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A USAID-PepsiCo partnership is targeting female farmers like Kora to demonstrate that empowering wom
27 May 2021
India

By: Thais Bessa, gender advisor at Integrated Land and Resource Governance (ILRG). 

Purnima Kora is an ambitious farmer. She owns two small parcels of land that she purchased with her husband’s support and years of savings she earned from farming PepsiCo potatoes and rice, as well as by leveraging micro loans through a women’s self-help group. She also leases another half-acre plot to farm potatoes.  

24 May 2021
Authors: 
Louisa J.M. Jansen
Global

Instruments like the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the Context of National Food Security (VGGT) are "voluntary", i.e., legally non-binding. These instruments are intended to have a direct influence on the governance of the tenure practice of states by providing an internationally recognized set of principles, and by simultaneously encouraging good practices.

Figure 8: Clearing jungle for more profitable rubber trees - Muang Sing, Lao PDR (by Houston Marsh)
18 May 2021
South-Eastern Asia
Cambodia
Laos
Malaysia
Thailand
Vietnam

 

Customary tenure meets responsible agricultural investments

Country Insights digest - No. 1 / May 2021

 

Solar panels are seen during the inauguration ceremony of the solar energy power plant in Zaktubi,
11 May 2021
Authors: 
Dr. Joseph Feyertag
Africa

A 2021 African land rush seems unlikely, but issues persist

Joseph Feyertag is a research fellow at the Overseas Development Institute (ODI), Roger Calow is a senior research fellow at the ODI, and Ben Bowie is a director at TMP Systems.

5 May 2021
Authors: 
CLAUDIA RINGLER
Global

COVID-19 may have forced the 50th anniversary of Earth Day to be commemorated online last year, yet millions of people participated in calls to action. As we begin to look beyond the pandemic, however, it's vital to remember that we cannot go back to business-as-usual as far as our planet is concerned.

4 May 2021
Authors: 
Mr. Malcolm Childress
Global

* Any views expressed in this opinion piece are those of the author and not of Thomson Reuters Foundation.

Land insecurity and inequality are endemic and keep families trapped in poverty for generations

Malcolm Childress is co-director of Prindex and executive director of Global Land Alliance

15 April 2021
Authors: 
Mrs. Wegayehu Fitawek
Madagascar

Large-scale land acquisitions have been increasing in developing countries following the 2007/8 high food price crisis. Countries with limited agricultural potential, like Gulf states, have been driving foreign acquisitions in developing countries. Many developing country governments see these investments as an opportunity to increase foreign direct investment and employment opportunities for rural communities.

The Great Soybean Expansion: Miracle or Curse?
2 December 2020
Authors: 
Dr. Marcello De Maria
Ms. Amayaa Wijesinghe
Tanzania
Brazil
China
Global

The global soybean trade was worth about 9.5 billion of US dollars in 2000. By the end of this year – in 2020 – it is projected to exceed 60 billion[1]. This is just one of the many figures that explains why the last two decades might be remembered as the Great Soybean Expansion, the period when soybean became one of the most traded commodities in the world – but also one of the most controversial.

Three reasons to invest in land tenure security
21 October 2020
Authors: 
Harold Liversage
Ms. Giulia Barbanente
Global

For rural people, especially low-income rural people, land and livelihood are one and the same. Access to land means the opportunity to earn a decent income and achieve food and nutrition security, and it can also pave the way for access to social benefits such as health care and education. A lack of secure land access, on the other hand, can disempower rural people and expose them to the combined threats of poverty, hunger and conflict.

Foto: Ingrid Ãgohó Pataxó
17 September 2020
Authors: 
Celia Xacriabá
Latin America and the Caribbean
South America
Brazil

We represent around five percent of the population of humanity, but we preserve around eighty-two percent of the world's biodiversity.

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