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  • Aug 07, 2017 · File
    Dietary quality and tree cover in Africa
    The authors use Demographic Health Survey data on food consumption for children from 21 African countries and Global Land Cover Facility tree cover data to examine the relationship between tree cover and three key indicators of nutritional quality of children’s… More
  • Aug 03, 2017 · File
    Wild-Caught Fish Are Feeding the World
    This recent summary of the fisheries sector in Africa highlights four key takeaways in support of protecting wild-caught African fisheries. In Africa, millions rely on wild-caught fisheries for food and income. Africa’s wild-caught fisheries face a number of threats including… More
  • Aug 02, 2017 · File
    Evidence Summary: Ecosystem-based Adaptation and Food Security
    This evidence summary highlights specific ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA) approaches that can address food security by strengthening and maintaining natural systems and the goods and services they provide. It also provides examples of projects in which EbA approaches have helped support… More


Power and Potential: Governments Fail to Protect Indigenous and Rural Women's Land Rights

A Comparative Analysis of National Laws and Regulations Concerning Women's Rights to Community Forests

Equal rights and opportunities for women are not only matters of justice and dignity. When women and girls have equal rights in law and practice, their communities and countries also benefit. Indigenous and rural women make up more than half of the 2.5 billion people who customarily own and use the world’s community lands, yet they have been largely absent from discussions of women’s property rights and broader development agendas.

A new analysis from RRI provides an unprecedented assessment of 80 legal frameworks regulating indigenous and rural women’s community forest rights in 30 developing countries comprising 78 percent of the developing world’s forests. .

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