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  1. Library Resource
    December, 2014

    The Millennium Ecosystem Assessment
    (MEA), The Economics of Ecosystems & Biodiversity study
    (TEEB) and the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity
    and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) provide a comprehensive and
    useful framework to understand human dependence on ecosystem
    services and how best to protect these services in
    perpetuity. In these three authoritative studies, payment
    for ecosystem services (PES) is listed as one of the

  2. Library Resource
    May, 2012

    This sourcebook is intended to be a
    ready reference for practitioners (including World Bank
    stakeholders, clients in borrowing countries, and World Bank
    project leaders) seeking state-of-the-art information about
    good land management approaches, innovations for
    investments, and close monitoring for potential scaling up.
    This sourcebook is divided into three parts: the first part
    identifies the need and scope for sustainable land

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    January, 2014
    Global

    "For millions of people living in the world’s poorest countries, access to land is a matter not of wealth, but of survival, identity and belonging. Most of the 1.4 billion people earning less than US$1.25 a day live in rural areas and depend largely on agriculture for their livelihoods, while an estimated 2.5 billion people are involved in full- or part-time smallholder agriculture.

  6. Library Resource

    We No Longer Share the Land - Oxfam Briefing Paper

    Policy Papers & Briefs
    January, 2014
    Central African Republic

    Most analyses of violence in Darfur ignore the local dimension of the crisis, focusing instead on the region’s economic and political marginalization and climatic variability. However, agricultural change and other changes relating to the land-rights and land-use systems have led to competition and exclusion, and have played a major role in the collective violence that has raged throughout the region. Understanding these questions is essential for the successful resolution of political and policy debates in Darfur.

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  7. Library Resource

    Report on Expert Mission by a Member of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues

    Reports & Research
    January, 2012
    Kenya

    The LAPSSET Corridor project, a major infrastructure development project that will run from Kenya to South Sudan and Ethiopia, will impact, positively or negatively, on the lives of more than 100 million people in the three countries. Indigenous peoples will potentially suffer the most negative impacts as a result of their having been historically marginalized economically, socially and politically. The recent discovery of oil in Turkana will add to the suffering of the Turkana peoples.

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