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  1. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    April, 2021
    Africa, Global

    The Global Land Indicators Initiative (GLII) platform was established in 2012 through the joint effort of United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat), the World Bank and Millennium Challenge Corporation with the aim of making global-scale monitoring of land governance a reality by 2021.

  2. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2016
    Global

    Up to 2.5 billion people depend on indigenous and community lands, which make up over 50 percent of the land on the planet; they legally own just one-fifth. The remaining land remains unprotected and vulnerable to land grabs from more powerful entities like governments and corporations. There is growing evidence of the vital role played by full legal ownership of land by indigenous peoples and local communities in preserving cultural diversity and in combating poverty and hunger, political instability and climate change.

  3. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2018
    Global

    Community land, crucial to rural livelihood around the world, is increasingly targeted by commercial interests. Its loss can lead to environmental degradation, increased rural poverty and land disputes that last for years. Without formal legal recognition of their land rights, communities struggle to protect their land from being allocated to outside investors.

  4. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2016
    Global

    The Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the Context of National Food Security (FAO, 2012 – referred to in this guide as ‘the Guidelines’) were unanimously adopted by the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) in 2012, with subsequent broad international recognition and support. Their strength rests on the unique inclusive and participatory process through which they were developed.

  5. Library Resource
    Global Landscapes Forum Bonn 2019: Outcome Statement cover image
    Reports & Research
    Conference Papers & Reports
    June, 2019
    Global

    In the face of the climate crisis and threats to food security, a safe water supply and biodiversity, GLF Bonn 2019 sought to hear the voices of Indigenous Peoples, local communities, women and youth – all of those with the greatest stake in confronting such global challenges. The forum did not avoid identifying hurdles, most of which stem from conflicting rights and interests, that hinder cooperation to rapidly secure the rights to a healthy life for present and future generations.

  6. Library Resource

    A new era of the global land rush

    Reports & Research
    September, 2016
    Australia, Global, Honduras, India, Mozambique, Peru, Sri Lanka

    Since 2009, Oxfam and others have been raising the alarm about a great global land rush. Millions of hectares of land have been acquired by investors to meet rising demand for food and biofuels, or for speculation. This often happens at the expense of those who need the land most and are best placed to protect it: farmers, pastoralists, forest-dependent people, fisherfolk, and indigenous peoples.
     

  7. Library Resource
    November, 2015
    Global

    In July 2013, the World Bank Group
    launched its Strategy, outlining how it will partner more
    effectively with clients to help them achieve the ambitious
    goals of eradicating extreme poverty and boosting shared
    prosperity through economic growth, inclusion,
    sustainability and resilience. In April 2014, the World Bank
    Group Corporate Scorecard was launched for the first time
    and the World Bank Scorecard revised to monitor the

  8. Library Resource
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    May, 2014
    Global

    News, views and experiences of policy makers, practitioners, academics and communities on making rangelands more secure.

  9. 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.

  10. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    January, 2013
    Global

    A review of examples and experiences of making rangelands secure.

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