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  1. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2009

    Veranderingen zijn niet tegen te houden, maar denk goed na over wat het bewaren waard is voor je in het landschap ingrijpt. Want de schade is snel onherstelbaar en de opvattingen van vandaag kunnen flink verschillen van die van morgen, waarschuwt onderzoeker Frank Veeneklaas van Alterra

  2. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    January, 2009
    China

    Between 1978 and 1984, a massive shift from collective to household agricultural production took place in China. These incremental reforms, which Deng Xiaoping called "crossing the river while feeling the rocks," eventually gave 95 percent-160 million rural Chinese families-the right to oversee household plots, leading to stunning gains in productivity.1 Despite the success of the HRS, the enhancement of property rights is an ongoing reform process. Landholders depended on tenure agreements that could be changed at any time.

  3. Library Resource
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    January, 2009

    "One of the lingering effects of the food price crisis of 2007-08 on the world food system is the proliferating acquisition of farmland in developing countries by other countries seeking to ensure their food supplies. Increased pressures on natural resources, water scarcity, export restrictions imposed by major producers when food prices were high, and growing distrust in the functioning of regional and global markets have pushed countries short in land and water to find alternative means of producing food.

  4. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    January, 2010
    Africa

    Large land acquisitions can have a deep, lasting e? ect on livelihoods, food security and the future of agriculture, so there is a need for strategic thinking, vigorous public debate and government responsiveness to public concerns, especially in recipient countries

  5. Library Resource

    The case of Olkiramatian Group Ranch, Kenya

    Reports & Research
    January, 2009
    Kenya

     In Kenya, the pastoral Maasai’s districts have been the vanguard in rangeland tenure transitions and experimentation as pastoralists’ territory gave way to communal group ranches and to individual land holdings under diverse land-use activities. The tenure transformations have been accompanied by institutional and socio-economic changes that have had bearings on local communities’ capacities for collective action, pastoral livelihoods, and environmental sustainability.

  6. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    August, 2009
    Myanmar

    10,000 Shans uprooted, 500 houses burned in Burmese regime’s latest scorched earth campaign (press release)...

    Map of villages forcibly relocated...

    Summary of villages forcibly relocated...

    Images of the Burmese regime's latest scorched earth campaign

  7. Library Resource
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    December, 2009

    Land is a natural resource that is valued for many reasons. Farmers utilize land to earn their livelihood and as a store of wealth for future retirement. Potential rural residents have increasingly sought open space for a home site and pursuit of a lifestyle. Developers seek financial opportunities to invest in and develop it for non-farm uses. Recreational needs such as hunting are often met through use of land. For some, land is viewed as an investment and a hedge against inflation.

  8. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    August, 2009

    Net farm income for all representative farms in 2018 is projected to be lower than in 2008.Low-profit farms, which comprise 20% of the farms in the study, may not have financialresiliency to survive without off-farm income. Commodity prices are expected to fall fromcurrent levels however the final level is unknown. Commodity yields are projected to increase athistorical trend-line rates and production expenses are expected to return to normal growth ratesafter 2009. Debt-to-asset ratios for all farms except for the low profit farm will decrease slightlythroughout the forecast period.

  9. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    December, 2009
    Kenya, Germany, Guatemala, Malawi, Ethiopia, Nepal, Japan, South Africa, Nicaragua, Uganda, Somalia, Colombia, Tanzania, Netherlands, India, Sudan, Mexico, Brazil

    Meeting symbol/code: 26, C 2009/INF/9

  10. Library Resource
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    December, 2009
    Ukraine

    The present e-collection of scientific works deals with results of research on issues of economy, agrarian and engineering sciences studied by researchers, post-graduate students, magisters and students of Mykolayiv State Agrarian Univ. and other educational establishments of the Ministry of Agrarian Policy of Ukraine are elucidated. The issue comprises 32 scientific papers, distributed by three sections, in particular Economic sciences (23 papers), Agricultural sciences (7) and Engineering sciences (2 papers), and, what is important, except the Ukrainian-language contents (pp.

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