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  1. 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.

  2. 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

  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

    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

  6. 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.

  7. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    January, 2009
    Global

    [via UN-HABITAT] GLTN considers gender as a critical cross-cutting theme in the work on promoting pro-poor, large-scale land tools (for more information on GLTN see www.gltn.net). This short report summarises an analysis undertaken by the GLTN Secretariat to assess how women’s rights, and specific needs, are being addressed by selected projects in the GLTN land tool inventory—a database consisting of numerous international development projects in the land sector is available on the website.

  8. Library Resource
    Training Resources & Tools
    Global

    [via UN-HABITAT] How can we judge if a land tool is responsive to both women and men’s needs?

    Despite progress on women’s rights, rights to land and security of tenure are not enjoyed equally by women and men in many parts of the world. This goes against international human rights, and also impacts negatively on households and the economy.

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