In 2005, massive hurricanes battered communities along the Gulf Coast of the United States. In the aftermath, thousands of families who lived on land passed down to them informally by parents and grandparents learned that because they lacked clear formal title to their properties, they were ineligible for disaster assistance to rebuild their homes. Related title issues in other regions kept families from developing inherited lands and allowed predatory developers to use court-ordered partition sales to grab long-held properties for pennies on the dollar.
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Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsJanuary, 2018United States of America
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksJune, 2015Argentina
Las campañas transcurridas entre 1879 y 1885 terminaron con la existencia autónoma de los pueblos indígenas de pampa y nord-patagonia y provocaron su desarticulación social. Sin embargo, desde fines del siglo XIX algunos grupos pudieron reagruparse en torno a determinados líderes y obtuvieron asignaciones oficiales de tierras para asentarse. Este artículo indaga sobre las modalidades de incorporación de las poblaciones indígenas al estado-nación, y analiza el proceso mediante el cual una familia indígena -los Yankamil residentes del ?lote 21?
Library ResourceReports & ResearchNovember, 2018Malaysia
Defenders of Indigenous land in Malaysia are targeted, singled out and face opposition from state authorities and private individuals when they speak up. These abuses have further disenfranchised Indigenous communities in Malaysia, marginalising them socially and harming them economically. The report examines the struggles human rights defenders of Indigenous peoples have endured as they have sought to claim their right to Indigenous lands, and the steps that should be taken by the government to ensure that they are given the protection they deserve.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksMay, 2014Argentina
En este artículo indagamos en las características productivas de la provincia de Salta en los años previos a la sanción de la Ley Nacional No. 26.331 de "Presupuestos Mínimos de Protección Ambiental de los Bosques Nativos" y de la puesta en marcha del Ordenamiento Territorial de Bosques Nativos.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksPeer-reviewed publicationOctober, 2016Global
The developing world has made substantial progress in reducing hunger since 2000. The 2016 Global Hunger Index (GHI) shows that the level of hunger in developing countries as a group has fallen by 29 percent. Yet this progress has been uneven, and great disparities in hunger continue to exist at the regional, national, and subnational levels.
Library ResourcePeer-reviewed publicationDecember, 1999Chile
Discurso de Inauguración del Seminario "A 20 años de la liberalización de los mercados de suelo", organizado por la Cámara de Diputados de Chile, el Lincoln Institute of of Land Policy, el Instituto de Estudios Urbanos de la P.
Library ResourcePeer-reviewed publicationOctober, 2020Bangladesh
Bangladesh is a small country with a large population. Its increasingly developing economy further makes land a lucrative source of fixed capital. On the other hand, land titling is a cumbersome and lengthy process, where different government bodies process different sets of documents, and bureaucratic loopholes encourage fraudulent activities by organized people. As a result, the current model suffers from good governance.
Library ResourcePeer-reviewed publicationDecember, 2016Brazil, Trinidad and Tobago, United States of America
We propose a causal analysis framework to increase understanding of land-use change (LUC) and the reliability of LUC models. This health-sciences-inspired framework can be applied to determine probable causes of LUC in the context of bioenergy. Calculations of net greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions for LUC associated with biofuel production are critical in determining whether a fuel qualifies as a biofuel or advanced biofuel category under regional (EU), national (US, UK), and state (California) regulations.
Library ResourcePeer-reviewed publicationDecember, 2018Europe
Both research and policy recognize land systems as fundamental to human life and activities. However, these two perspectives approach land from different ends and it can be difficult to see how studied variables contribute to broader policy goals. In this paper, we argue that there is a need to better select variables to study land systems as social-ecological systems, and to align research more with those policy goals.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2018Norway
The Land Consolidation Act has recently been revised. The changes came
into force on 1 July 2006 and 1 January 2007. The main changes in the Act are that
the land consolidation court now has formal jurisdiction to handle land consolidation
cases for all types of properties independent of location, unless particular cases are
specifically removed from the court's jurisdiction in the Act. The Act provides for
two new types of land consolidation cases in Section 2. The paper analyzes these
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