When the UN-REDD Programme intensified its work addressing tenure issues within the context of  REDD+, the challenge involved more than financial and technical support to partner countries. It became evident that many countries, while recognizing that resolution of tenure issues was fundamental to REDD+ success, were nonetheless apprehensive. This is because in situations where laws and policies governing land are not clear, where rights to land are customary rather than statutory, and where conversion pressures on land are high, the mere mention of tenure in official circles can cause apprehension.

With support from the UN-REDD Programme, through FAO, a number of partner countries, including Benin, Madagascar, Malawi and Tunisia, began efforts in this regard with a general assessment of their tenure regimes in the context of REDD+. 

Read the full blog post by FAO REDD+ Tenure specialist Amanda Bradley here.