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Reports & Research
June 2015

The Philippines is basically an agricultural country with about 30 per cent of the total land area of the country cultivated by almost 5 million farmers. However farm area devoted to agriculture has been decreasing due to land conversion. The basic problem is that Filipino farmers do not have the ability to buy their own lands.

Anti-Squatting Law Repeal Act
Legislation & Policies
August 1997

SEC. 1. Title. — This Act shall be known as the "Anti-Squatting Law Repeal
Act of 1997."
SEC. 2. Repeal. — Presidential Decree No. 772, entitled "Penalizing
Squatting and Other Similar Acts" is hereby repealed.
SEC. 3. Effect on pending cases. — All pending cases under the provisions

review of selected land law
Reports & Research
October 2014

This discussion paper on the “VGGT and National Policies on the Governance of Tenure”3
been commissioned by the Asian NGO Coalition (ANGOC) as a member of the Philippine
Development Forum – Working Group on Sustainable Rural Development (PDF-SRD).4 This
paper examines national policies as embodied in the 1987 Philippine Constitution and the

Philippines_ land governance
Reports & Research
August 2013

Land is considered a vital resource for any nation. It serves as the platform for carrying out

social, cultural and economic activities. Access to land is an important means for promoting

growth and equity and achieving social justice in many countries. The process by which

decisions are made regarding access to and use of land, the manner in which those decisions are

ISSAAS journal
Journal Articles & Books
June 2012

One of the major interventions to effect rural development in the Philippines is the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program, which was instituted in 1988 and its implementation is extended until 2014. Using a panel data from a series of surveys (1990, 2000, and 2006), the economic impacts of the Program were evaluated.

statistics authority Philippines
Policy Papers & Briefs
December 2015

The 2012 Census of Agriculture (CA) reported 5.56 million farms/holdings1 covering 7.19 million hectares, which translated to an average area of 1.29 hectares per farm/holding. The number of farms/holdings increased from 1980 to 2012 by 62.6 percent as the average area of farms/holdings decreased from 2.84 hectares per farm/holding in 1980 to 1.29 hectare per farm/holding in 2012.

New research about gender, land and mining in Mongolia: deepening understanding of coping strategies
Conference Papers & Reports
March 2019

This paper shares findings from new research on gender and land in a pastoralist community in central- western Mongolia, with a complex structure of investment and operations in gold mining.

National Report on the Rangeland Health of Mongolia - Second Assessment
Reports & Research
December 2018

As one of the few remaining countries with a robust, nomadic pastoral culture supported by extensive natural rangelands, Mongolia is well positioned to offer sustainable, rangeland-based goods and services to its citizens and to global consumers who place a premium on sustainable products.

Ethiopia Urbanization Review
Reports & Research
April 2015

The urban population in Ethiopia is increasing rapidly. If managed proactively, urban population growth presents a huge opportunity to shift the structure and location of economic activity from rural agriculture to the larger and more diversified urban industrial and service sectors.

urban land and housing markets
Reports & Research
October 2019

Ethiopia’s rapidly growing urban centers are facing an unprecedented level of demand for urban land
and housing. How can Ethiopia supply urban land in an efficient and equitable fashion to accommodate
growing demand from industries and individuals for diverse uses? How can existing residents and

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