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Forest Rights and Governance in India
Reports & Research
March 2019
India

The webinar on the Forest Rights and Governance in India took place on 30 January, 2018. The webinar discussed why has there been variation in the implementation of the Forest Rights Act and identified institutional bottlenecks to upscaling its implementation, as well as lessons learned from existing best practices.
The webinar addressed implementation of the Forest Rights Act, its inclusion of traditional forest dwellers - men and women, innovations that have proven successful, and questions of governance and its impact on the forest rights discourse and policies.

Mekong Land Research Forum: Annual country reviews 2018-19 cover image
Policy Papers & Briefs
February 2019
Cambodia
Laos
Myanmar
Thailand
Vietnam

The Annual Country Reviews reflect upon current land issues in the Mekong Region, and has been produced for researchers, practitioners and policy advocates operating in the field. Specialists have been selected from Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam to briefly answer the following two questions:

1. What are the most pressing issues involving land governance in your country?

2. What are the most important issues for the researcher on land?

Les communautés au coeur de la gestion des forêts
Reports & Research
February 2019
Sub-Saharan Africa
Tanzania
Cameroon
Central African Republic
Congo
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Gabon
South-Eastern Asia
Philippines
Nepal

Ce rapport vise à donner des lignes directrices pour l'élaboration de cadres juridiques sur la foresterie communautaire. Il offre des recommandations et un cadre de réflexion pour l'ensemble des acteurs engagés dans la création, la mise en œuvre ou la révision des législations relatives à la foresterie communautaire, en particulier la société civile.

Communities at the heart of forest management
Reports & Research
February 2019
Sub-Saharan Africa
Tanzania
Cameroon
Central African Republic
Congo
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Gabon
South-Eastern Asia
Philippines
Nepal

This report is intended to provide guidance to develop enabling legal frameworks governing community forestry. It offers recommendations and a framework for reflection for all actors engaged in creating, implementing or revising laws on community forestry, and for civil society in particular.

Drawing lessons from the design and implementation of community forestry laws in Nepal, the Philippines, and in Tanzania, this report revolves around the ten following building blocks to consider in order to develop supportive frameworks governing community forestry:

Journal Articles & Books
December 2018
Sub-Saharan Africa
Africa
DMA
Journal Articles & Books
November 2018
South America
Brazil

As reservas extrativistas, um dos legados do movimento organizado dos seringueiros do qual Chico Mendes foi um dos grandes protagonistas, foram idealizadas como proposta de desenvolvimento para Amazônia e para os povos da floresta, alternativa ao modelo estatal hegemônico, de características ambientalmente predatórias e socialmente excludentes. Desde o assassinato de Chico Mendes em 1988 foram criadas 88 reservas extrativistas (sendo 62 federais e 26 estaduais).

Reports & Research
October 2018
Peru

El “huarango” (Prosopis pallida), es una especie vegetal que crece en las partes más secas a lo largo de la Costa del Pacífico y algunos sectores de la región andina del Perú, soportando un alto grado la deforestación debido a sus múltiples usos como alimento, forraje, abono, madera, medicinal, etc. Constituyéndose para el poblador rural en un recurso elemental para su desarrollo, aunque no siempre sea utiliza adecuadamente.

Journal Articles & Books
October 2018
Brazil

Low productivity cattle ranching, with its linkages to rural poverty, deforestation and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, remains one of the largest sustainability challenges in Brazil and has impacts worldwide. There is a nearly universal call to intensify extensive beef cattle production systems to spare land for crop production and nature and to meet Brazil?s Intended Nationally Determined Contribution to reducing global climate change. However, different interventions aimed at the intensification of livestock systems in Brazil may involve substantial social and environmental tradeoffs.

Policy Papers & Briefs
October 2018
Western Africa

Oil palm investments are returning from Southeast Asia to West Africa, where the crop originated. As this interest intensifies, land conflicts are likely to become more prevalent. Our research shows that such disputes can treble the cost of cultivation and cause year-long delays. Despite this, many companies do not mitigate tenure risk because they lack the data and tools necessary to understand their risk exposure and take action.

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