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  1. Library Resource
    March, 2012
    Global

    Interest in farmland is rising. And,
    given commodity price volatility, growing human and
    environmental pressures, and worries about food security,
    this interest will increase, especially in the developing
    world. One of the highest development priorities in the
    world must be to improve smallholder agricultural
    productivity, especially in Africa. Smallholder productivity
    is essential for reducing poverty and hunger, and more and

  2. Library Resource
    Bouncing Back : Forests, Trees, and Resilient Households cover image
    Reports & Research
    November, 2013
    Global

    This paper examines some of the concepts
    surrounding the idea that forests and trees can contribute
    to making households more resilient to food insecurity. The
    paper begins with a discussion of the widely accepted
    definitions of food security, and the implications for our
    understanding of the role of forests and trees in
    contributing to food security. Authors discuss the origins
    of the idea of resilience, adaptability, and transformation

  3. Library Resource

    UK pension funds and asset managers found to be investing at least £37.3bn in companies involved in, or associated with, large-scale land acquisitions, according to a new report commissioned by Friends of the Earth.

    Reports & Research
    January, 2014
    Global

    Friends of the Earth’s report, ‘What’s your pension funding? How UK institutional investors finance the global land grab’, highlights the investments of UK institutional investors, such as British Airways Pension Fund, Legal & General and Standard Life, in companies accused of grabbing land, destroying the environment, and undermining sustainable livelihoods.

  4. Library Resource

    GRAIN and La Vía Campesina

    Reports & Research
    May, 2014
    Global
  5. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    January, 2014
    Global

    "For millions of people living in the world’s poorest countries, access to land is a matter not of wealth, but of survival, identity and belonging. Most of the 1.4 billion people earning less than US$1.25 a day live in rural areas and depend largely on agriculture for their livelihoods, while an estimated 2.5 billion people are involved in full- or part-time smallholder agriculture.

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