Natural resource management blogs
31 March 2014
Never heard of no-till agriculture? It's revolutionising agriculture in Australia and other drylands countries. "No-Till Bill", a pioneer in the technique, is now spreading the word in Europe
25 March 2014
How is it possible to challenge laws that promote investment but adversely affect the rights of local communities? Two legal empowerment practitioners from peasants' rights and indigenous peoples organisations in Indonesia recently shared their experiences during IIED's first Legal Tools webinar.
24 March 2014
Improving the participation of rural people has been in vogue for years, often with limited success. Here's one scheme that lives up to the hype by involving forest and farm producers on their own terms
20 March 2014
Teamwork, competition and game-changers are all needed to transform the commodity chains that drive deforestation.
19 March 2014
A meeting between two pastoralist groups has reduced tensions over grazing land and could lead to a cross-county platform for negotiating access to resources during droughts
4 February 2014
Considerable sums have been spent on projects designed to provide people with alternative ways to make a living in and around protected or biodiverse areas. But do such projects work?
31 January 2014
The Sustainable Development Goals must not only mention saving the world's forests, but also explain how to do this.
20 December 2013
Next year, new Sustainable Development Goals will set our trajectory into an increasingly uncertain future. But country delegations are arguing over the wrong thing
18 December 2013
IIED director Camilla Toulmin addresses this year's Fuller Symposium, discussing the global forces that affect local communities and their ability to control their natural resources
28 November 2013
Organisations of forest farmers have much to offer society — if they get the support they need from governments, donors, the private sector and NGOs.