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The role of agricultural production and food policy in achieving broad development goals. Covering food security, land issues, food prices, gender, extension, the right to food and the role of technology and innovation.

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In search of the solution to farmer–pastoralist conflicts in Tanzania
G.E. Massay / South African Institute of International Affairs 2017
Land-use conflict is not a new phenomenon for pastoralists and farmers in Tanzania with murders, the killing of livestock and the loss of property as a consequence of this conflict featuring in the news for many years now. Var...
How pro-poor are land rental markets in Ethiopia?
S.T. Holden; S. Bezu; Mesfin Tilahun / Norwegian University of Life Sciences 2016
Land rental markets can potentially improve the access to land for land-poor households that possess complementary resources that can enable them to utilize land efficiently. Land rental markets can also enable landowners who are poor...
Links between tenure security and food security in poor agrarian economies: causal linkages and policy implications
S. T. Holden; H. Ghebru / Norwegian University of Life Sciences 2016
Population growth leads to growing land scarcity and landlessness in poor agrarian economies. Many of these also face severe climate risks that may increase in the future. Tenure security is important for food security in such countri...
Land, farming and Integrated Water Resource Management (IWRM): a case study of the Middle Manyame Sub-Catchment
Takunda Hove; B. Derman; Emmanuel Manzungu / Water Alternatives 2016
Zimbabwe's water reforms that were undertaken in the 1990s were meant to redress the colonially inherited inequalities to agricultural water, increase water security against frequent droughts, improve water management, and realise sus...
Current challenges of implementing land - use and land - cover change in climate assessments
Earth System Dynamics 2016
Land-use and land-cover change (LULCC) represents one of the key drivers of global environmental change. However, the processes and drivers of anthropogenic land-use activity are still overly simplistically implemented in Dynamic Glob...
The impact of climate change, desertification and land degradation on the development prospects of landlocked developing countries
UN Office of the High Representative of the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States 2016
Landlocked developing countries (LLDCs) are disadvantaged in a myriad of ways and they have special needs which require special attention. Challenges such as undiversified economies, vulnerability to climate change and climate variabi...
Land, biodiversity and extractive industries in southern Africa: How effective are legal and institutional frameworks in protecting people and the environment?
Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa 2016
In the natural resources sector, laws are often formulated to regulate the relationship between men and the environment. Ideally, the law can play a vital role in regulating and protecting communities from adverse environmental and so...
Space, soil and status: insights from the APRM into the governance of land in Africa
T. Corrigan / South African Institute of International Affairs 2016
Land is central to Africa’s fortunes, and thus has occupied a prominent place in the inquiries of Africa’s home-grown governance review system, the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM). This paper interrogates what the APRM&...
Public policy reforms and indigenous forest governance: the case of the Yuracaré people in Bolivia
Conservation and Society 2012
This case study, published in the journal Conservation and Society, examines the impact of forest reforms in Bolivia on the indigenous Yuracaré people. The recent surge in the efforts to reform forest governance-both thr...
Smallholders at risk: monoculture expansion, land, food and livelihoods in Latin America
A. Guereña; S. Burgos / Oxfam 2014
Greater investment in agriculture is needed to reduce rural poverty and improve food security; but how investment is made, its context and conditions, is at least as important as how much is invested. Case studies of large-scal...
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