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  1. Library Resource
    Manuals & Guidelines
    May, 2018
    Asia

    The ASEAN Guidelines on Promoting Responsible Investment in Food, Agriculture and Forestry are part of a broad range of initiatives aimed at ensuring that investments in agriculture meet global standards and promote responsible and sustainable investment. The primary purpose of the Guidelines is to promote investment in food, agriculture and forestry in the ASEAN region that contributes to regional economic development, food and nutrition security, food safety and equitable benefits, as well as the sustainable use of natural resources.

  2. 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.

  3. Library Resource
    March, 2012
    Ethiopia

    While the economic returns to using
    chemical fertilizer in Africa can be large, application
    rates are low. This study explores whether this is due to
    missing and imperfect markets. Results based on a panel
    survey of Ethiopian farmers suggest that while fertilizer
    markets are not altogether missing in rural Ethiopia, high
    transport costs, unfavorable climate, price risk, and
    illiteracy present formidable hurdles to farmer

  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, 2012
    Global

    Interest in farmland is rising. And,
    given commodity price volatility, growing human and
    environmental pressures, and worries about food security,
    this interest will increase, especially in the developing
    world. One of the highest development priorities in the
    world must be to improve smallholder agricultural
    productivity, especially in Africa. Smallholder productivity
    is essential for reducing poverty and hunger, and more and

  6. Library Resource
    June, 2014
    Philippines

    The goal of this report is to take stock
    of the existing evidence on the impact of the Comprehensive
    Agrarian Reform Program (CARP) on poverty, to examine the
    current challenges that an extension of CARP would face, and
    to suggest directions toward achieving progress on land
    reform given the financial and policy constraints faced by
    the program. The report starts by examining the nature and
    relevance of the challenges that an extension of the land

  7. 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.

  8. Library Resource

    UK pension funds and asset managers found to be investing at least £37.3bn in companies involved in, or associated with, large-scale land acquisitions, according to a new report commissioned by Friends of the Earth.

    Reports & Research
    January, 2014
    Global

    Friends of the Earth’s report, ‘What’s your pension funding? How UK institutional investors finance the global land grab’, highlights the investments of UK institutional investors, such as British Airways Pension Fund, Legal & General and Standard Life, in companies accused of grabbing land, destroying the environment, and undermining sustainable livelihoods.

  9. Library Resource

    GRAIN and La Vía Campesina

    Reports & Research
    May, 2014
    Global
  10. Library Resource
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    January, 2014
    Northern America

    Food First Backgrounder, Spring 2014, Vol. 20, No. 1

    Introduction: Land, Race and the Agrarian Crisis

    The disastrous effects of widespread land grabbing and land concentration sweeping the globe do not affect all farmers equally. The degree of vulnerability to these threats is highest for smallholders, women and people of color—the ones who grow, harvest, process and prepare most of the world’s food.

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