Flagship 5 – Governance of Natural Resources: July – September 2019 updates


Fiona Flintan, a senior scientist with the Sustainable Livestock Systems program of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and active member in PIM's Flagship 5 has received a certificate of recognition from the Ministry of Agriculture Ethiopia for her ‘outstanding contribution’ to the development of sustainable rangeland management, particularly in the preparation of a manual for Woreda participatory land use planning (WPLUP) for pastoral areas. The certificate was handed during the launch of manual. Read more

Steven Lawry presented on "The investment effects of forest rights devolution: How community tenure is facilitating investment in the commons for inclusive growth" in the PIM Webinar on September 10. Full recording, slides, and podcast are available here.

The CGIAR Research Programs on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry (FTA), Policies, Institutions, and Markets (PIM) and Water, Land and Ecosystems (WLE) co-organized a session titled "Restoration for whom, by whom?" as part of the 8th World Conference on Ecological Restoration, Cape Town, South Africa, on September 24–28, 2019. Read more

Different kinds of land titles and other reforms in forest-dwelling communities in Indonesia, Uganda and Peru have generally improved people’s lives – but food insecurity is still a widespread problem, a CIFOR study supported by PIM suggests. Read more in the blog Make food a priority in land reforms with comments from Flagship 5 co-leader Anne Larson.

In his ForestNews blog "How a coffee rust epidemic escalated in Chiapas, Mexico", Antoine Libert Amico discusses the findings from the recent paper he co-authored, which shows clear linkages between the rust outbreak and increased affectation by pests and diseases brought on by climate change.

This research was supported by Forests, Trees and Agroforestry (FTA) and Policies, Institutions, and Markets (PIM CGIAR research programs, as well as by by the International Climate Initiative (IKI) of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU).

Another recent blog on ForestNews, "Collaborating for the Commons" features innovative research by CIFOR (as part of FTA and PIM with support from Norad, IKI and BMU) on the multi-stakeholder forums. Preliminary results of this research were presented in two panels at the Conference for the International Association for the Study of the Commons (IASC 2019) in Lima, Peru.


Drucker, A.G.; Alonzo, S.; Ramirez, M.; Vernooy, R. (2019) Bancos comunitarios de semillas y el uso de recompensas por servicios de conservación de la agrobiodiversidad: primeras experiencias de la Sierra de Cuchumatanes, Huehuetenango, Guatemala. 14 p. https://hdl.handle.net/10568/103666

Pradhan, Rajendra; Meinzen-Dick, Ruth; and Theis, Sophie. Property rights, intersectionality, and women's empowerment in Nepal. Journal of Rural Studies. Article in press. First published online on July 19, 2019. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jrurstud.2019.05.003 

Suhardiman, Diana; Kenney-Lazar, Miles; and Meinzen-Dick, Ruth. 2019. The contested terrain of land governance reform in Myanmar. Critical Asian Studies 51(3): 368-385. https://doi.org/10.1080/14672715.2019.1630845