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  1. Library Resource
    Manuals & Guidelines
    January, 2016

    This document provides guidance to agribusiness companies and investors that face legacy land issues and seek to manage them to manage social impacts for project-affected communities. It outlines tools to address these issues and safeguard the rights of local communities, and to promote community development and business opportunities for mutual benefits.


  2. Library Resource
    December, 2015
    Latvia, Ukraine

    The main peculiarities of land relations abroad are highlighted in the article. Basic principles of foreign experience of land use regarding market circulation of land, concentration of major land resources by right of ownership as well as the process and ways of reformation of land relations are generalized and systematized. Some peculiarities of lease relations, collection of rents and restrictions on title to land for foreigners are analysed. Some positive aspects are distinguished in order to use them in Ukraine.

  3. Library Resource
    February, 2015
    Sri Lanka

    Economic progress is accompanied by a
    fundamental spatial transformation where the economic
    landscapes of countries become increasingly uneven. The
    journey from low incomes to high incomes involves rising
    concentration of prosperity in a few places. Connecting
    people to prosperity - is the principle behind economic
    integration policies that can help countries reap the
    benefits of both uneven growth and inclusive development.

  4. Library Resource
    January, 2015

    This paper uses farm panel data from
    China to examine the dynamics of land transactions, machine
    investments, and the demand for machine services. Recently,
    China's agriculture has experienced a large expansion
    of machine rentals and machine services provided by
    specialized agents, which has contributed to mechanization
    of agricultural production. The empirical results show that
    an increase in nonagricultural wage rates leads to expansion

  5. Library Resource
    April, 2015

    This Fifth Edition of the Uganda
    Economic Update presents evidence that if the urbanization
    process is well managed, it has the potential to stimulate
    economic growth and to provide productive jobs for a greater
    proportion of Uganda s young and rapidly expanding
    population. In many countries across the world, the growth
    of cities has stimulated the establishment and expansion of
    productive businesses by reducing the distance between

  6. Library Resource
    July, 2015
    Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa

    While scholars agree on the importance
    of land rental markets for structural transformation in
    rural areas, evidence on the extent and nature of their
    operation, including potential obstacles to their improved
    functioning, remains limited. This study uses
    household-level data from six countries to start filling
    this gap and derive substantive as well as methodological
    lessons. The paper finds that rental markets transfer land

  7. Library Resource
    August, 2015

    Land markets play a limited role in
    subsistence economies with low skill-intensity of
    agricultural cultivation, equally distributed land
    endowments and little movement out of agriculture to join
    the non-farm economy. But, as the economy starts to
    diversify, the scope for efficiency-enhancing land transfers
    beyond immediate kin and for longer than just one season
    assumes significantly greater importance. Lease markets can

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