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  1. Library Resource
    Regulations
    December, 2009
    China

    These Rules are enacted in accordance with the Law of the People's Republic of China on the Arbitration of Rural Land Contracting Disputes, aiming to improve the arbitration of rural land contracting disputes.

  2. Library Resource
    Regulations
    May, 2009
    Bulgaria

    This Regulation determines the necessary quality and monitoring requirements for the water (surface, underground and waste waters) intended for agricultural crops irrigation on the territory of the Republic of Bulgaria.This text further sets the criteria and indicators for irrigation water quality assessment, also aimed to prevent the damage caused by hydro-technical facilities engaged in irrigation related activities (possible adverse impacts of irrigation water or waterworks); rules for areas identified as vulnerable zones; maintenance of land and soil in good agricultural and environment

  3. Library Resource
    National Policies
    January, 2009
    Botswana

    Botswana Tenth National Development Plan (NDP 10) marks the last leg in achieving the aspirations of Botswana's long-term vision, Vision 2016- Towards Prosperity for All. The plan, based on the principles of rapid economic growth, social justice, economic independence, and sustainable development, will run from 1st April 2009 to 31st March 2016, a total of 7 years.To make agriculture more productive and sustainable work will be focus on three main components: livestock, arable production, and agricultural business development programme.

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    Legislation
    September, 2009
    Uruguay, Americas, South America

    La siguiente Ley tiene por objeto disposiciones en materia de conservación, uso y manejo adecuado de los suelos y de las aguas. En primer lugar, modifica el artículo 2º de la Ley Nº 15.239, el cual se refiere a las obligaciones de los titulares de explotaciones agropecuarias. Asimismo, la presente Ley especifica las sanciones aplicables en caso de incumplimiento de las normas que regulan el uso y el manejo de los suelos y de las aguas.

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    Journal Articles & Books
    January, 2010
    Global

    Since the 2008 food price crisis, foreign investors have been acquiring more and more land in poor countries for producing foodstuffs and biofuels for their own use. Such investments have the potential to promote rural development and food security worldwide. By the same token, however, there is the danger of countless small farmers losing their land, of food insecurity increasing in many places, and of social and ecological systems collapsing through pure "land grabbing".

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

    The recent upsurge in Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in land raises the hope to bridge the gap of decades of underinvestment in developing countries’ agricultural sector, but it may also threaten host countries’ food security and increase the vulnerability of the rural population. Based on four country case studies conducted by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ), this article illustrates distinct impacts of large-scale investments in agricultural land.

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