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Making Rangelands More Secure
Reports & Research
August 2018
Global

The topic of how best to make rangelands secure for local rangeland users is one of ongoing debates. The very nature of rangeland use – the need for landscape level planning incorporating spatially and temporally variable resources, and for recognising the multiple layers of use by multiple actors presents complexity that is not easily accounted for by the often inflexible and simpler land tenure systems that governments prefer to introduce.

Framework for Costing and Financing Land Administration Services (CoFLAS) cover image
Reports & Research
September 2018
Global

The Global Land Tool Network (GLTN) is committed to promoting pro-poor land policies, legislative processes, land administration systems and procedures. The Framework for Costing and Financing of Land Administration Services (CoFLAS) is a decision-support tool for land administration which provides a series of templates to identify the core needs and necessary investment for land reform processes. The outcome of a CoFLAS assessment is a series of reports that guide decision making related to land reform, identify the cost implications of decisions and support fit-for-purpose approaches.

Harvard's billion-dollar farmland fiasco cover image
Reports & Research
September 2018
Global

One of the world's major buyers of farmland is under fire for their involvement in land conflicts, environmental destruction and risky investments. A new report by GRAIN and Rede Social de Justiça e Direitos Humano presents, for the first time, a comprehensive analysis of Harvard University's controversial investments in global farmland.

The report finds that:

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Journal Articles & Books
October 2018
Brazil

Low productivity cattle ranching, with its linkages to rural poverty, deforestation and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, remains one of the largest sustainability challenges in Brazil and has impacts worldwide. There is a nearly universal call to intensify extensive beef cattle production systems to spare land for crop production and nature and to meet Brazil?s Intended Nationally Determined Contribution to reducing global climate change. However, different interventions aimed at the intensification of livestock systems in Brazil may involve substantial social and environmental tradeoffs.

Reports & Research
October 2018
Costa Rica

Determina el cambio en el uso de la tierra y la fragmentación de las zonas boscosas en el Corredor Biológico Lago Arenal Tenorio (CBLAT), en el periodo 2000 – 2017. Se utilizó imágenes del programa Landsat, a las cuales se les aplicó corrección radiométrica y atmosférica. Se realizó una clasificación supervisada utilizando el algoritmo de máxima probabilidad. Se establecieron siete clases temáticas: (1) Bosque Maduro, (2) Bosque Secundario, (3) Pasto y Charral, (4) Urbano, 5) Cuerpos de Agua, (6) Nubes y (7) Sombras.

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Policy Papers & Briefs
February 2017
Ecuador

Este ensayo tiene como propósito principal dar a conocer la relevancia de la festividad del Muyu Raymi, una iniciativa de resiliencia agrícola. Para ello, en un primer momento, se hará una breve contextualización que permitirá entender la fiesta en el marco de una realidad climática, social y política particular. Luego, se describirá el Muyu Raymi enfocando tres ejes fundamentales: la agrobiodiversidad, las mujeres y la identidad. Este ensayo se nutre de conversaciones, opiniones y experiencias vividas en el marco del Muyu Raymi que se llevó acabo el 13 de agosto del 2016.

Policy Papers & Briefs
November 2016
Bolivia
Colombia
South America

La paz, Bolivia
30 de noviembre del 2016
Argumentos para fortalecer la propiedad colectiva de la tierra en Sudamérica
Juan Pablo Chumacero R.
 
Economista, con especialización en estudios latinoamericanos. Ha trabajado durante 14 años en la Fundación TIERRA, siendo su Director Ejecutivo entre 2012 y 2014. Actualmente trabaja como investigador en el IPDRS.
 

Policy Papers & Briefs
December 2016
Colombia
Peru
South America

Tierra, violencia y desplazamiento 
 Malkya Tudela
Periodista, trabajó en el periódico La Prensa y el periódico digital del PIEB, cuenta con Maestría en Estudios Críticos del Desarrollo en CIDES- UMSA. Actualmente trabaja en la Unidad de Investigación del IPDRS.
 
 
 

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