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What Cameroon can teach others about managing community forests

16 April 2019

A quarter of a century ago, Cameroon passed a law which gave people living on the edge of forests the right to own and manage forest areas. These communities depended on the forest for livelihood activities, like agriculture, hunting, fishing and non-timber forest products – like fruits or…

Would you like to join efforts with the Land Portal in building an information and data ecosystem on land governance?

Second call for expressions of interest: national or regional information and data partnerships on land The Land Portal Foundation is looking for national or regional partners to build an information and data ecosystem on land governance. The Land Portal Foundation is particularly interested in…

Land rights activists warn of dangers in UN proposal

The farmer and the cowman, the musical Oklahoma tells us, should be friends. Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim, a remarkable young African woman who campaigns for land rights for her pastoralist Mbororo people, would agree. She believes grazing and cultivating communities can benefit each other, in a…

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Women working in irrigated rice fields in Bagre, Burkina Faso © Global Water Initiative

Water and land rights – hand-in-hand for sustainable development

The recent Stockholm World Water Week provided plenty of opportunities to explore the links between water and land rights, and the importance of these rights for ensuring sustainable development at both local and national level. This was my second time at World Water Week. As regional…

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Webinar | Legal reforms in the forest sector: Sharing experiences from Ghana and the Republic of Congo (Eng / Fra)

Thursday 24 September 2020 | 11:00am – 12:00pm BST | Via Zoom ClientEarth, Comptoir Juridique Junior and TaylorCrabbe Initiative are inviting you to join a webinar on 24 September 2020 at 11am (BST). The climate crisis, biodiversity loss and the spread of pandemics are leading to a growing…