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The world's largest private sector?

More than 1.5 billion smallholders throughout the world depend on forest landscapes to produce food, fuel, timber and non-wood forest products to meet their subsistence needs and generate cash income. Despite the large number of smallholders and the large collective scale of their production, pol

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2018
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Irrigation, sécurité alimentaire et pauvreté : leçons tirées de trois grands barrages en Afrique de l’Ouest

Ce rapport synthétise les résultats de ces quatre années de recherche et dresse, entre trois sites (barrages et périmètres rizicoles) -- Sélingué au Mali, Bagré au Burkina Faso et Anambé au Sénégal --  des parallèles porteurs d’enseignements pour la région ouest africaine.

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2017
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Irrigation, food security and poverty : lessons from three large dams in West Africa

In recent years, the governments of the Sahel have committed to combat poverty and food insecurity through a significant increase in the development of irrigable areas. From 2013 onwards, GWI has carried out retrospective studies on three existing dam and rice field sites: Sélingué in Mali, Bagré

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2017
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Analyse des systèmes de production du perimetre irrigue de Bagré (Burkina Faso) : rapport final

En partenariat avec Bagrépôle, la Global Water Initiative a lancé en 2015 une étude pour évaluer les revenus agricoles des producteurs et les comparer avec des besoins familiaux (seuils de sécurité alimentaire et de pauvreté).

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2017
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Guide de sécurisation foncière sur les aménagements hyro-agricoles au Niger

Le Niger compte aujourd’hui 85 aménagements hydro-agricoles (AHA).

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2017
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Equidad, REDD+ y distribución de beneficios en México

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2016
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Land investments, accountability and the law : lessons from West Africa

This report explores how the law shapes opportunities for accountability in relation to land deals for agribusiness investments. The report draws on country studies in Cameroon, Ghana and Senegal. 

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2016
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Foreign investment, law and sustainable development : a handbook on agriculture and extractive industries

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2016
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Beyond enforcement : communities, governance, incentives and sustainable use in combating wildlife crime

The symposium ‘Beyond enforcement: communities, governance, incentives and sustainable use in combating wildlife crime’ was organise to explore the role of communities in tackling illegal wildlife trade.

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2015
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Agro-industrial investments in Cameroon

In recent years, Cameroon has been approached by growing numbers of local and international investors wanting to acquire arable land for large-scale agro-industrial operations. In order to make a realistic assessment of the situation, this study takes a closer look at large-scale land acquisition

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2015
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Foreign investment, law and sustainable development : a handbook on agriculture and extractive industries

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2014
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Tools for supporting sustainable natural resource management and livelihoods

Participatory Learning and Action is the world's leading informal journal on participatory approaches and methods.

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2013
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Accountability in Africa's land rush : what role for legal empowerment?

In recent years, there has been a renewed interest in acquiring farmland for agricultural investments in lower-income countries.

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2013
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Innovations en matière de bonnes pratiques dans le cadre de la gouvernance des réservoirs de grand barrage en Afrique de l'Ouest : cas du barrage de Kompienga (Burkina Faso)

Le présent document vise à capitaliser les mécanismes de bonne gouvernance autour du réservoir de Kompienga et à proposer des solutions pour la renforcer, dans l’optique que ces bonnes pratiques puis sent être répliqu ées a u niveau d’autres grands ouvrages hydrauliques au Burkina Faso.

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2013
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Capitalisation de bonnes pratiques en matière de gouvernance autour des grands barrages : cas de Niandouba et du confluent au Sénégal

Au cours de la période 2009-2012, la Global Water Initiative (GWI) en Afrique de l’Ouest, pilotée par le consortium formé de l’Union internationale pour la conservation de la nature (UICN) et l’Institut International pour l’Environnement et le Développement (IIED), a développé avec les partenaire

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2013
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Guía para invertir en bosques localmente controlados

Esta guía para invertir en bosques localmente controlados (IBLC) es producto de 11 diálogos internacionales que reunieron a más de 400 personas para discutir cómo llevar a cabo la IBLC.

