Linking local priorities and global challenges

Natural resources group

Escalating competition for natural resources continues and poor people too often lose out. We aim to support and shape fairer, more sustainable governance of natural resources by generating the evidence needed to improve key policies, institutions and legal frameworks.

Our priority is on increasing local control and management of natural resources and other ecosystems by working in partnership with networks and organisations in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Through research, dialogue and action, we raise awareness of the key role that small-scale producers and local people play in maintaining their resources, and help identify tools and tactics to strengthen their capacity.