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  1. Library Resource

    Volume 8 Issue 12

    Peer-reviewed publication
    December, 2019
    Canada, Europe

    Climate change may increase the importance of agriculture in the global Circumpolar North with potentially critical implications for pristine northern ecosystems and global biogeochemical cycles. With this in mind, a global online survey was conducted to understand northern agriculture and farmers’ perspective on environmental change north of 60° N.

  2. Library Resource

    Volume 9 Issue 1

    Peer-reviewed publication
    January, 2020
    Brazil

    Demand for agricultural exports in Brazil has stimulated the expansion of crop production and cattle raising, which has caused environmental impacts. In response, Brazil developed public policies such as the new Forest Code (FC) and supply chain arrangements such the Soy and the Cattle Moratoriums. This paper analyzes the effectiveness of these policies, considering the trajectories of agricultural expansion in the state of Mato Grosso in three years: 2005 (pre-moratorium and before the new FC), 2010 (post-moratorium and before the new FC) and 2017 (post-moratorium and post-new FC).

  3. Library Resource

    Volume 9 Issue 1

    Peer-reviewed publication
    January, 2020
    Brazil

    Growing domestic and international ethanol demand is expected to result in increased sugarcane cultivation in Brazil. Sugarcane expansion currently results in land-use changes mainly in the Cerrado and Atlantic Forest biomes, two severely threatened biodiversity hotspots. This study quantifies potential biodiversity impacts of increased ethanol demand in Brazil in a spatially explicit manner. We project changes in potential total, threatened, endemic, and range-restricted mammals’ species richness up to 2030.

  4. Library Resource

    Volume 9 Issue 1

    Peer-reviewed publication
    January, 2020
    Australia, United States of America, United Kingdom, Germany, China

    Land degradation is a global issue receiving much attention currently. In order to objectively reveal the research situation of land degradation, bibliometrix and biblioshiny software packages have been used to conduct data mining and quantitative analysis on research papers in the fields of land degradation during 1990–2019 (data update time was 8 April 2019) in the Web of Science core collection database. The results show that: (1) during the past 20 years, the number of papers on land degradation has increased.

  5. News
    6 January 2020
    Philippines

    Riding a populist backlash against the elite, President Rodrigo Duterte vowed to rescue landless peasants from poverty. Instead, he has reinforced the monopolistic grip of landowners.

  6. News
    Foto: DW/J. Beck
    3 January 2020
    Africa
    Mozambique
    Southern Africa
    Ataques de insurgentes aterrorizam a província de Cabo Delgado há mais de dois anos. O economista moçambicano João Mosca identifica um interesse não declarado na instabilidade da região; rica em recursos minerais.
     
  7. Library Resource
    Peer-reviewed publication
    October, 2019
    Latin America and the Caribbean

    Según un nuevo informe presentado hoy por el Fondo Internacional de Desarrollo Agrícola (FIDA), los proyectos de desarrollo que integran las inversiones en los pueblos indígenas rurales, los jóvenes y las mujeres con medidas para adaptarse al cambio climático tienen más probabilidades de tener éxito en América Latina y el Caribe.

  8. Library Resource

    Volume 8 Issue 12

    Peer-reviewed publication
    December, 2019
    Ecuador

    In a wave of global conservationism, Ecuador established two large protected areas in its Amazon region in 1979. One of these is the Reserva de Producción Faunística Cuyabeno (RPFC), located in the northeastern corner of the country. Given that this land was previously managed as commons by local indigenous groups, the establishment of protected areas has had numerous consequences for these people. The research conducted comprised three months’ fieldwork in three of the affected Siona communities, primarily through the use of participant observation.

  9. Library Resource

    Volume 8 Issue 11

    Peer-reviewed publication
    November, 2019
    Guatemala

    This paper explores the challenges for democratizing land and natural resource control in Guatemala through use of the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries, and Forests (Tenure Guidelines). This international human rights instrument comes at a critical moment, in which the current global land rush has shaped contemporary agrarian transformation with serious implications for the right to food and control of natural resources.

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