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  1. Library Resource
    China: Real Property Law
    Reports & Research
    October, 2014
    China

    Individuals cannot privately own land in China but may obtain transferrable land-use rights for a number of years for a fee. Currently, the maximum term for urban land-use rights granted for residential purposes is seventy years. In addition, individuals can privately own residential houses and apartments on the land (“home ownership”), although not the land on which the buildings are situated.

  2. Library Resource
    Videos
    August, 2014
    Ghana, Nigeria

    In Big Men, director Rachel Boynton has achieved a tour-de-force of documentary filmmaking. Taking a large, complex and much-contested phenomenon -- the oil business as it is conducted in under-developed countries such as Ghana and Nigeria -- she has crafted an edge-of-your-seat, character-driven drama that is also a clear and enlightening film about the global dealings behind petroleum, a crucial resource that touches everyone's life.

  3. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2014
    Vietnam

    ABSTRACTED FROM THE FIRST TWO PARAGRAPHS: Over the past several years, the enormity of the environmental challenges facing the Mekong River Delta region of southern Vietnam has become increasingly clear. Climate change and dam construction on the upper reaches of the Mekong threaten to disrupt the flow of the river, making both droughts and floods ever more common. Meanwhile, the rapid intensification of rice agriculture in the Mekong Delta and the export-oriented cultivation of farmed fish and shrimp have increasingly strained.

  4. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    December, 2014
    Global

    2013 has been a fruitful year for ICARDA marked by research accomplishments and a sense of gratitude. Our longstanding partner countries provided important support in making decentralization of the Center’s research a reality. This transition positions our research programs to more expressly target agroecosystem-based solutions, needed for wider impacts.

  5. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    August, 2014
    France, United Kingdom, Kenya, United States of America, Eastern Africa, Northern America, Northern Europe, Western Europe

    Biodiversity continues to decline in the face of increasing anthropogenic pressures such as habitat destruction, exploitation, pollution and introduction of alien species. Existing global databases of species’ threat status or population time series are dominated by charismatic species. The collation of datasets with broad taxonomic and biogeographic extents, and that support computation of a range of biodiversity indicators, is necessary to enable better understanding of historical declines and to project – and avert – future declines.

  6. Library Resource
    Conference Papers & Reports
    November, 2014
    Mozambique, Malawi, Zambia, Eastern Africa

    The Chinyanja Triangle (CT) is an area inside the Zambezi
    River Basin, inhabited by Chinyanja-speaking people
    sharing a similar history, language and culture across
    the dryland systems of the eastern province of Zambia,
    southern and central regions of Malawi and Tete Province
    of Mozambique. Chiefs and Chiefdoms play a critical role
    in decision making and influencing social relationships. The
    Zambezi River, which originates in the Kalene Hills in Zambia
    is joined by ten big tributaries from six countries, and is

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