This report draws on 10 case studies of recent large-scale land deals and aims to improve understanding of the investment chains that underpin the deals, and to identify ‘pressure points’ for effective public action to ensure that investments respond to local and national development agendas and promote inclusive sustainable development. The findings of this research demonstrate the wide scope for strategies to be targeted at diverse actors, by a wide range of players, to ensure that investments uphold the Voluntary Guidelines (VGGT).
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Library ResourceReports & ResearchJanuary, 2014Global
Library ResourceManuals & GuidelinesMarch, 2014Global
This guide provides companies with an overview of the importance of traceability for sustainability purposes, outlines the global opportunities and challenges it represents and summarises practical steps for implementing traceability programmes within company operations. It
• defines traceability and explores its history, benefits and challenges, including an overview of current collaborative schemes on traceability,
Library ResourceReports & ResearchJanuary, 2014Mexico, United States of America
En el presente trabajo se aborda el estudio de la relación que se establece entre los procesos migratorios internacionales con el mercado de tierras en 4 organizaciones ejidales de Valle de Santiago, Guanajuato. Se plantea a lo largo de esta investigación que existe una relación entre la migración hacia los Estados Unidos y el desarrollo histórico y social de las organizaciones ejidales, la renta y/o venta y la valoración de las tierras entre las generaciones de ejidatarios y sus familias.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchNovember, 2014Africa
Reflections following the passing of the African Union’s Guiding Principles on Large-Scale Land-Based Investment, the culmination of policy processes over the past decade. Rising food prices reflect the systematic neglect of agriculture over a long period. We need indicators and monitoring, cannot rely on technology to resolve political problems, need a system-wide approach and to create opportunities for young people to build livelihoods in farming and throughout the agro-food system.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2014Africa
Discusses the human rights issues raised by large-scale land deals for plantation agriculture (‘land grabbing’) in low and middle-income countries. Finds that it is a serious issue requiring urgent attention. Conceptualises the link between land deals and human rights, reviews relevant international human rights law and discusses evidence on actual and potential human rights impacts. Finds that important human rights dimensions are at stake and that compressions of human rights have been documented in some contexts.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchNovember, 2014Myanmar, South-Eastern Asia
This chapter aims to overcome the gap existing between case study research, which typically provides qualitative and process based insights, and national or global inventories that typically offer spatially explicit and quantitative analysis of broader patterns, and thus to present adequate evidence for policymaking regarding largescale land acquisitions. Therefore, the chapter links spatial patterns of land acquisitions to underlying implementation processes of land allocation.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchJanuary, 2014Myanmar, South-Eastern Asia
As the economy thrives, we examine the plight of Ethiopians forced from their land to make way for foreign investors...the growth seen in agriculture, which accounts for almost half of Ethiopia’s economic activity and a great deal of its recent success, is actually being driven by an out of control ‘land grab', as multinational companies and private speculators vie to lease millions of acres of the country’s most fertile territory from the government at bargain basement prices...
Library ResourceConference Papers & ReportsDecember, 2014Latvia
Land as a resource of agricultural production is not fully exploited in Latvia, as approximately 400 thousand ha, according to the data in the identification system of agricultural parcels, were undeclared for the Single Area Payment Scheme in 2012 and, of the agricultural area, 10 % was uncultivated and 2% was overgrown. It creates unique opportunities and a potential for enhancing the management and use of land in the future to increase the output of agricultural products.
Library ResourceConference Papers & ReportsDecember, 2014Poland, Latvia
The following article contains analysis of role played by the Agency of Agricultural Estates (in Polish: Agencja Nieruchomosci Rolnych – ANR) in the process of forming local development in rural areas. The Agency is in possession of the Resources of Agricultural Estates of National Treasury (in Polish: Zasoby Nieruchomosci Rolnych Skarbu Panstwa - ZNRSP). Due to wide-scale possibilities of acting, it has right to influence the estate market, housing economy, and development possibilities of rural municipalities.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchMay, 2014Tanzania
The main objective of this study was to assess the impacts of biofuel investments in local livelihood systems and local economy in Tanzania.
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