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  1. Library Resource
    Peer-reviewed publication
    August, 2013
    Eastern Europe, Western Europe

    It has often been stated that land fragmentation and farm structures characterized by small agricultural holdings and farms divided in a large number of parcels have been the side-effect of land reform in Central and Eastern Europe. This article reports the findings of a study of land reform in 25 countries in the region from 1989 and onwards and provides an overview of applied land reform approaches. With a basis in theory on land fragmentation, the linkage between land reform approaches and land fragmentation is explored.

  2. Library Resource
    RLGG

    Um estudo de caso na Reserva extrativista Baía do Iguape

    Journal Articles & Books
    August, 2013
    South America, Brazil
    Este trabalho visa analisar a organização espacial das comunidades pesqueiras a partir da lógica do desenvolvimento capitalista e seus desdobramentos no modo de vida dos grupos que fazem parte de reservas extrativistas marinhas. A análise geográfica adotada na investigação incorpora as relações de gênero, trazendo para o debate a divisão do trabalho e o uso dos recursos naturais decorrentes tanto das diferenças sociais estabelecidas entre homens e mulheres como das variadas relações socioespaciais.
  3. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2013

    Manuel pratique sur le droit à l’alimentation 3. Ce manuel pratique présente le processus de réalisation d’un examen sectoriel de compatibilité tel un exercice pouvant démontrer l’existence d’un contexte juridique favorable à la concrétisation progressive du droit à l’alimentation. Le contenu de ce manuel est basé sur le « Guide pour légiférer sur le droit à l’alimentation » de la FAO.

  4. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2013
    Spain

    Right to Food Handbooks 3. This handbook presents the process to be followed for the revision of sectoral legislation, since it may affect various aspects of the right to food. The purpose of this revision is to ensure that the legal framework of the country is favourable for the progressive realization of the right to food. The content of this handbook is based on the FAO's “Guide on Legislating for the Right to Food”.

  5. Library Resource
    January, 2013

    DFID are looking to propose that the UK supports a package of measures to strengthen land transparency and ultimately governance. This work is of a high priority for DFID and the wider UK Government. Following further research on the evidence and internal discussions, DFID have identified a gap relating to two specific questions:

    1.    What are the impacts of large-scale land acquisitions (LSA) on local food insecurity and malnutrition levels? 
    2.    Is there a difference in impacts whether investments are international or local? 

  6. Library Resource
    January, 2013
    Tanzania, Sub-Saharan Africa

    Through the New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition, in 2013 G8 countries are seeking to mobilise the private sector and multi-national corporations to boost African agriculture. This new Future Agricultures / PLAAS briefing (pdf) looks at how African countries are engaging with the New Alliance. The authors argue that large-scale acquisitions of land for corporate agriculture, which may result from New Alliance projects, pose a serious challenge for local markets and smallholder farmers.

  7. Library Resource
    January, 2013
    Jordan

    Jordan is dominated by arid climate with limited arable land and water resources. This study focuses on crop production and water resources under trends of anticipated climate change and population growth to analyse how these affect water and food security in the country. It finds that recession of irrigated areas led to lesser food production and food security. Results indicate that climate change and population growth increase and intensify problems of water scarcity and food insecurity.

  8. Library Resource
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    September, 2013
    Myanmar

    Burma's dramatic turn-around from 'axis of evil' to western darling in the past year has been imagined as Asia's 'final frontier' for global finance institutions, markets and capital. Burma's agrarian landscape is home to three-fourths of the country's total population which is now being constructed as a potential prime investment sink for domestic and international agribusiness.

  9. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    October, 2013
    Nigeria, Africa

    With a fast growing population requiring an ever growing supply of food, a national poverty rate of 63 percent, and a labor force that is dominated by agricultural work, Nigeria's efforts to boost agricultural productivity could not be better timed. Though women constitute a large share of the agricultural labor force in Nigeria, little is known about their activities, roles, and constraints in the sector.

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