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1 July 2022
Authors: 
Mr. Frank Mintah
Global

Studies in forestry have predominantly focused on the degradation of forests, with significant policy attention across the global and national levels. Despite reported increases in deforestation in tropical forests (Wimberly et al. 2022) , there is scattered evidence of forest resurgence around the world (Chazdon et al. 2020) . Yet, there are limited empirical studies to explain the governance factors influencing such forms of transition.

Projecting development through tourism: Patrimonial land governance in Indonesian Geoparks
30 June 2022
Authors: 
Rucitarahma Ristiawan
Indonesia

This presentation introduces the role of patrimonial governance in capitalizing on constructed geo heritage landscapes in Indonesia. More specifically, the role this particular system of governance plays in commodifying geology through the creation of a geopark to meet nationally defined tourism development aspirations.

Restoration takes resources. Organizations driving activities on the ground are often underfunded and face financial insecurity. PHOTO:UNEP/Will Baxter
21 March 2022
Authors: 
Anna Locke
Mr. Malcolm Childress
Mr. Peter Veit
Ward Anseeuw
Global

International Day of Forests: 21 March

A new study, published ahead of the International Day of Forests, warns that the Amazon is now nearing its tipping point; its ability to recover from disruption, such as droughts or fires, is rapidly reducing, increasing the risk of dieback of the Amazon rainforest and potentially releasing up to 90 billion tons of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere.  

Indigenous forest tenure About the important role local people play in forest conservation and carbon management
5 June 2021
Authors: 
Dr. Konrad Hentze
Latin America and the Caribbean

A new data story based on a recent study by the FAO demonstrates how the forests of indigenous and tribal territories in Latin America are key for mitigating climate change and conserving biodiversity.

 

 

 

 

 

27 July 2021
Authors: 
Eron Bloomgarden
Global
  • The climate crisis cannot be solved without ending tropical deforestation, which increased by 12% between 2019 and 2020.
  • A jurisdictional approach to forest protection enables governments to drive systemic change at a national level while supporting local and private efforts.
  • Here are five key reasons why this approach should be central to corporate climate strategies.
India Land rights
5 July 2021
Authors: 
Dr. Gemma van der Haar
Dominique Schmid
Sub-Saharan Africa
Zambia
Nigeria
India

In the second PhD session of the LANDac Conference 2021, three PhD researchers presented their work in progress. We learned about slums in Abuja, Nigeria, about forest rights in India, and about the relation between inequalities in soil fertility, gender, and access to subsidies. Each presentation was discussed by an expert from the LANDac network.

 

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Helping indigenous communities secure land rights in Nepal
18 December 2020
Nepal

Written by Jagat Deuja and Rachel Knight for IIED and CSRC. Originally posted at: https://www.iied.org/helping-indigenous-communities-secure-land-rights-nepal

Main photo: Young 'social mobilisers' interviewed more than 2,700 landless or untenanted families and gathered the data that was needed for the government to register their tenure (Photo: copyright Kumar Thapa, CSRC)

Vietnam (credit: Thinh Hoang Hai)
27 May 2021
Authors: 
Daniel Hayward
Cambodia
Laos
Myanmar
Vietnam
Southern Asia

The second day of the Forum built upon discussions around customary land tenure in the Mekong region, but with a focus upon private sector investment practices, particularly concerning agriculture and the potential impact on smallholder farmers, the rural poor, and the environment.

 

Vietnam (credit: Thinh Hoang Hai)
27 May 2021
Authors: 
Daniel Hayward
Cambodia
Laos
Myanmar
Vietnam
Southern Asia

The third session of the Forum explored the nature of FPIC (Free, Prior and Informed Consent) and how it fits into the Mekong landscape, using case studies from a Vietnamese coffee project, and a company seeking land for eucalyptus plantations in Lao PDR.
 

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Vietnam (credit: Thinh Hoang Hai)
27 May 2021
Authors: 
Daniel Hayward
Southern Asia

The fourth session of the Mekong Land Forum introduced the ASEAN Guidelines on Promoting Responsible Agricultural Investment and identified some of the challenges ahead in implementation. Two companies shared their experiences working with a strong policy in CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility), so that we could consider how company practices can align with the Guidelines.
 

Vietnam (credit: Thinh Hoang Hai)
26 May 2021
Authors: 
Daniel Hayward
Cambodia
Laos
Myanmar
Vietnam
Southern Asia

The second session of the 3rd Mekong Regional Land Forum explored some of the regional and global trends in protecting local user rights in forests. In particular, it looked at some of the regional programs in social forestry and how these attempt to draw a balance between community needs and other demands for conservation, and exploitation for timber and non-timber resources. 

