the availability of land and water resources.