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  1. Library Resource
    Case Study: Phata Cooperative cover image
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    June, 2019
    Malawi

    Recognizing the extensive literature available on outgrower cooperative farming, this case study seeks to add to this literature by providing in-depth learnings and guidance on good practices for structuring commercial, cooperative outgrower schemes in Malawi and potentially elsewhere.

  2. Library Resource
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    January, 2008
    Global

    This paper tries to show the advantages - both in productivity and consumer appeal - of domestic and global companies connecting with smallholder suppliers. It draws on programme experience and case studiesin the food and drinks sector where companies aimed to deliver value for their business in ways that would also benefit smallholder suppliers.

  3. Library Resource
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    November, 2011
    Global

    This short briefing provides information for investors and lenders on the importance to develop a due diligence ‘risk framework’ to identify, mitigate and prevent the adverse impacts of their investment decisions. It provides links to additional resources on the topic.

  4. Library Resource
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    March, 2012
    Global

    This document presents a set of guiding principles that promote to responsible contract farming operations. It is intended to serve as guidance for farmers and buyers engaged in contractual relationships, in order to promote good business practices and maintain an atmosphere of trust and respect that is essential if contract farming is to prove effective.

  5. Library Resource
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    July, 2008
    Czech Republic

    Sustainable land use in agriculture involves the management of economic, environmental, and social services. In order to make the widely accepted concept of sustainable multifunctional agriculture operative for the design of agricultural policies, it is necessary to estimate the social demand for non-production outputs. This paper addresses the issue of matching agricultural policy with public preferences and willingness to pay for the possible non-production benefits that agriculture may deliver.

  6. Library Resource
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    August, 2017
    Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, Venezuela, South America

    La Paz, Bolivia
    31 de agosto de 2017
    Llegamos al número 200 ¡Gracias mil!
    Oscar Bazoberry Chali Carmen Beatriz Ruiz
     
    Transcurría julio del 2008 y el IPDRS era solamente una idea, pero, aunque jurídicamente aún no existía, ya se habían definido algunas de sus líneas de acción, entre ellas, contribuir a la reflexión y el debate sobre el desarrollo rural en Sudamérica a través de un formato de artículos cortos y ágiles que bautizamos como Diálogos.

  7. Library Resource
    QTR brief - Sugar cover
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    February, 2019
    Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa
    New research by the Quantifying Tenure Risk (QTR) initiative finds that land disputes in the African sugar sector often cause long and costly delays, with 46% of disputes lasting over 10 years. Half of these are still unresolved today. In serious cases disputes close projects down, causing reputational damage to companies and investors involved, and up to $100.9 million in foregone revenue. 
     
  8. Library Resource
    QTR brief - Palm Oil cover
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    February, 2019
    Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa
    Depending on the size and location of their investment, oil palm producers and investors risk losing between $8.3 and $22.1 million due to operational delays caused by active land tenure disputes. These numbers have emerged from the Tenure Risk Tool (TRT), a due diligence tool designed by the Quantifying Tenure Risk (QTR) initiative to help businesses understand their exposure to tenure risk in sub-Saharan Africa. 
     
    This brief shares findings from TRT analysis using data collected from palm oil producers in Liberia, Uganda and Côte d’Ivoire. 
  9. Library Resource
    QTR brief - The Tenure Risk Tool
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    February, 2019
    Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa
    Tenure disputes – or disputes over claims to land and natural resources – are endemic in emerging market agricultural land investments.  

     

    In this brief, the Quantifying Tenure Risk (QTR) initiative give an overview of key findings from their new research into the costs associated with land tenure dispute in Africa, and present the Tenure Risk Tool, a discounted cashflow model created to help investors avoid harmful investments.

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