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The ASEAN Social Forestry Network (ASFN) is a government-driven social forestry network that links government forestry policy-makers directly with members of the civil society, research organizations, academia, the private sectors and experts of related fields,- all sharing the common grounds to vision the growth of social forestry in all ASEAN Member Countries.

Launched at the ASEAN Senior Officials on Forestry (ASOF) in August 2005, ASFN is the first and largest government-driven social forestry network in Southeast Asia.

 

The African Forest Forum (AFF), also known as African Forestry Forum, is an association of individuals who are committed to advancing the sustainable management, use and conservation of the forest and tree resources of Africa for socio-economic wellbeing of its peoples and for the stability and improvement of its environment. The purpose of the forum is to provide a platform and create an enabling environment for independent and objective analysis, advocacy and advice on relevant policy and technical issues.

A AS-PTA – Agricultura Familiar e Agroecologia é uma associação de direito civil sem fins lucrativos que, desde 1983, atua para o fortalecimento da agricultura familiar e a promoção do desenvolvimento rural sustentável no Brasil. A experiência acumulada pela entidade ao longo desses anos permitiu comprovar a contribuição do enfoque agroecológico para o enfrentamento dos grandes desafios da sustentabilidade agrícola pelas famílias agricultoras. A AS-PTA participou da constituição e atua em diversas redes da sociedade civil voltadas para a promoção do desenvolvimento rural sustentável.

Agricultura Tropica et Subtropica

AGRICULTURA TROPICA ET SUBTROPICA (ATS) is an international peer-reviewed scientific journal published under the authorization of Mendel University in Brno  (MENDELU) and managed by the Faculty of Regional Development and International Studies,

- an independent, educational, research and scientific academic body of MENDELU.

Anuario Antropologico

Anuário Antropológico (Anuário Antropológico)

Anuário Antropológico é uma revista semestral do Programa de Pós-Graduação em Antropologia Social da Universidade de Brasília (PPGAS/UnB). Publica artigos originais, ensaios bibliográficos, resenhas, críticas e outros textos de natureza acadêmica que apresentem pesquisas empíricas de qualidade, diálogos teóricos relevantes e perspectivas analíticas diversas. A Revista publica textos em português, inglês, espanhol ou francês.Os artigos selecionados pela comissão editorial são submetidos a pareceristas externos em regime de anonimato.

'archive ouverte pluridisciplinaire HAL, est destinée au dépôt et à la diffusion d'articles scientifiques de niveau recherche, publiés ou non, et de thèses, émanant des établissements d'enseignement et de recherche français ou étrangers, des laboratoires publics ou privés.

A Articulação Nacional de Agroecologia (ANA) é um espaço de articulação e convergência entre movimentos, redes e organizações da sociedade civil brasileira engajadas em experiências concretas de promoção da agroecologia, de fortalecimento da produção familiar e de construção de alternativas sustentáveis de desenvolvimento rural. Atualmente a ANA articula vinte e três redes estaduais e regionais, que reúnem centenas de grupos, associações e organizações não governamentais em todo o país, além de quinze movimentos sociais de abrangência nacional.

The Asia Forest Network is dedicated to supporting the role of communities in protection and sustainable use of Asia's forests. AFN is comprised of a coalition of planners, policy makers, government foresters, scientists, researchers, and NGOs. Since its founding in 1987, AFN has become affiliated with over thirty institutions and 700 individuals from Asia, Europe, United States, Africa, South America, and Canada.

Ut'z Che' (buen árbol en idioma K'iche) es una asociación civil formada por organizaciones comunitarias dedicadas al manejo sostenible de sus recursos naturales, principalmente bosques, plantaciones forestales y fuentes de agua.

La Asociación Ut'z Che' fue formada con el principal objetivo de representar legítimamente las demandas e intereses de sus comunidades de base, en los diferentes espacios sectoriales, gremiales y de toma de decisiones en las políticas públicas relacionadas con el manejo de bosques, la gestión ambiental y el desarrollo rural en general.

Créée en 1998, Brainforest est une Organisation Non Gouvernementale de droit gabonais qui travaille sur la problématique Forêt – Environnement dans une double perspective d’appui sur le terrain et de suivi des politiques.

Canadian Council of Forest Ministers logo

There has been a long tradition of cooperation between the federal and provincial/territorial governments in forestry matters.

The establishment of the CCFM in 1985 provided an important forum for the respective governments to exchange information, work cooperatively, provide leadership and generate actions on forestry related matters of interests to all Canadians above and beyond the work done by individuals governments.

The primary role of the CCFM is to provide:

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