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Reports & Research
February 2018
Egypt
Morocco
Tunisia
Niger
Senegal
Indonesia
Malaysia
Afghanistan
Bangladesh
Maldives
Iraq
Jordan
Lebanon
Palestine
United Arab Emirates
Global

This publication provides practical and evidence-based guidance on how to improve women’s access to land as an essential element to achieve social and economic development and enjoyment of human rights, peace and stability in the specific context of the Muslim world. The challenges faced by women living in Muslim contexts do not substantially differ from those faced by women in other parts of the world: socially prescribed gender roles, unequal power dynamics, discriminatory family practices, unequal access to justice are the most common.

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
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.

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.

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

Meeting Name: Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (CGRFA)
Meeting symbol/code: CGRFA-16/17/15
Session: Sess.16

Journal Articles & Books
December 2016
Fiji
Honduras
United States of America
Zambia
Denmark
Indonesia
Peru
United Kingdom
Ghana
Malawi
Costa Rica
Niger
New Zealand
Nepal
Morocco
Japan
Malaysia
Madagascar
Tanzania
Chad
Canada

Where do forests and forestry stand today in international climate change negotiations? What exactly does it mean to reduce emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+)? What are the opportunities and risks for forests in today’s changing climate and is there a clear path forward? The articles in this issue address these and other questions.

Policy Papers & Briefs
December 2016
Malaysia
New Zealand
Asia
Oceania

The Flexi-Bach design is based on the lifecycle of a household and is intended to accommodate the evolving size of households in New Zealand where a large increase in single and double person homes is expected.</p> 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 a

Reports & Research
December 2016
Egypt
United States of America
Chile
Sweden
Germany
China
Indonesia
Australia
Canada
Republic of Korea
France
Uruguay
Thailand
New Zealand
Japan
Finland
Malaysia
Italy
India
Russia
Turkey
Brazil
Austria

This note presents highlights and recent trends in data for each of the main product groups, as well as a short summary of recent changes or improvements in statistics.

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