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  1. Library Resource
    January, 2004
    Indonesia, Ghana, Sub-Saharan Africa, Eastern Asia, Oceania, Southern Asia

    This article, a summary of the book sharing the same title, examines issues around the allocation of land and education within families.

  2. Library Resource
    January, 1999
    Indonesia, Eastern Asia, Oceania

    Presents some preliminary results on the impact of the economic crisis on farmers’ livelihood and forest use, based on fieldwork in four provinces in Indonesia (Riau, West and East Kalimantan, Central Sulawesi). Stresses the great variation throughout the country, and the volatility of the situation. Price data reveal that some groups of export crops-oriented farmers enjoyed a short-term gain during the first 2-3 quarters of 1998. Soaring food prices and a stronger rupiah since October 1998 have, however, gradually made real prices move towards their pre-crisis levels.

  3. Library Resource
    January, 2007
    Philippines, Eastern Asia, Oceania

    Possession of vast lands is a major representation of wealth in the Philippines - a privilege enjoyed largely by the ruling class since the colonial era. This ownership of huge tracts of land has resulted in numerous political, social, and economic inequalities. This edition of Development Research News addresses these disparities. The authors argue that the cause of failed land reform policies lies in the authorities having ignored the evasion tactics of landowners. These tactics have enabled them to avoid the redistribution of their lands to small farmers.

  4. Library Resource
    January, 2012
    Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, China, Myanmar, India, Pakistan, Southern Asia

    Current land management approaches focus on achieving ecological resilience for natural resources and biological diversity, and socioeconomic resilience for the people who depend on the land for their livelihoods and wellbeing. In the Hindu Kush Himalayan region, landscapes extend across national boundaries and their effective management requires cooperation among the countries sharing the transboundary area, particularly in light of the impacts being experienced from a wide range of drivers of change, including climate change.

  5. Library Resource
    January, 2002
    Myanmar, Eastern Asia, Oceania

    Short critique of Burmese land and agricultural policy, as implemented in recent years by the military government (State Law and Order Restoration Council - SLORC)

  6. Library Resource
    January, 2001
    Thailand, Eastern Asia, Oceania

    This article discusses the extent to which the location of roads s and protected areas affects deforestation in North Thailand. The article stresses that establishing protected areas (national parks together with wildlife sanctuaries) in North Thailand did not reduce the likelihood of forest clearing, but wildlife sanctuaries may have reduced the probability of deforestation.

  7. Library Resource
    January, 2010
    Vietnam, Oceania, Eastern Asia, Southern Asia

    This policy brief discusses the issue of food security in relation to trade and the anticipated impacts of climate change within Southeast Asia. It begins by contextualizing the debate before examining the manner in which trade, climate change and food security are interlinked within the Mekong region. The brief goes onto examine Cambodia as a case study in order to establish lessons for other countries in the region.

  8. Library Resource
    January, 2010
    Philippines

    Land degradation in the Philippines is a serious environmental problem with long-term implications for the sustainability of agricultural production. Protection of the resource base has thus become a policy priority, whether in terms of improving crop management in the lowlands or more urgently, arresting soil erosion in the uplands. This review aims to compile and evaluate estimates of the costs of land degradation; then analyze the costs, benefits, and equity implications of priority measures to protect soil resources; and lastly, draw implications for policy.

  9. Library Resource
    January, 2011
    Qatar, Egypt, Nigeria, United States of America, Ukraine, Kyrgyzstan, Indonesia, Brazil, United Kingdom, Ghana, Russia, Moldova, Ethiopia, Belarus, Mozambique, Laos, Turkmenistan, Philippines, Libya, Tajikistan, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Kuwait, Argentina, Kazakhstan, Sudan, Bahrain, Armenia, Saudi Arabia, Cambodia, Oceania, Western Asia, Europe, Eastern Asia, Southern Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, Northern America, Northern Africa

    Recent increases in the level of agricultural commodity prices and the resulting demand for land has been accompanied by a rising interest in acquiring agricultural land by investors. This paper studies the determinants of foreign land acquisition for large-scale agriculture.

  10. Library Resource
    January, 2012
    Indonesia, Southern Asia

    This profitability assessment is an early effort to generate baseline information for the Agroforestry and Forestry in Sulawesi: Linking Knowledge with Action project the ‘AgFor project’ , for implementation in two provinces, South Sulawesi and Southeast Sulawesi. The study collected information on existing farming systems and estimated profitability for each land use. The profitability indicators used in the study are: net present value NPV , equivalent annuity and return to labour.

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