Globalisation impacts on local land markets and land-use, land transaction costs affect food prices, and the combined effect is particularly damaging to women who produce food and put food on the table for their families. Article examines what is attracting investors and market speculators into the farm and land sectors; what is at stake for small farmers – especially women farmers – and long-term impacts for food production and food security; and what action is needed to enable women to secure access to natural resource and land assets for current and future generations?
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Library ResourceReports & ResearchNovember, 2010Africa
Library ResourceReports & ResearchTraining Resources & ToolsMarch, 2010Haiti, Latin America and the Caribbean
Coffee is an ecologically and economically significant crop for Haiti. It is not only the main source of income for more than 100,000 farmers, but the coffee ecosystem also sustains a large part of the remaining tree cover (currently at less than 1.5 percent of land) of the country. This report does not aim to detail the structural constraints impacting upon the Haitian coffee sub-sector.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2010Mozambique
Moçambique localiza-se na costa sudueste de África, com uma área de cerca de 799.380 Km1 e uma linha costeira de cerca de 2.515 Km ao longo do Oceano Índico, constituindo um espaço vital tanto para o país assim como para os países vizinhos situados no interior que só têm acesso às vias oceânicas através dos portos moçambicanos. Em termos de fronteiras, o país faz limite, a Norte, com a República Unida da Tazânia, a Oeste com o Malawi, Zâmbia, Zimbabwe, Suazilândia e República da Àfrica do Sul; a Sul, faz divisa com a Àfrica do Sul, países com os quais partilha cerca de 4.330Km.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksJune, 2010Africa
L'Atelier « Crise alimentaire et potentiel de développement du secteur des produits agricoles et de base dans les États fragiles » était l'une des quatre manifestations qui se sont penchées sur les thèmes de la première édition du Rapport européen sur le développement 2009. Cet atelier s'est consacré aux problèmes de la sécurité alimentaire et du développement agricole dans les États africains fragiles.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2010Myanmar
ABSTRACTED FROM THE INTRODUCTION: This is a study of the rice economy in Myanmar. It seeks to identify barriers and bottlenecks that are hindering growth and depressing value in a sector that must play a central role in alleviating the extreme poverty that currently afflicts an expanding proportion of rural households.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2010Vietnam
FIRST PARAGRAPH OF OVERVIEW: This paper is part of a study “Policy Analysis for the Development of Land Policy for Socio- Economic Development.” Land policy relates to the institutional arrangements through which the Government of Vietnam defines which individuals and groups have access to rights in land and the circumstances that apply to gaining and retaining that access.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2010Cambodia
The current study attempts to examine whether large-scale agricultural investment of this type benefits the poor and how this investment can be implemented to increase benefits for the poor. It is arguable whether the poor need more land to grow crops to meet their food security requirements or need to benefit from large-scale agricultural investment in Cambodia. Although the poor households are capable of operating small plots of a few hectares each, they generally lack capital and the means to work large chunks of new land with forests or degrade forests.
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