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2012
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Agricultural investments and land acquisitions in Mali : context, trends and case studies

Agricultural investments involving the acquisition of long-term rights over large areas of land in developing countries have been the focus of much debate in recent years.

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2012
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Long-term outcomes of agricultural investments : lessons from Zambia

Agricultural investments involving the acquisition of long-term rights over large areas of land in developing countries have been the focus of much debate in recent years.

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2012
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Joint ventures in agriculture : lessons from land reform projects in South Africa

‘Inclusive business models’ have attracted renewed interest in recent years, as part of wider debates about growing agricultural investment in developing countries. This report discusses joint ventures in South Africa’s agricultural sector.

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2012
IUCN Publication

Guide to investing in locally controlled forestry

This guide is provides guidance on how to structure enabling investments and prepare the ground for asset investments that yield acceptable returns and reduced risk, not only for investors, but also for local forest right-holders, national governments and society at large.

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2012
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Community-investor business models : lessons from the oil palm sector in East Malaysia

Concerns about food and energy security, coupled with increasing returns from agriculture, have increased interest in agricultural investments in developing countries. Public debates about 'land grabbing' have questioned the socio-economic impacts of large-scale land acquisitions.

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2011
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Land deals in Africa : what is in the contracts?

Over the past few years, agribusiness, investment funds and government agencies have been acquiring long-term rights over large areas of land in Africa.

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2011
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Processus de mise en place du comité local de l'eau en queue de bassin versant de la Sirba : note de capitalisation

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2011
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CITES and CBNRM : proceedings of an international symposium on "The relevance of CBNRM to the conservation and sustainable use of CITES-listed species in exporting countries"

A symposium on community-based natural resource management (CBNRM) for the conservation of CITES-listed species was organized by the Austrian Ministry of the Environment and the European Commission in Vienna, Austria, in May 2010.

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2011
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Virtuous circles : values, systems, sustainability

There are two principles here, both reflecting the natural world. The first is that natural systems are based on cycles, for example water, nitrogen and carbon. Secondly, there is very little waste in natural systems.

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2011
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Partager l’eau et ses bénéfices : les leçons de six grands barrages en Afrique de l’Ouest

Ce document présente les expériences de six barrages construits en Afrique de l’Ouest entre la fin des années 1970 et la fin des années 1990 : Sélingué au Mali, Niandouba et Confluent au Sénégal, Moussodougou, Bagré et Kompienga au Burkina Faso.

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2011
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Sharing the water, sharing the benefits : lessons from six large dams in West Africa

This document examines the experiences of six dams built in West Africa between the late 1970s and late 1990s: the Niandouba and Confluent in Senegal, the Sélingué in Mali, and the Bagré, Kompienga and Moussodougou dams in Burkina Faso.

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2011
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More people, more trees : environmental recovery in Africa = plus de gens, plus d'arbres : le rétablissement de l'environnement en Afrique

Over 20 years ago, concerned farmers’ groups in Kenya and Burkina Faso began to adopt new measures to conserve soil and water and to re-establish trees in their fields.

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2010
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Biomass energy : optimising its contribution to poverty reduction and ecosystem services

The percentage of biomass energy within the total share of different energy sources is set to treble from 10% to 30% by 2050 according to the International Energy Agency – with major potential impacts (both positive and negative) for poverty reduction and the protection of ecosystem services.

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2010
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Biomass energy in India

This report forms part of a project aiming to develop a South-South-North partnership to reshape the impact of a predicted large-scale expansion in global biomass energy use towards greater poverty reduction and maintenance of ecosystem services in developing countries.

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2010
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Mapping out global biomass projections, technological developments and policy innovations

This report forms part of a project aiming to develop a South-South-North partnership to reshape the impact of a predicted large-scale expansion in global biomass energy use towards greater poverty reduction and maintenance of ecosystem services in developing countries.

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2010
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Biomass energy use in Kenya

This report forms part of a project aiming to develop a South-South-North partnership to reshape the impact of a predicted large-scale expansion in global biomass energy use towards greater poverty reduction and maintenance of ecosystem services in developing countries.

