Recently, we witnessed an immense increase in international land transactions in the Global South, a phenomenon slowly expanding in northern industrialized countries, too. Even though in Europe agriculture plays a decreasing economic role for rural livelihoods, the increases in land transactions by non-local, non-agricultural investors pervades rural life.
The restoration and improvement of natural capital (NC) in rural areas represents one of the main objectives of the EU’s rural development policy (RDP). In addition to creating environmental and biodiversity benefits, NC represents an important territorial asset and a basis to generate socio-economic second-order effects for economic competitiveness and rural viability.
We analyze the impact of land fragmentation on production diversification in rural Albania. Albania represents a particularly interesting case for studying land fragmentation as the fragmentation is a direct outcome of land reforms. The results indicate that land fragmentation is an important driver of production diversification of farm households in Albania.
A history of the successful resistance by Mozambican villagers and the farmers’ union UNAC against Africa’s biggest agro-industrial programme, ProSavana, which was an attempt, funded by Brazil and Japan, to transform northern Mozambique’s Nacala Corridor into Brazil’s Mato Grosso, despite the glaringly obvious differences between the two.
The government of Lesotho’s (GOL) land reform efforts, enacted in the Land Act 2010, principally seek to create an environment that is favourable to agricultural development and economic investment.3 For years, Lesotho has lacked efficient land markets in which foreign investors could participate.
Oman enjoys a dynamic partnership with FAO, which was strengthened in 2012 with the opening of the FAO country<p></p>representation. Cooperation has focused on sustainable development of the food, agriculture and fisheries sectors, while<p></p>ensuring the efficient and sustainable use of natural resources.
A comunidade Uruçu está situada na zona rural do município de Mairi, Bahia-Brasil, próximo ao Rio Jacuípe, clima semiárido, subtropical e ameno. A precipitação pluviométrica média anual varia entre 600 a 800 milímetros, coordenadas geográfica -11.642196 -40.263096.
In many developing countries, only 30 per cent of land rights are registered. This publication aims to support developing countries that have unregistered lands to be able to value these lands. It is intended for policy makers, valuation practitioners, other land professionals and various stakeholders involved in the valuation of unregistered lands.
Cambodia joined FAO in 1950 and since an FAO representation was opened in 1994, the focus of cooperation has gradually<p></p>shifted moving from projects to increase production to interventions aimed at diversifying production, achieving sustainable<p></p>use of natural resources and improving the nutrition security
“El agua es vida” se dice comúnmente, y este dicho tiene aún mayor sentido en comunidades del mundo rural latinoamericano donde habitan 65,6 millones de personas, incluyendo a unas 45 millones de personas de más de 800 pueblos indígenas (CEPAL. Los pueblos indígenas en América latina: Avances en el último decenio y retos pendientes para la garantía de sus derechos. Santiago de Chile, 2014).
Este 5 de dezembro é o Dia Mundial do Solo. Sob o tema: "Mantenha o solo vivo, proteja a biodiversidade do solo", a Organização das Nações Unidas para Alimentação e Agricultura, FAO, destaca a importância deste recurso para sustentar ecossistemas saudáveis e o bem-estar humano.