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Policy Papers & Briefs
January 2019
Global

There is little international consensus around what inclusiveness means in agribusiness and how to promote it in practice. Nor is there consensus on the land governance implications of inclusive business. Insofar as promoting more inclusive business requires collaboration among diverse stakeholders, this lack of consensus can undermine efforts to constructively explore options for both policy and practice.

Policy Papers & Briefs
December 2018
Southern Africa
Western Africa
Sub-Saharan Africa
Southern Asia
Asia
Africa
Bangladesh
Ghana
Zambia

As climate change makes precipitation shocks more common, policymakers are becoming increasingly interested in protecting food systems and nutrition outcomes from the damaging effects of droughts and floods (Wheeler and von Braun, 2013). Increasing the resilience of nutrition and food security outcomes is especially critical throughout agrarian parts of the developing world, where human subsistence and well-being are directly affected by local rainfall.

Policy Papers & Briefs
December 2018
Eastern Africa
Sub-Saharan Africa
Africa
Uganda

This project tests two approaches to increasing women’s integration into and returns from cash crop value chains. We aim to determine whether these interventions affect intrahousehold allocation of resources, decision-making power, consumption and investment, productivity of the cash crop at the household level, and success of contract ful-fillment for the buyer of the crop.

Policy Papers & Briefs
December 2018
Eastern Africa
Sub-Saharan Africa
Africa
Uganda

Programs that seek to increase women’s participation in marketing activities related to the principal household economic activity must involve men if they are to be successful. In this paper we analyze take-up of a project that sought to increase women’s involvement in sugarcane marketing and sales by encouraging the registration of a sugarcane block contract in the wife’s name. We find that men who are more educated and live in households with higher wealth and expenditures are more likely to agree to the registration.

Journal Articles & Books
November 2018
Global

The first universal, legally binding global climate accord signed at the 21st session of the Conference of Parties (COP) in Paris in 2015 committed to long-term goals for “holding the increase in the global average temperature to well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels and to pursue efforts to limit the temperature increase to 1.5°C above pre- industrial levels.” However, as world leaders prepare for the Facilitative Dialogue (FD) ahead of COP 24 in December 2018, there is a realisation that fulfilling the climate pledge and ensuring a rapid transition to low- carbon and climate-resilien

Women’s Right to Land Entitlement an Effort of the Gender Mainstreaming for Gender Equality (The Case of Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan)
Journal Articles & Books
November 2018
Pakistan

This study deals with the women’s right to land ownership. Economic Transformation Initiative, Gilgit-Baltistan (ETI-GB), an ambitious program supported by International Fund for Agricultural Development United Nation (IFAD, UN), aims to reduced poverty and increase income through agricultural development. Strengthen land reforms through land development is one of the core component in the program. This is a pioneer project undergoing in the region. It has been anticipated that this project is a significant development when it comes to land reforms and land policies in GB.

Manuals & Guidelines
November 2018
Global

To achieve sustainable food systems and agriculture it is crucial to ensure equal opportunities to men and women in the distribution, tenure, governance and management of land and other natural resources, and address the asymmetric power relations, due to local traditions and socio-cultural factors. Despite their prominent role in the agriculture sector, women still suffer from limited land ownership, excessive workloads and inadequate access to services, local institutions, education and information.

Journal Articles & Books
November 2018
Global

The first universal, legally binding global climate accord signed at the 21st session of the Conference of Parties (COP) in Paris in 2015 committed to long-term goals for “holding the increase in the global average temperature to well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels and to pursue efforts to limit the temperature increase to 1.5°C above pre- industrial levels.” However, as world leaders prepare for the Facilitative Dialogue (FD) ahead of COP 24 in December 2018, there is a realisation that fulfilling the climate pledge and ensuring a rapid transition to low- carbon and climate-resilien

Liberia Land Rights Act
Reports & Research
October 2018
Liberia

The Land Portal Foundation, Landesa and the Sustainable Development Institute (SDI) co-facilitated a discussion on Liberia’s Land Rights Bill between July 18 and August 8, 2018. The discussion took place in collaboration with the Rights & Rice Foundation, Habitat for Humanity, and the Land Rights Now campaign. 

The full dialogue can be read here.

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