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  1. Library Resource
    Land Use Rights in China
    Peer-reviewed publication
    July, 2004
    China

    China is a socialist country and all land in China belongs to Chinese citizens as a whole. Article 10 of the 1982 Constitution upholds the Chinese land policy that reflects the traditional view of socialism - land of the country must be owned by the country (State) or its agricultural Collectives. State-owned enterprises or other organizations, which cannot own land themselves, may use land with permission from the State.

  2. Library Resource
    Land Use Planning Cover

    Concept, Tools and Applications

    Manuals & Guidelines
    March, 2012
    Global

    Land is a scarce resource increasingly affected by the competition of mutually exclusive uses. Fertile land in rural areas becomes scarcer due to population growth, pollution, erosion and desertification, effects of climate change, urbanization etc. On the remaining land, local, national and international users with different socioeconomic status and power compete to achieve food security, economic growth, energy supply, nature conservation and other objectives. Land use planning can help to find a balance among these competing and sometimes contradictory uses.

  3. Library Resource
    Institutional & promotional materials
    September, 2019
    Mozambique

    A Portucel Moçambique está a desenvolver um projecto florestal integrado com uma indústria de produção de pasta para papel em Moçambique, assegurando a partilha de valor para promover o desenvolvimento socioeconómico sustentável das comunidades e melhorar o conhecimento e o respeito pelo ambiente.

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    Natural Habitats Group in Sierra Leone: Evolution of Company Perspectives, Policies and Practice
    Reports & Research
    March, 2020
    Sierra Leone

    This document compiles four short reports and reflection pieces produced by Natural Habitats Group (NHG) during their involvement in a LEGEND project in Sierra Leone implemented by Solidaridad, which aimed to ensure that an NHG land based investment, undertaken by group member company Natural Habitats Sierra Leone Ltd (NHSL) to develop a large oil palm plantation respected existing community members and land holding families’ land rights.

  5. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2007
    Kenya

    The figures of public resources estimated to have been channeled into private pockets are so high one hopes, obviously against hope, that they would turn out to be typographical errors. The figures of public resources estimated to have been channeled into private pockets are so high one hopes, obviously against hope, that they would turn out to be typographical errors.

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    Reports & Research
    July, 2018
    Middle Africa, Cameroon

    Date: 25 novembre 2019

    Source: FarmlandgrabGreenpeace

    Par: Tal Harris

    L’enquête de Greenpeace met en lumière les violations des droits humains par Halcyon Agri.

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    Reports & Research
    September, 2018
    Africa, Global

    Date: 18 novembre 2019

    Source: Foncier & Développement; GRAIN

    GRAIN, L’Alliance contre les plantations industrielles en Afrique de l’Ouest et du Centre, septembre 2019

  8. Library Resource

    Policy and Legal Review against the Background of International Best Practices

    Reports & Research
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    June, 2019
    Ethiopia

    Large-scale agricultural investments (LSAI) in Ethiopia are expected to provide input for the processing industry and to bring foreign currency as well as technology transfer to the country, while the local communities will benefit from employment and infrastructure improvements related to these investments. But the results of investment projects have been rather limited so far. In the past, the land identification (and verification) process for LSAI, due to various reasons, was not implemented with the required accuracy, which often resulted in environmental and social problems.

  9. Library Resource

    A guide for municipal practitioners

    Conference Papers & Reports
    January, 2012
    South Africa

    Urban land markets have a profound effect on how well poor households are able to access the jobs, amenities and services offered in the city. But often the way in which this market works frustrates attempts to open up better located living and business opportunities for poorer urban households and communities, despite government policies and programmes intended to address these challenges. The challenge in South Africa is even larger because of worsening poverty and inequality, and the continuing growth of cities through urbanisation.

  10. Library Resource
    Training Resources & Tools
    January, 2013
    Zambia, Tanzania, South Africa, Namibia, Mozambique, Mauritius, Malawi, Botswana

    This case study draws on research that investigated the financial sustainability of cities in the Southern African region. The research was undertaken by the South African Cities Network (SACN). The project was jointly sponsored by the Public Private Infrastructure Advisory Facility and the World Bank. The contribution by SACN of the material for this document is gratefully acknowledged. The learning material presents an outline of the many challenges of financial sustainability and effective service delivery facing Southern African cities.

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