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  1. Library Resource
    March, 2012

    The 2007-2008 upsurge in agricultural
    commodity prices gave rise to widespread concern about
    investors causing a "global land rush". Large land
    deals can provide opportunities for better access to
    capital, transfer of technology, and advances in
    productivity and employment generation. But they carry risks
    of dispossession and loss of livelihoods, corruption,
    deterioration in local food security, environmental damage,

  2. Library Resource
    April, 2014
    El Salvador

    This study assesses the alignment of
    land use, land tenure, and land market outcomes in El
    Salvador with public policy aspirations in recent decades
    for efficient, inclusive, and environmentally sustainable
    development in both urban and rural spaces. In doing so the
    study indirectly gauges the effectiveness of land sector
    institutions in facilitating such developmental outcomes in
    agricultural production, urbanization, and forest

  3. Library Resource
    September, 2015

    This report on the assessment of land
    governance in Brazil summarizes and discusses the results of
    a series of standardized self-assessments of the land
    governance situation in Brazil, conducted entirely by
    Brazilian speakers. Therefore, these findings represent the
    perception of local experts based on their experience of
    news and data available. The main aim of this report are
    federal and state authorities directly involved in land

  4. Library Resource
    February, 2013

    The report, Land Tenure for Social and
    Economic Inclusion in Yemen: Issues and Opportunities was
    completed in December 2009. The report addresses the
    problems of land ownership in Yemen and the various social
    and economic problems associated with the system of land
    ownership. Property rights under Yemeni Law are expressed
    both in custom and statute, but both are informed by shari a
    (Islamic law), which provides the basic property categories

  5. Library Resource
    March, 2012

    Interest in farmland is rising. And,
    given commodity price volatility, growing human and
    environmental pressures, and worries about food security,
    this interest will increase, especially in the developing
    world. One of the highest development priorities in the
    world must be to improve smallholder agricultural
    productivity, especially in Africa. Smallholder productivity
    is essential for reducing poverty and hunger, and more and

  6. Library Resource
    February, 2013

    A Country Environmental Analysis (CEA)
    is a World Bank analytical tool used to integrate
    environmental issues into development assistance strategies,
    programs, and projects. To that end, the CEA synthesizes
    environmental issues, highlights the environmental and
    economic implications of development policies, and evaluates
    the country's environmental management capacity. It is
    composed of three analytical building blocks: the

  7. Library Resource
    July, 2014

    The World Bank's revised forest
    policy came into being in 2002 and covers all types of
    forests. It has the following key objectives: (i) harnessing
    the potential of forests to reduce poverty in a sustainable
    manner; (ii) integrating forests effectively into
    sustainable development; and (iii) protecting vital local
    and global environmental services and values. The policy
    enables the bank to fully engage in forestry throughout the

  8. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    July, 2016

    El presente estudio tiene como antecedentes los trabajos realizados por el Instituto Para el Desarrollo Rural de Sudamérica (IPDRS) en el año 2012 a solicitud del Centro de Investigación y Promoción del Campesinado (CIPCA), Christian Aid y Oxfam. A diferencia de aquel producto, esta investigación busca explorar el tema de las identidades en el contexto transfronterizo amazónico.

  9. Library Resource
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    December, 2011
    Argentina, Bolivia, Peru

    Tierra,Propiedad y Poder(*)
     El derecho a la propiedad de la tierra es un tema antiguo en las agendas sociales que, lejos de simplificarse, se ha ido haciendo cada vez más complejo por una intricada trama de correlaciones con intereses económicos en las estructuras de propiedad, los modelos de desarrollo vigentes, las tensiones entre diferentes concepciones culturales de apropiación, manejo y valores simbólicos de la tierra y la enorme, creciente presión de hábitos de consumo y demanda por la expansión de las fronteras agrícolas.

  10. Library Resource
    December, 1982
    China, Asia, Eastern Asia

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