O departamento de Economia e Planejamento Econômico (DEPE), do Instituto de Filosofia e Ciências Humanas (IFCH) da Unicamp iniciou suas atividades em 1968, com cursos de economia e planejamento econômico em nível de pós-graduação. Considera-se essa a data de nascimento do IE/Unicamp. O curso de graduação em Ciências Econômicas começa em 1970 e o Mestrado e o Doutorado em economia foram formalmente implementados ao longo daquela década (1974 e 1977, respectivamente).
- Experts have warned that a controversial deregulation act will serve as a springboard for greater corruption in Indonesia’s forestry sector.
- They say a pervasive lack of transparency will allow companies such as plantation operators to whitewash their illegal occupation of forests or take control of larger swaths of land than permitted, among other risks.
Economia e Sociedade tem por objetivo contribuir para o desenvolvimento da reflexão crítica em temas de amplo interesse nas áreas de teoria econômica, economia aplicada, história do pensamento econômico e história econômica. Desde sua criação, em 1992, a revista acolhe a produção heterodoxa inspirada, sobretudo, pelas tradições de Marx, Keynes, Kalecki e Schumpeter, bem como pela reflexão latino-americana sobre desenvolvimento econômico.
This paper explores the Pakistani government’s 2009 agricultural investment policy package — a response to increasing foreign investor interest in agricultural land — and considers the likely implications for local communities. By analysing the policy pertaining to the categories of cultivated and uncultivated land, the paper explores possible consequences that peasant farming communities and grazing communities face.
Main photo: Bidco Africa group co-founder and chairman Vimal Shah said the uncultivated land mass could cater for a longer term perspective with wide open opportunities available for both countries. — Reuters pic
Proyecto sobre Gestión Urbana en Ciudades Intermedias Seleccionadas de América Latina y el Caribe ITA/92/S71
- A report by Global Witness has found that more than 100 Indonesian palm oil mills supplying agribusiness giants ADM and Bunge have been accused of land and human rights violations and environmental destruction.
Land use decision making requires knowledge integration from a wide range of stakeholders across science and practice. Many participatory methods and instruments aiming at such science-practice interaction have been developed during the last decades. However, there are methodological challenges, and little evidence neither about the methodological applicability and practicability under diverse socio-political conditions nor about their dynamics. The objective of this paper is to offer some insights on the design and implementation of reasonable science-practice interaction.
Farmland ownership fragmentation is one of the important drivers of land-use changes. It is a process that in its extreme form can essentially limit land management sustainability. Based on a typology of land degradation and its causes, this process is here classified for the first time as an underlying cause which through tenure insecurity causes land degradation in five types (water erosion, wind erosion, soil compaction, reduction of organic matter, and nutrient depletion).