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  1. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    August, 2010
    New Zealand

    This paper updates an analysis of returns from major productive land uses in New Zealand carried out in 2008. Trends in profitability over time are shown, and a preliminary investigation of the relationship between land-use change towards forestry (new land planting) and forestry profitability is described.

  2. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    December, 2010
    Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Germany, Denmark, Spain, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Croatia, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Latvia, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Africa

    This report examines the role of European Union (EU) member States, both collectively and individually, in the current reported wave of foreign land investment in Africa that has led to the current use of the term ‘land grabbing’.It discusses whether this role is consistent with the EU’s commitment to advance agriculture in Africa in order to help achieve the Millennium Development Goals and member states’ obligations under international human rights law.

  3. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    March, 2010

    Sustainable economic development is essential for hundreds of millions of poor households in rural areas. This book represents a merger of environmental science and rural development economics. It elucidates the linkage between rational choice theory and theories on land use change. It builds a quantitative framework to connect the environmental method of Material Flow Analysis to basic issues of rural development such as agricultural intensification and food security.

  4. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    December, 2010

    This dissertation has two objectives. The first objective is to link conceptually individual decisions and land-use/cover change (LUCC) patterns in rural regions. The second objective is to use these concepts to explore the influence of policy on LUCC as a response of farmers' decisions. To achieve these objectives, different approaches are used. Firstly, agent typologies are used to simplify and allocate the regional diversity of farmers' decisions. Secondly, an agent-based approach is used to link individual decisions and LUCC patterns in a regional model.

  5. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    December, 2010
    Netherlands

    De snelle veranderingen die zich in Nederland voordoen met betrekking tot het gebruik van ruimte en de conflicterende belangen van veel gebruikers van deze ruimte, zorgen voor een voortdurende behoefte aan actuele geografische bestanden. Eén van deze bestanden is het Landelijke Grondgebruiksbestand Nederland (LGN). Sinds 1986 wordt met een periodiciteit van 3-5 jaar het LGN-bestand geproduceerd. Het LGN6-bestand is een rasterbestand met een resolutie van 25*25 m. Het bestand geeft het Nederlandse landgebruik voor de jaren 2007/2008 weer.

  6. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    December, 2010

    Een aantal steden in Nederland pioniert met het verbinden van stad en platteland, met het idee dat het verbinden van stad en platteland kan bijdragen aan een gezonde en leefbare stad. Iedere stad heeft hier haar eigen redenen voor, variërend van het bevorderen van een aantrekkelijke woonomgeving, duurzaamheid, sociale cohesie of gezondheid. De landbouw speelt een belangrijke rol in het verbinden van stad en ommeland. Een term die daarom veel gehoord wordt in de discussie over de groene loper en de relatie stad - ommeland is stadslandbouw

  7. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    December, 2010

    This report answers the questions expressed in a motion Polderman. This motion asks about the consequences of abolishing the existing pig and poultry rights (animal production rights). In this study, we first address the creation of these production rights in the framework of the mineral policy (or manure policy) and the significance of these rights. Then insight is provided about the expected development of the extent of pig and poultry farming, bases on the situation whereby animal production rights and the milk quota end in 2015. The environmental impact is also calculated.

  8. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    December, 2010

    Bij het ministerie van LNV leeft de zorg dat als landbouwbedrijven zeer succesvol worden in hun multifunctionele takken, zij hun primaire productietak gaan afstoten. Afstoten van de primaire productietak zou een grote impact kunnen hebben op de landschappelijke kwaliteit. Als landbouwgrond verkocht wordt zou het landschap meer kunnen verrommelen. Als dit het geval is, dan kan de stimulering van de multifunctionele landbouw resulteren in ongewenste neveneffecten. Dit verkennende onderzoek is gericht op het in beeld brengen van deze problematiek.

  9. Library Resource
    Institutional & promotional materials
    December, 2010
    Senegal, Africa

    Access to land is highly dependent on social status (ethnicity, social class) and family status (position in the household) of individuals. Women's access to land varies according to eco-geographical zones and as well, is dependent on their particular position and rank in the family household. Despite a formal recognition of the right of women to land in the Senegalese national Strategy for Gender Equality and Equity (SNEEG), social or cultural claims are always made to justify their limited access to resources.

  10. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2010

    Rice-fish farming: A food security alternative Rice-fish farming is a biological or clean production system that consists of the simultaneous farming of rice and fish on the same land and at the same time; in other words, in the plots flooded for rice cultivation. Rice is the main product and has greater economic importance, whereas the fish is both a source of additional income and a protein supplement that improves the nutritional quality of farmers’ diets.

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