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  1. Library Resource
    Training Resources & Tools
    January, 2019
    Global

    The Landassess Tool is a risk assessment and management framework. It provides a clear and simple set of checklists that generate a report to help companies assess and manage how they respect land rights.

  2. Library Resource
    Manuals & Guidelines
    March, 2013
    Africa

    This resource provides tools for companies and buyers to improve responsibility and due diligence along the commodity supply chain, building on the Agribusiness Supplier Development Programme (ASDP). It

    • provides a brief introduction of the issues,

    • provides an in-depth background on the African agricultural economy and the position of smallholders suppliers, SMEs and business in this,

  3. Library Resource
    Manuals & Guidelines
    October, 2016
    Global

    This guide aims to help enterprises observe standards of responsible business conduct and undertake due diligence along agricultural supply chains in order to ensure that their operations contribute to sustainable development. It provides information on

    • a model enterprise policy outlining the standards that enterprises should observe to build responsible agricultural supply chains,

  4. Library Resource
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    March, 2012
    Global

    This document presents a set of guiding principles that promote to responsible contract farming operations. It is intended to serve as guidance for farmers and buyers engaged in contractual relationships, in order to promote good business practices and maintain an atmosphere of trust and respect that is essential if contract farming is to prove effective.

  5. 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.

  6. Library Resource
    Conference Papers & Reports
    November, 2015
    Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Vietnam

    This country level analysis addresses land governance in Laos in two ways. First, it summarises what the existing body of knowledge tells us about power and configurations that shape access to and exclusion from land, particularly among smallholders, the rural poor, ethnic minorities and women. Second, it draws upon existing literature and expert assessment to provide a preliminary analysis of the openings for and obstacles to land governance reform afforded by the political economic structures and dynamics in the country.

  7. Library Resource
    Conference Papers & Reports
    May, 2015
    Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Vietnam

    This conference paper examines how the ideology and programmatic set of policies coined in the term ‘neoliberal modernization’ applies to agriculture and practices in the Mekong region.

  8. Library Resource
    Videos
    February, 2017
    Africa, Mozambique, Tanzania, Zambia

    Looking at several large-scale land deals in Mozambique, Tanzania and Zambia, this extraordinary documentary highlights the nuanced impacts of these investments. Small-scale farmers and producers, national government officials, and African policy-makers unpack the deals, showing that there are winners and losers when providing investors access to large tracts of land in Africa. For example, land deals impact differently on women and youth, and altering land regimes also impacts on access to other natural resources such as water, fish, and local indigenous vegetables.

  9. Library Resource
    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".

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