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  1. Library Resource
    Impacts of Land Certification on Tenure Security, Investment, and Land Markets  cover image

    Evidence from Ethiopia

    Reports & Research
    April, 2009
    Ethiopia

    While early attempts at land titling in Africa were often unsuccessful, the need to secure land rights has kindled renewed interest, in view of increased demand for land, a range of individual and communal rights available under new laws, and reduced costs from combining information technology with participatory methods. We used a difference-in-difference approach to assess the effects of a low-cost land registration program in Ethiopia, which covered some 20 million plots over five years, on investment.

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    Paving the Way for Development? cover image

    The Impact of Transport Infrastructure on Agricultural Production and Poverty Reduction in the Democratic Republic of Congo

    Reports & Research
    December, 2009
    Democratic Republic of the Congo

    Given its vast land resources and favorable water supply, the Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC’s) natural agricultural potential is immense. However, the economic potential of the sector is handicapped by one of the most dilapidated transport systems in the developing world (World Bank 2006). Road investments are therefore a high priority in the government’s investment plans and those of its major donors.

  3. Library Resource
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    Reports & Research
    September, 2009
    Tanzania

    This is the report relating to the facts finding mission conducted by HAKIARDHI and LHRC as an intervention in response to an outcry from the villagers at Namwawala village in Kilombero district, Morogoro region, owing to the alleged plan of the government to take possession of the village land for investment purposes.

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    Reports & Research
    August, 2009
    Tanzania

    Over the Last three months, acts of unconceivable evil were perpetrated through an eviction operation against indigenous pastoralists in Loliondo. Loliondo is one of the three Divisions of the Ngorongoro District situated in the Arusha Region in Northern Tanzania. The Ngorongoro District Covers an area of about 14037 square Kilometres. Stretching across some 8,300 sq km, is the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, established in 1959 and governed by the Ngorongoro Conservation Area Authority, and the rest is the Loliondo Game Control Area consisting of the Sale and Loliondo Divisions.

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    Reports & Research
    February, 2009
    Tanzania

    The study sought to determine the state of farms that belonged to the then National Agricultural Corporation (NAFCO), ranches that belong to the National Ranching Company (NAFCO) and land belonging to absentee landlords. Since any state is dynamic, this research report, then, is a socio-historical account of what has been happening within/out more than 543,604 hectares of ranch/farmland in the wake of the fall of nationalization and rise of privatization.

  6. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    July, 2009
    Global

    The world food crisis has spurred foreign direct investments (FDI) into arable land in developing countries. While significant financial inflows into agricultural sectors could be beneficial on a global scale, it could negatively affect local livelihoods. This article provides an overview of the different types of FDI in land. In addition, examples of investment flows are illustrated in an overview and a sustainable impact matrix outlines the occurring effects. Finally, requirements of avoiding negative effects are presented, to achieve a Pareto-efficient win-win situation.

  7. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    January, 2010
    Africa

    Large land acquisitions can have a deep, lasting e? ect on livelihoods, food security and the future of agriculture, so there is a need for strategic thinking, vigorous public debate and government responsiveness to public concerns, especially in recipient countries

  8. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    January, 2010
    Global

    Land is an asset of enormous importance for billions of rural dwellers in the developing world. Recent trends are prompting a massive increase in global commercial interest in land and natural resources, and this is creating unprecedented pressures on land resources, especially in developing countries.

  9. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    January, 2010
    Africa

    In order to boost agricultural growth in SSA, further investment in the agricultural sector is urgently needed. The mark-up of ODA funds is a stepping-stone in this regard. However, ODA should function as a catalyst for further private investments and should be used to assist recipient governments in building the institutional framework for attracting private investment and promoting balanced growth. Important success factors include further advances in improving domestic banking and agricultural risk management systems.

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