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  1. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    December, 2008
    Laos

    ABSTRACTED FROM SUMMARY: Many ethnic groups practice a system of land use and resource management which is uniquely adapted for upland areas. This has developed over generations as part of traditional ways of life, and is underpinned through ritual and customary practices. This study looks at how women’s land and property rights are established and maintained under these customary or traditional tenure systems. Five different ethnic groups were studied: Brao, Trieng, Hmong, Khmu and Tai Dam.

  2. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2008
    Myanmar

    Myanmar's agricultural economy has been under transition from a planned to a market system since the late 1980s and has experienced a substantial increase in production. However, little research is available on the impact of economic policies in this country on agricultural production decisions and rural incomes. Therefore, this paper investigates the impact using a micro dataset collected in 2001 and covering more than 500 households in eight villages with diverse agro-ecological environments.

  3. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2008
    Algeria, Sudan, Burkina Faso, Nigeria, Mauritania, Mali, Indonesia, Senegal, Ethiopia, Niger, Eritrea, Malaysia, Cameroon, Tanzania, Brunei Darussalam, Central African Republic, South Sudan, Chad, Vietnam, Sub-Saharan Africa

    Land use change has become increasingly acknowledged as an important issue in terms of understanding the processes of global change. Hence, land use decision-making by smallholder communities in developing countries become a vital part of the broader comprehension of environmental and social change that are related to the change processes at the global scale. A wide range of analytical and conceptual frameworks has been developed to facilitate and sharpen such analyses, ranging from very theoretical to directly operational approaches.

  4. Library Resource
    Regulations
    March, 2008
    Vietnam

    This Decree, consisting of 40 articles divided into six Chapters, provides for the establishment, operation, state management of and policies toward industrial parks, export processing zones, economic zones and border-gate economic zones. This Decree applies to state management agencies, organizations and individuals related to activities of investment, production and business in industrial parks, export processing zones, economic zones and border-gate economic zones. The Decree is divided as follows: General Provisions (Chap.

  5. Library Resource
    Regulations
    January, 2009
    Brunei Darussalam

    This Order establishes the declaration of protected places. It specifies such places in the first column of the Schedule: 1. Building of Receiver and its area, Kampong Serusop, Mukim Berakas A, Brunei Muara District. 2. Building of DVOR/ DME and its area, Kampong Beribi, Mukim Gadong B, Brunei Muara District. 3. Building of NDB and its area, Kampong Mata-Mata, Mukim Gadong B, Brunei Muara District. 4.

  6. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2008
    Vietnam

    BACK COVER: This book is a case study of Vietnam’s efforts to fight poverty using market-oriented land reforms. In the 1980s and 1990s, the country undertook major institutional reforms, and an impressive reduction in poverty followed. But what role did the reforms play? Did the efficiency gains from reform come at a cost to equity? Were there both winners and losers? Was rising rural landlessness in the wake of reforms a sign of success or failure?

  7. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2008
    Thailand

    In this paper we address the often sterile and circular debates over relationships between poverty and deforestation. These debates revolve around questions of whether forest loss causes poverty or poverty contributes to forest encroachment, and questions of whether it is loss of access to forests or dependence on forest-based livelihoods that cause poverty. We suggest that a way beyond the impasse is to set such debates within the context of agrarian change.

  8. Library Resource
    January, 2008
    Philippines

    The main objective of the paper is to explore possible institutional arrangements among the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP), Philippines, implementing agencies in a post-2008 transition scenario for CARP. There were three reasons cited for the implementation of the agrarian reform program, namely: (i) to increase productivity, (ii) to reduce inequality particularly in the countryside, and (iii) to address one of the main causes of the persistent Communist insurgency in the country.

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