forestry

FORESTRY

Publications
A collection of briefs just released by CIFOR presents findings on the progress of forest tenure reforms in Uganda and Kenya.
Publications
Select 2019 journal articles from PIM and partners on natural resource governance.
Blog
Effective forest and landscape restoration interventions need to take into account socio-political aspects and gender norms in order to ensure long-term impact and promote equitable sharing of benefits.
Events
The session features research from Madagascar and Tanzania on how strong use and management rights to trees and forests have catalyzed adoption of restoration practices by local communities.
Blog
While land titles and other reforms in forest-dwelling communities in Indonesia, Uganda and Peru have improved people’s lives, food insecurity is still a widespread problem, a new study suggests.
Blog
A recent study in Guatemala provides an example that community stewardship of tropical forest can be a viable model for conserving forest and for achieving livelihood benefits.
Blog
Land tenure rights are widely recognized as being central to advancing sustainable development goals, but they are only one part of the picture. As it happens, tenure rights to trees are entangled with, but different from, those to land, meaning both must be acknowledged to incentivize stewardship of the landscape by local communities.
Blog
In the 1970s, Nepal began an ambitious nationwide forests rights devolution program, eventually seeing a significant range of forest uses and management taken out from the purview of the national government and put in the hands of Community Forest User Groups (CFUGs). PIM-supported research by CIFOR looks at the changes in ecosystem services following the shift to CFUGs, showing a host of improvements, particularly for women.
Blog
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.