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  1. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    January, 2021
    Kenya, Tanzania, Democratic Republic of the Congo, South Africa, Côte d'Ivoire

    Achieving tenure security, land and property rights in informal urban settlements remains one of the most persistent, intractable development challenges today. The Secure Tenure in African Cities: Micro Funds for Community Innovation initiative launched by Cities Alliance aimed to address this challenge.

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    FAO support of multi-stakeholder platforms on land tenure governance

    Innovative practices from the field and building on experience

    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. This publication highlights how MSPs at regional, national and local level demonstrate forward thinking, including innovative practices and approaches to respond to the above mentioned social challenges, for the benefit of all.

  3. Library Resource
    Appui de la FAO aux plateformes multi-acteurs sur la gouvernance foncière

    Pratiques innovantes issues du terrain et enseignements tirés de l’expérience

    Conference Papers & Reports
    May, 2021
    Kenya, Malawi, Somalia, Tanzania, South Africa, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Guatemala, Colombia, Mongolia

    Dans le cadre de la recherche de réponses durables aux questions foncières complexes, les plateformes multi-acteurs offrent un lieu de débat ouvert qui permet aux acteurs d’aborder les problèmes et de proposer des solutions pour améliorer la gouvernance foncière et l’accès aux ressources naturelles.

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    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2018
    Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Egypt, Iran, Japan, Kenya, Mexico, Nigeria, Nepal, Peru, Philippines, Sudan, Tanzania, United States of America, South Africa, Southern Africa

    Agriculture influences and shapes the world’s ecosystems, but not always in a positive way. More than 2.5 billion people are globally involved as stewards of land and water ecosystems that constitute the natural resource base for feeding the current and future world population. Yet, conventional agronomic interventions based on ‘hard’ agricultural engineering compromise various eco-services that are required for sustainable agricultural development.

  5. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2009
    Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique, Namibia

    The paper analyzes a sample of existing or in-formulation policy frameworks governing access and security of tenure over major natural assets such as land, forests and wildlife. The fundamental question that runs through the analysis in the paper concerns the extent to which security of resource tenure can mediate the achievement of the MDGs. The overall objective is to apply existing knowledge on land-related development and land rights into principles of policy formulation and implementation processes.

  6. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    December, 2017
    Kenya, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Southern Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa

    This research reviews legislation and policies in Zimbabwe that have a direct or indirect bearing on the relocation of communities. The current model for large-scale investments has changed from previous models, where the majority of investment projects were undertaken by international companies with limited governmental intervention. While relocation of communities may be inevitable, it is argued that such actions should take into account constitutional provisions, regional and international best practices.

  7. Library Resource
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    October, 2019
    Botswana, Ethiopia, Ghana, India, Kenya, Mali, Namibia, Sub-Saharan Africa

    Adaptation at Scale in Semi-Arid Regions (ASSAR) researchers collaborated to understand the complex changes and patterns in semi-arid vegetation and socio-ecological systems. Ecosystems were mapped using a cross-regional coarse scale study, relying on climate data to capture global and regional trends. Finest spatial scale mapping relied on LANDSAT to show changes in land use and land cover. Details of observed changes are provided for Botswana, Namibia, Kenya, Ethiopia, Mali, Ghana, West Africa, and India. Links to referenced studies are embedded in the report.

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    Conference Papers & Reports
    December, 2015
    Angola, Burundi, Benin, Burkina Faso, Botswana, Central African Republic, Côte d'Ivoire, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Kenya, Liberia, Lesotho, Morocco, Madagascar, Mali, Mozambique, Mauritania, Malawi, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sudan, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, Eswatini, Chad, Togo, Tunisia, Tanzania, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Western Africa, Eastern Africa, Northern Africa, Middle Africa, Southern Africa

    Land degradation and desertification are among the biggest environmental challenges of our time. In the last 40 years, we lost nearly a third of the world’s arable farmland due to erosion, just as the number of people to be fed from it almost doubled. That’s why the UN General Assembly declared 2015 as the International Year of Soils. And the good news is that this new report shows that while Africa remains the most severely a«ected region, the benefit of taking action across the continent outweighs the cost of implementing it: not just by a little, but by a factor of seven.

  9. Library Resource
    Consent is Everybody's Business: Why banks need to act on free, prior and informed consent
    Reports & Research
    August, 2019
    Kenya, South Africa, Guatemala, Honduras, United States of America, Australia, Papua New Guinea, Global

    A community’s choice to give, or withhold, their free, prior and informed consent (FPIC) to a project or activity planned to take place on their land is a recognized right of Indigenous peoples under international law. It is also a best practice principle that applies to all communities affected by projects or activities on the land, water and forests that they rely on.

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