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  1. Library Resource
    A Study Report on Analysis of Key Land Laws in Sri Lanka

    A special reference to Women and Community Land Rights

    Reports & Research
    October, 2017
    Sri Lanka

    Land is an imperative and crucial factor in the social, cultural and economic identity of the people in Sri Lanka due to the importance it has been given throughout our history. Moreover, the rights and interests over land are unequivocally and legally secured without any discrimination on the basis of gender, caste, religious or ethnic lines for its peaceful enjoyment and for the economic development of the people and the country.

  2. Library Resource
    Restoration of Land Rights of People Affected by Land Appropriations and Tenure Insecurity

    A case study based on five selected locations in Sri Lanka where the land rights of people have been violated due to land grabbing or tenure insecurity

    Reports & Research
    April, 2017
    Sri Lanka

    This study is prepared using the data analysis of a field study conducted in January 2017 in the Districts of Monaragala, Ampara, Trincomalee, Mullaitivu and Jaffna in Sri Lanka focusing on the land rights violations that took place in the recent past due to the appropriation of land from the ordinary citizens by the security forces and individuals backed by powerful people and, the tenure security problems faced by the landless rural communities in Monaragala and Ampara districts and the sugar cane farmers living in the settlements of Pelwatta Sugar Company, which is now owned by the gover

  3. Library Resource
    “HOW THEY TRICKED US” LIVING WITH THE GIBE III DAM AND SUGARCANE PLANTATIONS IN SOUTHWEST ETHIOPIA
    Reports & Research
    November, 2017
    Ethiopia

    How They Tricked Us: Living with the Gibe III Dam and Sugarcane Plantations in Southwest Ethiopia, reveals the dire situation faced by the Indigenous in Ethiopia's Lower Omo Valley and calls for urgent action by the government.

    For years, the Oakland Institute has raised alarm about the threats that the Gibe III Dam and sugarcane plantations pose to the local population in the region. Now, several years on, new field research reveals the true impact on the Indigenous communities, who have called the area home for centuries.

  4. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    March, 2017
    Norway

    The authors review the role of land policies in the evolving farm structure of transition countries in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). They show how different policies for land property rights, degrees of control of land rental and sale markets, and procedures for restructuring former collective or state farms resulted in significantly different farm structures in CEE countries compared with those in the CIS.

  5. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    March, 2017
    Central African Republic, Norway

    Issues swirling around land across Africa have never been so central to key social and political-economic dynamics as they are at the present time. The first part of the paper briefly reviews the construction of customary tenure and the historical phases of administrative interventions into land tenure, and considers their heritage in contemporary situations.

  6. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    May, 2017
    United States of America

    This article examines the seminal 1992 United States Supreme Court decision, Lucas v. South Carolina Coastal Council, 1 specifically focusing on the Lucas nuisance exception. I surveyed approximately 1,600 reported regulatory takings cases decided since the Lucas decision involving Lucas takings challenges. I identified the statutory nuisance cases in which state and local governments unsuccessfully asserted the Lucas nuisance exception as a defense to the courts' findings of a Lucas taking.

  7. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    October, 2017
    Indonesia

    The need for bananas in Bali far exceeds the production. To obtain optimal production according to their genetic potential, the development of banana cultivation should be preceded by a land suitability evaluation study.

  8. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    March, 2017
    Norway

    "One of the lingering effects of the food price crisis of 2007–08 on the world food system is the proliferating acquisition of farmland in developing countries by other countries seeking to ensure their food supplies. Increased pressures on natural resources, water scarcity, export restrictions imposed by major producers when food prices were high, and growing distrust in the functioning of regional and global markets have pushed countries short in land and water to find alternative means of producing food.

  9. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    March, 2017
    Brazil

    This paper synthesizes and extends the results of urban land market studies carriedout in three Brazilian cities ? Brasília, Curitiba and Recife. The purpose of thestudies is to empirically assess the performance of urban land markets in differentcities and to gauge the feasibility of applying the Land Market Assessmentmethodology in Brazil.

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