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Is contract farming an inclusive alternative to land grabbing? The case of potato contract farming in Maharashtra, India

Reports & Research
Juillet, 2017

In the recent explosion of attention given to the land grabbing phenomenon, contract farming has been identified as a potentially inclusive alternative for smallholders to outright acquisition of farm land by agri-business capital. This paper responds to these claims by resituating contract farming as an equally important form of land control. The focus of the paper is a case study of potato contract farming in Maharashtra

Op-Ed: Will replacing white farm owners with black farm owners address inequalities?

Institutional & promotional materials
Juin, 2017
Afrique du Sud

Debates about land redistribution from white farm owners to black hands tend to be silent on the question of farm dwellers. This is despite the fact that over two million black people are estimated to be living on commercial farms. Many residents have lived on commercial farms for generations, and they are arguing that their plight should be at the centre of land debates, and that redistribution of commercial farmlands must deliver primarily to them. By SITHANDIWE YENI. 

A Critical Review of Indonesia’s Agrarian Reform Policy

Peer-reviewed publication
Juin, 2017

Inequality in the agrarian structure in Indonesia remains a serious problem. Agrarian reform efforts have been the spirit of Indonesia since the enactment of the Basic Regulations on Agrarian Principles Act (UUPA). However, agrarian reform policies are still far from perfect. Since the reformation, the issue of agrarian reform, also known as land reform, regained its discourse space.

Pastoral property rights in Central Asia

Journal Articles & Books
Juin, 2017
Central Asia

This paper examines the roles of the state, international organisations and the public in pastoral land reform in the Central Asian republics and Mongolia. In recent years new legislation has been passed in most of these countries, often driven by environmental concerns. In the development of these laws, international organisations tend to promote common property regimes, whilst governments usually emphasise individual security of tenure, each using environmental arguments taken from quite different bodies of theory.

Informe 2016 Acceso a la tierra y territorio en Sudamérica

Institutional & promotional materials
Juin, 2017

El Informe 2016 Acceso a la tierra y territorio en Sudamérica es una iniciativa del Movimiento Regional por la Tierra y Territorio en su impulso por renovar el pensamiento y categorías respecto al acceso a la tierra. Este informe se suma al esfuerzo de los Aliad@s por la tierra y territorio, en la búsqueda de casos inspiradores acceso a la tierra, producción de documentos técnicos, encuentros regionales,…

Diretrizes de Apoio e Promoção da Agricultura Familiar nos Estados membros da CPLP

Manuals & Guidelines
Mai, 2017
Guinée équatoriale
Sao Tomé-et-Principe

Diretrizes de Apoio e Promoção da Agricultura Familiar nos Estados membros da CPLP aprovadas na II Reunião extraordinária do Conselho Regional de Segurança Alimentar e Nutricional da CPLP (CONSAN-CPLP)

The Seventh National Development Plan 2017 - 2021

Legislation & Policies
Mai, 2017

Zambia remains committed to the socio-economic development planning of the country as reflected by the return to development planning in 2005. The Seventh National Development Plan (7NDP) for the period 2017- 2021 is the successor to the Revised Sixth National Development Plan, 2013-2016 (R-SNDP) following its expiry in December 2016. The Plan, like the three national development plans (NDPs) that preceded it, is aimed at attaining the long-term objectives as outlined in the Vision 2030 of becoming a “prosperous middle-income country by 2030”.

Guia para Integração dos Objetivos de Desenvolvimento Sustentável nos Municípios Brasileiros

Manuals & Guidelines
Avril, 2017

Esta publicação busca trazer a todos os Municípios brasileiros orientações sobre como incorporar a nova agenda de desenvolvimento, a Agenda de Desenvolvimento Sustentável (Agenda 2030) no planejamento e na gestão municipal. Trata-se de uma agenda global para o desenvolvimento humano e sustentável à qual o Brasil, junto com outros 192 países, aderiu em setembro de 2015, e que deve ser implantada até 2030.

Non-State Actors Communiqué on Livestock Sector Development in Tanzania

Policy Papers & Briefs
Avril, 2017

In this communiqué, the undersigned Non-State Actors (civil society, pastoralist, research, private, farmers’ unions and other stakeholders) champion a call to action and outline recommendations on livestock policy advocacy strategies that take into consideration the unique conditions and opportunities of the livestock sector development in Tanzania

Radiografía de la desigualdad

Reports & Research
Avril, 2017

Luego de 45 años, en Colombia se realizó un nuevo Censo Agropecuario en 2014, cuyos resultados fueron publicados en varias entregas parciales. A finales de 2016, el Departamento Administrativo Nacional de Estadística (DANE) entregó los microdatos completos del censo.

Understanding changing land access issues for the rural poor in Uganda

Reports & Research
Avril, 2017

The ways in which people obtain land in Uganda are changing fast. Land that used to be secured through inheritance, gifts or proof of long-term occupancy is now more commonly changing hands in the market. Those with wealth and powerful connections are frequently able to override local rules and gain access to land at the expense of poorer individuals. Government-backed agribusiness investors receive large areas of land with benefits for some local farmers who are able to participate in the schemes, while other smallholders see their land access and livelihoods degraded.