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sustainable development

Development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.

Source: FAO

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Policy Papers & Briefs
June 1999

This section is divided into Key Documents, and References and Bibliographies for each of the following areas: General; Biodiversity and Environment; Land Tenure and Property Rights; Crops; Livestock; Fisheries; Forestry; and Water.

Reports & Research
February 1999

This workshop brought together 75 delegates from governments, NGOs and research institutions and universities from all over Africa. Report covers consultation, process, legislation, tenure, titling, race in Southern Africa, donors, the World Bank, corruption, the future.

Reports & Research
February 1999

This workshop brought together 75 practitioners from all over Africa. This regional survey covers tenure problems in West Africa, state policy and the problem of tenure security, pilot land use management schemes, and future issues and prospects.

January 1999
Sub-Saharan Africa

A growing recognition of the need to delimit the role of the government, to promote the market framework, and to rely on the private sector as the engine of growth, offers the prospect of a new beginning in rural development in Africa.

Journal Articles & Books
December 1998
United States of America
Solomon Islands
New Zealand
South Africa
Papua New Guinea

Community-based natural resource management and local users of natural resources can, and in many cases do, manage resources sustainably – if their rights to do so are recognized and protected, if appropriate institutions are in place or can be developed, and if the benefits are significant, obvious and secure.

January 1998

To achieve an integrated approach to the planning and management of land resources, cooperation among experts from the
disciplines involved and integration of the respective results are required in order to identify and evaluate all biophysical, socio-economic and

January 1998

Paper defines a strategy for forest sector development, and translates it for practical application. In response to the causes of deforestation and desertification, which are rooted in a complex web of socio-economic factors (both inside and, mainly, outside the forests) these guidelines are centred on the needs of people living in and making a living from forests.

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