Webinar: Innovations to help secure pastoral land tenure and governance

During this webinar, our presenter will describe innovations, successful practices, and lessons learned from her work on pastoral land tenure and governance over the past 15 years, with special focus on how research and technical support to governments used as entry point can lead to policy-impacting results.

A guide to investing in collectively held resources

The guide is designed to help investors better understand the challenges and opportunities of investing in resources managed collectively by a community and draws on lessons learned from Guatemala, Mexico, Namibia, and Nepal.

Journal article: Tragedy revisited (Science)

Ruth Meinzen-Dick discusses how games could be used to help people cooperate to sustainably manage water, a classic common pool resource - in the Science's "Tragedy revisited", a new paper to mark the 50th anniversary of the famous essay by Garrett Hardin.

Policy seminar: Past, present, and future of the commons

There is a long history of common property, which we can define as resources held and managed collectively by a group. But what is their relevance for today … and for tomorrow? An Oct. 4 IFPRI policy seminar, held to mark the first World Commons Week, provided perspectives on past, present, and future challenges and opportunities.

Acknowledge difference between tree and land tenure to enhance landscapes, urge GLF delegates

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.