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  1. Library Resource

    The Role of Natural Resources and the Environment

    Reports & Research
    February, 2009
    Global

    Since 1990 at least eighteen violent conflicts have been fuelled by the exploitation of natural resources. In fact, recent research suggests that over the last sixty years at least forty percent of all intrastate conflicts have a link to natural resources. Civil wars such as those in Liberia, Angola and the Democratic Republic of Congo have centred on high-value resources like timber, diamonds, gold, minerals and oil. Other conflicts, including those in Darfur and the Middle East, have involved control of scarce resources such as fertile land and water.

  2. Library Resource
    Regulations
    February, 2009
    Croatia

    This Regulation changes certain articles part of the provisions prescribed by the Regulation on parceling and other geodetic elaborate (Official Gazette 86/2007).Changes are related to the prescribed subdivision studies which divides or combines agricultural land owned by the Croatian government and the approval of the Agricultural Land Agency in accordance with special Regulations; primary studies and data collection standards; and geodetic studies for the purpose of registration of agricultural land.

    Amends: Regulation on parceling and other geodetic elaborate. (2007-08-09)

  3. Library Resource
    Customary land in Zambia

    What is its Significance?

    Reports & Research
    February, 2009
    Zambia

    The study has established that customary land in Zambia is enormously significant because land is central to human existence and a large proportion of Zambians depend on it for their livelihood. Customary land in Zambia is the source of food and other necessaries for human existence for the villagers whose entire spectrum of perceptions of life are rooted in the cultural configurations and heritage of rural activities. Further, the study has found that the land can be made more productive without converting it to leasehold.

  4. Library Resource
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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.

  5. Library Resource
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    March, 2009
    Bolivia, Colombia, El Salvador, Peru

    Desarrollo rural y descentralización: Relación Virtuosa
    Carmen Beatriz Ruiz*

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