south africa farmland
7 August 2017
South Africa

More than 18-million hectares have been transferred or financially compensated for, says nonprofit research body

SA is much closer to its target of transferring at least 30% of agricultural land from white to black ownership, albeit three years after the initial deadline.

SDG Goal 11: Monitoring Framework
Manuals & Guidelines
February 2016

In September 2015, the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit adopted a new framework to guide development efforts between 2015 and 2030, entitled “Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for sustainable development”.1

SDG Indicator 1.4.2: Approach and data availability cover image
Conference Papers & Reports
June 2017

Presentation at the LandAc conference in June 2017, by Thea Hilhorst, representative of the World Bank, custodian agency of the development of SDG indicator 1.4.2. 

Thea Hilhorst presents the approach to measuring this indicator and the available data that can be used.

Policy Papers & Briefs
December 2010

Attempts to estimate the allowable maximum population density is well known in the history of game management in Latvia. Relatively permanent environmental features (e. g. landscape and forest structure) have been used for the assessment of carrying capacity of hunting grounds. Amount of the available winter feed was considered as a limiting factor for major game species in each landscape unit and forest type. While focusing on the actual abundance of feed, many other factors, including mutual interaction among species and populations, were overlooked.

Conference Papers & Reports
December 2010

Implementing the land reform, territories of farms were quite often formed of several - up to 20 - land plots, frequently with disadvantageous borders. With reorganization of production of the farms, rural development and activities of land market, importance and tasks of rational territory organization will grow. Besides, it can be forecasted that, as a result of land rent and further buy-sell and other transactions, many new farmland properties and land uses are going to appear which might not correspond to the requirements of rational territory organization.

Policy Papers & Briefs
December 1995

Atemporal and intertemporal use of public lands, the determination of optimal levels of wilderness designation and habitat preservation, and the appropriate regulation of natural resources have all been "hot button" issues in the American West for quite some time now. In this paper, I propose and describe a research agenda which promises to yield interesting and useful new policy insights into these fractious resource issues.

Conference Papers & Reports
December 2011

The paper analysis the problems based on the fact that development of the real estate market make it possible for people to choose the most suitable accommodation not only in winter, but also in summer vacation. People interest of the floating house construction are increasing; therefore it is a time to evaluate and analysis the legal framework of the floating house construction, placement issues and the legal status of these houses in Latvia.