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janvier 2007
République arabe syrienne
Émirats arabes unis
Asie occidentale
Afrique septentrionale

This report looks at possible ways for policy-makers and decision-takers to combat and/or prevent land degradation in the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) region, both generally and specifically in the following countries: Egypt, Jordan, Syria and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Documents de politique et mémoires
décembre 2006

"Agriculture is the main source of livelihood of the majority of people affected by HIV and AIDS globally, and it is being progressively undermined by the disease. In Sub-Saharan Africa AIDS is affecting the rural landscape in ways that demand a rethinking of development policy and practice, and parts of South Asia may soon face a similar situation....

Rapports et recherches
décembre 2006

Bij de oprichting van het Lunters Landfonds zijn ter verkenning een aantal landelijke en regionale initiatieven met hun doelen, financiering en onderscheidende kenmerken geïnventariseerd. Het betreft o.a. ‘Boeren voor Natuur' in de polder van Biesland en op landgoed Twickel. In de BD landbouw zijn een aantal bedrijven met een eigen beheerstichting, zoals stichting Loverendale.

Rapports et recherches
décembre 2006

Presumption of a direct causal link between formalisation of property rights
and economic productivity is back on the international development agenda.
Belief in such a direct causal relationship had been abandoned in the early
1990s, following four decades of land tenure reform experiments that failed to

Documents de politique et mémoires
décembre 2006

Agriculture is fundamental to achieving nutrition goals: it produces the food, energy, and nutrients essential for human health and well-being. Gains in food production have played a key role in feeding growing and malnourished populations. Yet they have not translated into a hunger-free world nor prevented the development of further nutritional challenges.

Documents et rapports de conférence
décembre 2006

This paper presents an analysis of agricultural contracts using a transaction costs approach. We contend that in a context of modern agriculture, with well defined property rights, agricultural contracts must balance costs and benefits, aligning tenant and landlord incentives towards a similar objective.

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