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  1. Library Resource
    June, 2014
    Tanzania

    This report presents the problem,
    describes the analytical framework, the African and World
    context and the characteristics that need to be present for
    a responsible and effective urbanization. Chapter one
    discusses the issues involved in measuring urban growth and
    density and the problem of under-measuring density. Chapter
    two introduces key aspects of the recent urbanization in
    Tanzania, including migration, structure of economy and

  2. 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

  3. Library Resource
    September, 2013
    Africa

    This paper sheds light on how to harvest
    the "youth dividend" in Sub-Saharan Africa by
    creating jobs in agriculture. The agriculture that attracts
    the youth will have to be profitable, competitive, and
    dynamic. These are the same characteristics needed for
    agriculture to deliver growth, to improve food security, and
    to preserve a fragile natural environment. With higher
    priority accorded to implementation of well-designed public

  4. 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

  5. Library Resource
    June, 2012
    Uganda

    Mixed evidence on the impact of formal title in much of Africa is often used to question the relevance of dealing with land policy issues in this continent. The authors use data from Uganda to assess the impact of a disaggregated set of rights on investment, productivity, and land values, and to test the hypothesis that individuals' lack of knowledge of the new law reduces their tenure security. Results point toward strong and positive effects of greater tenure security and transferability.

  6. Library Resource
    August, 2013
    Mexico

    This study aims to assess the extent to
    which reforms have actually been implemented, the impact
    they have had on the rural population, and the challenges
    which, as a consequence, need to be addressed by the new
    administration. This report is organized as follows: Section
    1 describes Mexico's rural economy. It reviews the
    broad context of macro, trade, and sector-level reforms, the
    strengths and weaknesses of both the productive and

  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
    June, 2014
    Philippines

    The goal of this report is to take stock
    of the existing evidence on the impact of the Comprehensive
    Agrarian Reform Program (CARP) on poverty, to examine the
    current challenges that an extension of CARP would face, and
    to suggest directions toward achieving progress on land
    reform given the financial and policy constraints faced by
    the program. The report starts by examining the nature and
    relevance of the challenges that an extension of the land

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