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  1. Library Resource
    Land Transfer and the Pursuit of Agricultural Modernization in China
    Peer-reviewed publication
    July, 2015
    China

    Agriculture, countryside and peasantry have been priority concerns of the Chinese govern- ment, with land and agriculture being the most crucial. With a growing population, less arable land and often relatively low-quality land, Chinese peasant agriculture has been undergoing a form of modernization.While peasants enjoy land-contract rights as a result of the Household Responsibility System (HRS), the state has been promoting transfer of land-use rights in order to promote modern agriculture.

  2. Library Resource
    The structure and changes of China’s land system
    Peer-reviewed publication
    September, 2019
    China

    Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to analyze the structure and changes of China’s land system. To achieve this aim, the paper is divided into four parts.

  3. Library Resource
    Conference Papers & Reports
    April, 2012
    Mozambique

    Investidores agrícolas estrangeiros estão em conflitos com camponeses locais em Moçambique, num confronto sobre modelos agrícolas e desenvolvimento. Investidores estrangeiros de olho em terra aparentemente vaga, prometem lucros elevados (muitas vezes inflacionados) a investidores e parceiros locais. Alguns esperam capitalizar com créditos de carbono ou produzir biocombustíveis e alegam ser investimentos “verdes” (ecológicos). Todos prometem empregos, escolas e desenvolvimento local.

  4. Library Resource

    Building local economies: how small holder farmers make markets work for them and food safety, ethical and environmental standards

    Reports & Research
    October, 2015
    South Africa

    This research report contains an overview of two innovations that form part of a project called Supporting Smallholder Agriculture (SSA) conducted by the Southern Africa Food Lab (SAFL). The two innovations documented in this report simultaneously investigated market segmentation and standards - related challenges among smallholder farmers in two parts of the country.

  5. Library Resource

    A study on Farmer Suicides in Odisha

    Reports & Research
    June, 2017
    India

     

    This study on farmers’ suicides is done by Indo-Global Social Service Society (IGSSS) through its local partner the Baitarani Initiative. This study was attempted to understand if farmers’ suicides were just a desperate reaction to events like droughts and crop loss or there were more fundamental roots.

    This study explores whether it is a failure of the state in providing relief to the farmers or its policies which have driven them to such a desperate situation in a slow and steady manner.

  6. Library Resource
    Agric growth
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    September, 2008
    Zambia

    Zambia has experienced strong economic performance since 1999. However, agriculture has not performed as well as the rest of the economy, and although the incidence of poverty has declined, it still
    remains high. The Zambian government, within the framework of the Fifth National Development Plan

  7. Library Resource
    Land tenure

    Preliminary Research Findings

    Reports & Research
    September, 2001
    Zambia

    This study relates to an on-going debate as to whether customary African land tenure must be reformed or converted to a statutory, individualised land tenure system (often referred to as a ‘titled’ system) as a pre-requisite to agricultural development. Past arguments in favour of titling claim that traditional tenure is insecure for the small farmer and thus creates disincentives for land improvements; that it prevents land from being used as collateral for credit; and that it prevents the transfer of land from inefficient users to efficient ones.

  8. Library Resource
    Demystifying customary tenure
    Conference Papers & Reports
    March, 2006
    Zambia

    Customary tenure has been associated with absence of individual ownership, inadequate security of tenure, weak institutions, causing environmental degradation, and discriminating against women. These perceptions are re-looked at in the light of personal experience and observations, and literature review in the context of Zambia.

  9. Library Resource
    LSLA in Zambia

    Actors and Institutions in the Case of Zambia

    Conference Papers & Reports
    April, 2012
    Zambia

    This paper analyses the Zambian land governance system, the actors and institutions shaping it and its reaction to the new interest in farmland. We draw theories from New Institutional Economics and base our empirical analyses on expert interviews and focus group discussions conducted in Zambia. 

  10. Library Resource
    Agric investments and local communities

    Lessons from Two Investments In Zambia

    Policy Papers & Briefs
    April, 2016
    Zambia

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