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  1. Library Resource
    Conference Papers & Reports
    April, 2014
    South Africa

    This was a presentation at a Workshop on Development of an Interim Framework for the National Land Use Classification Standard, Methodology and Symbology for South Africa.  It shows why land use and land cover are not the same, why land use often cannot be determined from imagery alone, and why land use, zoning and planning are not the same.

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    Journal Articles & Books
    September, 2014
    Bangladesh

    Bangladesh is located on a huge delta, an area of high population density. The study investigates the situation of commonly used resources in rural Bangladesh, with case studies in two villages in different hydrological situations. In rural Bangladesh, most land is owned privately or by the government, and the common properties are very few. Instead, swamps were open to local communities and anyone has access to it.

  3. Library Resource
    Review of Selected Land Laws and the Governance of Tenure in the Philippines cover image

    Discussion Paper in the context of the Voluntary Guidelines on the Governance of Tenure (VGGT)

    Journal Articles & Books
    October, 2014
    Philippines

    The Voluntary Guidelines on Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the Context of National Food Security (VGGT), was developed under the Committee on World Food Security as a result of collaboration among different groups of stakeholders – governments, civil society, private sector, academia. The VGGT is intended to provide a framework for responsible tenure governance that supports food security, poverty alleviation, sustainable resource use and environmental protection.

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    OXFAM Brasil - Tuca Vieira

    Os limites e possibilidades da atividade camponesa em Santana do Livramento-BR e Bella Unión-UY.

    Reports & Research
    March, 2014
    South America, Brazil, Uruguay
    A presente pesquisa tem por objetivo investigar as mudanças recentes no espaço agrário da fronteira Brasil-Uruguai, mais precisamente no que diz respeito à questão agrária e camponesa. Com um viés libertário, procurase realizar uma análise a respeito da introdução dos projetos de Assentamentos Rurais de Reforma Agrária no município de Santana do Livramento-RS e das recentes ocupações de terra em Bella Unión-UY. Para tal, elabora-se um resgate histórico a respeito do conceito de campesinato com ênfase na discussão a respeito do anarquismo agrário.
  5. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    December, 2014
    Ecuador

    Es evidente que a nivel de la historia, ha estado presente la dificultad de comprender el mundo rural; ligado esto, siempre a miradas de desarrollo que se plantean a nivel de región, asociadas a las estrategias de las grandes ciudades y a su crecimiento poblacional. Lo rural, dentro de la planificación territorial, ha cobrado sentido según la funcionalidad hacia la urbe y siempre relacionada con actividades específicamente agrarias.

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    Reports & Research
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    May, 2014

    The accumulation of decent housing matters both because of the difference it makes to living standards and because of its centrality to economic development. The consequences for living standards are far-reaching. In addition to directly conferring utility, decent housing improves health and enables children to do homework. It frees up women's time and enables them to participate in the labor market. More subtly, a home and its environs affect identity and self-respect.

  7. Library Resource
    Conference Papers & Reports
    December, 2014
    Estonia, Latvia

    The implementation of land reform has influenced the formation of property structure. The main procedures of land reform activities are stated in Estonian legislation. However, the provisions for determining the area and the boundaries for properties to be formed in the course of land reform are stated in legal acts in an unsystematic way. The aim of this study is to systematize the parcel area and the boundaries determination procedures that are used in the course of land reform for property formation.

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