Evidence update 1: Land, population and agricultural investment in Africa | Land Portal
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October 2016
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Evidence updates, produced by LEGEND’s Core Land Support Team, provide a series of short briefs, summarising emerging bodies of evidence from different sources on key themes related to land governance or particular country issues. They offer technical advisers, policy-makers and researchers a way of keeping abreast of research to provide a source of quick evidence-based pointers on what to do and what to avoid in land-related policy and programming. Source material comes principally from peer-reviewed publications, in line with DFID Guidelines, offering evidence that is large in scale, consistent and contextually relevant. All Evidence Updates are peer-reviewed.

This Evidence update draws primarily on evidence presented in Food Policy (vol. 48) based on farm surveys, satellite image analysis and economic modelling, and on earlier economic analysis of agricultural development processes.


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Anna Locke and Julian Quan


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Our mission is to inspire and inform policy and practice which lead to the reduction of poverty, the alleviation of suffering and the achievement of sustainable livelihoods in developing countries.

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