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Policy Papers & Briefs
Diciembre 2017

The Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the Context of National Food Security (VGGT) set out internationally-accepted principles and standards for responsible practices, providing a framework for governments, the private sector and civil…

Videos
Agosto 2017

Anjali Nayar and Hawa Essuman profile the life of Liberian activist Silas Siakor, a tireless crusader against illegal logging and a symbol of resistance for a new generation.

Journal Articles & Books
Mayo 2017

Through a review of recent writings in political ecology and agrarian studies, this paper appraises the potential for emerging forms of ‘green economy’ initiatives to catalyze new forms of internal displacement in West Africa, with specific emphasis on the postwar contexts of Liberia and Sierra…

Mayo 2017

This Code of Forest Harvesting Practices seeks to provide a set of guidelines to forest operators for carrying out sustainable and improved harvesting operations. It applies to all harvesting operations within Liberia’s natural forests. It includes among other things, social environmental and…

Reports & Research
Febrero 2017

Global demand for timber, agricultural commodities, and extractives is a significant driver of deforestation worldwide. Transparent land-concessions data for these large-scale commercial activities are essential to understand drivers of forest loss, monitor environmental impacts of ongoing…

Reports & Research
Enero 2017

This synthesis of our findings from an investigation of tenure risk in East, West, and Southern Africa, shows that a majority of tenure disputes are caused by the displacement of local peoples, indicating that companies and investors are not doing enough to understand competing claims to the…

Reports & Research
Enero 2017

The Feasibility Discussion Paper is a key output of the feasibility phase of the NUP process in Liberia. It explains the context in which the policy will operate. The paper is the result of a wide range of research and consultations on the demographic, socioeconomic, and physical environment…

Agreements & Contracts
Diciembre 2016

This is a Social Agreement posted on <a href="https://www.openlandcontracts.org:443/">OpenLandContracts.org</a&gt;. It lists Timber (Wood) as the primary resource(s)

Journal Articles & Books
Noviembre 2016

La question des pertes agricoles et du gaspillage alimentaire est devenue essentielle.C’est dans ce contexte que nous avons l’honneur de présenter l’édition 2016 de Mediterra, qui aborde toutes ces problématiques du gaspillage et propose des solutions innovantes tout en suggérant des…

Reports & Research
Noviembre 2016

This report is a mid-term evaluation (MTE) of the Forest and Farm Facility (FFF), one of the first “umbrella programmes” within the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). In support of the programme vision, “Smallholders, communities and indigenous peoples’ organizations…

Reports & Research
Noviembre 2016

This note focuses on the topic of access to land and land governance in protracted crises, providing some possible solutions illustrated by case studies from FAO interventions in such contexts. Protracted crisis represent a signal of alert on the fact that approaches proposed so far where not…