New paper explores the effect of land access on youth employment and migration decisions in rural Ethiopia

How does the amount of land that youth expect to inherit affect their migration and employment decisions? The new AJAE article by Kosec et al. explores this question in the context of rural Ethiopia.

Gender matters in Forest Landscape Restoration: A framework for design and evaluation

A new brief provides a framework and set of recommendations for enhancing gender equality and women’s rights in and through Forest Landscape Restoration (FLR) initiatives. It presents key considerations for gender-responsive FLR, drawing on lessons from the wider gender and natural resource management literature, ongoing and past restoration, and relevant initiatives to alter local land uses for global conservation and development goals.

Restoring forest landscapes: A question of community rights

New FORESTS NEWS blog discusses what forest landscape restoration means for tenure, governance, and communities in advancement of the CIFOR-GIZ workshop to be held tomorrow (November 3) in Bonn, Germany.

Webinar recording: Community forestry. Where and why has devolution of forest rights contributed to better governance and livelihoods?

Our third webinar in the 2017 monthly series was conducted by Steven Lawry (CIFOR) on August 29. In his presentation, Steve summarized the findings of selected meta-analyses, presented case studies from Nepal, Guatemala, and Mexico, and previewed emerging research that looks at the investment effects of community forestry models that feature strong elements of forest rights >> Read more

New study fills a knowledge gap on drivers of perceived land tenure security: Evidence from Ghana

Tenure security is believed to be critical in spurring agricultural investment and productivity. Yet what improves or impedes tenure security is still poorly understood. The new paper by Hosaena Ghebru and Isabel Lambrecht analyses the main factors associated with farmers’ perceived tenure security in Ghana.