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Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2015Ethiopia, Nigeria, Western Africa, Eastern Africa
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2018
Land grabbing has transformed rural environments across the global South, generating resistance or political reactions “from below”. In authoritarian countries like Laos, where resource investments are coercively developed and insulated from political dissent, resistance appears absent at first glance. Yet, it is occurring under the radar, largely outside transnational activist networks. In this article, we examine how resistance can protect access to rural lands in contexts where it is heavily repressed.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2016Sudan
This study examines the socioeconomic features that underpin the expansion of groundwater-dependent irrigation in Northern State, Sudan. Groundwater development in the region serves as an economic lifeline given the poor Nile-based irrigation infrastructure and future changes in Nile hydrology. Groundwater-dependent irrigation is found to be expanding in previously uncultivated regions increasingly distant from the Nile.
Library ResourceMultimediaDecember, 2016Poland, Latvia
The changes in the ownership structure were to be implemented by the Agricultural Property Agency of the State Treasury, which, under the Act of Law of 11 April 2003 on the structuring of agrarian system (i.e. The Journal of Laws of 2012, item 803, as amended), on 16 July 2003 became the Agricultural Property Agency with eleven local branch offices.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2015Southern Asia
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2016
News6 May 2019South AmericaBrazil
Far-right Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro’s personal crusade to extinguish indigenous rights and devastate indigenous territories just hit a wall. Two, actually.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchApril, 2019Sub-Saharan Africa, Zambia, Sierra Leone
This report presents findings on corruption in large scale land-based investments (LSLBIs) in Sub-Saharan Africa, and although it draws on case studies from Sierra Leone and Zambia, its recommendations aim to be applicable across Sub-Saharan Africa.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchNovember, 2014Africa
These Principles were officially launched on 12 November during the Inaugural Land Policy Conference in Africa in Addis Ababa. They aim to facilitate national land policy development and implementation process and to improve the governance of large-scale land based investments. They are articulated as fundamental principles based on human rights of communities, responsible governance of land, social acceptance by affected communities, gender equality and women’s access to land ownership, cost-benefits study and mutual accountability.
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsMarch, 2018Global
This note is for private sector project implementers and financers (development finance institutions, international development agencies, commercial lenders and equity investors) seeking to invest responsibly in new greenfield sites in low and middle- income countries. It aims to provide practical guidance on identifying and addressing community land conflicts to prevent them escalating into disputes between the project and local communities.