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  1. Library Resource
    How Do Differences in Land Ownership Types in China Affect Land Development? A Case from Beijing
    Peer-reviewed publication
    January, 2017
    China

    China has a unique land use system in which there are two types of land ownership, namely, state-owned urban land and farmer collective-owned rural land. Despite strict restrictions on the use rights of farmer collective-owned land, rural land is, in fact, developed along two pathways: it is formally acquired by the state and transferred into state ownership, or it is informally developed while remaining in collective ownership.

  2. Library Resource
    Videos
    January, 2017
    Cambodia

    80% of Cambodian people are farmers living in rural and remote areas. They are depending on agriculture, livestock and natural resource extraction to feed their families. Nearly last two decades, the royal government of Cambodia has tried its effort develop legal framework, infrastructure and urbanization to attract national and foreign investments to invest in Cambodia. while legal enforcement has been weak, some development plan has exploited and caused negative impacts on Cambodia people who are majority poor.

  3. Library Resource
    Screenshot 2019-02-14 at 14.01.45.A good practice on the implementation of the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure: A multi-actor and multi-sector approach in Sierra Leone cover image
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    October, 2016
    Sierra Leone

    In Sierra Leone, the well-being and livelihoods of many people, particularly the rural poor, are based on secure and equitable access to land, fisheries and forests. Increasing pressure on these resources in recent years has led to an escalation of conflict over access to natural resources.

  4. Library Resource
    Peer-reviewed publication
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2016
    Sub-Saharan Africa, Southern Asia, Africa, Asia, South America, Americas

    In addition to global events and food policy changes, 2015 also saw important developments with potentially wide repercussions in individual countries and regions. This chapter offers perspectives on major food policy developments across the major regions: Africa, the Middle East and North Africa, Central Asia, South Asia, East Asia, and Latin America and the Caribbean.

  5. Library Resource
    Manuals & Guidelines
    May, 2016
    Kenya

    The absence of a clearly defined land use policy in Kenya after years of independence has resulted in a haphazard approach to managing the different land use practices and policy responses. Land use continues to be addressed through many uncoordinated legal and policy frameworks that have done little to unravel the many issues that affect land use management. The Constitution of Kenya 2010, Kenya Vision 2030 and the Sessional Paper No. 3 of 2009 on National Land Policy all call for a clear framework for effectively addressing the challenges related to land use.

  6. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    November, 2016
    Mozambique

    O presente trabalho tem como objectivo compreender o que caracteriza os processos de solicitação, tramitação das solicitações e concessão de DUATs em Moçambique, olhando para diferentes zonas, género, tipo de agricultor e tipo de produção, assim como apresentar as vantagens e desvantagens de registar os direitos, consideradas pelos grupos-alvo entrevistados. O estudo realizado nas províncias de Nampula e Zambézia revela que os processos de concessão de DUATs têm sido diferenciados consoante a zona, o produtor e a autoridade encarregue do processo e a finalidade.

  7. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    September, 2016
    India

    Snakebites are a crucial, yet underreported issue in many South Asian countries. In India, they kill some 50,000 people every year. However, the government has neglected the issue. Now, it’s time to seriously address this all but forgotten public health problem, our author maintains.

  8. Library Resource
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    December, 2016
    Western Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa, Africa, Ghana

    Contract farming (CF) is attractive as a possible private-sector-led strategy for improving smallholder farmers’ welfare. Yet many CF schemes suffer from high turnover of participating farmers and struggle to survive. So far, the dynamics of CF participation have remained largely unexplored. We employ duration analysis to examine factors affecting entry into and exit from different maize CF schemes in northern Ghana, focusing specifically on the impact of development projects on CF entry and exit.

  9. Library Resource
    Peer-reviewed publication
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2016
    Sub-Saharan Africa, Southern Asia, Africa, Asia, South America, Americas

    Soil and land management are essential for a sustainable food supply and ecosystems. Healthy soils can support sustainable agricultural production, mitigation of the impacts of climate change, and other ecosystem services. Interventions that show promise for improving soil health include investment in sustainable intensification technologies, climate-smart agriculture, and ecosystem-level management.

  10. Library Resource
    Peer-reviewed publication
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2016
    Sub-Saharan Africa, Southern Asia, Africa, Asia, South America, Americas

    The Global Food Policy Report is IFPRI’s flagship publication. This year’s annual report examines major food policy issues, global and regional developments, and commitments made in 2015, and presents data on key food policy indicators. The report also proposes key policy options for 2016 and beyond to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. In 2015, the global community made major commitments on sustainable development and climate change.

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