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A reform is a modification of an existing law or institution, either by the revision of an existing law or by the enactment of a new law.

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Reports & Research
December 2011

What has been the reaction of the rural producers and other land holders over these demands and actual land acquisitions? What does their reactions means in relation to ongoing land grabbing? While these questions are important this study was motivated by two major concerns.

Reports & Research
November 2011

Includes experiences from the field (East Africa, Malawi, Cameroon, Senegal, Colombia, Pakistan). Lessons learned include participation-oriented research methods are recommended. Merely passing legislation is of little effect without the necessary resources for implementation, monitoring reforms or effective sanctions.

Journal Articles & Books
September 2011

Since ceasefire agreements were signed between the Burmese military government and ethnic political groups in the Burma–China borderlands in the early 1990s, violent waves of counterinsurgency development have replaced warfare to target politically-suspect, resource-rich, ethnic populated borderlands.

National Policies
July 2011

Este documento ha sido elaborado luego de estudiar detenidamente la ley, analizar el contexto de su aprobación y escuchar y debatir las opiniones y puntos de vista de diversas authoridades de gobierno, productores agropecuarios, expertos y especialistas en el tema de la seguridad alimentaria y el desarrollo rural en una serie de eventos (seminarios, talleres, conferencias, entrevistas, artículo

Policy Papers & Briefs
June 2011

Este documento considera en perspectiva histórica el rol que las políticas comerciales y las políticas públicas que los Estados Nacionales implementan, y que tienen un papel decisivo en el incremento o disminución de las brechas de inequidad de acceso a las tierras rurales por parte de los distintos sectores sociales agrarios, así como la vinculación de estas políticas comerciales con la atenua

Legislation & Policies
May 2011
South Africa

To amend various laws under the administration of the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform, so as to substitute certain obsolete definitions to ensure legal certainty; to effect certain consequential amendments in this regard; and to provide for matters connected therewith. BE IT ENACTED by the Parliament of the Republic of South Africa

January 2011
Eastern Asia

This study assesses the determinants of forest land allocation to households in the forest tenure reforms in China in the period 1980-2005 using data from three provinces in Southern China; Fujian, Jiang Xi and Yunnan. Furthermore, it assesses the current level of tenure security on forest land and how this tenure security is affected by past and more recent policy changes.

January 2011
Southern Asia

The caste system is an intricate part of the institutional structure as well as class formation, political instability and conflicts in Nepal. The most severely discriminated group in the caste system is the Dalits, the so-called “untouchables”. Dalits faced religious, occupational and even, territorial discrimination.




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