Natural resource management blogs
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.
9 October 2013
A project that maps people's unauthorised use of resources in a national park provides important insights into the links between poverty and conservation.
1 October 2013
Greater investment in locally controlled forestry in Mexico has potential to bring social, environmental and economic benefits.
23 August 2013
Smallholder forest-farms are increasingly coming into competition with large-scale investors. Global demand for food, feed, fuel and fibre products is putting a squeeze on forested land.
26 July 2013
A project aims to help poorer members of the community receive more benefits from a national gorilla park in Uganda through research and by advocating for change with national and local authorities.
21 June 2013
It’s easier to prevent pollution harnessing the forces of nature than to clean up the mess with costly technology. Is there a solution at hand?
12 June 2013
People in Bamako, Mali support different politicians — but share remarkably similar political priorities.
7 June 2013
Our new paper on global trends aims to provoke debate as part of the process of developing IIED’s new five-year strategy. Read it and tell us what you think.
22 May 2013
With the Day for Biological Diversity on 22 May, a new biodiversity project highlights its importance and draws out tensions that arise when biodiversity is put at the centre of development policies.
17 May 2013
An unlikely sounding tuber could help local farmers achieve a landscape of community forestry in all but name in Myanmar.