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  1. Library Resource
    Status of Land Tenure Security in Nepal
    Journal Articles & Books
    June, 2016
    Nepal

    Land is a fundamental natural resource for living, an economic asset for production, legal entity with multiple rights over it and above all, a societal factor for self-actualization. So, ownership of land has multi-faceted understanding around the world. For the developing country like Nepal having diverse societal arrangements, land tenure system plays important role in economic, social and political structure.

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    MANUFACTURING HUNGER AND POVERTY IN ETHIOPIA

    Reports & Research
    May, 2016
    Ethiopia

    As months of protest and civil unrest hurl Ethiopia into a severe political crisis, a new report from the Oakland Institute debunks the myth that the country is the new “African Lion.” Miracle or Mirage? Manufacturing Hunger and Poverty in Ethiopia exposes how authoritarian development schemes have perpetuated cycles of poverty, food insecurity, and marginalized the country’s most vulnerable citizens.

  3. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    July, 2016
    Belarus, Brazil, Central African Republic, Norway, United States of America

    Belarus has preserved its third position in Registering Property in the World Bank’s Doing Business 2014 report. Constant improvement of property registration procedures has allowed Belarus to achieve that. The Registering Property indicator takes into account three factors: the number of procedures required to transfer rights to property, the time spent on completing all the necessary procedures and the cost of procedures. From ”The Earth Summit“ in Brazil 1992 sustainable development recognized by almost all societies as one of the major global goals.

  4. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    August, 2016
    Global

    Abstract. This paper examines the optimal management of agricultural land through the use of non-crop inputs, such as fertiliser, and land uses that either degrade or restore productivity. We demonstrate the need to consider the relative total asset value of alternative crops over time. It is shown that higher prices for crops that degrade the resource base should motivate the use of short rotations with a remedial phase. An inability of land markets to reflect differences in resource quality and low capital malleability promote greater degradation.

  5. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    June, 2016
    Cambodia

    This paper presents the case of World Bank support to the mass titling component of the Cambodia Land Management and Administration Project. This was a project for which there was clear national demand, as evidenced by the fact that the Cambodian government had already attempted to implement mass titling a decade previously, but had lacked the human and technical resources to complete it. The case describes a consensus between donors and a host nation government during the planning and approval of the intervention, which dissolves into conflict during implementation.

  6. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    November, 2016
    Ukraine

    This paper focuses on the establishment of forest plantations on bare lands and marginal agricultural lands: a multifunctional afforestation programme for Ukraine is elaborated. The multiple forest functions are limited in this research to wood production and erosion prevention. Ukraine is faced with erosion on 35% of its arable lands. Some 20 million ha of lands are experiencing various stages of erosion, and it is increasing with time.

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    Reports & Research
    July, 2016
    India, British Indian Ocean Territory

    The authors report on the first empirical study of its kind to examine - from the perspective of transaction costs - factors that constrain access to land for the rural poor and other socially excluded groups in India. They find that: a) Land reform has reduced large landholdings since the 1950s. Medium size farms have gained most. Formidable obstacles still prevent the poor from gaining access to land. b) The complexity of land revenue administration in Orissa is partly the legacy of distinctly different systems, which produced more or less complete and accurate land records.

  8. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    July, 2016
    Australia, Ethiopia

    land management, sustainable, policy, market, Ethiopia, Agricultural and Food Policy, Land Economics/Use, Livestock Production/Industries, Marketing, Research and Development/Tech Change/Emerging Technologies, Resource /Energy Economics and Policy,

  9. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    September, 2016
    Ethiopia

    The land tenure system has been a controversial issue in Ethiopia: The advocates of the existing land policy believe that if the farmers are given the right to own land privately and are allowed to sell, many farmers will become landless and exposed to various hardships. The critics argues that the existing land tenure arrangements has contributed towards increased degradation of farmers' land resulting in soil erosion and poor productivity level of various crops. Farmers with ownership right and secure land tenure are more likely to make long-term investment in their land.

  10. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    November, 2016
    Democratic Republic of the Congo, Norway

    "Decentralized approaches to development are gaining increasing prominence. Land tenure reform policy has been affected by many different types of decentralization. However, the literature on land tenure reform rarely explicitly addressed the implications of decentralization, and vice versa. This paper provides a review of how the issues of decentralization are linked to land tenure reform, in theory and practice. Both decentralization and land tenure reform each encompass a number of different, but related concepts and approaches.

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