Africa has been at the centre of a "land grab" in recent years, with investors lured by projections of rising food prices, growing demand for "green" energy, and cheap land and water rights. But such land is often also used or claimed through custom by communities. What does this mean for Africa? In what ways are rural people's lives and livelihoods being transformed as a result? And who will control its land and agricultural futures?
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Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksJuly, 2015Africa, Ghana
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2019Lesotho
This document prepared by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) identifies strategic opportunities with the goal of contributing to the transformation of rural Lesotho towards a more resilient and economically productive environment that allows its population to sustain their livelihoods and overcome poverty and malnutrition. It sets out to identify initiatives which can contribute to inclusive commercialisation of the rural economy and creating an enabling natural and business environment for sustainable and resilient rural transformation.
Library ResourceTraining Resources & ToolsJanuary, 2019Global
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.
Library ResourceManuals & GuidelinesMarch, 2017Global
This note is part of the RAI Knowledge into Action Notes series and provides guidance on how to assist people from surrounding areas in gaining formal employment at the investment.
Library ResourceManuals & GuidelinesMarch, 2013Africa
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,
Library ResourceManuals & GuidelinesOctober, 2016Global
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,
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsMarch, 2012Global
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.
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsFebruary, 2019Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam
The Annual Country Reviews reflect upon current land issues in the Mekong Region, and has been produced for researchers, practitioners and policy advocates operating in the field. Specialists have been selected from Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam to briefly answer the following two questions:
1. What are the most pressing issues involving land governance in your country?
2. What are the most important issues for the researcher on land?
Library ResourceReports & ResearchJanuary, 2016Senegal
In Senegal, concern about large-scale land acquisitions has been growing since 2000. Senegalese agriculture has long relied on small-scale family holdings and extensive agriculture. But the current population growth rate, combined with rapid urban development and natural resources degradation, have inevitably changed the game.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchOctober, 2015South 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.
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