This paper summarizes the good practices by nine selected OECD countries that seek to promote responsible foreign investment in developing country agriculture, primarily by investors in their territory or jurisdiction. The study provides examples of the increasing trend of home countries in establishing binding legal norms and other mechanisms as safeguards that are relevant for agricultural investment.
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Library ResourceReports & ResearchApril, 2016Africa, Mozambique, Sierra Leone, Americas, Brazil, Canada, United States of America, Asia, China, Japan, Republic of Korea, Malaysia, India, Europe, Russia, Denmark, Ireland, Norway, Sweden, United Kingdom, Italy, France, Germany, Netherlands, Switzerland, Australia
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2013Honduras, Nigeria, United States of America, Spain, El Salvador, Guatemala, Peru, Germany, Indonesia, Norway, Bolivia, Costa Rica, Panama, Switzerland, Nicaragua, Belize, Italy, Ecuador, Netherlands, Mexico, Brazil, Americas
Programmes to reduce emissions from deforestation and ecosystem degradation, such as REDD+ and other forestry incentive programmes, including Payment for Environmental Services (PES), could represent an opportunity to strengthen processes of conservation, sustainable usage and poverty reduction in the Mesoamerican region, particularly in indigenous territories and communities.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2006Angola, Kenya, South Africa, Germany, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia, Norway, Africa
This case study looks at the land tenure in Namibia, where for a century of colonial rule indigenous Namibians were dispossessed from rights to both land and resources – by German and then white South African settlers establishing commercial farms and related businesses. Access to freehold tenure was reserved for white settlers and tenure security for indigenous Namibians largely disappeared. In non-white areas, rights were provided under indigenous tenure systems whose legal status was somewhat murky. Urban tenure was denied as blacks were not allowed ownership of residential land.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2002Tanzania, France, Honduras, Luxembourg, Israel, Ukraine, Denmark, Namibia, Indonesia, Botswana, Brazil, Bolivia, Netherlands, Italy, Norway
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Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2005Honduras, Luxembourg, Israel, Ukraine, Namibia, Tanzania, Botswana, Bolivia, Netherlands, Norway
Library ResourceManuals & GuidelinesJanuary, 1970Georgia, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, United Kingdom, Croatia, Italy, North Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain, Germany, Netherlands, Switzerland
FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations) and other development partners are working together with countries to prepare Voluntary Guidelines that will provide practical guidance to states, civil society, the private sector, donors and development specialists on the responsible governance of tenure. By setting out principles and internationally accepted standards for responsible practices, the Voluntary Guidelines will provide a framework and point of reference that stakeholders can use when developing their own policies and actions.
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