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Burkina Faso Forest Code

This is law No. 003-2011

Collection Type:
Legal Materials
Country:
Burkina Faso
Creator:
Government of Burkina Faso
Year:
2011

The Challenges of Securing Women's Tenure and Leadership for Forest Management: A Summary of the Asian Experience

This resource was released by the Rights and Resources Initiative (RRI) at the International Workshop on Gender and Forest Tenure in Asia and Collective Forest Tenure Reform in China shows that despite more understanding, more resources, and policy recommendations, women continue to be largely marginalized and ignored or exploited in community based resource management processes throughout Asia. This research provides the most comprehensive continent wide analysis on the status of forest tenure rights and gender rights. This is a collection of briefs and case studies. We have included the document in it's entirety. To download specific portions of this resource, go to the Rights and Resources Initiative website at the below link.

Collection Type:
Articles
Country:
Multiple Countries
Creator:
Rights and Resources Initiative
Year:
2012

China Forest Law

Collection Type:
Legal Materials
Country:
China
Creator:
National People's Congress
Year:
1998

Forestland Reform in China: What Do the Farmers Want?

Full Citation: Qin, P., Carlsson, F., and Xu, J., "Forestland Reform in China: What Do the Farmers Want?", 08(35) EfD DISCUSSION PAPER SERIES (2008).

Collection Type:
Articles
Country:
China
Creator:
Qin, P., Carlsson, F., and Xu, J.
Year:
2009

Forests, Rangelands and Climate Change in Southern Africa

Full citation: Naidoo, S., Davis, C. and Van Garderen, E. A., "Forests, Rangelands and Climate Change in Southern Africa," 12 FAO FOREST AND CLIMATE CHANGE WORKING PAPER (2013).

Collection Type:
Articles
Country:
Multiple Countries
Creator:
Naidoo, S., Davis, C. and Van Garderen, E. A.
Year:
2013

Gender and Agroforestry in Africa: A review of women's participation

Full citation: Kiptot, E. and Franzel, S. (2012). “Gender and agroforestry in Africa: A review of women's participation.” Agroforestry Systems, 84(1), 35-58. - This paper presents a review of agroforestry in Africa from a gender perspective. It examines women's participation relative to men and the challenges and successes they experience. The review shows that agroforestry has the potential to offer substantial benefits to women; however, their participation is low in enterprises that are considered men's domain, such as timber and high in enterprises that have little or no commercial value, such as collection of indigenous fruits and vegetables. Data on whether women are able to manage agroforestry practices as well as men are mixed, although it is clear that women do most of the work. In cases where they do not perform well, the reasons are mostly due to scarcity of resources. In marketing, women are confined to the lower end of the value chain (retailing), which limits their control over and returns from the productive process. In order to promote gender equity in agroforestry and to ensure that women benefit fully, the paper recommends various policy, technological and institutional interventions. [Threats to Women’s Land Tenure Security and Effectiveness of Interventions - Annotated Bibliography]

Collection Type:
Research Articles
Country:
Multiple Countries
Creator:
Franzel, S. and Kiptot, E.
Year:
2012

Gender and Green Governance

Full citation: Agarwal, B. (2010). Gender and Green Governance (Oxford: Oxford University Press). - This book is based on a primary survey of community forestry institutions (CFIs) in the early 2000s, and on fieldwork in Nepal and India. It examines the impact the gender composition of a group has on women’s effective participation, rule-making, rule violations, forest conservation, and firewood and fodder shortages.

It finds that women’s greater presence in CFIs has many statistically demonstrable benefits. It enhances women’s effective voice in decision-making; influences the nature of decisions made, especially the rules of forest use and their implementation; and improves forest condition. Measures that help increase women’s presence in governance institutions (and especially poor women’s presence) would thus be beneficial both because their participation is intrinsically important for inclusive governance and successful institutional functioning, and to better fulfill the conservation and subsistence objectives of such institutions. [Threats to Women’s Land Tenure Security and Effectiveness of Interventions - Annotated Bibliography]

Collection Type:
Research Articles
Country:
Multiple Countries, Nepal, India
Creator:
Agarwal, B.
Year:
2010

