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  1. Library Resource
    Landesa Annual Report 2019
    Reports & Research
    January, 2020
    Global

    Around the world, land is the foundation of rural life. Perhaps no other asset can equal the transformative power of land to create economic opportunity, boost productivity and food security, and fulfill the promise of fundamental human rights and a life of basic dignity and access to justice.

  2. Library Resource
    The Necessity for Open Data on land and property rights
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    April, 2018
    Global

    Data and information on land are fundamental for enabling smallholder farmers to gain secure access and control over their land, which provides the basis for investing in their operations.
    This briefing paper outlines the importance and benefits of increasing the availability and accessibility of land information in support of improved food security and nutrition.

  3. Library Resource
    Farm dwellers
    Multimedia
    June, 2017
    Global, Africa, South Africa

    This is a documentary collating the experiences and stories of rural communities supported by the Association for Rural Advancement (AFRA).

    AFRA, in partnership with OZA and TA, assists women, youth and men residing or working on rural commercial farmland in the UMgungundlovu District to mobilise around key issues impacting on their quality of life and access to sustainable livelihoods, engaging with and influencing policies and processes that impact on their land and development rights.

  4. Library Resource

    A new era of the global land rush

    Reports & Research
    September, 2016
    Australia, Global, Honduras, India, Mozambique, Peru, Sri Lanka

    Since 2009, Oxfam and others have been raising the alarm about a great global land rush. Millions of hectares of land have been acquired by investors to meet rising demand for food and biofuels, or for speculation. This often happens at the expense of those who need the land most and are best placed to protect it: farmers, pastoralists, forest-dependent people, fisherfolk, and indigenous peoples.
     

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. Library Resource
    Training Resources & Tools
    January, 2012
    Global

    This Gender Evaluation Criteria (GEC) matrix has been extracted from the GLTN publication entitled Designing and Evaluating Land Tools with a Gender Perspective: A Training Package for Land Professionals

    Language: English, Spanish, French, Arabic

  8. 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.

  9. Library Resource

    GRAIN and La Vía Campesina

    Reports & Research
    May, 2014
    Global
  10. Library Resource

    Madeleine Fairbairn

    Policy Papers & Briefs
    January, 2014
    Global

    At the turn of the 21st century, farmland was still considered an investment backwater by most of the financial sector. Although some insurance companies have had farmland holdings for years, most financial investors found farmland, and agricultural investment in general, unappealing compared to the much higher returns to be made in financial markets.

    Introduction: Farmland, A Safe Investment in Troubling Financial Times

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