legal empowerment

access to justice

The strengthening of the capacity of people to exercise their rights.

Conference Papers & Reports
March 2017

This preliminary study involved consultation of responsible district government officials and relevant Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) on various issues related to land and investments. Among other areas, the Southern Agricultural Growth Corridor of Tanzania (SAGCOT) was selected as a study site and study used the Focus Group Discussions (FGDs) to obtain information. Questionnaire designed reflected land investment  governance  process  thematic  areas.

Policy Papers & Briefs
November 2011

Climate change and its implications on development in Tanzania should not be understated or ignored. Instead, discussions on our changing climate should begin with the recognition that climate change is undermining efforts to eradicate poverty. Yet, scientific complexities, jargon, uncertainties and debate have led to a general lack of understanding and confusion on how to address a changing climate, including policy prescriptions.

5 April 2017

A Monsanto do Brasil está com inscrições abertas para o Programa de Estágio em Agronegócio 2017. O programa é direcionado aos estudantes do último ano dos cursos de agronomia e engenharia agronômica, biotecnologia, ciências biológicas e engenharias de biossistemas, bioprocessos, biotecnológica e florestal. São mais de 40 vagas em 10 estados brasileiros – Minas Gerais, Mato Grosso, Mato Grosso do Sul, Goiás, São Paulo, Paraná, Rio Grande do Sul, Tocantins, Maranhão e Pernambuco, os interessados podem se candidatar pelo site da Monsanto até o dia 28 de abril.

Mulheres representam 20% da mão de obra do setor agrícola na América Latina e Caribe. Foto: Banco Mundial/Romel Simon
9 March 2017

Na América Latina e no Caribe, 26,8% das mulheres são consideradas obesas. Entre os homens, a taxa cai para 18,5%. Para a Organização das Nações para a Alimentação e a Agricultura (FAO), a diferença é outra faceta da desigualdade de gênero na região. Segundo a agência da ONU, que divulgou os dados na véspera do Dia Internacional das Mulheres, os índices de sobrepeso são sintoma da pobreza e da falta de acesso a serviços integrais de saúde e a educação nutricional.

Policy Papers & Briefs
May 2016

Gender issues are relegated to the periphery in current debates and approaches concerning the sustainable governance of oil palm in Indonesia. However, ongoing research by the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) points to the critical roles that women play as workers, smallholders and members of affected local communities. Gender inequities follow as oil palm expansion displaces local women from land on which they cultivate food crops.

Cartilha do Programa Terra Legal
23 February 2017

Na última quarta-feira, 15 de fevereiro, ocorreu em Cuiabá, a abertura Oficina de Planejamento do Programa Terra Legal. O evento visou a potencialização da regularização e destinação de terras públicas federais na Amazônia legal para 2017. Durando até o dia 17 de fevereiro, o evento, ainda contou com a participação do Professor Bastiaan Reydon, do Grupo de Governança de Terras. O professor abriu o evento, ressaltando a importância do Programa Terra Legal, além da Governança de Terras como um todo.

Journal Articles & Books
December 2005

This article focuses on the role of environmental movements that have an influence on state policies regarding community forestry in Thailand. It analyses how conflicts between the state and local people over the right to manage forest resources have ceased to be seen as isolated incidents, but as part of a structural shortcoming in Thai law.

Reports & Research
December 2011

OVERVIEW: The Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao PDR) is a landlocked country situated in Southeast Asia, bordering Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, China and Myanmar. Despite a recent increase in the rate of urbanization and a relatively small amount of arable land per capita, most people in Lao PDR live in rural areas and work in an agriculture sector dominated by subsistence farming. Lao PDR’s economy relies heavily on its natural resources, with over half the country’s wealth produced by agricultural land, forests, water and hydropower and mineral resources.

Reports & Research
December 2011

OVERVIEW: Thailand is facing the challenges of a transition from lower- to upper-middle-income status. After decades of very rapid growth followed by more modest 5–6% growth after the Asian financial crisis of 1997–98, Thailand achieved a per capita GNI of US $3670 by 2008, reduced its poverty rate to less than 10% and greatly extended coverage of social services. Infant mortality has been cut to only 13 per 1000, and 98% of the population has access to clean water and sanitation.

Reports & Research
December 2014

ABSTRACTED FROM EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: The Qualitative Social and Economic Monitoring of Livelihoods in Myanmar (QSEM) research program provides a descriptive picture of rural life in Myanmar.