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  1. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    December, 2014
    South America, Colombia

    The purpose of the work presented in this report is to demonstrate that policymakers have tools at their disposal that provide significant help in the evaluation of trade-offs, opportunities, and repercussions of the policies under consideration. This report focuses on Colombia, however the analytical framework can be applied to any country interested in exploring country-wide effects and economic viability of policies that aim to reduce GHG emissions from agriculture. Results provided in this study should be seen as an example of the potential applications of the framework developed.

  2. Library Resource
    Tree based carbon storage and land tenure cover image
    Journal Articles & Books
    October, 2010

    Tree-Based Carbon Storage in Developing Countries: Neglect of the Social Sciences Jon D. Unruha a Department of Geography, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

  3. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    May, 2014
    South America, Guyana

    Forest Peoples Programme and the Amerindian Peoples Association are pleased to announce the publication of a new special report:

    Edited by Kate Dooley and Tom Griffiths

    Authors: Oda Almås (FPP), Lawrence Anselmo (APA), Laura George (APA), Tom Griffiths (FPP), Solveig Firing Lunde (RFN) and Jean La Rose (APA)

    May 2014

    ISBN 978-0-9544252-8-9

  4. Library Resource
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    December, 2004

    La acción colectiva ocurre cuando se requiere que más de una persona contribuya con un esfuerzo para lograr un resultado.

  5. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2004

    Institutions of collective action and systems of property rights shape how people use natural resources, and these patterns of use in turn affect the outcomes of people’s agricultural production systems. Together, mechanisms of collective action and property rights define the incentives people face for undertaking sustainable and productive management strategies, and they affect the level and distribution of benefits from natural resources.

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    Policy Papers & Briefs
    December, 2004

    En el mundo entero, los gobiernos buscan cada vez más gestionar sus bosques con la colaboración de la gente que vive cerca de ellos. Por lo general, los ministerios forestales o sus equivalentes lo hacen ofreciendo a la población local acceso a productos forestales seleccionados o a tierras de bosques, ingresos provenientes de los recursos forestales u oportunidades de comunicarse con las autoridades forestales gubernamentales.

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    Policy Papers & Briefs
    December, 2006

    "Biodiversity provides essential components of healthy environments and sustainable livelihoods. One key component of biodiversity is agrobiodiversity—that is, the cultivated plants and animals that form the raw material of agriculture, the wild foods and other products gathered by rural populations within traditional subsistence systems, and organisms such as pollinators and soil biota... Agrobiodiversity used and conserved in a livelihood context can directly contribute to nutrition, health, and income generation...

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    Policy Papers & Briefs
    December, 1998
    Sub-Saharan Africa, Africa, Ghana

    Land tenure institutions in customary land areas of Sub-Saharan Africa have been evolving towards individualized ownership. Communal land tenure institutions aim to achieve and preserve the equitable distribution of land (and hence, income) among community members. Uncultivated forestland is owned by the community or village, and as long as forest land is available, forest clearance of forest is easily approved by the village chief.

  9. Library Resource
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    December, 2004

    The author tells us that Collective action occurs when more than one individual is required to contribute to an effort in order to achieve an outcome. People living in rural areas and using natural resources engage in collective action on a daily basis when they plant or harvest food together; use a common facility for marketing their products; maintain a local irrigation system or patrol a local forest to see that users are following rules; and meet to decide on rules related to all of the above.

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    sharing experiences from community forestry in Nepal

    Policy Papers & Briefs
    December, 2006
    Southern Asia, Asia, Nepal

    "The forest management strategy of Nepal is based on people’s participation, which is known as community forestry. This approach was formally introduced in 1978 to encourage active participation of local people in forest management activities as a means to improve their livelihoods. Under the community forestry structure, local people make decisions regarding forest management, utilization and distribution of benefits from a forest; they are organized as a Community Forest User Group.

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