land fragmentation

Peer-reviewed publication
July 2017

One of the major consequences of expansive urban growth is the degradation and loss of productive agricultural land and agroecosystem functions. Four landscape metrics—Percentage of Land (PLAND), Mean Parcel Size (MPS), Parcel Density (PD), and Modified Simpson’s Diversity Index (MSDI)—were calculated for 1 km × 1 km cells along three 50 km-long transects that extend out from the Adelaide CBD, in order to analyze variations in landscape structures. Each transect has different land uses beyond the built-up area, and they differ in topography, soils, and rates of urban expansion.

Reports & Research
December 2012

This publication is the product of the CSO Land Reform Monitoring Initiative, which was spearheaded by ANGOC and undertaken by Land Watch Asia members in seven countries, including Nepal. The said initiative seeks to strengthen CSOs’ capacities in monitoring selected indicators on land, and has proposed common regional indicators for monitoring land tenure and access to land at the regional level.

Policy Papers & Briefs
May 2016

La importancia de la agricultura campesina familiar en el Perú y su contribución a la economía nacional han sido puestas en evidencia en el último censo agropecuario y a través de diversos estudios y comentarios de especialistas. No es casual que el tema esté presente en la reciente  campaña política. El autor describe los principales planteamientos al respecto de tres de las agrupaciones políticas en carrera. 

Reports & Research
November 2016

Caso de la otorgación estatal de un título de propiedad comunal y sus límites a la comunidad Kichwa Ayapata con una serie de conflictos de por medio, y su repartición a 40 familias de la comunidad

Reports & Research
March 2015

Caso que muestra el esfuerzo de un grupo de personas de la comunidad para preservar las tierras colectivas, a las que tuvieron acceso en el marco del proceso de reforma agraria. Los protagonistas son varios de los ex trabajadores de la antigua hacienda de Caspigasí del Carmen, algunos de sus descendientes y un puñado de aliados locales.

January 1970

This paper offers an overview of land reform processes in the CEECs and their outcomes and impacts and analyzes current and emerging structures in rural areas. Different types of land consolidation are defined and their potential impacts are assessed. The paper then looks in depth at land consolidation processes, especially in the context of land management, and outlines preconditions and cornerstones for various approaches. Environmental aspects and principles for land funds and land banking are also drawn in.

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.