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  1. Library Resource
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    July, 2013
    Global

    Food security exists when all people, at all times, have physical and economic access to sufficient, safe, and nutritious food that meets their dietary needs and food preferences for an active and healthy life. The term “food security” is used to describe food availability, access, and use at many levels, including the global, national, local, household, and intra household levels.

  2. Library Resource
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    April, 2012
    Global

    The limited research on the benefits of women gaining secure rights to land and property suggest positive results: an increase in women’s participation in household decision-making; an increase in net household income; a reduction in domestic violence; an increased ability to prevent being infected by HIV/AIDS; and increased expenditures on food and education for children. Understanding the complexity surrounding women’s land rights is critical to ensuring that those rights are protected and improved.

  3. Library Resource
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    December, 2014
    Eastern Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa, Africa, Ethiopia

    Using the 2009 round of the Ethiopian Rural Household Survey, this paper examines the medium-term impact of the land registration on investment behavior by households, particularly the adoption of soil conservation techniques and tree planting. It investigates whether men’s and women’s knowledge of their property rights under the land registration (as measured by answers to a list of questions regarding the provisions of the registration, covering such areas as tenure security, land transfer rights, and rights related to gender equity and inheritance) has an impact on these investments.

  4. Library Resource
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    December, 2009
    Global

    This paper starts from the assumption that the process of reform is as important as the content of the reform. Many excellent land policies, laws and technical reforms have been developed, yet, in many cases, implementation has slipped, stalled or has even been reversed. The paper argues that an understanding of land issues and the reform process from a governance and political economy perspective offers insights that can not only improve the design of reforms, but can also offer tools to support implementation.

  5. Library Resource
    Legislation & Policies
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    January, 1995
    Asia

    This Policy Paper identifies the role of agriculture and natural resources research (Chapter II); review the Bank's research experience (Chapter III); identifies the developmental issues and research challenges faced by the Bank (Chapter IV); indicates where research can contribute meaningfully (Chapter V); and concludes with recommendations on the priorities and approaches the Bank should adopt in supporting agriculture and natural resources research (Chapter VI).

  6. Library Resource

    Brief March 2011

    Policy Papers & Briefs
    January, 2011
    Global

    This brief produced for the Dialogue Initiative on Large-Scale Land Acquisitions and their Alternatives provides an overview of the Principles for Responsible Agricultural Investment (RAI), developed by the World Bank, FAO, UNCTAD and IFAD in response to calls for guidelines to regulate the phenomenon of large-scale investment in land, or land grabbing.

  7. Library Resource

    Brief March 2011

    Policy Papers & Briefs
    January, 2011
    Global

    This brief produced for the Dialogue Initiative on Large-Scale Land Acquisitions and their Alternatives provides an overview of the  Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land and Other Natural Resources.

  8. Library Resource

    Focus on Africa: Uganda Lesson Brief, Women and Customary Land Rights

    Policy Papers & Briefs
    January, 2011
    Africa

    This lesson brief explores the struggles women face in benefiting from their customary rights. It is part of the Uganda module on the Focus on Africa: Land Tenure and Property Rights online educational tool.

  9. Library Resource

    Focus on Africa: Uganda Lesson Brief, The Compulsory Acquisition of Privately-Held Land by Government

    Policy Papers & Briefs
    January, 2011
    Africa

    This lesson brief focuses on four issues - compulsory acquisition uses; procedures for exercising this authority; compensation; and redress - which are central to balancing private land rights and compulsory land acquisition for public purposes.It is part of the Uganda module on the 

  10. Library Resource

    Focus on Africa: Uganda Lesson Brief, Land for Private Investors and Economic Development

    Policy Papers & Briefs
    January, 2011
    Africa

    This lesson brief examines the law and practice of allocating land in the protected estate for private investment. It is part of the Uganda module on the Focus on Africa: Land Tenure and Property Rights online educational tool. Private investors need land to conduct their business.

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