Land, fisheries, forests and other natural resources provide a basis for livelihoods and social, cultural and religious practices. However, most people in rural areas in developing countries do not have any form of documentation to protect their land and natural resources rights, which puts their livelihoods and consequently their food and nutrition security are at risk. Secure tenure rights promote responsible investment in agriculture that could increase productivity and enhance food security and nutrition.
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Library ResourceInstitutional & promotional materialsSeptember, 2018Mozambique, Burundi, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Ethiopia, Guatemala, Myanmar, Cameroon, Colombia, Ghana, Sierra Leone, Guinea, Sudan, Pakistan, Niger, Malawi
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksJuly, 2018Malawi, Ghana, Argentina, Brazil, Norway, Germany
In light of the endorsement of the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the Context of National Food Security (VGGT), this Information Brief aims to provide concise and practical elements for a responsible governance of agricultural investments. Developed jointly with the FAO study The Right to Food and the Responsible Governance of Tenure: A dialogue towards implementation, this Information Brief offers a right to food perspective on a c rucial governance matter for the implementation of the VGGT.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchFebruary, 2018Madagascar, Malawi, Uganda, Lesotho, South Africa, Liberia, Niger, Senegal, Guatemala, Mongolia, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Nepal, Denmark, Sweden, Italy, Belgium, France, Germany, Luxembourg, Switzerland
The Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the Context of National Food Security (VGGT) promotes secure tenure rights and equitable access to land, fisheries and forests as a means of eradicating hunger and poverty, supporting sustainable development and enhancing the environment. The guidelines were officially endorsed by the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) on 11 May 2012. 2. The Guidelines serve as a reference and set of principles and internationally accepted norms or practices for the responsible governance of tenure.
Library ResourceJanuary, 2010Malawi, Sub-Saharan Africa
The central and southern regions of Malawi predominantly follow matrilineal succession and inheritance and practice uxorilocal marriages. Women, rather than men, own the primary land rights. Colonial government officials and some Eurocentric scholars have argued that the system of uxorilocal marriages and female ownership of land rights are inimical to agricultural development principally because men lose the motivation to make long term investments in land which does not belong to them.
Library ResourceJanuary, 2016Rwanda, Zambia, Nicaragua, Vietnam, Madagascar, China, Peru, India, Malawi, Ethiopia, Cambodia
This paper reviews the literature to identify the relationship between tenure security and food security. The literatures on tenure issues and food security issues are not well connected and the scientific evidence on the causal links between tenure security and food security is very limited. The paper explores the conceptual linkages between land tenure reforms, tenure security and food security and illustrates how these vary across diverse contexts.
Library ResourceJanuary, 2009Malawi, Sub-Saharan Africa
Deforestation arising from conversion of forest areas into agriculture is a serious problem in Malawi. This paper discusses competition for agricultural land and investigates why the poor are closely associated with forests. Furthermore, the paper examines the effects of changes in crop land use on changes in forest cover. The author notes that the government of Malawi, like many others in sub-Saharan Africa, is currently faced with the problem of poverty. Moreover, being agricultural based most poverty reduction policies are streamlined along the agricultural sector.
Library ResourceNational PoliciesMalawi, Africa, Eastern Africa
The Food Security Policy is a national instrument with a multi-sectoral approach, whose long-term goal is to significantly improve food security of the population. The goal implies increasing agricultural productivity as well as diversity and sustainable agricultural growth and development.The policy aims to help eliminate hunger, food insecurity and malnutrition.
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