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  1. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    February, 2021

    The new scramble for land in Africa has revived debates on customary land tenure–a phenomenon that has become almost synonymous with the role of traditional chiefs in land politics. At the same time, investors

  2. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2018
    Global

    Community land, crucial to rural livelihood around the world, is increasingly targeted by commercial interests. Its loss can lead to environmental degradation, increased rural poverty and land disputes that last for years. Without formal legal recognition of their land rights, communities struggle to protect their land from being allocated to outside investors.

  3. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2016
    Africa

    This 2016 Africa Human Development Report on gender equality follows the 2012 Africa Human Development Report, which looked at the importance of assuring food security for all Africans. Both reports share a common objective of addressing what might be considered two unfinished agenda items on Africa’s development trajectory.

  4. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2016
    Global

    The Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the Context of National Food Security (FAO, 2012 – referred to in this guide as ‘the Guidelines’) were unanimously adopted by the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) in 2012, with subsequent broad international recognition and support. Their strength rests on the unique inclusive and participatory process through which they were developed.

  5. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2016
    Africa

    While academics have largely shifted their focus from ‘women in development’ to addressing women and men as
    part of broader ‘gendered’ social relations, this shift is yet to be fully translated into development practice. This
    requires development practitioners to be sensitive to local contexts and to the various inequalities they contain
    with regards to land rights and land use (based on class, gender, age, migration status etc.).

  6. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2019
    Global

    The economic and social organization of rural societies has a high level of gender differentiation in terms of rights, activities
    and responsibilities. This interacts with other aspects of social stratification based on factors such as ethnicity, statutory groups, religion and level of wealth. Consequently, women do not represent a homogeneous category, but a group whose interests are sometimes conflicting and which are equally subject to power relations. Some observations:

  7. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2018
    Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam

    The Mekong region – Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam – is in the midst of profound social and environmental change. Despite rapid urbanization, the region remains predominantly rural. More than 60 per cent of its population live in rural areas, and the vast majority of these people are engaged in agriculture. Due to rapid growth of its agricultural sector, the Mekong region has become a global centre of production and trade for commodities such as rubber, rice, cassava, wood, sugar cane, and palm oil.

  8. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2016
    Global

    Up to 2.5 billion people depend on indigenous and community lands, which make up over 50 percent of the land on the planet; they legally own just one-fifth. The remaining land remains unprotected and vulnerable to land grabs from more powerful entities like governments and corporations. There is growing evidence of the vital role played by full legal ownership of land by indigenous peoples and local communities in preserving cultural diversity and in combating poverty and hunger, political instability and climate change.

  9. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2019
    Global

    This UNCCD-SPI technical report provides well-established scientific evidence for understanding the strong linkages between land use and drought and how management of both is connected through water use. It introduces a new concept of Drought-smart land management (D-SLM) and organizes relevant approaches and practices in fourteen groups across four major classes of land use.

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