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FAO support of multi-stakeholder platforms on land tenure governance
Conference Papers & Reports
May 2021
Kenya
Malawi
Somalia
Tanzania
South Africa
Guinea
Guinea-Bissau
Liberia
Mali
Mauritania
Niger
Senegal
Sierra Leone
Guatemala
Colombia
Mongolia

As part of the efforts to find sustainable solutions to complex land tenure issues, multi-stakeholder platforms (MSPs) create an inclusive forum where actors can discuss problems and propose solutions to improve governance of tenure and provide better access to natural resources.

Peer-reviewed publication
April 2021
South Africa
Brazil
Philippines

The battle for land reform is a persistent and intensifying dimension of politics and social life in the Global South where people are struggling to escape the claws of colonialism and capitalism. Here, the violent history of being stripped of the land and forced to sell labor power has left a legacy of enormous destruction both to the land and to society.

Peer-reviewed publication
March 2021
Canada
Chile
Spain
United Kingdom
Greece
Mexico
Panama
Philippines
United States of America
South Africa
Southern Africa

Nature-based solutions (NbS) include all the landscape’s ecological components that have a function in the natural or urban ecosystem. Memorial Parking Trees (MPTs) are a new variant of a nature-based solution composed of a bioswale and a street tree allocated in the road, occupying a space that is sub-utilised by parked cars.

Journal Articles & Books
March 2021
Brazil
China
Indonesia
India
Mexico
South Africa
Southern Africa

Today, the Coalition for Urban Transitions releases a new report ‘Seizing the Urban Opportunity’, which provides insights from six emerging economies on how national governments can recover from COVID-19, tackle the climate crisis and secure shared prosperity through cities.

Peer-reviewed publication
February 2021
Canada
Colombia
Czech Republic
Spain
France
United Kingdom
Italy
United States of America
South Africa
Southern Africa
Europe

Today, the design and remodeling of urban environments is being sought in order to achieve green, healthy, and sustainable cities. The effect of air pollution in cities due to vehicle combustion gases is an important part of the problem.

Peer-reviewed publication
February 2021
United States of America
South Africa
Southern Africa

In the context of current agrarian reform efforts in South Africa, this paper analyses the livelihood trajectories of ‘emergent’ farmers in Eastern Cape Province. We apply a rural livelihoods framework to 60 emergent cattle farmers to understand the different capitals they have drawn upon in transitioning to their current class positions and associated vulnerability.

Land Use Policy
Peer-reviewed publication
February 2021
Southern Africa
South Africa

Contemporary discourses on customary land tenure in Africa, and South Africa in particular, have emphasized the socially embedded and flexible nature of customary land rights, recognising these as inherently more ‘pro-poor’ than individual titling.

Peer-reviewed publication
December 2020
South Africa
Southern Africa

The sandy croplands in the Free State have been identified as one of the main dust sources in South Africa. The aim of this study was to investigate the occurrence and strength of physical soil crusts on cropland soils in the Free State, to identify the rainfall required to form a stable crust, and to test their impact on dust emissions.

Land Journal Volume 9 Issue 11 cover image
Peer-reviewed publication
November 2020
Southern Africa
South Africa

The purpose of this research is to better conserve biodiversity by improving land allocation modeling software. Here we introduce a planning support framework designed to be understood by and useful to land managers, stakeholders, and other decision-makers. With understanding comes trust and engagement, which often yield better implementation of model results.

Journal Articles & Books
Peer-reviewed publication
November 2020
South Africa

Tenure governance is a complex and multi-dimensional issue that requires cross-sectoral and holistic approaches, gathering the resources, information and expert skills of a variety of actors while exploring innovative, polycentric multi-stakeholder governance arrangements to address collective action challenges.

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