Gender and sustainable forest management in East Africa and Latin America

Full citation: Mwangi, E., Meinzen-Dick, R. and Sun, Y. (2011). “Gender and sustainable forest management in East Africa and Latin America.” Ecology and Society 16(1): 17. - This paper presents a comparative study of forest management across four countries in East Africa and Latin America: Kenya, Uganda, Bolivia, and Mexico. It focuses on whether varying proportions of women (low, mixed, high) in forest user groups influence their likelihood of adopting forest resource enhancing behavior and finds that higher proportions of females in user groups, and especially user groups dominated by females, perform less well than mixed groups or male dominated ones. This may be because of gender biases in technology access and dissemination, a labor constraint faced by women, and/or a possible limitation to women’s sanctioning authority. Mixed female and male groups offer an avenue for exploiting the strengths of women and men, while tempering their individual shortcomings. [Threats to Women’s Land Tenure Security and Effectiveness of Interventions - Annotated Bibliography]

Collection Type:
Research Articles
Country:
Multiple Countries
Creator:
Mwangi, E., Meinzen-Dick, R. and Sun, Y.
Year:
2011

India Forest (Conservation) Act

This is the 1980 Forest (Conservation) Act with amendments made in 1998

Collection Type:
Legal Materials
Country:
India
Creator:
Parliament
Year:
1980

India National Forest Policy

This 1988 policy outlines the strategy and objectives for managing the country's forests.

Collection Type:
Legal Materials
Country:
India
Creator:
Ministry of Environment and Forests
Year:
1988

Indian Forest Act

Collection Type:
Legal Materials
Country:
India
Creator:
India
Years:
2017, 2012, 2006, 1927

Indigenous Peoples and local communities land rights toolkit

"This toolkit gathers together information on ten tools that have been successfully used by members of the International Land Coalition (ILC) to promote, protect and strengthen indigenous peoples’ and local communities’ land rights. It is intended to facilitate mutual learning based on the good practices of specific ILC members."

Collection Type:
Articles
Country:
Multiple Countries
Creator:
International Land Coalition (ILC)
Year:
2019

Is gender an important factor influencing user groups' property rights and forestry governance? Empirical analysis from East Africa and Latin America

Full citation: Sun, Y., Mwangi, E. & Meinzen-Dick, R. (2011). “Is gender an important factor influencing user groups’ property rights and forestry governance? Empirical analysis from East Africa and Latin America.” International Forestry Review, Vol. 13 (2), pp. 205 – 219. - This article explores the effects that gender composition of forest user groups has on property rights and forestry governance, based on data from 290 forest user groups in Kenya, Uganda, Bolivia, and Mexico. It finds that while female-dominated groups tend to have more property rights to trees and bushes, and collect more fuelwood but less timber than do male-dominated or gender-balanced groups, gender-balanced groups participate more in forestry decision-making and are more likely to have exclusive use of forests. Female-dominated groups participate less, sanction less, and exclude less. It’s therefore important to gain better understanding of the dynamics of mixed-gender groups, including the nature and types of cooperation among males and females when determining what kind of group-based intervention to pursue. [Threats to Women’s Land Tenure Security and Effectiveness of Interventions - Annotated Bibliography]

Collection Type:
Research Articles
Country:
Multiple Countries
Creator:
Sun, Y., Mwangi, E. & Meinzen-Dick, R.
Year:
2011

Karnataka Forest Act, 1963

This act was first in 1964 and was amended by Acts 23 of 1974, 15 of 1976, 501 of 1976,
15 of 1978, 14 of 1980, 1 of 1981, 7 of 1983, 11 of 1984,10 of 1989, 12 of 1998, 20 of 2000, 20 of 2001, FEE 15 FAF 98 of 2002 and FEE 16 FSW 2001 dt. 5-9-2002. This version includes all of those amendments.

Collection Type:
Legal Materials
Country:
India
Creator:
Karnataka State Government
Year:
1963

Laos Forestry Law

Collection Type:
Legal Materials
Country:
Laos
Creator:
Government of Laos
Year:
2007

Mosaic of reform: Forest Policy in Post-1978 China

Full Citation: Wang, S., van Kooten, G. C., and Wilson, B., "Mosiac of reform: forest policy in post-1978 China," 6(1) FOREST POLICY AND ECONOMICS 71 (2004).

Collection Type:
Citations
Country:
China
Creator:
Wang, S., van Kooten, G. C., and Wilson, B.
Year:
2004

Orissa Forest Act

An Act to consolidate and amend the laws relating to the protection and management of forests in the State.

*Please note that the state of Orissa formally changed its name to Odisha in 2011.*

Collection Type:
Legal Materials
Country:
India
Creator:
Orissa State Government
Year:
1972

Orissa Forest Development Act

An act to provide for the levy and collection of forest development tax on sales of forest produce by or on behalf of the state government or the Orissa Forest Development Corporation.

*Please note that the state of Orissa formally changed its name to Odisha in 2011.*

Collection Type:
Legal Materials
Country:
India
Creator:
Orissa State Government
Year:
2003