Livelihoods

 

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Oil Palm-Community Conflict Mapping in Indonesia: A Case for Better Community Liaison in Planning for Development Initiatives

Oil Palm-Community Conflict Mapping in Indonesia: A Case for Better Community Liaison in Planning for Development Initiatives

Source: Applied Geography, 2017

Author(s): Nicola K. Abram, Erik Meijaard, Kerrie A. Wilson, Jacqueline T. Davis, Jessie A. Wells, Marc Ancrenaz, Sugeng Budiharta, Alexandra Durrant, Afif Fakhruzzi, Rebecca K. Runting, David Gaveau, and Kerrie Mengersen

Countries: Indonesia

Topics: Land, Livelihoods, Renewable Resources

Added: 01/02/2017

 

Conflict between large-scale oil-palm producers and local communities is widespread in palm-oil producer nations. With a potential doubling of oil-palm cultivation in Indonesia in the next ten years it is likely that conflicts between the palm-oil industry and communities will increase. We develop and apply a novel method for understanding...

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Water: Reason for Conflict or Catalyst for Peace? The Case of the Middle East

Water: Reason for Conflict or Catalyst for Peace? The Case of the Middle East

Source: L'Europe en Formation, 2012

Author(s): Christiane J. Fröhlich

Countries: Iraq, Jordan, Syria, Turkey

Topics: Conflict Causes, Cooperation, Livelihoods, Renewable Resources

Added: 20/01/2017

 

The global freshwater resources amount to approximately 1,4 billion cubic metres. Only about 2.5 per cent of this water is sweet and drinkable ; moreover, the majority of these 2.5 per cent are difficult or impossible to reach. 69 per cent of the global sweet water resources are bound in glaciers...

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Women, Peace, and Security: Afghanistan-Pakistan Women’s Policy Brief

Women, Peace, and Security: Afghanistan-Pakistan Women’s Policy Brief

Source: USAID, 2017

Author(s): Ana C. Rold, Sameena Imtiaz, and Mariam Safi

Countries: Afghanistan

Topics: Gender, Livelihoods

Added: 18/01/2017

 

The Pakistan-Afghan Women’s Forum for Peace and Democracy (PAWFPD) was established in 2012 to enhance cross-border cooperation between Afghanistan and Pakistan. This initiative engages and empowers women from both countries to participate in processes that help to build peace in the region. In October 2015, the United Nations Security Council...

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Land Grabbing, Local Contestation, and the Struggle for Economic Gain

Land Grabbing, Local Contestation, and the Struggle for Economic Gain

Source: Sage, 2017

Author(s): Frankline Anum Ndi

Countries: Cameroon

Topics: Land, Livelihoods, Renewable Resources

Added: 18/01/2017

 

This article examines why peasant communities in South West Cameroon have contested a U.S.-based company’s intentions to establish an agro-industrial palm oil plantation in their region. Land investments in the form of agro plantations, if not properly conceived, negotiated, and implemented, pose a series of threats to the ecological, cultural,...

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"We Have No Voice for That": Land Rights, Power, and Gender in Rural Sierra Leone

"We Have No Voice for That": Land Rights, Power, and Gender in Rural Sierra Leone

Source: Journal of Human Rights, 2015

Author(s): Gearoid Millar

Countries: Sierra Leone

Topics: Gender, Land, Livelihoods

Added: 18/01/2017

 

Much attention has recently focused on the lease of land throughout the global south to nations and corporations in the global north. It is argued that local people's access to and relationships with the land are being redefined and that large segments of these populations are being denied their rights...

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Impact Assessment of Oil Exploitation in South Sudan Using Multi-Temporal Landsat Imagery

Impact Assessment of Oil Exploitation in South Sudan Using Multi-Temporal Landsat Imagery

Source: E. Schweizerbart'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung, 2016

Author(s): Alexander Mager, Lars Wirkus, and Elisabeth Schoepfer

Countries: South Sudan

Topics: Assessment, Extractive Resources, Land, Livelihoods

Added: 16/01/2017

 

This scientific report examines the spatial impacts of oil exploitation in Melut County, South Sudan, at six points in the time span between 1999 and 2011, based on Landsat satellite data. Three features were analysed: cropland, oil well pads and roads. Feature extraction consisted of pixel- and object-based classification approaches...

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Environment is the 'Silent Casualty' of Armed Conflict

Environment is the 'Silent Casualty' of Armed Conflict

Source: UNEP, 2016

Author(s): Michael Logan and Jens Laerke

Countries: Iraq

Topics: Conflict Causes, Livelihoods

Added: 12/01/2017

 

Top UN officials call for action to protect environment in times of war.

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Armed Conflicts and Natural Resources

Armed Conflicts and Natural Resources

Source: European Union, 2011

Author(s): Jan Kucera, Mayeul Kauffmann, Ana-Maria Duta, Ivette Tarrida Soler, Patrizia Tenerelli, Giovanna Trianni, Catherine Hale, Lauren Rizzo and Stefano Ferri

Countries: Africa

Topics: Conflict Causes, Extractive Resources, Livelihoods

Added: 12/01/2017

 

There are numerous examples in recent history that show the malefic role that natural resources can play in conflicts. They are often managed inadequately and irresponsibly, illegally exploited and traded, contributing directly or indirectly to tensions, insecurity and armed conflicts, particularly in developing countries. The control of scarce resources is...

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Conflict in Context: Land Subdivision in Kenya Compounds Climate Costs

Conflict in Context: Land Subdivision in Kenya Compounds Climate Costs

Source: A New Climate for Peace, 2016

Author(s): Jonathan Rozen

Countries: Kenya

Topics: Climate Change, Land, Livelihoods

Added: 08/01/2017

 

Eddah Senetoi lives with her son in the small pastoralist community of Elangata Waus. They keep cows, goats, sheep and donkeys to buy food and pay school fees. For her and other pastoralists living in southern Kenya’s Kajiado County, climate change is compounding challenges from land subdivision and privatization, magnifying...

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Vichada: Tierra de hombres para hombres sin tierra

Vichada: Tierra de hombres para hombres sin tierra

Vichada: Land of Men for Men without Land

Source: Rutas del Conflicto, 2016

Countries: Colombia

Topics: Land, Livelihoods, Renewable Resources

Added: 31/12/2016

 

En la lengua indígena guahibo, Vichada significa donde la sabana se convierte en selva. En menos de una década, las extensas tierras de este departamento se han convertido en un atractivo negocio para decenas de empresas agroindustriales nacionales y extranjeras, que pretenden hacer realidad un proyecto de los últimos gobiernos:...

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