Tenure Security and Landscape Governance of Natural Resources

TENURE SECURITY AND LANDSCAPE GOVERNANCE OF NATURAL RESOURCES

November 29, 2021

PIM Webinar

December 7, 2021, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM EST


Equitable and secure tenure arrangements and well-performing rural governance institutions can contribute to better-distributed incomes and foster investment and technological innovation in agriculture. On the other hand, tenure regimes, if controlled by elites or implemented to reinforce traditional power hierarchies, can be powerful instruments of exclusion. Lack of attention to resource governance carries high risk for development programs, particularly with regard to equality, social inclusion, and long-term sustainability of natural resources.

Research on governance of natural resources (PIM Flagship 5) has been an integral part of the CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions, and Markets (PIM) since 2017. The team has been seeking to identify actions to strengthen tenure rights of poor and marginalized people (particularly women) and communities; improve governance of natural resources; and enhance constructive interaction of resource users within shared landscapes.

In this webinar, the team will present a set of seven briefs summarizing key points of the significance of tenure security and landscape governance research in each of the impact areas of CGIAR -- climate change, environmental management and sustainability, poverty alleviation, gender, and nutrition and health -- highlighting policy implications and recommendations for future actions. The briefs on tenure security and landscape governance, which provided key background for the five thematic briefs, will be presented in the first part of the webinar, followed by a roundtable panel discussion with the authors of the thematic briefs and a Q&A with the online audience.

Welcome remarks, moderator: Frank Place, Director, CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions, and Markets (PIM).

Introduction of the briefs: Ruth Meinzen-Dick, Senior Research Fellow, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI); Co-leader of PIM’s Flagship 5: Governance of Natural Resources.

Presentations:

Brent Swallow, Professor in the Faculty of Agricultural, Life, and Environmental Sciences, Department of Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology, University of Alberta, Canada

Krister Andersson, Professor of political science and Director of the Center for the Governance of Natural Resources at the Institute of Behavioral Science, University of Colorado Boulder, USA

Rapid fire presentations and panel discussion with:

Edmund Barrow, Consultant in community conservation and governance, Nairobi, Kenya.

Nayna Jhaveri, Consultant in gender and resource tenure, Bangalore, India.

Phil René Oyono, Consultant, rural and natural resources sociologist, Yaounde, Cameroon.

Nancy McCarthy, President of Lead Analytics, Washington, DC, USA.

Closing remarks: Anne Larson, Principal Scientist and Team Leader, Equal Opportunities, Gender, Justice & Tenure, CIFOR-ICRAF; Co-leader of PIM’s Flagship 5: Governance of Natural Resources.


Read the briefs:

Andersson, Krister. 2021. Landscape governance: What is it, and what is it good for? PIM Flagship Brief November 2021. Washington, DC: International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). https://doi.org/10.2499/p15738coll2.134793

Barrow, Edmund. 2021. Environmental management needs the support of secure rights and appropriate governance. PIM Flagship Brief November 2021. Washington, DC: International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). https://doi.org/10.2499/p15738coll2.134782

Jhaveri, Nayna. 2021. Gender, tenure security, and landscape governance. PIM Flagship Brief November 2021. Washington, DC: International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). https://doi.org/10.2499/p15738coll2.134790

Johnson, Nancy L. 2021. Natural resource tenure and governance for human nutrition and health: Linkages and priorities for agricultural research and development. PIM Flagship Brief November 2021. Washington, DC: International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). https://doi.org/10.2499/p15738coll2.134786

McCarthy, Nancy. 2021. Tenure security, landscape governance, and climate change: A research agenda. PIM Flagship Brief November 2021. Washington, DC: International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). https://doi.org/10.2499/p15738coll2.134776

Oyono, Phil René. 2021. Poverty, tenure security, and landscape governance: Exploring inextricable interdependencies for science, policy, and action. PIM Flagship Brief November 2021. Washington, DC: International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). https://doi.org/10.2499/p15738coll2.134791

Swallow, Brent M. 2021. Tenure security: Why it matters. PIM Flagship Brief November 2021. Washington, DC: International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). https://doi.org/10.2499/p15738coll2.134784

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