Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations leads international efforts to defeat hunger. Serving both developed and developing countries, FAO acts as a neutral forum where all nations meet as equals to negotiate agreements and debate policy. FAO is also a source of knowledge and information. We help developing countries and countries in transition modernize and improve agriculture, forestry and fisheries practices and ensure good nutrition for all. Since our founding in 1945, we have focused special attention on developing rural areas, home to 70 percent of the world's poor and hungry people.

FAO
Organisation contact
Paolo Groppo

Location

Italy
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Journal Articles & Books
January 1970

The objective of the Land Degradation Assessment in Drylands (LADA) project was to develop tools and methods to assess and quantify the nature, extent, severity and impacts of land degradation on dryland ecosystems, watersheds and river basins, carbon storage and biological diversity at a range of spatial and temporal scales. This builds the national, regional and international capacity to

Journal Articles & Books
January 1970

The Land Tenure Journal is a peer-reviewed, open-access flagship journal of the Climate, Energy and Tenure Division of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). The Land Tenure Journal, launched in early 2010, is a successor to the Land Reform, Land Settlement and Co-operatives, which was published between 1964 and 2009. The Land Tenure Journal is a medium for the dissemination of quality information and diversified views on land and natural resources tenure.

January 1970

The Land Tenure Journal is a peer-reviewed, open-access flagship journal of the Climate, Energy and Tenure Division of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). The Land Tenure Journal, launched in early 2010, is a successor to the Land Reform, Land Settlement and Co-operatives, which was published between 1964 and 2009. The Land Tenure Journal is a medium for the dissemination of quality information and diversified views on land and natural resources tenure.

Journal Articles & Books
January 1970

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.

Land and water resources are central to agriculture and rural development,

and are intrinsically linked to global challenges of food insecurity and poverty,

climate change adaptation and mitigation, as well as degradation and depletion

Journal Articles & Books
January 1970

The countries in Central and Eastern Europe began a remarkable transition from a centrally-planned economy towards a market economy in 1989 when the Berlin Wall fell and the Iron Curtain lifted. Land reforms with the objective to privatize state-owned agricultural land, managed by large-scale collective and state farms, were high on the political agenda in most countries of the region at the beginning of the transition. More than 20 years later the stage of implementation of land reform varies.

Journal Articles & Books
January 1970

In rural areas, land is the basis for agricultural production and the source for securing natural

resources through fishing, hunting, pasturing or other activities. Land is used by many people for

different purposes (e.g. for agricultural production, housing, industry, services and government).

Land also has social, cultural and political functions related to each country’s history.

Because land is used for so many purposes, land and property rights have broad impact on people’s

Journal Articles & Books
January 1970

In recent years, Ghana has witnessed increased interest from private companies in developing agricultural

investments. This trend is common to many lower/middle income countries. It has translated in a surge in

large-scale land acquisitions in many lower/middle income countries, including Ghana, but also in

agribusiness ventures that source produce from local farmers.

While much debate on agricultural investments has discussed risks and opportunities for host governments

Journal Articles & Books
January 1970

This training manual is for people working on emergency response and disaster risk management; it

aims to provide an overview of the major land issues that may arise following a natural disaster that

require consideration and inclusion in the decision-making processes associated with response,

recovery and rehabilitation. These issues also should be considered for inclusion in follow-on

reconstruction and development projects to improve tenure security for the more vulnerable as part of a

disaster mitigation process.

Journal Articles & Books
January 1970

This booklet is intended to guide extension service advisors and institutions who work with small-scale farmers and foresters with an interest in Carbon inance and Carbon Projects. Its aim is to support setting-up carbon projects which involve small-scale farmers.

Their participation allows them to be involved in the development and implementation of

the project, influence the design of the project to generate positive impacts for the farmers

and increase their knowledge about carbon finance.

Journal Articles & Books
January 1970

This report originally prepared in 2002 and revised in 2012 covers three topics. The main body of the report consists of an overview of the existing legal and institutional frameworks relevant to agricultural land use in countries of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) that were studied. The overview is based primarily on the six country reports prepared in 2002 by the National Legal Consultants for Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, Grenada, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia and St.