Pacific Agricultural & Forestry Policy Network

Effective policies rely on good information. Policy makers from the region identified weak communication, poor engagement of stakeholders, and lack of timely information as constraints to the development of effective Pacific agricultural and forestry policies and the enforcement and implementation of existing ones. A robust regional information exchange was identified as a valuable tool to strengthen communication in the area of agricultural and forestry policy.

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Land and Women: The Matrilineal Factor (2008) Land and Women: The Matrilineal Factor (2008)

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The cases of the Republic of the Marshall Islands, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu

How well is our understanding of the current status of women in relation to land tenure, land management and access to land in matrilineal societies in the Pacific? The question forms the central objective of this research by Joel Simo, Ana Naupa, Kristina Stege and Ruth Maetala and Dr. Elise Huffer commissioned by the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat in 2007.

The researchers attempt to improve our understanding of the roles of women over land in matrilineal societies in two dimensions. One dimension is examining women's role with respect to land. The second dimension is examining the role of women in leadership, including decision-making. Both dimensions are explored in terms of the past and the present thereby allowing for the changes that might have occurred over time to be observed and how those changes impact on women's current status with respect to land and leadership.

Editors: Kristina E. Stege, Ruth Maetala, Anna Naupa, Joel Simo & Elise Huffer
Prepared by: The Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat (PIFS)
Date: 2008

Copyright © Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat 2008

UNDP-GEF Environmental Economics Toolkit (2006) UNDP-GEF Environmental Economics Toolkit (2006)

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LDC and SIDS Targeted Portfolio Approach for Capacity Development & Mainstreaming of Sustainable Land Management Project

ANALYZING THE ECONOMIC COST S OF LAND DEGRADATION AND THE BENEFITS OF SUSTAINABLE LAND MANAGEMENT

This Toolkit has been prepared to support the design and implementation of Sustainable Land Management (SLM) programs. The specific purpose of the Toolkit is: to inform the user of the approaches that can be followed to analyze and value the economic costs of land degradation and the benefits of sustainable land management. ‘Land’ is interpreted broadly in the Toolkit, also including wetlands and coastal zones.

This document has been produced by the Global Support Unit and was written by Lars Hein, Wageningen, the Netherlands
Date: September 2006

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