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2010
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Linking biodiversity conservation and poverty reduction : what, why and how?

As a contribution to clarifying the contested claims, IIED, UNEP-WCMC and the African Wildlife Foundation organised a symposium in April 2010.

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2010
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Biofuels, land access and rural livelihoods in Mozambique

This report documents how the spread of biofuels is affecting land access for poorer groups in Mozambique, and what actions are being taken, successfully and unsuccessfully, to secure land access for poorer groups.

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2010
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Use it or lose it : protecting the traditional knowledge, genetic resources and customary laws of marginal farmers in southwest China

This report provides the findings and lessons of the action research project “Protecting Community Rights over Traditional Knowledge: Implications of Customary Laws and Practices in Guangxi, Southwest China”.

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2010
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Displaced and marginalised : protecting the traditional knowledge, customary laws and forest rights of the Yanadi Tribals of Andhra Pradesh

This study sought to protect community rights over traditional knowledge (TK) and customary practices related to it.

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2010
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Banking on biodiversity : a natural way out of poverty

As a policy research organisation, the International Institute for Environment and Development has evolved key concepts, theories and ways of working in sustainable development since 1973. The big idea we explore here is banking on biodiversity.

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2010
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Look both ways : mainstreaming biodiversity and poverty reduction

To manage trade-offs, biodiversity conservation and poverty reduction must be tackled together by integrating relevant concerns into the decisions and institutions that drive policy, rules, plans, investment and action for both — a process known as ‘mainstreaming’.

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2010
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Beyond forestry : why agriculture is key to the success of REDD+

When it comes to deforestation, the task of reconciling climate and development goals poses a daunting challenge.

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2010
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Linking conservation and poverty alleviation : the case of great apes : an overview of current policy and practice in Africa

This report is the third PCLG (Poverty and Conservation Learning Group) output supported by the Arcus Foundation grant. The purpose of this report is to document current efforts to link great ape conservation and poverty reduction in the African, ape range states.

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2010
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Social assessment of conservation initiatives : a review of rapid methodologies

Despite widely voiced concerns about some of the negative implications of protected areas, and growing pressures to ensure that they fulfil social as well as ecological objectives, no standard methods exist to assess social impacts. This report aims to provide some.

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2010
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Climate change adaptation in developing countries : issues and perspectives for economic analysis

This paper is intended to provide some guidance to the policy-oriented researchers’ work on valuing climate change adaptation in developing countries.

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2010
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Development and gorillas? : assessing fifteen years of integrated conservation and development in south-western Uganda

This report summarises the findings of a study, conducted between 2001 and 2002, which aimed to test the effectiveness of these strategies in reconciling biodiversity conservation and socio-economic development interests, in particular through interventions that both improved livelihoods and resu

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2010
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Can biomass power development?

This paper explores the pros and cons of biomass and the logistics of switching to other fuels in developing countries.

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2010
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Equitable benefit-sharing or self-interest?

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2010
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Investment contracts and sustainable development : how to make contracts for fairer and more sustainable natural resource investments

This guide discusses options to structure investment contractsin ways that maximise the investment's contribution to sustainable development. The focus is on foreign investment in the natural resource sector and on lower- and middle-income countries.

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2010
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Conservation and human rights : the need for international standards

This briefing discusses the human rights impact of conservation policies and the role of non-governmental and international conservation organizations in protecting human rights while supporting conservation initiatives.

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2010
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The Earthscan reader in poverty and biodiversity conservation

In the last decade biodiversity loss and persistent poverty in developing countries have been recognised as major international problems that require urgent attention.

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2010
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New directions for integrating environment and development in East Africa : key findings from consultations with stakeholders in Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda

This paper synthesizes the findings of a study carried out by Ecoagriculture Partners and the International Institute for Environment and Development on behalf of the David and Lucile Packard Foundation to explore opportunities for sustainable development in East Africa.

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2009
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Fair miles : recharting the food miles map

This pocketbook delves into the realities of the produce trade between Africa and the UK, examining both sides of the equation in search of a diet that is ethically, as well as nutritionally, balanced.

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2009

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