This research aims to analyse the capacity of different categories of pastoral people to adapt to climate change. Another aim will be to understand whether decentralisation provides greater institutional flexibility for the management of diverse resources in variable contexts, and how best local governments can plan for uncertainty.
Decentralisation in Senegal offers real opportunities for local people to have a say in natural resource management and planning, and how their areas should be developed. Under the provisions of decentralisation, local elected government bodies (rural councils) are legally responsible for delivering social and economic services (e.g. health, water, education) and for drawing up local land use plans for agricultural forestry pastoral and other uses.
This project aims to improve the livelihoods of pastoral groups in Senegal by strengthening their capacity to influence the decisions and activities that affect their lives at local and national levels.
A team from IIED has edited the first book to address in detail the ways in which cities can adapt to climate change.
Adapting Cities to Climate Change contains contributions by 37 specialists from a variety of disciplines, several of whom served on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
It has chapters on key climate-related health issues in Asian cities, the particular impacts for children, the increases in flooding in African cities and the links between urban poverty and vulnerability to climate change in Latin America.
Following the change of emphasis described under the menu item User Guide, IIED has now developed a First Rough Draft of a “Guide to Environmental Mainstreaming”.
Part 1 of this guide analyse the contextual issues (e.g. drivers and constraints) and institutional dimensions issues that frame environmental mainstreaming and provides a perspective on the key challenges.
This book examines how policymaking in watershed management has evolved in India.
Forestry plays a diverse and significant role in reducing poverty in South African rural areas, ranging from direct cash payments to more intangible improvements in rights, capabilities and representation. This study looks at ten case studies representing a variety of business models - outgrower schemes, procurement schemes, broad-based black economic empowerment (BBBEE), government financed projects with technical facilitation, and non-aligned entrepreneurs - to make a critical and constructive assessment of the contribution of small-scale timber production in helping people out of poverty.
South Africa's large-scale forest industry has outsourced many operations to increase flexibility and cut costs, especially costs associated with full-time employees. This study presents a national overview and seven case studies to investigate how forestry contracting contributes - and could better contribute - to reducing poverty through providing either jobs or enterprise opportunities.
In order to improve access to water while preventing conflict and promoting local sustainable development, efforts to address the agriculture-related water needs must take into account the complex interface between land tenure and water rights. This study aims to contribute to these efforts, by seeking to clarify the nature of the interface between water rights and land tenure in the Sahel. It builds on an earlier desk study commissioned by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), which reviewed key issues and trends worldwide (Hodgson, 2004).
Haramata is a bulletin focusing on the drylands -- its people, policies, and programs. Issue number 49 contains articles on the following topics:
- Pastoral Livelihoods in Ethiopia
- News on 2006 as the Year of Deserts and Desertification
- Women and leadership: Lessons from the Sahel
- A new global security: An interview with Mary Robinson
- Tanzanian herders contend with new layers of control
- Can land registration work for the poor?
- Comprehensive peace in eastern Sudan
- Pastoralists in parliament
Raising forest revenues and employment: Unlocking the potential of small and medium forest enterprises in GuyanaPosted on: 15 January 2009 - 2:43pm
Globalization presents new challenges to forest business in Guyana. Knowing how to compete in the global market place is increasingly critical to the forest sector's long term prospects. Given the low stocking of valuable species and slow growth rates of Guyana's forest, large, capital intensive logging operations are proving unprofitable. Limited value is being added within country and few jobs are being created as a result.