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Journal Articles & Books
March 2018
South America
Central America
Caribbean
Asia
Sub-Saharan Africa

Internal climate migrants are rapidly becoming the human face of climate change. According to this new World Bank report, without urgent global and national climate action, Sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia and Latin America could see more than 140 million people move within their countries’ borders by 2050.

Valentina Alfredo Veleta
Reports & Research
March 2018
Africa
Sub-Saharan Africa
Mozambique
A presente dissertação está inserida na Linha de pesquisa Direito Ambiental, Transnacionalidade e Sustentabilidade e, tem como tema: “Lei de Terras em Moçambique e a necessidade de oportunidades iguais entre homens e mulheres no acesso, uso e aproveitamento de Terra e de recursos naturais”.
Reports & Research
February 2018
Africa
Sub-Saharan Africa
Kenya
Tanzania
Nigeria

This study provides a case study of the mango value chain in Kenya and seeks to better understand key linkages between land rights and project outcomes. It explores (1) whether and how land rights for Kenya’s mango farmers affect project uptake and success; and (2) what (if any) are this project’s unintended consequences on land tenure in implementation areas.

January 2018
Sub-Saharan Africa

Most of the land in sub-Saharan Africa is governed under various forms of customary tenure. Over the past three decades a quiet paradigm shift has been taking place transforming the way such landl is governed. Driven in part by adaptations to changing context but also accelerated by neo-liberal reforms, this shift has created a ‘new’ customary tenure in sub-Saharan Africa.

Policy Papers & Briefs
December 2017
Uganda
Sub-Saharan Africa

This policy brief presents strengths and weaknesses of state and traditional land justice institutions in relation to access, costs and speed in concluding the process of resolving land cases. In the current legal and institutional framework, strengthening of the customary justice system would bring benefits.

Policy Papers & Briefs
December 2017
Southern Africa
Sub-Saharan Africa
Africa
Malawi

Contract farming is emerging as an important governance structure in certain agricultural value chains. This study was done with the objectives of understanding the contractual relations between buyers and small-scale growers in the tobacco industry in Malawi and the impact of contract farming on smallholder incomes.

Policy Papers & Briefs
December 2017
Eastern Africa
Sub-Saharan Africa
Africa
Ethiopia

Agricultural productivity in the highlands of Ethiopia is threatened by severe land degradation, resulting in significant reductions in agricultural GDP.

Reports & Research
December 2017
Cameroon
Sub-Saharan Africa

The study illustrates that small holders, particularly women, are increasingly losing farmland. It questions the social development impact of large-scale land acquisitions (LSLAs) in Cameroon in terms of better living standards and reduction of poverty.

Policy Papers & Briefs
December 2017
Western Africa
Sub-Saharan Africa
Africa
Ghana

The focus in this paper is on two relatively large maize-based contract farming (CF) schemes with fixed input packages (Masara and Akate) and a number of smaller and more flexible CF schemes in a remote region in Ghana (Upper West). Results show that these schemes led to improved technology adoption and yield increases.