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  1. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    February, 2017
    Global

    The Portfolio Overview provides a global overview of DFID's programmes working on land issues and highlights lessons and trends emerging from major land programmes over recent years.

    This year's Portfolio Overview also provides an in-depth review of DFID’s land programmes and interventions in Nigeria and highlights opportunities for existing and new programmes to tackle land issues in their pursuit of inclusive economic growth.

  2. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    January, 2010
    Global

    As the world continues to experience a severe food crisis, with over one billion people going hungry, land grabbing – the purchase or lease of land by wealthy, food-insecure nations and private investors from mostly poor, developing nations in order to produce food crops for export – is gaining momentum. Some governments and international agencies believe that the in? ux of money and technology can turn land grabbing into a win–win situation for all involved. But is this really the case?

  3. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    August, 2013
    Global

    Soils around the world are degrading rapidly, reducing ecosystem diversity and some important functions, threatening food and other human securities, and increasing vulnerability to climate change. This is a vicious cycle created by and leading to further unsustainable land-use practices. Integrated (‘nexus’) soil, land, water and ecosystem management can help to turn it into a virtuous cycle.

  4. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    May, 2016
    Global

    This Analytical Paper explores legacy land issues as they affect agribusiness investments in low- and middle-income countries. It also develops a framework for understanding and addressing legacy land issues in agribusiness investments – exploring what these issues are, how they can be identified and what measures can be taken to address them. The paper draws on interviews with experts from different backgrounds, analysis of relevant international instruments and case studies of practical experience of tackling legacy land issues.

  5. Library Resource
    Agricultural mechanization: A key input for sub-Saharan Africa smallholders cover image
    Manuals & Guidelines
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    December, 2016
    Global

    This paper is specifically about agricultural mechanisation: the opportunities provided by mechanisation for intensifying production in a sustainable manner, in value addition and agri-food value chain development, as well as the inherent opportunities implied for improved local economies and livelihoods. The establishment of viable business enterprises agro-processors, transport services, and so forth as a result of increased agricultural mechanisation in rural areas, is crucial to creating employment and income opportunities and, thereby, enhancing the demand for farm produce.

  6. Library Resource
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    June, 2016
    Global

    Source: Médiaterre

    La FAO publie un court document intitulé : « Améliorer les régimes fonciers, améliorer la vie ».

  7. Library Resource
    Peer-reviewed publication
    December, 2018
    Global

    Pantanal is one of the largest wetlands in the world. In its southern portion, it hosts significant beef cattle ranching, having a herd of 4,832,200 head of cattle in 2016 (IBGE, 2018). Yet it presents intra-regional differences and complementarities. This article discusses such current territory definition, focusing on cattle ranching in Pantanal, considering its forms of occupation, agents, and its intra-regional flow of cattle.

  8. Library Resource
    Beyond climate-smart agriculture: toward safe operating spaces for global food systems cover image
    Peer-reviewed publication
    August, 2013
    Global

    Agriculture is considered to be “climate-smart” when it contributes to increasing food security, adaptation and mitigation in a sustainable way. This new concept now dominates current discussions in agricultural development because of its capacity to unite the agendas of the agriculture, development and climate change communities under one brand.

  9. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    February, 2000
    Global

    What evidence is there of gender inequalities in life outcomes between women and men? This report provides facts and figures that expose gender inequalities, providing evidence of the need to engender development. It offers an insight into the available gender statistics in the following areas: poverty, health, access to resources, education, globalisation, governance, conflicts and emergencies, and human rights. The Beijing Platform for Action (1995) highlighted the different needs of women and men, girls and boys.

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