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Journal Articles & Books
December 2011
Bangladesh
United States of America
China
Australia
Canada
Senegal
Ethiopia
Pakistan
Niger
Chad
New Zealand
Yemen
Mexico
Italy
Argentina
India
Russia
Sudan
Romania
Saudi Arabia

This edition of The State of the World’s Land and Water Resources for Food and Agriculture presents objective and comprehensive information and analyses on the current state, trends and challenges facing two of the most important agricultural production factors: land and water.

January 2011
Qatar
Egypt
Nigeria
United States of America
Ukraine
Kyrgyzstan
Indonesia
Brazil
United Kingdom
Ghana
Russia
Moldova
Ethiopia
Belarus
Mozambique
Laos
Turkmenistan
Philippines
Libya
Tajikistan
United Arab Emirates
Uzbekistan
Kuwait
Argentina
Kazakhstan
Sudan
Bahrain
Armenia
Saudi Arabia
Cambodia
Oceania
Western Asia
Europe
Eastern Asia
Southern Asia
Latin America and the Caribbean
Northern America
Northern Africa

Recent increases in the level of agricultural commodity prices and the resulting demand for land has been accompanied by a rising interest in acquiring agricultural land by investors. This paper studies the determinants of foreign land acquisition for large-scale agriculture.

Reports & Research
December 2010
Angola
Qatar
Burkina Faso
Mozambique
Mali
Zimbabwe
Namibia
Ghana
Sierra Leone
Ethiopia
Niger
Rwanda
Liberia
South Africa
Madagascar
Tanzania
Syrian Arab Republic
United Arab Emirates
Sudan
Saudi Arabia
Africa

Access to arable productive land in African has been in decline due to the pressure of growing population trends and worsening land degradation as a result of climate change. Recent high profile land purchases covering thousand of hectares of prime agricultural land have raised concerns over equitable land access.

Reports & Research
December 2010
Algeria
Qatar
Egypt
Mauritania
Iraq
Afghanistan
Iran
Jordan
Yemen
Libya
Oman
Syrian Arab Republic
United Arab Emirates
Tunisia
Lebanon
Sudan
Bahrain
Saudi Arabia
Kuwait
Asia
Africa
Global
Reports & Research
December 2010
Bangladesh
Lithuania
Zambia
Mali
Chile
Guatemala
Latvia
Malawi
Thailand
Laos
Philippines
Vietnam
Italy
Senegal
Saudi Arabia
Lebanon
Africa

Increasing women’s access to land is crucial to fight hunger and poverty. However, gender disparities in land access remain significant in most countries, regardless of their level of development. A new FAO database helps to understand the factors that prevent women from accessing land; and to design better policies to effectively address this situation.

Reports & Research
December 2010
Africa
Algeria
Egypt
Libya
Morocco
Sudan
Tunisia
Mauritania
Asia
Afghanistan
Iran
Bahrain
Iraq
Jordan
Kuwait
Lebanon
Oman
Qatar
Saudi Arabia
Syrian Arab Republic
United Arab Emirates
Yemen
Global

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and several development partners are working together with countries to prepare Voluntary Guidelines that will provide practical guidance to states, civil society, the private sector, academic and research institutions, donors and development specialists on the responsible governance of tenure.

Journal Articles & Books
December 2009
Qatar
Egypt
Iran
United States of America
Israel
Azerbaijan
Netherlands
Malta
United Arab Emirates
Jordan
Cyprus
Yemen
Turkey
Turkmenistan
Oman
Syrian Arab Republic
Kuwait
Iraq
Bahrain
Georgia
Armenia
Saudi Arabia
Lebanon
Asia

The AQUASTAT Programme was initiated with a view to presenting a comprehensive picture of water resources and irrigation in the countries of Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean and providing systematic, up-to-date and reliable information on water for agriculture and rural development.

Reports & Research
December 2006
Qatar
Kyrgyzstan
Iraq
Afghanistan
Azerbaijan
Iran
United Arab Emirates
Jordan
Cyprus
Yemen
Turkey
Turkmenistan
Oman
Uzbekistan
Syrian Arab Republic
Kuwait
Kazakhstan
Tajikistan
Bahrain
Georgia
Armenia
Saudi Arabia
Lebanon
Central Asia

The contribution of natural resources to the livelihood strategies of poor people has long been appreciated as significant. How to ensure that poor people have rights and opportunities to access natural resources, as well as responsibilities for the sustainable management of natural resources, has become a central question in debates over poverty alleviation.

Reports & Research
December 2006
Qatar
Kyrgyzstan
Iraq
Afghanistan
Azerbaijan
Iran
United Arab Emirates
Jordan
Cyprus
Yemen
Turkey
Turkmenistan
Oman
Uzbekistan
Syrian Arab Republic
Kuwait
Kazakhstan
Tajikistan
Bahrain
Georgia
Armenia
Saudi Arabia
Lebanon
Central Asia
Western Asia

FAO has initiated a series of global and regional sector outlook studies to examine linkages between forests and societies and to indicate emerging opportunities and challenges. The Forestry Outlook Study for West and Central Asia (FOWECA) has considered these issues through an extended consultative process in 23 different national contexts in West and Central Asia.