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  1. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    December, 2011
    Africa

    5 chapters: introduction; features, triggers, and drivers of the global rush for land; impacts; factors shaping the land rush; conclusions and policy considerations. Africa is the prime target, the best land is often being targeted for acquisition, national elites are playing a major role, the rural poor are frequently being dispossessed, compensation for resource loss is rarely adequate, women are particularly vulnerable.

  2. Library Resource
    Social Impacts Macha

    A case study of Macha mission land in Choma district

    Reports & Research
    January, 2011
    Zambia

    Macha Mission in Choma District of Southern Province, Zambia was founded by the Brethren in Christ (BIC) Church in 1906 and granted title deeds to 3,003 hectares of land by the British colonial authority of the time. Since then the Mission has built a church, a hospital (which today includes a pioneering malaria clinic), two schools, and houses for its workers. A large market has grown up near the hospital, serving local workers and hospital visitors.

  3. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2011
    Bolivia, Guatemala

    El artículo se refiere a los derechos a la tierra por parte de las mujeres en los territorios comunales. Luego de hacer una reflexión regional sobre la estructura de la tenencia de tierra en América Latina, la autora realiza un análisis comparativo entre Bolivia y Guatemala. En ambos casos, analiza cómo han cambiado prácticas y normas legales y tradicionales, cómo dialogan entre sí, pero también cómo han impactado en los derechos de las mujeres en tierras comunales.

  4. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    December, 2011
    Colombia

    La mayor parte de los países de la región latinoamericana reconocen y garantizan en sus Constituciones el derecho a la tierra para las poblaciones que dependen de ella, pues este recurso es indispensable para su subsistencia, seguridad e identidad. Las condiciones de su acceso a la tierra, por lo tanto, tienen consecuencias en la seguridad alimentaria, y en la disminución o incremento de la pobreza de dichas poblaciones.

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