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Journal Articles & Books
Outubro 2018

Much has been written on land deals, their impact and challenges of contestation in the Global South. Multiple studies show that communities are high-spirited as long as they oppose the actual conversion of their land. My findings illustrate, however, how companies, local authorities,…

Institutional & promotional materials
Outubro 2018

Le 11 mai 2017 a marqué le 5ème anniversaire de l’approbation des Directives volontaires pour une gouvernance responsable des terres, des pêches et des forêts dans le contexte de la sécurité alimentaire nationale (DV) par le Comité de la sécurité alimentaire mondial (CSA). Les DV ne sont plus…

Institutional & promotional materials
Setembro 2018

The leaflet will provide an overview of in-country projects and achevements as well as regional initiatives. Articles include but are not limited to: Community lands at the core of Kenya’s new legal reforms; The Voluntary Guidelines: an instrumental tool in the pursuit of climate mitigation…

Journal Articles & Books
Setembro 2018

Drought is one of the main causes of food insecurity. In 2011, the horn of Africa has faced the worst drought in 60 years. An estimated 12.4 million people suffered from a massive food shortage. To mitigate the impact of agricultural drought, it is of high importance to dispose of timely and…

Institutional & promotional materials
Setembro 2018

Land, fisheries, forests and other natural resources provide a basis for livelihoods and social, cultural and religious practices. However, most people in rural areas in developing countries do not have any form of documentation to protect their land and natural resources rights, which puts…

Institutional & promotional materials
Agosto 2018

Land and forest tenure systems greatly influence a country’s ability to reduce deforestation and forest degradation. Clear and legitimate tenure rights over forests can provide an incentive to manage forests sustainably and simultaneously reduce deforestation and forest degradation. In fact,…

Institutional & promotional materials
Agosto 2018

La tierra, la pesca, los bosques y otros recursos naturales proporcionan una base para los medios de vida y las prácticas sociales, culturales y religiosas. Sin embargo, la mayoría de las personas en las zonas rurales de los países en desarrollo no tienen ningún tipo de documentación para…

Institutional & promotional materials
Agosto 2018

La terre, les pêches, les forêts et d'autres ressources naturelles est crucial pour les moyens de subsistance et les pratiques sociales, culturelles et religieuses. La plupart des habitants des zones rurales des pays en développement ne disposent pourtant d'aucune forme de…

Reports & Research
Junho 2018

In many countries, unidentified private individuals and legal entities obtain significant economic benefits from land. This lack of transparency can make it harder for affected communities and governments to hold them accountable for land use decision-making and any sort of violation they commit…

Reports & Research
Junho 2018

This report analyses the land registration system and applicable legal framework in Sierra Leone to determine whether these ensure adequate transparency and accountability, particularly in the context of beneficial ownership. The research for this report was conducted as part of the process of…

Journal Articles & Books
Junho 2018

This FAO Legal Paper looks at and evaluates the present forestry-related laws and policies in operation in Sierra Leone and makes recommendations to align them with the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the Context of National Food…

Journal Articles & Books
Junho 2018

This FAO Legal Paper looks at and evaluates the present laws and policies relating to sustainable small-scale fisheries in the fisheries and aquaculture legislation in operation in Sierra Leone and makes recommendations to align them with the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of…