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Reports & Research
March 2017
Brazil
Cambodia
Canada
Colombia
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Indonesia
Liberia
Madagascar
Malaysia
Mexico
Myanmar
Papua New Guinea
Peru
Russia

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 activities, and ensure efficient and sustainable allocation of land.

Journal Articles & Books
December 2016
Malaysia
Asia

Sarawak, Malaysia, is home to a wide range of native fruit tree species (NFTs) that contribute to the livelihoods of rural women and men. Yet, most agricultural research in the area, and elsewhere, has focused on commercial, non-native species, and the economic potential of lesser-known NFTs has often been overlooked. What is more, little attention has focused on research for development tools that can build on the local ecological knowledge of both men and women while supporting forest-based livelihoods and biodiversity conservation.

Journal Articles & Books
December 2016
Malaysia
China

Extensive economic growth, tourism activities and over-exploitation of resources have become the common causes of environmental degradation in Langkawi. The sudden development leap resulting from UNESCO's recognition of Langkawi Archipelago as a Global Geopark in 2007, leads to continuous conflicts between enhancing environmental protection and meeting tourism and development needs.

Journal Articles & Books
December 2016
Indonesia
Malaysia
Brazil

The oil palm is currently a major source of oil used worldwide for biofuel production and food. In Brazil, it is grown in high rainfall and high temperature regions. The high cost of this oil crop in the Brazilian Amazonia, combined with environmental and land ownership issues and the occurrence of diseases, has aroused considerable interest in growing it in other regions of the country, including the Savanna (Cerrado) Biome.

Reports & Research
December 2016
Thailand
Vietnam
Cambodia
Myanmar
Malaysia
Indonesia
Singapore
Philippines
Brunei Darussalam
Christmas Island
Timor-Leste
Cocos (Keeling) Islands

This report reveals new links between Australia's big four banks and three land grabbing case studies previously documented in Oxfam's 2014 report Banking on Shaky Ground. The new report also provides evidence that, even after Oxfam first alerted the banks to their exposure to land grabs, all four banks committed tens of millions of dollars in loan facilities to the agribusiness firm Cargill. A former subsidiary of Cargill acquired large tracts of land in Colombia’s Altillanura region that had been set aside by law for family farming.

Reports & Research
December 2016
Thailand
Japan
India
Malaysia
Republic of Korea
China
Myanmar
Asia

Myanmar is experiencing a time of great changes, with institutional reforms, market liberalization and democratic processes. A new Constitution was adopted in May 2008. This transition lays the space for great opportunities to reduce poverty and inequalities, and to promote an inclusive pattern of development. Indeed, Myanmar presents a wealth of cultural diversity, skills and natural resources and is strategically positioned between India and the People’s Republic of China. However, it still has high rates of poverty, especially in rural areas.

Policy Papers & Briefs
December 2016
South Africa
Malaysia
Asia

This poster is one of a selection of entries from the TREEHOUSING International Wood Design Competition that was run by FAO and DBR | Design Build Research School on the occasion of the XIV World Forestry Congress in Durban, South Africa, in September 2015.The competition challenged architecture students, professional architects and designers to develop innovative and sustainable wood housing and urban building solutions. </p>This design proposes a housing solution for a small indigenous community known as the Orang Asli that lives in the Belum Rainforest of Malaysia.

Reports & Research
December 2016
France
Switzerland
Malawi
Spain
Germany
Ethiopia
Eritrea
Mozambique
Morocco
Philippines
Malaysia
Japan
Cambodia
Czech Republic
Argentina
India
Senegal
Chad
Mongolia
Bhutan
Hungary
Brazil
Netherlands

Meeting Name: Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture. Intergovernmental Technical Working Group on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture
Meeting symbol/code: CGRFA/WG-PGR-8/16/Inf.9
Session: Sess. 8

Journal Articles & Books
December 2016
France
Honduras
Belgium
Spain
Germany
Denmark
Australia
Brazil
Canada
Finland
Colombia
United States of America
Japan
South Africa
Nicaragua
Malaysia
Netherlands
Argentina
China
Mexico
Norway
Cuba

This report provides an overview of about twenty bioeconomy strategies, at international , national and sub-national levels. It analyses how these strategies have addressed sustainability issues. The report also provides a brief discussion on approaches used to develop bioeconomy strategies. Finally, it also discusses the action plans of 10 action plans related to some of these strategies,and some comncluding remarks.

Reports & Research
December 2016
South Africa
Malaysia
Chile
Italy
Australia
Brazil
Iran
Russia
Thailand

Meeting Name: Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (CGRFA)
Meeting symbol/code: CGRFA-16/17/Inf.14
Session: Sess. 16

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