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A Farmer In Africa: Balancing Property Rights With National Needs

  • agriculture
  • food security
  • land rights
In Africa, farmers rely on their rights to community land, but governments don't always back them up with legislation. (photo credit: Gates Foundation/flickr)
  • agriculture
  • food security
  • land rights

Why Community Land Rights Belong in the Sustainable Development Goals

  • Equity & Governance
  • International Climate Action
  • land rights
  • low carbon development
  • sustainable development goals
  • United Nations
The proposed Sustainable Development Goals leave out a critical component of improving rural livelihoods—securing community land rights. Photo credit: Jane Boles, Flickr
  • Equity & Governance
  • International Climate Action
  • land rights
  • low carbon development
  • sustainable development goals
  • United Nations
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Forest Loss and Climate: Empowering Communities Can Help

  • Forests
  • climate change
  • deforestation
  • land rights
Legal rights for community forests in the Brazilian Amazon and other areas could prevent 27 million hectares (66 million acres) of deforestation by 2050. Photo Credit: CIFOR/Flickr
  • Forests
  • climate change
  • deforestation
  • land rights

Community Forests: An Undervalued Approach to Climate Change Mitigation

  • Climate
  • Forests
  • deforestation
  • climate change
  • land rights
Legally recognized community forests store about 37 billion tonnes of carbon. Photo credit: Ollivier Girard, CIFOR
  • Climate
  • Forests
  • deforestation
  • climate change
  • land rights
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Q&A: Why Are Community Forests So Important?

  • Equity & Governance
  • climate change
  • deforestation
  • Forests
  • land rights
Hundreds of millions of people across Africa, Asia, and Latin America depend on forests for their livelihoods and culture. Photo credit: Jolien Schure, CIFOR
  • Equity & Governance
  • climate change
  • deforestation
  • Forests
  • land rights

What Will it Take to End the “Resource Curses?”

  • environmental democracy
  • extractive industries
  • natural resources
  • fossil fuels
  • environmental justice
  • land rights
Chad's oil fields continue to leach chemicals, create air pollution, and degrade Lake Chad. Photo credit: Carsen ten Brink, Flickr
  • environmental democracy
  • extractive industries
  • natural resources
  • fossil fuels
  • environmental justice
  • land rights

New Map Documents Natural Resource Rights in Sub-Saharan Africa

  • development
  • environmental democracy
  • extractive industries
  • land rights
  • Freshwater
A farmer stands amidst a rice farm in Burundi, Africa. Photo Credit: Flickr/IRRI Images
  • development
  • environmental democracy
  • extractive industries
  • land rights
  • Freshwater

Overlapping Land and Natural Resource Rights Creates Conflict in Africa

  • agriculture
  • land rights
  • natural resources
  • Indigenous Peoples & Local Communities
In much of Africa, companies' and rural communities' property rights overlap, creating conflict. Photo credit: T. Samson/CIMMYT
  • agriculture
  • land rights
  • natural resources
  • Indigenous Peoples & Local Communities

Emerging REDD+ Programs Need Additional Emphasis on Land Tenure

  • Forests
  • deforestation
  • land rights
  • Forests
  • deforestation
  • land rights

Without Land, What Would a Farmer Do?

  • agriculture
  • land rights
  • poverty
  • agriculture
  • land rights
  • poverty