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  1. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    March, 2014

    In the Karnataka state of India, the First Agro farm has more than 40 varieties of vegetables on sale, all of them free of chemical residues. Both hotels and restaurants as well as more and more retailers are appreciating the range of certified products from this young enterprise.

  2. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    January, 2017
    Zimbabwe, Africa

    Covers background, property grabbing from widows, legal standards on the rights of widows, recommendations. Includes the rights of older people, the invisibility of widows in global policy and development, harmful practices and widows in Zimbabwe, illustrative cases of property grabbing from widows, registration of marriages, widowhood and child marriage, the impact of property grabbing on widows’ lives, remedies.

  3. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2013

    In September of 1996, without prior warning to Utah residents, the Clinton Administration announced the creation of the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument (GSENM) in southern Utah. Reactions by residents in neighboring gateway communities were both swift and intense. Lack of citizen input in the process drew ire among Utah citizens living near the monument and statewide. In this article we examine how the designation process has impacted residents’ trust in the federal agency managing the monument—the Bureau of Land Management.

  4. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    September, 2016

    On the 11th May 2012, the Committee on World Food Security of the United Nations adopted the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests (VGGT). Rural 21 asked Roman Herre of the human rights organisation FIAN about his views on the implementation of the Guidelines so far.

  5. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    November, 2014

    The scale of attacks against land rights defenders is particularly preoccupying and should attract our utmost reaction and urgent mobilisation.
    The toll they pay, together with their families and communities, is dramatic,
    be it killings, forced disappearances, harassment or criminalisation. Caught
    in the crossfire between poor land users fighting for the respect of their basic
    human rights and powerful economic actors fighting for juicy profits, they
    account as one of the most vulnerable categories of human rights defenders.

  6. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2018

    Our efforts to research the land grab in Cambodia were thwarted on multiple fronts. This article emerges from our collective experiences of fear and intimidation to reconsider land grabs as a project that produces fear and is reliant on fear. Recent literature on resource conflict focuses on acts of physical violence, but for people who live near spaces of land grabs, the everyday is marked by a different kind of violence, an incoherence and pervasive fear that threatens people's sense of self and the entire social fabric of their worlds.

  7. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    May, 2007

    Includes the context of forced evictions in Luanda; the right to adequate housing; forced evictions and demolition in Luanda; national and international responses; recommendations. Argues that a critical underlying factor was insecure land tenure, which made residents particularly vulnerable and was derived from inadequate land legislation and lack of public information about land rights and urban management policies, inadequate registration procedures, and a consequent false perception of security of tenure by residents.

  8. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2012
    South Africa, Southern Africa, Africa

    In the early 1980s residents of Hobeni, in South Africa’s Eastern Cape, were subjected to forced resettlement, under “betterment” policy ostensibly aimed at soil conservation. They were moved into a spatially contiguous but socially differentiated village. South Africa’s political transition ended this policy, and in the early 1990s, some people, mainly from part of the resettlement area (Kunene) characterized by dense kinship networks who had faced pressure to leave, and began to return voluntarily to their former sites, opting to live in dispersed, flexible settlements.

  9. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    August, 2012

    "In June 2012, deadly sectarian violence erupted in western Burma’s Arakan State between
    ethnic Arakan Buddhists and Rohingya Muslims (as well as non-Rohingya Muslims). The
    violence broke out after reports circulated that on May 28 an Arakan woman was raped and
    killed in the town of Ramri allegedly by three Muslim men. Details of the crime were
    circulated locally in an incendiary pamphlet, and on June 3, a large group of Arakan
    villagers in Toungop stopped a bus and brutally killed 10 Muslims on board. Human Rights

  10. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    November, 2016

    In Burma, where 70 percent of people earn a living through agriculture, securing land is often equivalent to securing a livelihood. But instead of creating conditions for sustainable development, recent Burmese governments have enacted abusive laws, enforced poorly conceived policies, and encouraged corrupt land administration officials that have promoted the displacement of small-scale farmers and rural villagers.

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