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  1. Library Resource

    A Critical Review

    Reports & Research
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    May, 2012
    South Africa, Southern Africa, Africa

    This paper provides an overview of land reform in South Africa from 1994 to 2011, with the focus on the land redistribution. The government policies and associated implementation since 1994 have not generated expected social and economic results for a number of reasons. Even where land has been transferred, it appears to have had minimal impact on the livelihoods of beneficiaries, largely because of inappropriate project design, a lack of necessary support services and shortages of working capital, leading to widespread underutilization of land.

  2. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    October, 2013
    Nigeria, Africa

    With a fast growing population requiring an ever growing supply of food, a national poverty rate of 63 percent, and a labor force that is dominated by agricultural work, Nigeria's efforts to boost agricultural productivity could not be better timed. Though women constitute a large share of the agricultural labor force in Nigeria, little is known about their activities, roles, and constraints in the sector.

  3. Library Resource

    Implications for Poverty Reduction and Shared Prosperity

    Reports & Research
    Training Resources & Tools
    December, 2016
    Moldova, Europe, Central Asia

    The agricultural and food production sector plays a key role in fighting poverty and food insecurity in Moldova, but is facing critical challenges to modernize and integrate into the international market. This paper focuses on smallholder farms, which make up 95 percent of all farms, and explores their potential for growth and the poverty links. Findings reveal that structural change is slow and smallholder farm growth in Moldova is an exception, not the rule.

  4. Library Resource
    August, 2012

    The recent surge in food and fuel prices
    has prompted countries with high dependence on food imports
    to try and lock in future food supplies through direct
    investment in agricultural production in other countries.
    The price surges also led to a wave of proposals to invest
    in biofuels investments in agricultural land. While such
    investment can provide large benefits, it also carries
    considerable risks both to investors and citizens in the

  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
    January, 2015

    This paper uses farm panel data from
    China to examine the dynamics of land transactions, machine
    investments, and the demand for machine services. Recently,
    China's agriculture has experienced a large expansion
    of machine rentals and machine services provided by
    specialized agents, which has contributed to mechanization
    of agricultural production. The empirical results show that
    an increase in nonagricultural wage rates leads to expansion

  7. Library Resource
    April, 2014
    Vietnam

    The authors examine the impact of land
    reform in Vietnam which gives households the power to
    exchange, transfer, lease, inherit, and mortgage their
    land-use rights. The authors expect this change to increase
    the incentives as well as the ability to undertake long-term
    investments on the part of households. Their
    difference-in-differences estimation strategy takes
    advantage of the variation across provinces in the issuance

  8. Library Resource
    Farmer and Farm Worker Perceptions of Land Reform and Sustainable Agriculture in Tajikistan cover image
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2012
    Tajikistan

    The objectives of the study are to
    assess the impact of operational efforts in farmland
    restructuring and sustainable agricultural land management
    on vulnerability amongst rural households in Tajikistan; and
    to provide context and improve strategies for current
    operations in land reform, rural growth and sustainable land
    management given the challenges of economic transition,
    institutional, economic and environmental fragility, and the

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