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  1. Library Resource
    Videos
    July, 2013
    Global

     

    An introductory video to the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the Context of National Food Security.

  2. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2013
    Angola

    Last year Angola earned 48 billion US dollars from petroleum. Yet the country that was once Africa’s largest agricultural producer is reduced to importing food. Now the government and private investors want to develop the agricultural sector, in the hope that Angola could become a new Brazil. But will there still be room for small-scale farmers?

  3. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    June, 2013
    Global

    Logistics costs play a decisive role in food price development, especially when looking at local agricultural supply chains, e.g. for fruit and vegetables. The logistics cost burden on groceries varies greatly, depending on the prevalent supply chain setup. This article discusses the pros and cons of a traditional supply of agricultural produce into cities versus a modernised logistics setup, involving organised retail chains.

  4. Library Resource
    March, 2013

    This policy note examines the policy and
    investment framework between 2003 and 2010, resulting sector
    performance and the priorities for future development. It
    draws attention to the need to refocus on completing the
    fundamental reforms and investments on which
    Kyrgyzstan's early successes were built. These include
    further development of land market, building rural finance
    markets, further public investment and institutional

  5. Library Resource
    March, 2013
    Eswatini

    The purpose of this policy note is to
    contribute to an understanding of the factors that combine
    to constrain the development of smallholder agriculture in
    Swaziland. It seeks to shed light on why, despite being
    well-endowed in land and water resources, and despite having
    a climate that is generally favorable for the production of
    crops and livestock, Swaziland is obliged to import
    substantial amounts of food to feed the population. Also,

  6. Library Resource
    October, 2013
    North Macedonia

    Agricultural production is inextricably tied to climate, making agriculture one of the most climate-sensitive of all economic sectors. In countries such as the Former Yugoslav Republic (FYR) of Macedonia, the risks of climate change for the agricultural sector are a particularly immediate and important problem because the majority of the rural population depends either directly or indirectly on agriculture for their livelihoods.

  7. Library Resource
    Institutional & promotional materials
    December, 2013
    Vietnam

    Land rights have become highly contested in Vietnam in recent years. Vietnam‟s land endowment is one of the lowest in the world: each agricultural household holds, on average, less than 0.5 hectare. Access to land is critical to social and economic development in the future. The national priority on “industrialization and modernization” has placed new demands on agricultural and forest land for urban-industrial expansion. The high level of public concern over land tenure and its links to political and social stability have led to widespread calls for revision of the 2003 Land Law.

  8. Library Resource
    Conflicts over land
    Reports & Research
    January, 2014
    Asia

    This briefing paper makes the case for proactive business engagement in respecting land rights and ensuring legal, fair and inclusive practices on land use, access to natural resources and equitable development opportunities. It outlines key challenges, provides an overview of existing instruments that can help companies address issues related to land, and points to practical entry points for improved business practices.

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