How can the world adequately feed more than 9 billion people by 2050 in a manner that advances economic development and reduces pressure on the environment?
The Philippines has been a pioneer in granting communities greater involvement in managing natural resources, including forests, coastal resources and irrigation water. This book presents a collection of papers from a large review of Philippine community-based natural resource management. It focuses on the crucial role of governance in the pursuit of sustainability, with recommendation on issues ranging from property rights to compensation mechanisms, from international treaties to local multi-stakeholder bodies.
Rural development issues are critical not only for the rural areas themselves but also for addressing pressing global concerns of food security (FS), climate change, biodiversity conservation, poverty reduction, provision of environmental goods and services, and good governance. Community-based natural resource management (CBNRM) has been a rural development strategy for over 30 years.
This sourcebook has two purposes. The first is to provide a selection of evaluation tools and change mechanisms for collaborative groups to consider and use. The second is tostimulate discussion of evaluation and adaptation in collaborative resource management. Collaborative resource management and adaptive management are not new concepts, but experience has not caught up to theory, and there is much to learn from the rapidly evolving efforts underway.
As the global population surges, dams have been increasingly adopted as a way to keep up with skyrocketing demands for water and energy.
A United Nations-backed project in Kenya is protecting forests and wildlife, as well as providing alternative livelihoods, and offers valuable lessons on how governments and the private sector can successfully work together for the betterment of communities and the environment.