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Animal sourced foods and child stunting

Peer-reviewed publication
December, 2018
Sub-Saharan Africa
Asia
South-Eastern Asia
Southern Asia
Cambodia
Bangladesh

Stunting affects 160 million pre-school children globally with adverse life-long consequences. While work within nutritional science suggests that stunting in early childhood is associated with low intakes of animal-sourced foods (ASFs), this topic has received little attention from economists. We attempt to redress this omission through an analysis of 130,432 children aged 6–23 months from 49 countries. We document distinctive patterns of ASF consumption among children in different regions.

River deltas: scaling up community-driven approaches to sustainable intensification

Policy Papers & Briefs
December, 2018
Laos
Bangladesh
Vietnam
China
Myanmar
Cambodia
India
Thailand

The residents of the Ganges and Mekong River deltas face serious challenges from rising sea levels, saltwater intrusion, pollution from upstream sources, growing populations, and infrastructure that no longer works as planned. In both deltas, scientists working for nearly two decades with communities, local governments and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) have demonstrated the potential to overcome these challenges and substantially improve people’s livelihoods.

River deltas: scaling up community-driven approaches to sustainable intensification

Policy Papers & Briefs
December, 2018

The residents of the Ganges and Mekong River deltas face serious challenges from rising sea levels, saltwater intrusion, pollution from upstream sources, growing populations, and infrastructure that no longer works as planned. In both deltas, scientists working for nearly two decades with communities, local governments and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) have demonstrated the potential to overcome these challenges and substantially improve people’s livelihoods.

Land rental as a complementary income source for land-poor youth

Reports & Research
December, 2018
Norway

Continued high population growth in already densely populated rural areas in parts of Sub-Saharan Africa makes it harder for youth to choose agriculture as their main source of income. We investigate whether near landless youth can still access rented land as a complementary source of income. We utilize a unique data set of rural youth that have been allocated rehabilitated communal land to form formalized business groups for joint business activity. They rely on complementary sources of income and land renting is one of these.

Gender Digital Divide and Youth Business Group Leadership.

Reports & Research
December, 2018
Ethiopia

We assess the gender difference in mobile phone ownership among youth business group members, and how it affects election into leadership and group board positions in recently established rural youth business groups in northern Ethiopia. Based on data on 1125 youths from 119 youth business groups where 32% of the members were female, 37% of the females and 70% of the males owned mobile phones. Male members were twice as likely to become board members and five times as likely to become group leaders.

Gender differences in risk tolerance, trust and trustworthiness: Are they related?

Reports & Research
December, 2018

The paper assesses risk tolerance, trust and trustworthiness among male and female youth group members in recently formed primary cooperative businesses in Ethiopia. Male members are found to be more risk tolerant, trusting and trustworthy than females. There is a strong positive correlation between individual risk tolerance and trust for male while this correlation is much weaker for female members. Individual risk tolerance is positively correlated with trustworthiness for males but not for females. Females are more trusting and trustworthy in groups with more risk tolerant members.

Marina y Eduardo: construyendo una vida y un territorio propio

Reports & Research
November, 2018
Bolivia

Este caso inspirador de acceso a la tierra se remite a la experiencia de retorno al campo protagonizada por dos jóvenes que individualmente deciden irse a la ciudad en busca de formación profesional, no obstante, las necesidades económicas se imponen a sus caminos, resuelven enfrentar el destino juntos y deciden retornar al campo, para desarrollar su vocación emprendedora en la agricultura.

Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals requires investing in rural areas

Institutional & promotional materials
October, 2018

Rural-based economic activity can be just as effective for poverty reduction as that of urban sectors. Since the 1990s, rural transformation has lifted nearly as many people out of poverty as urban development. Many more will be able to climb out of poverty if greater priority is given to public investments in rural areas.

HARNESSING YOUTH SOCIO-ECONOMIC POTENTIAL THROUGH OPTIMUM UTILIZATION OF USER RIGHTS UNDER CUSTOMARY TENURE: THE UGANDAN CONTEXT.

Peer-reviewed publication
August, 2018
Africa

According to a 2008 World Bank Report, Uganda is among the countries with the youngest population and the highest youth unemployment rate of 83%. During the reading of the 2011/2012 budget of Uganda, the then Minister of Finance recognized that because of the high levels of unemployment, the Ugandan economy can only absorb 20% of its youth. Owing to this, this demographic has often been described as a ticking time bomb waiting to explode.The above notwithstanding, Uganda is blessed with an abundance of land and land-based resources which remain largely underutilized.

MEASURES TOWARDS DEVELOPMENT OF APPROPRIATE LAND GOVERNANCE CAPACITY IN AFRICA: Empowerment for Africa’s Youth

Peer-reviewed publication
August, 2018
Central African Republic

The Continental Land Policy Initiative, now the African Land Policy Centre, has made tremendous progress in generating knowledge on land governance since inception in 2006. A key milestone was the formulation of a Framework and Guidelines on Land Policy in Africa in 2009 upon which the African Union Declaration on Land Issues in Africa was prepared and endorsed in Libya in July 2009.

The Network Recap – June 2018

Conference Papers & Reports
June, 2018
Global

Land sector challenges are vast and complex. Insecure rights to land continues to affect more than 2 billion people living in urban and rural informality worldwide, with women, youth and indigenous people faring the worst. We need more strategic partnerships, at all levels, that drive innovative thinking and provide practical solutions to these tenure security challenges.