This summary highlights findings of three RRI studies conducted in 2020 as they relate to the DRC. The studies are: The estimated area of land and territories where the rights of Indigenous Peoples, local
Interspatial total factor productivity analysis of alternative land lease arrangements in Bundelkhand region of Uttar Pradesh
The Bundelkhand region of India is a semi-arid plateau, which consists of twelve districts of northern Madhya Pradesh and five districts of southern Uttar Pradesh. The region suffers from severe ecological degradation induced primarily by the factors such as soil degradation and deforestation. Temporary and long-term migration of villagers from the rural areas of the region in search of alternative sources of livelihood has become increasingly common. This situation has created a vast market for the short term land lease market in the region.
Can payments for environmental services help reduce poverty? An exploration of the issues and the evidence to date from Latin America
This paper examines the main ways in which Payments for Environmental Services (PES) might affect poverty. PES may reduce poverty mainly by making payments to poor natural resource managers in upper watersheds.
Supreme Court stays government"s sham deal of promising land to tribals
The condition of India’s forest and her forest dwellers is extremely grave. A fresh round of police attacks on tribal people
What are the impacts of the increasing spread of biofuels on access to land in producer countries, particularly for poorer rural people? Biofuels could revitalise rural agriculture and livelihoods