The policy debate about the merits and demerits of biofuels is growing and changing rapidly, with concerns being voiced over their effectiveness for mitigating climate change, role in recent food price hikes and social environmental impacts. This study contributes to these debates through examining the current and likely future impacts of the increasing spread of biofuels on access to land in producer countries, particularly for poorer rural people. It draws on a literature review of evidence drawn from diverse contexts across Africa, Asia and Latin America.
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Library ResourceJanuary, 2008Sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, Southern Asia
Library ResourceJanuary, 2007
This paper examines urban health in low- and middle-income countries, in relation to two sets of environmental issues:
persistent local environmental health burdens, and most notably the water, sanitation and housing deficiencies prevalent in the poor neighbourhoods of so many urban settlements
emerging global environmental burdens that will be experienced in urban areas, and most notably those associated with climate change
Library ResourceJanuary, 2008Tanzania, Sub-Saharan Africa
Recent years have seen pastoralist communities in Tanzania becoming increasingly impoverished and vulnerable, due to livestock diseases, drought, fluctuating market prices and unfavourable policies. This paper discusses strategies to address the last of these factors with reference to the Ereto-Ngorongoro Pastoralist Project, which was set up in response to growing concern about the unprecedented and rising levels of poverty among pastoralists in Ngorongoro Conservation Area (NCA).
Library ResourceJanuary, 2007Mali, Sub-Saharan Africa
This report provides insight into the local management of conflict over natural resources between herders and farmers in north-western Mali. The study finds that social, economic and environmental change within the region has led to growing pressure on natural resources and a marked deterioration in relations between farmers and herders. The paper warns that because this conflict is based on ethnicity, there is potential for serious escalation. The paper discusses the following:
Library ResourceReports & ResearchAugust, 2007South Africa, Africa
International comparative study of strategies for settlement support provision to land reform beneficiaries by Susan Tilley (RR26);
Library ResourceReports & ResearchSeptember, 2007Africa
This report draws lessons from experience of using legal processes to secure local resource rights within the context of foreign investment projects in Africa. Security of local resource rights is a major challenge in many parts of Africa. The analysis of relevant law reveals that resource rights associated with more powerful interests (foreign investment) tend to enjoy greater legal protection compared to those held by local resource users.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchMarch, 2007Africa
Includes the drivers of change; changes in ‘customary’ land management institutions – evidence from West Africa; changes in intra-family relations; changes in land transfer mechanisms – evidence from West Africa; case study of changes in ‘customary’ resource tenure systems in the inner Niger Delta, Mali. Concludes with implications for policy and practice.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2007
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksAugust, 2007Bolivia, Laos
Full Citation: International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), “Who Benefits from Land Titling? Lessons Learned From Bolivia and Laos,” (2007).
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