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[03/03/2013] IFFM discovers impacts on land, livelihood and environment, calls for the tourism project in Panama to stop
“The IFFM (International Fact Funding Mission) team composed of 22 local and international participants from Pakistan, India, Nepal, Philippines, Bangladesh, Indonesia and Sri Lanka, were invited by...
[02/03/2013] Paying farmers to protect forest watersheds in Vietnam & China: The long-term prognosis
“As China and Vietnam move toward decentralised, market-baed economies, they will need to improve the cost-effectiveness of ambitious programmes offering cash rewards to farmers who help protect...
[01/03/2013] Undemocratic and Arbitrary Control, Regulation and Expropriation of India’s Forest and Common Lands.
“Control over land and natural resources has recently become a subject of heated debate in India, and is, today, one of the central fault lines of Indian politics. A compendium of case studies on...
[28/02/2013] Indigenous rights and the Harapan Rainforest Project: : A letter to PT REKI from the Bathin Sembilan of Simpang Macan Luar
“Harapan Rainforest Project’s website states that, “The partnership between management of Harapan Rainforest and Bathin Sembilan Tribe who lives in the forest is going well from beginning.” But a...
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VIDEO: A documentary film on land grabs in Papua New Guinea to support the indigenous peoples’ struggle for their customary land/Project by Oakland Institute. read more
“Land and tribal rights in India have been dealt a new blow after the government announced last week that major infrastructure projects will be exempt from obtaining consent for forest...
“Until there is an agreement at the UNFCCC level on REDD, carbon credits from REDD projects can only be traded on voluntary markets. Buyers of these carbon credits rely on independent...
“This publication provides the first national overview of land concessions and leases in the Lao PDR. It was initiated in response to the rapid expansion of land deals and the corresponding...
[20/02/2013] Tipping the Balance: Policies to shape agricultural investments and markets in favour of small-scale farmers
A recent wave of large-scale land acquisitions and other commercial investment in agriculture has raised concerns that small-scale producers are being marginalized. Worldwide, around 500 million...