La defensa de la tierra para ellas

Peru – “Los derechos a la tierra son un factor transcendental en el emprendimiento de las mujeres, en su fortaleza, para sus familias, sus comunidades y sus países”, señaló Kristalina Georgieva, presidenta interina del Banco Mundial en la sesión de inauguración de la Conferencia Anual sobre Tierra y Pobreza, que se llevó a cabo recientemente…

Well-meaning tenure reforms can’t quash land conflicts

When countries revise their land and forest tenure laws, whereby rights are granted to people who depend on forests for their livelihoods, one goal is to reduce disputes over land and resources.   Despite this, conflicts persist, and sometimes new ones arise: why?   In a multi-country study, researchers from the Center for International Forestry…

World Bank Land and Poverty Conference: Stand For Her Land

At this week’s 20th Annual World Bank Land and Poverty Conference in Washington DC, a new campaign called Stand For Her Land has been launched. “Land rights are a major factor in women’s entrepreneurship, their strength, for their families, their communities, and their countries”, said Kristalina Georgieva, interim president of the World Bank at the…

Kesejahteraan tumbuh di lahan kering Wonogiri

Indonesia – Sejak jaman prasejarah, pohon tamanu atau nyamplung [Calophyllum inophyllum] telah banyak membantu manusia. Kayunya yang dikenal pula sebagai bahan ‘tiang kapal’ telah dimanfaatkan oleh pembuat kapal selama beratus tahun. Tamanu tumbuh tinggi dan kuat di kawasan berpasir dan berbatu. Tamanu adalah tumbuhan asli Asia tropis, dan dibawa oleh orang Austronesia saat migrasi ke Oseania…