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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:

Predicting Land Use Changes in Philadelphia Following Green Infrastructure Policies cover image
Peer-reviewed publication
February 2019
United States of America

Urbanization is a rapid global trend, leading to consequences such as urban heat islands and local flooding. Imminent climate change is predicted to intensify these consequences, forcing cities to rethink common infrastructure practices. One popular method of adaptation is green infrastructure implementation, which has been found to reduce local temperatures and alleviate excess runoff when installed effectively. As cities continue to change and adapt, land use/landcover modeling becomes an important tool for city officials in planning future land usage.

Combating Land Degradation and Desertification: The Land-Use Planning Quandary cover image
Peer-reviewed publication
February 2019
Global

Land-use planning (LUP), an instrument of land governance, is often employed to protect land and humans against natural and human-induced hazards, strengthen the resilience of land systems, and secure their sustainability. The United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) underlines the critical role of appropriate local action to address the global threat of land degradation and desertification (LDD) and calls for the use of local and regional LUP to combat LDD and achieve land degradation neutrality. The paper explores the challenges of putting this call into practice.

Training Resources & Tools
January 2019
Kenya

About the risk model tool

This platform details the first results generated by our global disaster displacement risk model. It presents data on displacement risk associated with sudden-onset disasters. The main objective is to start presenting evidence on how to address internal displacement from a prospective point of view by assessing the likelihood of such population movements taking place in the future.

Making Land Rights Work: ZOA Land Rights Guidelines cover image
Manuals & Guidelines
January 2019
Burundi
Kenya
Rwanda
Tanzania
Uganda
Democratic Republic of the Congo

Secure access to land and secure use of land, for housing-, agricultural- and other purposes is one of the cornerstones of making sustainable, positive development possible. As ZOA provides relief, hope and recovery to people impacted by conflicts and disasters, addressing land rights issues will need to be a permanent point of attention in our work.

Policy Papers & Briefs
December 2018
Southern Africa
Western Africa
Sub-Saharan Africa
Southern Asia
Asia
Africa
Bangladesh
Ghana
Zambia

As climate change makes precipitation shocks more common, policymakers are becoming increasingly interested in protecting food systems and nutrition outcomes from the damaging effects of droughts and floods (Wheeler and von Braun, 2013). Increasing the resilience of nutrition and food security outcomes is especially critical throughout agrarian parts of the developing world, where human subsistence and well-being are directly affected by local rainfall.

Policy Papers & Briefs
December 2018
South-Eastern Asia
Asia
Cambodia

This paper assesses the role of the private sector by using the case study of Cambodia to learn specific lessons for increasing the resilience of food systems in the developing world. In order to develop a sustainable and lasting impact, it is imperative that both market actors and private actors be involved in addressing the new challenges facing vulnerable food systems.

Peer-reviewed publication
Journal Articles & Books
December 2018
Western Africa
Sub-Saharan Africa
Africa
Niger

Land degradation poses daunting challenges to Niger and the country has designed several policies and strategies for combatting it. Building on work past studies, this study uses new satellite data which have higher resolution and run for longer time – thus capturing the longterm land management dynamics. This study also uses an improved cost of land degradation model which nets out benefits from land improvement as well analysing the impacts of land degradation on food and nutrition security.

Journal Articles & Books
December 2018
Sub-Saharan Africa
Africa

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