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  1. Library Resource
    Tenure and Investment in Africa cover image
    Reports & Research
    February, 2017
    Africa, Kenya, Cameroon, Burkina Faso, Liberia, Mali, Senegal

    This synthesis of our findings from an investigation of tenure risk in East, West, and Southern Africa, shows that a majority of tenure disputes are caused by the displacement of local peoples, indicating that companies and investors are not doing enough to understand competing claims to the land they acquire or lease. This failure in diligence is particularly noteworthy given that a majority of the disputes analyzed had materially significant impacts: indeed, a higher proportion of projects in Africa are financially impacted by tenure dispute than any other region in the world. 

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    Voluntary Guide on the Responsible Governance of land fisheries and forests in the context of national food security
    Reports & Research
    December, 2012
    Africa, Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocco, Sudan, Tunisia, Burundi, Comoros, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Rwanda, Seychelles, Somalia, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Angola, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Sao Tome and Principe, Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa, Eswatini, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo, Americas, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Haiti, Jamaica, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay, Venezuela, Northern America, Canada, United States of America, Asia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, China, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Japan, Mongolia, Republic of Korea, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Iran, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Cyprus, Georgia, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syrian Arab Republic, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Yemen, Europe, Belarus, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Moldova, Poland, Russia, Slovakia, Ukraine, Denmark, Estonia, Faroe Islands, Finland, Iceland, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Sweden, United Kingdom, Albania, Andorra, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Greece, Holy See, Italy, North Macedonia, Malta, Montenegro, Portugal, San Marino, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain, Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, Netherlands, Switzerland, Oceania, Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, Palau, Cook Islands, Niue, Samoa, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, Global

    The VGGT represent the first inter-governmental consensus on the principles and accepted standards for the responsible governance of tenure for governments, international organisations, communities, and the private sector. Their aim is to promote secure tenure rights and equitable access to land, fisheries and forests as a means of eradicating hunger and poverty, supporting sustainable development and enhancing the environment.The Guidelines serve as a reference and set out principles and internationally accepted standards for practices for the responsible governance of tenure.

  3. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    December, 2006
    Burkina Faso, Benin, Nigeria, Mozambique, Zambia, Mauritania, Mali, Namibia, Djibouti, Malawi, Comoros, Cape Verde, Rwanda, Libya, Lesotho, Italy, Botswana, Gambia, Senegal, Kenya

    The effect of prime-age adult death and its consequences on access to land for the survivors has not been fully explored nor incorporated into policy regardless the fact that high adult mortality is now the lived reality in countries affected by HIV/AIDS, particularly in Africa. This paper explores the gendered relationships between adult death due to HIV/AIDS and changes in land rights for the survivors particularly widows. In many African societies, women have traditionally accessed land through marriage.

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    Reports & Research
    December, 2008
    Rwanda, Burkina Faso, Kenya, South Africa, Uganda, Mali, Burundi, Madagascar, Ghana, Congo, Senegal, Malawi, Niger, Togo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Africa

    En septembre 2008, le projet FAO-Dimitra a organis son troisime atelier avec tous ses partenaires Bruxelles sur le thme : Stratgies dinformation et de communication pour lutter contre les ingalits de genre en matire daccs la terre et leurs consquences sur les populations rurales en Afrique . Ce document prsente une synthse des travaux de la runion et les diffrents articles qui ont t produits par les participants, les partenaires du rseau et les collgues de la FAO, loccasion de cette rencontre.

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    Reports & Research
    December, 2010
    Laos, Bangladesh, Zambia, Vietnam, Chile, Guatemala, Senegal, Malawi, Africa

    Aumentar el acceso de las mujeres a la tierra es crucial para combatir el hambre y la pobreza. Sin embargo, las disparidades de género en el acceso a la tierra siguen siendo notables en muchos países, con independencia de su nivel de desarrollo. La nueva base de datos de la FAO ayudará a comprender los factores que impiden que las mujeres tengan acceso a la tierra, con lo que permitirá asimismo diseñar políticas mejores para afrontar esta situación de manera eficaz.

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    Reports & Research
    December, 2008
    Burkina Faso, Benin, Nigeria, Mozambique, Gambia, Mali, Zimbabwe, Finland, Eswatini, Ghana, Malawi, Niger, Rwanda, Lesotho, Togo, Botswana, Senegal, Gabon, Kenya, Africa

    Documento de trabajo sobre tenencia de la tierra 6. Este documento ofrece una evaluación del estado de la gobernanza de la tenencia de la tierra y recursos naturales en África occidental, comparando las políticas, legislaciones y prácticas nacionales con los principales criterios y normas de una buena gobernanza. El estudio identifica los desafíos a los que los Estados deben hacer frente aunque reconoce también las buenas prácticas e iniciativas emprendidas en materia de gobernanza de la tenencia de la tierra y recursos naturales.

  7. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    December, 2007
    Dominica, Burkina Faso, Honduras, El Salvador, Chile, Guatemala, Peru, Cuba, Venezuela, Malawi, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Uganda, Madagascar, Lesotho, India, Senegal, Brazil, Africa

    A humanidade tem sido testemunha e participante nas múltiplas mudanças pelas quais a agricultura passou no decorrer dos séculos. Desde os primórdios desta antiga prática, o cultivo tem sido a espinha dorsal do desenvolvimento econômico de muitas sociedades e a principal fonte de preservação e evolução da vida. Nas civilizações pré-históricas e agrárias mais antigas, a agricultura não somente era uma fonte de alimento e de matérias-primas, mas também representava uma fonte de expressão da ordem inata da natureza.

  8. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    September, 2015
    France, Benin, Belgium, Burundi, Sweden, Guinea-Bissau, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Congo, Senegal, Ethiopia, Guinea, Malawi, Niger, Cameroon, Nepal, Finland, Italy, South Sudan, Chad, Africa

    In this edition you will find a series of articles on a wide range of themes whose common denominator is a wish to improve the livelihoods of rural communities, especially in Africa. It is interesting to note that two aspects emerge strongly from the variety of themes: nutrition and the role of young people – two aspects of development that are also central to activities at FAO.

  9. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    December, 2008
    Algeria, Burkina Faso, United States of America, Kenya, Zambia, Burundi, Namibia, Ghana, Congo, Malawi, Niger, Rwanda, Morocco, Belgium, Uganda, Madagascar, Italy, Tunisia, Senegal, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Africa

    In September 2008, the FAO-Dimitra project organised its third workshop with all its partners in Brussels, on the theme:“Information and communication strategies to fight gender inequality as regards land access and its consequences for rural populations in Africa”. This document presents a synthesis of the workshop’s activities as well as the different articles which were prepared for the workshop by the participants – the partners of the network and FAO colleagues.

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    Reports & Research
    December, 2008
    Egypt, Bangladesh, Mauritania, Mali, China, Namibia, Peru, Russia, Niger, Kenya, Philippines, Vietnam, Japan, India, Senegal, Sudan, Brazil, Ghana

    Document de travail sur les régimes fonciers 2. Ce document propose une analyse des impacts du changement climatique sur les régimes et les politiques fonciers. Il évalue les effets des changements climatique anthropogéniques en cours sur les régimes fonciers – s’agissant notamment de ceux qui sont liés aux émissions de gaz à effet de serre – et il précise le rôle que les politiques foncières pourraient jouer en matière d’adaptation et de planification au changement climatique dans le monde en développement.

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