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  1. Library Resource
    January, 2003

    Land redistribution or the transfer of ownership rights to the tiller has been the focal point of the land reform program in the Philippines. This transfer was envisioned to result in a significant shift in income and productivity in the agrarian sector. While some equalisation of incomes may have indeed occurred, the full benefits of this asset transfer, however, have not been realised.

  2. Library Resource
    January, 2002
    Myanmar, Eastern Asia, Oceania

    Short critique of Burmese land and agricultural policy, as implemented in recent years by the military government (State Law and Order Restoration Council - SLORC)

  3. Library Resource
    January, 2003
    Vietnam, Oceania, Eastern Asia, Southern Asia

    This paper examines the impact of land reform in Vietnam which gives households the power to exchange, transfer, lease, inherit, and mortgage their land-use rights. The authors expect this change to increase the incentives as well as the ability to undertake long-term investments on the part of households.

  4. Library Resource
    January, 2002
    China, Thailand, Oceania, Eastern Asia, Southern Asia

    What factors motivate developing countries to prevent deforestation, which can cause serious environmental damage, such as flooding? Do democratic states take action more effectively than authoritarian states?

  5. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    September, 2002

    In January 2002 it appeared that the SPDC considered most of Dooplaya district of southern Karen State to be pacified and under their control. But then Light Infantry Division 88 was sent in and commenced Operation Than L'Yet, forcibly relocating as many as 60 villages by July. Villagers were rounded up and detained without food for days, or force-marched to Army-controlled relocation sites after their houses were burned. Village heads, women and children were tortured.

  6. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    August, 2002

    Perhaps one million people living in the States and Divisions of Burma adjacent to the Thailand border have been displaced since 1996. At least 150,000 have fled as refugees or joined the huge “illegal” migrant population in Thailand.[2] Countless others have moved away to other villages and towns in Burma.

  7. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    March, 2002

    Beginning 1999 up to March this year (2002), hundreds of thousands of Wa people, who had
    impressed British travelers as 'exceedingly well-behaved, industrious, and estimable race', were
    forcibly moved to border areas adjacent Thailand. The report is about them, why and how they were
    uprooted, what happened to the native people where the Wa were forced to resettle and what the
    reader can do to help both categories of victims..."
    Important, timely and well-produced
    document, complete with maps and photos.

  8. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    October, 2002

    Refugees International Advocate Veronika Martin and human rights lawyer Betsy Apple recently completed an assessment mission to the Thai-Burmese border.

  9. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    August, 2002

    The situation of Internally Displaced People (IDP?s), in Burma remained critical throughout 2001. The US State Department
    estimates that there could be up to1 million members of ethnic minority groups who the SPDC has forcibly relocated from their
    villages and districts, and who are currently living along the Thai border. Reports from NGOs also estimate that an additional 1
    million IDP?s are living a precarious existance in other locations throughout the country...

  10. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    December, 2002
    Egypt, Iran, Thailand, Jordan, Morocco, Yemen, Libya, Turkey, Oman, Italy, Syrian Arab Republic, Netherlands, Tunisia, Sudan, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon

    This document contains the proceedings of the Regional Workshop on Land Resources Information Systems (LRIS) in the Near East, held in Cairo from 3 to 7 September 2001. The meeting was organized by FAO Land and Water Development Division (AGL) and the Near East Regional Office, in collaboration with Egypt's Executive Authority for Land Improvement Projects (EALIP).

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