Myanmar's agricultural economy has been under transition from a planned to a market system since the late 1980s and has experienced a substantial increase in production. However, little research is available on the impact of economic policies in this country on agricultural production decisions and rural incomes. Therefore, this paper investigates the impact using a micro dataset collected in 2001 and covering more than 500 households in eight villages with diverse agro-ecological environments.
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Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2008Myanmar
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2007Vietnam
The paper documents how the implementation of the land tenure policy of the Vietnamese government has affected the agricultural system, livelihood strategies and food self-sufficiency of Thai farmers in a remote upland village, Que, in Nghe An Province, North Central Vietnam. It is shown that the enforcement of restrictions on the area under swidden agriculture has resulted in a strong reduction of swidden agriculture production and shortened fallow periods, not compensated for by the slow increase in paddy rice production.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2018Laos
Agricultural large-scale land acquisition (LSLA) is a process that is currently not captured by land change models. We present a novel land change modeling approach that includes processes governing LSLAs and simulates their interactions with other land systems. LSLAs differ from other land change processes in two ways: (1) their changes affect hundreds to thousands of contiguous hectares at a time, far surpassing other land change processes, e.g., smallholder agriculture, and (2) as policy makers value LSLA as desirable or undesirable, their agency significantly affects LSLA occurrence.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2018Thailand
There has been a trend to encourage organic agriculture in response to improve global food security. This article investigated how organic agriculture contributed to food security of small land holders experiencing organic agriculture. It involved in-depth interview, focus group, and participatory observation from a purposive sample of thirty participants at San Sai and Muang Wa Villages, Luang Neua Sub-District, Doi Sa Ket District, Chiang Mai Province, the north of Thailand.
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsNovember, 2019Latin America and the Caribbean
La Agenda 2030 para el Desarrollo Sostenible (Agenda 2030) es global en términos de su alcance y de los compromisos asumidos, que se organizan alrededor de sus 17 Objetivos de Desarrollo Sostenible (ODS) estrechamente interconectados entre sí, que la hacen indivisible por naturaleza. “No dejar a nadie atrás” es uno de los principios fundamentales de la Agenda 2030, ya que su cumplimiento exige la participación de todos los sectores y actores de la sociedad, mediante alianzas para movilizar y compartir conocimientos, capacidad
Library ResourceNational PoliciesNovember, 2016Vanuatu
The Final Technical Report on the National Sustainable Development Plan NSDP 2016 to 2030 details the important strategic context behind the goals and policy objectives. It also provides the detailed background to the consultative process that led to the final document, and explains the key issues under each goal. This is complemented by the Implementation and Monitoring Framework for the National Sustainable Development Plan to guide the execution of this plan.
Library ResourceNational PoliciesJanuary, 2017Ecuador
El Plan Nacional de Desarrollo es un instrumento multi-sectorial de alcance nacional, relativo al período 2017-2021, que establece nueve objetivos estructurados en torno a tres Ejes principales, a saber: 1) Derechos para todos durante toda la vida; 2) Economía al servicio de la sociedad; 3) Más sociedad, mejor Estado.
Library ResourceLegislationNovember, 2013Bolivia
La presente Ley declara de prioridad nacional la protección de áreas de cacao silvestre y el fomento a la producción de cultivos agroforestales de cacao, con el fin de promocionar la producción, industrialización y comercialización del cacao. El fin último es garantizar la soberanía y seguridad alimentaria enmarcados en las políticas nacionales del Vivir Bien.
Library ResourceNational PoliciesApril, 2015Solomon Islands
The National Rural Land Use Policy NRLUP 2015 – 2020 supports the implementation of the National Agriculture and Livestock Sector Policy and the National Action Plan to address Land Degradation. NRLUP is intended to deliver on the Government's policies targeting the land users from rural to national level. NRLUP shall be guided by the following principles: Alignment with and guidance from the national constitution. Gender equity and involvement of youth, children, people with special needs and church leaders.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2004Thailand
The emergence of social and environmental movements against plantation forestry in Southeast Asia positions rural development against local displacement and environmental degradation. Multi-scaled NGO networks have been active in promoting the notion that rural people in Southeast Asia uniformly oppose plantation development. There are potential pitfalls in this heightened attention to resistance however, as it has often lapsed into essentialist notions of timeless indigenous agricultural practices, and unproblematic local allegiances to common property and conservation.
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