Agriculture, countryside and peasantry have been priority concerns of the Chinese govern- ment, with land and agriculture being the most crucial. With a growing population, less arable land and often relatively low-quality land, Chinese peasant agriculture has been undergoing a form of modernization.While peasants enjoy land-contract rights as a result of the Household Responsibility System (HRS), the state has been promoting transfer of land-use rights in order to promote modern agriculture.
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Library ResourcePeer-reviewed publicationJuly, 2015China
Library ResourcePeer-reviewed publicationFebruary, 2019China
In summary, China presents a particularly intriguing case for the study of land system dynamics with its spatial patterns of cropland and crops, crop structure and diversity, land transfer and consolidation, and land use intensity changes against the backdrop of its rapid socio-economic transformation, globalization, and environmental challenges. Moreover, after 40 years since the commencement of China’s Economic Reform and the de-collectivization of agriculture, it is a good time to review and reflect how China’s agricultural land systems have been transformed.
Library ResourceManuals & GuidelinesMay, 2019Africa, Asia, Global
Library ResourcePeer-reviewed publicationMarch, 2013Southern Asia, India
The article reviews changing land use relations in India and calls for a comprehensive land use policy.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchNovember, 2018Latin America and the Caribbean
El Panorama de la Pobreza Rural en América Latina y el Caribe 2018 de la Organización de las Naciones Unidas para la Alimentación y la Agricultura (FAO) informa sobre los importantes desafíos que mantiene la región con el desarrollo de sus territorios rurales para lograr las metas de los Objetivos de Desarrollo Sostenible al 2030, particularmente el ODS 1 de poner fin a la pobreza en todas sus formas en todo el mundo.
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsAugust, 2016Ethiopia, Uganda, Ghana
Equitable access to land is vital for inclusive economic growth, sustainable development and food security. Although much is known about the topics of land governance and food security, it is not always clear how the two relate to each other, especially in specific country contexts. This reflection paper, based on literature, LANDac country factsheets and three learning trajectories initiated by LANDac in Uganda, Ghana and Ethiopia, brings together findings and outcomes to provide policy recommendations for improved land governance and food security in Africa.
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsOctober, 1992Uganda
In the developed countries less than 20 per cent of the population is engaged in agriculture. The rest is employed in the industrial sector. In the underdeveloped countries less than 10 per cent of the population is employed in the industrial sector and the rest is engaged in agriculture. At once this dictates that, for some time to come, the route to development in the latter countries will depend on agriculture, which also mainly depends on land policy and tenure. The land question is a contradiction in land rights and consequential social, economic and political abuses replicated on it.
Library ResourceLegislation & PoliciesJune, 2009Global
This article examines the evolution of policy recommendations concerning rural land issues since the formulation of the World Bank’s “Land Reform Policy Paper” in 1975. That paper set out three guiding principles: the desirability of owner-operated family farms; the need for markets to permit land to be transferred to more productive users; and the importance of an egalitarian asset distribution.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2012Mozambique
Este estudo fornece uma visão geral do contexto de REDD+ em Moçambique através de uma síntese do conhecimento actual das principais causas da mudança de carbono florestal, uma revisão do quadro legal e institucional, e uma descrição do processo político actual de REDD+. O objectivo é reunir dados e informações pertinentes, e oferecer uma análise preliminar dos aspectos fundamentais a ter em conta para políticas de REDD+ eficazes, eficientes e equitativas.
Library ResourceLegislation & PoliciesJune, 2017Zambia
Zambia remains committed to the socio-economic development planning of the country as reflected by the return to development planning in 2005. The Seventh National Development Plan (7NDP) for the period 2017- 2021 is the successor to the Revised Sixth National Development Plan, 2013-2016 (R-SNDP) following its expiry in December 2016. The Plan, like the three national development plans (NDPs) that preceded it, is aimed at attaining the long-term objectives as outlined in the Vision 2030 of becoming a “prosperous middle-income country by 2030”.
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