Land & Investments

Commercial Pressure on Land

Investments in agricultural land may be essential for achieving food security and promoting economic growth, but what are the potential costs and benefits for local landholders and the environment?

24 April 2017 to 12 May 2017
Closed
Facilitators
Joana Rocha Dias
Henrique Pires dos Santos
Mozambique
Angola
Sao Tome and Principe
Cape Verde
Guinea-Bissau
Brazil
Timor-Leste
Portugal
CPLP countries

 

Reports & Research
July 2017

Land is an important source of identity and a precious asset with significant emotional connection in India. It is also the main source of rural and feudal power structure for most of India’s history. Land is a symbol of social status, cultural identity and an expression of political power. The value of land is deeply ingrained in the consciousness and well-being of the poor farmers and indigenous communities who make up a substantial portion of India’s total population.

24 July 2017
India

Hyderabad, Jul 24 (PTI) People’s groups today called for rejection of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), the mega Free Trade Agreement (FTA) which is currently being negotiated in the city.

People’s groups from different parts of the city took out a protest rally demanding to stop RCEP talks.

The RCEP is a proposed mega regional FTA, which 16 countries including India and ASEAN countries are negotiating.

agronegocios.eu
24 July 2017
Portugal

O excedente da balança comercial dos produtos florestais diminuiu 76,7 milhões de euros em 2016, face a 2015, informou o Instituto Nacional de Estatística, recordando que a área ardida no ano passado foi superior em 55% à média do período 2012-2016.

No ano passado, o saldo da balança comercial dos “Produtos do setor florestal”, tradicionalmente excedentário, foi de 2,5 mil milhões de euros, o que corresponde a uma redução do excedente em 76,7 milhões de euros face ao ano anterior, segundo as estatísticas agrícolas de 2016 do Instituto Nacional de Estatística (INE).

Journal Articles & Books
June 2016

Nas últimas décadas, tem-se verificado uma crescente procura de recursos energéticos, minerais e terra. No que respeita à terra (e água), o objectivo principal da procura é a produção de commodities e alimentos (sobretudo grãos), com sistemas de produção em grande escala de monoculturas, sob formas de subcontratação e pela acção de traders para abastecer o mercado internacional, em especial as grandes economias emergentes (“economias baleia”, assim designadas por consumirem muito – China e Índia).

Bois no curral de um frigorífico. Foto: Fabio Nascimento
Brazil

Autor: Eduardo Pegurier , Associação O ECO

Fontehttp://www.oeco.org.br/reportagens/os-portoes-do-desmatamento/

Conference Papers & Reports
May 2017

This event, hosted at ODI in London, was convened to discuss the use of new technologies to map and document land rights, and their impact on land registration and administration, and pr

Land Tenure Security and Agricultural Performance in Southern Africa cover image
Reports & Research
June 1998

There is widespread belief among development specialists that land tenure security is a necessary but not sufficient condition for economic development.