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  1. Library Resource
    March, 2016
    Global

    Rice is the world’s most heavily
    consumed staple crop. Its production requires enormous
    volumes of water and emits large quantities of atmospheric
    methane, a greenhouse gas some many times more powerful than
    carbon dioxide - particularly during a medium term period of
    about seven years. In a global context of growing
    population, increasingly scarce water resources, and climate
    change, more productive, sustainable, and efficient rice

  2. 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.

  3. 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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