The Philippines is basically an agricultural country with about 30 per cent of the total land area of the country cultivated by almost 5 million farmers. However farm area devoted to agriculture has been decreasing due to land conversion. The basic problem is that Filipino farmers do not have the ability to buy their own lands. The Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program was implemented to address this problem of landlessness thru redistribution of land.
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Library ResourceReports & ResearchJune, 2015Philippines
Library ResourceReports & ResearchOctober, 2014Philippines
This discussion paper on the “VGGT and National Policies on the Governance of Tenure”3
been commissioned by the Asian NGO Coalition (ANGOC) as a member of the Philippine
Development Forum – Working Group on Sustainable Rural Development (PDF-SRD).4 This
paper examines national policies as embodied in the 1987 Philippine Constitution and the
major land and natural resource laws passed by the Philippine legislature. This research is
supported by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchAugust, 2013Philippines
Land is considered a vital resource for any nation. It serves as the platform for carrying out
social, cultural and economic activities. Access to land is an important means for promoting
growth and equity and achieving social justice in many countries. The process by which
decisions are made regarding access to and use of land, the manner in which those decisions are
implemented and the way that conflicting interests in land are reconciled are crucial in
determining whether the country has what it takes to derive the desired benefits from this
Library ResourceConference Papers & ReportsMarch, 2019Mongolia
This paper shares findings from new research on gender and land in a pastoralist community in central- western Mongolia, with a complex structure of investment and operations in gold mining. The paper examines what has been learned from the research about people's coping strategies in the face of social and environmental change, specifically in the context of the development of mining since the transition from socialism and in a relatively isolated area.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2018Mongolia
As one of the few remaining countries with a robust, nomadic pastoral culture supported by extensive natural rangelands, Mongolia is well positioned to offer sustainable, rangeland-based goods and services to its citizens and to global consumers who place a premium on sustainable products. The primary challenge to sustainable livestock production in Mongolia is that rangeland health, the set of environmental conditions that sustain the productivity and biodiversity of rangelands is in decline in many areas.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchApril, 2021South-Eastern Asia, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore
This is the report of a webinar which took place on 25th February 2021 organized by the Land Portal Foundation.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchMarch, 2015Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Nicaragua, Bolivia, Vietnam, Bangladesh, Albania
About two-thirds of the developing world’s 3 billion rural people live in about 475 million small farm households, working on land plots smaller than 2 hectares. 1 Many are poor and food insecure and have limited access to markets and services. Their choices are constrained, but they farm their land and produce food for a substantial proportion of the world’s population. Besides farming they have multiple economic activities, often in the informal economy, to contribute towards their small incomes.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2015Bangladesh
Library ResourceReports & ResearchMay, 2015Australia, Belgium, Canada, India, British Indian Ocean Territory, United States of America
The paper highlights that land degradation in India has been approaching a crisis level in spite of repeated emphasis on wasteland development and existence of apex level organisations for that purpose. One reason has been the policy emphasis on ownership and control rather than appropriate management of the land. It is set in the context of i) the 1988 Forest Policy, and ii) the recent amends to the Forest Conservation Act.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchAugust, 2014Japan
This paper considers two land tenure modes. leasehold and freehold. and models housing maintenance incentives under land tenure security in Japan. Compared with freeholders, leaseholders are equally likely to remain in the premises, but spend less on home maintenance, because leaseholders are not full residual claimants, even under land tenure security. The empirical results show that maintenance expenditures of leaseholders are about 30% lower than those of freeholders in the Japanese residential land market.
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