Forests

The Forest as Community Supermarket for Karen Indigenous Peoples in Thailand

In Ban Mae Jok, neither electricity nor internet/Wi-Fi are available, but 1,600 hectares of natural forest provide a much larger choice of consumable items than a giant supermarket. Even without electricity and mobile phone access, as well as the current local lock-down due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the villagers of more than 50 households are …

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[UN-REDD] Guidelines on Free, Prior and Informed Consent

“Indigenous peoples” and “forest-dependent communities” are essential to the success of REDD+ given that the majority of the world’s remaining forests in developing countries are located where they live, often within their ancestral and custom­ary lands, and where in most cases they have for centuries played a historical and cultur­al role in the sustainable management …

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[FAO-Voluntary Guidelines] Responsible Governance of tenure of land, fisheries and forests in the context of national food security

The purpose of these Voluntary Guidelines is to serve as a reference and to provide guidance to improve the governance of tenure of land, fisheries and forests with the overarching goal of achieving food security for all and to support the progressive realization of the right to adequate food in the context of national food …

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Customary Law in Forest Resources Use and Management – A Case Study among the Dzao and Thai People in North-West Vietnam

Vietnam is home to 53 ethnic minority groups who mostly live in the forested uplands. Numbering over twelve million people, they highly depend on forests for their livelihood and development. But the pressures on these forests are ever increasing, posing a serious threat to the lives and stability of millions of people. Since the early …

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Traditional Livelihoods and Indigenous Peoples

Most indigenous peoples have developed highly specialized livelihood strategies and occupations which include hunting, fishing, trapping, shifting cultivation or gathering food and forest products, handicrafts such as weaving, basketry, woodcarving among others, and rural and community based industries. In Asia, most indigenous peoples are primarily involved in small scale agriculture, fishing, hunting and gathering from …

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REDD+ And Indigenous People! A Briefing Paper For Policy Maker

REDD+ is a set of policy proposals on climate change mitigation currently being negotiated in the UNFCCC. It stands for: Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation. The Plus refers to: Conservation of forests Enhancement of carbon stocks Sustainable management of forests REDD is about providing positive incentives for countries to stop their deforestation and …

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