Tagged with "South East Landscape – Liberia"

  • Why we are reviving lowland rice production in Liberia – Silas Siakor

    Lofa, where we work in Foya, used to be regarded as the breadbasket for Liberia. They used to produce large volumes of rice, year in year out, and everybody knew them for the volume of rice coming out of that region. The lowlands were developed with canals, dams, everything needed to store water throughout the year. They were able to farm and harvest three times a year. However, after forty years of civil war, total disrepair and lack of maintenance, those dams could no longer function properly and the canals were all closing up.

    Why we are reviving lowland rice production in Liberia – Silas Siakor
  • Keeping the promise: When governments let up, civil society, academia and private sector must step up

    My name is Silas Siakor and I am the Country Manager at IDH, The Sustainable Trade Initiative in Liberia. I have worked on natural resource governance for the…

    Keeping the promise: When governments let up, civil society, academia and private sector must step up
  • Case Study: Community-Driven Land Use in Liberia

    Kpanyan Statutory District in Liberia’s coastal south faces challenges including economic instability, inadequate critical infrastructure, land degradation and climate change. Land use is a contentious topic in Liberia, as…

    Case Study: Community-Driven Land Use in Liberia
  • South East Landscape, Liberia

    South East Landscape, Liberia
  • IDH Liberia: Strengthening land governance, improving livelihoods and protecting forests

    IDH brings together governments, companies, CSOs, local communities and financiers in action driven coalitions to tackle global issues such as deforestation linked to agriculture production, poverty and climate change. IDH’s landscape approach in Liberia is based on strengthening land governance and securing community land rights, improving food security and diversification of income in rural areas. Alongside this it also develops supply chains and investment opportunities that offer communities options to increase agricultural productivity while protecting forests. IDH is working in two landscapes: The South East and North West, with target communities in Lofa and Sinoe Counties. Key commodities we work on are palm oil, cocoa and rice.

    IDH Liberia: Strengthening land governance, improving livelihoods and protecting forests
  • Kpanyan (Liberia) prepares for sustainable investment with new land use plan

    To claim legal rights to the land they live on, communities and stakeholders in Kpanyan (Liberia) have developed a Land Use Plan that accounts for the interests of all members of society.

    Kpanyan (Liberia) prepares for sustainable investment with new land use plan
  • What communities should know about Liberia’s land rights law

    This information booklet focuses on selected provisions of the Liberian Land Rights Law. It explains the law on land ownership in general but focuses on Customary Land…

    What communities should know about Liberia’s land rights law
  • 5 landscape protection stories for International Forest Day

    Today is International Day of Forests! To celebrate, we highlight five initiatives that showcase the power of landscape approaches in tackling commodity-driven deforestation. Forests hold the key…

    5 landscape protection stories for International Forest Day
  • South East Liberia: The power of dialogue to drive commitment to green growth

    Participants of a multi-stakeholder dialogue in Sinoe County, South East Liberia, have approved a joint declaration to create a green growth plan for the region. The commitment followed two days…

    South East Liberia: The power of dialogue to drive commitment to green growth
  • New resource: A look at IDH’s approach to building sustainable landscapes

    How can we address deforestation, water depletion and other natural resource management issues while improving farmer and community livelihoods on a large scale? We must ensure that agricultural production is…

    New resource: A look at IDH’s approach to building sustainable landscapes