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The Policy Papers & Briefs resource type is meant for publications and resources that contain policy directions and/or assessments, as well as briefs describing a land-related situation. Different terminologies are used by different organizations, such as country profiles, issue briefs, fact sheets and/or knowledge notes, as well as policy focus reports.

Policy Papers & Briefs
January 2008
Global

Food and beverage companies are facing a rapidly changing world. Global demand is rising as the world's population grows. Yet the planet's ability to meet this demand is threatened by factors such as droughts and other expected consequences of climate change, together with land degradation and biofuel production.

Policy Papers & Briefs
November 2011
Global

There is global recognition that financial institutions have significant influence and leverage on business practice through project finance, and that disclosure, transparency and accountability are critical for sustainable financing. The global demand for water, energy, minerals and land is driving foreign direct investment.

Policy Papers & Briefs
September 2018
Global

This primer on monitoring and evaluation (M&E) offers a brief explanation of what M&E is, why it is important and what common best practices are associated with it, all in the context of supporting the implementation of a socially responsible land-based investment.

Policy Papers & Briefs
March 2015
Global

This publication is an update to ITTO's Criteria for the Measurement of Sustainable Tropical Forest Management which was produced to assist in monitoring and assessing the condition of natural tropical forests in the Organization’s producer member countries and in identifying improvements needed in forest practices.

Policy Papers & Briefs
March 2019
Latin America and the Caribbean

El presente estudio fue realizado durante los meses de noviembre y diciembre de 2018 y se preparó sobre la base de los resultados del trabajo de coordinación, orientación y seguimiento realizado durante los estudios de los siete consultores contratados en común acuerdo entre la COPROFAM,1 cada una de sus organizaciones afiliadas en cada país y el programa FIDA Mercosur CLAEH.

Policy Papers & Briefs
March 2012
Global

Contract farming can be defined as an agricultural production system carried out according to an agreement between a buyer and farmers, which establishes conditions for the production and marketing of a farm product or products. Typically, the farmer commits to providing agreed quantities of a specific agricultural product.

Policy Papers & Briefs
September 2007
France
Belgium
Spain
Germany
Denmark
Italy
Austria
Netherlands
Czech Republic

The effects of subsidies on the development of organic farming (OF) in the Czech Republic and in some selected EU countries are analysed in this article. The level of subsidies for OF in the Czech Republic is continuously increasing. In 1998, the total amount of subsidies was 48 million CZK, whereas in 2004, it increased to nearly 277 million CZK.

Policy Papers & Briefs
December 2007

This paper analyses the impact of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) and macroeconomy on land use changes in the EU. Three scenarios are simulated up to 2030: baseline, macro scenario and policy scenario. Simulation results indicate that GDP leads to a stronger effect on land use changes than the CAP.

Policy Papers & Briefs
June 2007
Spain
Americas
South America

Nineteen microsatellite markers were used to fingerprint a set of 19 potato landraces from the island of La Palma (Canary Islands). These landraces represent relicts of early introductions from South America, although most are commonly cultivated by local farmers. The SSR primers detected 62 polymorphisms, 13 of which were present in all landraces.

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