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Five mega-trends affecting forests will have profound impacts on local communities
We need to understand the consequences of technology, migration, climate shifts, infrastructure and a growing middle class on forest-dependent people
Minister orders no more lease of Bangladesh forest lands
Environment, forest and climate change minister Md Shahab Uddin on Sunday directed the country’s eight divisional commissioners for taking measures not to lease out forestlands to individuals and b
New rule puts Indonesia’s protected forests up for grabs for agribusiness
Indonesia’s environment ministry has issued a new regulation allowing protected forest areas to be cleared for a “food estate” program.
Communities need land rights to gain from investments
Communities being able to participate on an equal basis in land governance is key to food security and inclusive development.
Community Participation and Inclusion during a Pandemic: Recent Experiences from Around the World
How can we reconcile the hazards of social interaction in a COVID-19 world with the importance of community participation to the successful, and sustainable, implementation of on-going land project
Three reasons to invest in land tenure security
For rural people, especially low-income rural people, land and livelihood are one and the same.
Indonesian officials linked to mining and ‘dirty energy’ firms benefiting from deregulation law
Top Indonesian ministers who pushed for the passage of a deregulation bill that benefits the mining and “dirty energy” industry have links to some of those very companies, a new report shows.
Controversial Chinese Development Project in Laos Moves Closer to Government Approval
Main photo: The area of China's proposed Vang Vieng development project in Laos is shown in a March 2019 photo (RFA).
Area burned in Indonesia fires ‘greater than the Netherlands’
Greenpeace slams Indonesia for lack of action against the palm oil sector as vast areas of forests burned in five years.
Felda plans to regain control of 350,000ha land leased to FGV, says chairman
Main photo: Felda intends to reclaim some 350,000 hectares of land that it has leased to FGV Holdings Berhad to shore up its financial position. — Reuters pic