A large share of the world's rural population depends on using land to feed themselves. Commercial agriculture and forestry investments are placing growing pressure on land as a resource. Especially when state capacities to steer and monitor land-based investments are low, this can lead to increasing pressure on natural resources, land-use conflicts and in the worst cases to forced expropriation and displacement. These factors can have a negative impact on livelihood and food security in rural areas, particularly when land rights are insecure.
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Library ResourceMultimediaMay, 2023Ethiopia, Uganda, Laos
Library ResourceReports & ResearchFebruary, 2023Global
To solve some of our greatest global challenges we need to accelerate how we use data for good. But to truly make data-driven tools that serve society, we must re-imagine data for social impact more broadly, more inclusively, and in a more
interdisciplinary way.This is easy to talk about, but harder to act on as we work to build a new field of data for social impact.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchOctober, 2021Congo
A report by RFUK reveals the growing extent, and impact, of transport and energy infrastructure development in the Congo Basin – which is on its way to becoming a major driver of deforestation in the world’s second largest rainforest. The eight case studies featured in this report show that, while certain projects may bring some economic benefits, environmental and social impacts have been overwhelmingly higher than necessary due to bad planning, corruption, failure to follow better practice, and simple negligence.
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsJanuary, 2023Laos
Laos plans to graduate from least developed country status by 2024. To spur economic growth,
the Lao government builds on a resource-based export economy, major mining projects, the
constructions of dams, and the expansion of plantation agriculture. A key focus is the promotion
of foreign direct investment in agriculture and forestry, to promote technology transfer for
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2021Asia
Land tenure is a particularly important issue in Asia, a region most prone to natural disasters and the impacts of climate change and home to the world’s poorest who depend on land for their lives and livelihoods. However, public understanding of the links between climate change, disasters, and land tenure is still very limited, even among civil society organizations.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksSeptember, 2021Africa, Tanzania, Zambia, Senegal
This publication serves as an introduction to a collection of articles published in the African Studies Review. It discusses the implications of as well as the question through what actors, processes, and relationships land deals become stalled or partially implemented. The reviewed articles draw on long-term, in-depth ethnographic research of land deals in Senegal, Tanzania, and Zambia.
Based on the Case Study in Zagatala districtReports & ResearchOctober, 2014Azerbaijan
In the Republic of Azerbaijan forested areas cover 1,021 hectares of the land, which is 11.8% of the country’s territory. In the 18th-19th centuries however, this figure stood at 30- 35%. The per capita forest area is 0.12 hectares, which is 4 times less (0.48 hectares) than the average international indicator.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchMay, 2022Azerbaijan
According to the Constitution adopted on 12 November 1995, Azerbaijan is a democratic, secular, unitary republic based on the rule of law. The country is governed by the president, who is directly elected for a seven-year term by popular vote. Azerbaijan’s vast oil reserves attract foreign investment into the country’s economy. Several major oil contracts have been signed since 1994.
Library ResourcePeer-reviewed publicationOctober, 2021Panama
Meeting sustainable development goals requires policies that account for interrelatedness in social and environmental issues such as land tenure and deforestation.
A primerReports & ResearchOctober, 2022Global
This primer focuses on one type of livestock-keeping: pastoralism. Pastoralism is a way of raising livestock that makes use of variable landscapes by moving animals and managing their grazing.1 It provides livelihoods for many millions of people and makes use of rangelands on every continent but Antarctica, across more than half the world’s land surface.
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