There is wide engagement with large-scale land deals in sub-Saharan Africa, particularly from the perspectives of development and international political economy. Recently, scholars have increasingly pointed to a gendered lacuna in this literature. Engagement with gender tends to focus on potential differential impacts for men and women, and it also flags the need for more detailed empirical research of specific land deals.
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Library ResourceArtículos de revistas y librosDiciembre, 2018Sierra Leona, África
Library ResourceDocumentos de conferencias e informesEnero, 2018Sierra Leona
The SPIRAL-Project (the "Project"), financed by the UK government under the LEGEND Challenge Fund and implemented by Deutsche Welthungerhilfe ("WHH") and a private-sector partner (the "Investor"), establishes and tests a fair, transparent, and inclusive business approach (the CPC model) for responsible land-based agricultural investments in the Sierra Leonean Cocoa Sector.
Library ResourceArtículos de revistas y librosEnero, 2019Sierra Leona
The rise of land deals poses unpredictable risks to war-torn societies, exposing them to the violent folds of the global economy. In Sierra Leone, commercial land leases have perpetuated the chieftaincy monopoly, further curtailed social mobility, and sparked particular resentment among youths and ex-combatants. Drawing on the concept of the “war machine,” I analyse how Kamajor militia fighters shape contestation against land deals and explore the attendant risks for remobilisation and conflict transformation.
Library ResourceVideosJunio, 2018Sierra Leona
‘Voices from the mine’ is a new 33-minute documentary film by University of Bath researcher, Dr Roy Maconachie. It focuses on resource governance in Sierra Leone's artisanal diamond mining sector, tracing the pathway of diamonds from pit to market, and documenting the stories of different stakeholders along the way. In doing so, the film depicts the challenges of local level governance in the sector, shows why benefits do not accrue to those working at the bottom of the chain, and sheds light on why it is so difficult to formalize artisanal mining.
Library ResourceArtículos de revistas y librosNoviembre, 2018Sierra Leona, Camboya
Much has been written on land deals, their impact and challenges of contestation in the Global South. Multiple studies show that communities are high-spirited as long as they oppose the actual conversion of their land. My findings illustrate, however, how companies, local authorities, communities, civil society and the government mitigate conflicts, re-shape resource governance, and negotiate terms of development in operating plantations and local-global dynamics thereof.
Library ResourceVideosEnero, 2018Sierra Leona
Our new feature film from Roy Maconachie and Simon Wharf explores the pathway of a diamond from mine to market, and asks the question, who really benefits?
Library ResourceMateriales institucionales y promocionalesSeptiembre, 2018Mozambique, Burundi, Kenya, Somalia, Sudán del Sur, Etiopía, Guatemala, Myanmar, Camerún, Colombia, Ghana, Sierra Leona, Guinea, Sudán, Pakistán, Níger, Malawi
Land, fisheries, forests and other natural resources provide a basis for livelihoods and social, cultural and religious practices. However, most people in rural areas in developing countries do not have any form of documentation to protect their land and natural resources rights, which puts their livelihoods and consequently their food and nutrition security are at risk. Secure tenure rights promote responsible investment in agriculture that could increase productivity and enhance food security and nutrition.
Library ResourceArtículos de revistas y librosNoviembre, 2018Serbia, Nepal, Marruecos, Guatemala, Filipinas, Uganda, Albania, Omán, Perú, Azerbaiyán, Indonesia, Zimbabwe, Colombia, Camboya, Congo, Argentina, Sierra Leona, Tanzania, China, México, Kenya
Goal 5 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) “Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls” recognizes the fundamental role of women in achieving poverty reduction, food security and nutrition.
Library ResourceMateriales institucionales y promocionalesOctubre, 2018Túnez, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Somalia, Zambia, Benin, Senegal, Sierra Leona, Colombia, Laos, Pakistán, Finlandia, Irlanda, Suecia, Reino Unido, Italia, Bélgica, Francia, Alemania, Suiza
The leaflet will provide an overview of in-country projects and achevements as well as regional initiatives. Articles include but are not limited to: Community lands at the core of Kenya’s new legal reforms; The Voluntary Guidelines: an instrumental tool in the pursuit of climate mitigation goals and REDD+; Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure: an opportunity for peacebuilding in Colombia; Strengthening collaboration for the successful implementation of Sierra Leone’s Na tional Land Policy ; Enhancing food security through land policy reform in Somalia.
Library ResourceMateriales institucionales y promocionalesJunio, 2018Sierra Leona
FAO has been operational in Sierra Leone since 1978. Since then, targeted interventions have greatly helped to improve<p></p>food security and agricultural practices in the country. Today, FAO continues to be an important provider of technical<p></p>support, in collaboration with other UN agencies, NGOs, civil society and rural communities.
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