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Library ResourceConference Papers & ReportsDecember, 2001France, South Africa, Indonesia, Germany, Turkey, United States of America, Mexico, Australia
Library ResourceConference Papers & ReportsNovember, 2011Global, Sub-Saharan Africa, Americas, Central Asia, Europe
Unprecedented pressures on land and its governance have been created. As evident around the globe, where land governance is deficient, high levels of corruption often flourish. Under such a system, land distribution is unequal, tenure is insecure, and natural resources are poorly managed.
Library ResourceConference Papers & ReportsDecember, 2009Switzerland, United States of America, Germany, Denmark, Italy, Ghana, Norway, Europe, Asia, Africa, Central America, Northern America, South America, Oceania
The paper reveals that ever since the 1950s, after the first land reform of distributing landownership (or possession under public ownership) to small farmers, the irrational and polyopolisticland use by able-bodied part-time and absent small farmers earning higher off-farm income butunwilling to lease the under-producing land beyond their family consumption need to full-timefarmers, has been a global obstacle with both public and private land ownership, traditional andmodern agriculture, fragmented small and consolidatorily enlarged land, low and high incomeeconomies, food under-self-suffi
Library ResourceConference Papers & ReportsMay, 2010United States of America, Europe
Paper removed temporarily by author 8/19/11.
Library ResourceConference Papers & ReportsDecember, 2008Hungary, Eastern Europe, Asia, Northern America, Central Asia
Over fifteen years have elapsed since the transition from the centrally plannedeconomic system started in the early 1990’s. During this time agricultural andrural areas of Central and Eastern Europe have undergone profound structuralchanges with wide variations in the degree of transformation and in the rate ofsuccess in creating a competitive market and private ownership based food andagricultural system. By becoming member of the European Union the "transition"in its traditional interpretation has been concluded in ten of the Central EastEuropean countries.
Library ResourceConference Papers & ReportsDecember, 2007Canada, United States of America, Europe
This study develops a dynamic multi-output model of farmers crop allocation decisions that allows estimation of both short-run and long-run adjustments to a wide array of economic incentives. The method can be used to inform decision makers on a number of issues including agricultural policy reform and environmental regulation. The model allows estimation of dynamic effects relating to price expectations adjustment, investment lags, and crop rotation constraints.
Library ResourceConference Papers & ReportsDecember, 2011United States of America, Vietnam, Peru, Belarus, Australia, Kazakhstan, India, Russia, Republic of Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand
This paper discusses the economic implications of the preferential trade agreements that New Zealand is currently negotiating, using a computable general equilibrium modelling framework. The New Zealand dairy industry is a particular focus in the results, which come from the GTAP model produced by Purdue University.
Library ResourceConference Papers & ReportsDecember, 2010Brazil, United States of America, Argentina, Europe
Even though recent discussions on food prices and indirect land use change point atpotential conflicts associated with the production of biofuels the appraisal of biofuels as an effective instrument to slow down climate change and reduce energy dependency still prevails. The EU Renewable Energy Directive (EUROPEAN COMMISSION, 2009) underlines this trend by setting a target of 10% share of energy from renewable sources in the transport sector by 2020.
Library ResourceConference Papers & ReportsDecember, 2007Latvia, United States of America
The current support policy is increasing gaps in land management intensity among different regions of the country. The support policy for agricultural and rural development does not deal with solutions for land abandonment or environmental objectives, because the abandonment is becoming a hidden, environmental policy and rural development process, which is more expensive for society. Some alternative approaches and principles for designing a new agricultural land policy for Latvia could decrease the policy costs and make land management more targeted and acceptable for society.