Searching with a thematic focus on Agriculture and food, Land tenure
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- OrganisationThe South African Journal of Geomatics is published by CONSAS Conference.
Securing land rights in rural communities of Nigeria: policy approach to the problem of gender inequality2013In Africa, the pursuit of gender equality in inheritance rights remains one of the most difficult challenges due to its entrenched patriarchal characteristics. This is also the case in the rural communities of South-Eastern Nigeria.Document
Displacement and dispossession through land grabbing in Mozambique: the limits of international and national legal instruments — Refugee Studies CentreRefugee Studies Centre, Oxford, 2014The scale and speed of coordinated land grabs over the past five years has created a new avenue through which people are being displaced and dispossessed of their lands. This paper looks at what limits international and national law in addressing displacement and dispossession due to land grabs in Mozambique.Document
Tenure rights, human rights and REDD+: knowledge, skills and tools for effective results forest carbon, markets and communities (FCMC) programForest Carbon, Markets and Communities, 2014This document presents a framework for identifying and asserting tenure and human rights associated with forests and land use in the context of climate change policies and measures. It argues that clearly defined land rights can help identify which actors are necessary to address drivers of deforestation and can determine shares in benefits from reduced deforestation.DocumentInternational Food Policy Research Institute, 2014Improving women’s ability to securely access land is recognised as an effective means to increase gender equality and advance other key social and economic development goals. Despite progressive laws in many African countries, gender disparities commonly persist in women’s access and ownership of land.DocumentClimate and Land Use Alliance, 2014This annotated bibliography provides evidence that community tenure over forests can result in more forest cover and more species-rich forests, less deforestation and degradation, and fewer fires than some other approaches to protecting forests.Document
What drives deforestation and what stops it? A meta-analysis of spatially explicit econometric studiesCenter for Global Development, USA, 2014This paper presents a meta-analysis of what drives deforestation and what stops it. The researchers find that forests are more likely to be cleared where economic returns to agriculture and pasture are higher, either due to more favorable climatological and topographic conditions, or due to lower costs of clearing forest and transporting products to market.DocumentFuture Agricultures Consortium, 2014Full title: Lessons for the New Alliance and Land Transparency Initiative: Gender Impacts of Tanzania’s Land Investment Policy Policy brief 67 Helen DancerDocumentEvidence on Demand, 2013This paper is a desk-based study of land rights and conflict in Sierra Leone. It reviews post-2002 academic and grey literature. It addresses land ownership and rights within Sierra Leone, as well as exploring the concept of land ownership as a source or driver of conflict. It also reviews literature on the current land tenure system, and government stated policies.DocumentEvidence on Demand, 2014Land has historically been a source of dispute and conflict in Rwanda, compounded by the social unrest which resulted in the 1994 genocide. Up to one million people were killed and three million fled to neighbouring countries, leading to weakened political institutions, infrastructure and human capital. Traditional land allocation systems also suffered.