This report draws on 10 case studies of recent large-scale land deals and aims to improve understanding of the investment chains that underpin the deals, and to identify ‘pressure points’ for effective public action to ensure that investments respond to local and national development agendas and promote inclusive sustainable development. The findings of this research demonstrate the wide scope for strategies to be targeted at diverse actors, by a wide range of players, to ensure that investments uphold the Voluntary Guidelines (VGGT).
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Library ResourceReports & ResearchJanuary, 2014Global
Library ResourceReports & ResearchJanuary, 2014
Climate change is a hazard to the food security of a growing world population since it affects agriculture and likewise, agriculture and natural resource management affect the climate system. The relationships between all these factors including polices, political conditions, economical management and pest and diseases, and how they interact are not currently well-understood, nor are the advantages and disadvantages of different responses to climate change.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchJanuary, 2014Mozambique
Mozambique is the 8th most vulnerable country to climate change and is one of the poorest countries in the world with a high dependency on foreign aid. The population is primarily rural and dependent on agriculture, with 60% living on the coastline. Droughts, flooding and cyclones affect particular regions of the country and these are projected to increase in frequency and severity.
Library ResourceConference Papers & ReportsJanuary, 2014Mozambique
Durante os últimos anos, o país tem atraído volumes de investimentos crescentes no sector dos recursos minerais, nomeadamente para exploração de gás, areias pesadas, exploração de carvão mineral. A maior parte destes investimentos impõem reassentamentos da população, tendo nos últimos cinco anos deslocado cerca de 20.000 pessoas, das quais aproximadamente 50% destas só na Província de Tete (os reassentamentos para dar lugar as minas de Carvão de Moatize e de Benga).
Library ResourceReports & ResearchJanuary, 2014Zambia
Zambia recognizes two types of land tenure: customary and leasehold tenure. While historically the majority of land in Zambia has been held under customary tenure, leases (also called leasehold titles) are the only legal means of holding land rights. In 1995, a new Land Act was passed, which makes it easier for investors to acquire leasehold titles to customary land. When an investor obtains a leasehold title to customary land, the customary land reverts to the state once the lease expires and is thereafter governed by statute.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchJanuary, 2014Kenya, Zimbabwe, Brazil, Nepal, Yemen, Global
The land challenge is central to the broader youth dynamics of migration, employment, livelihoods and belonging. The more than 1.8 billion youth living worldwide represent not only a land challenge, but an untapped potential in moving the tenure security agenda forward. Recognizing this, the Global Land Tool Network has partnered with UN-Habitat to develop youth responsive land tools through the Youth-led Action Research on Land program. Five action research projects will be undertaken by youth organizations in Brazil, Kenya, Nepal, Yemen and Zimbabwe.
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