Policy Papers & Briefs
June 2017
South Africa

Local level, collective small-scale farming projects in the Kat River Valley, like elsewhere, have proven difficult to sustain.  Various factors from macro-level policies to local level social and political dynamics were found to hinder or block the success of such projects.  Some of the most challenging factors relate to history and path dependency, prevailing neoliberal agricultural policies and discourses, narrow markets, internal conflicts, lack of local capacity and unclear and insecure land tenure.

Reports & Research
December 2012
South Africa

Climate change and the HIV/AIDS epidemic are two of the most critical long-term global challenges, especially for Africa and even more so Southern Africa.

11 December 2017
Global

11 December 2017 – On International Mountain Day, the United Nations food security agency has called for greater focus on sustainable agriculture in highland regions around the globe to better respond to climate change impacts and migration challenges.

11 December 2017
India

Small farmers plant a more diverse variety of crops, making them more resilient to climate change

MUMBAI, Dec 11 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - India's small farmers are better equipped than large landowners to deal with climate change, but need more support to find innovative ways to minimise the impacts of higher temperatures, uneven rainfall, floods and droughts, analysts said.

About 60 percent of India's population of 1.3 billion depends on agriculture for a living. More than three quarters of farmers cultivate than 2 hectares (5 acres) of land each.

5 December 2017
Argentina

The conflict in Argentina between the indigenous Mapuche community and the national government has claimed another victim: Rafael Nahuel, an indigenous 22-year-old who was killed while resisting a raid by government forces on indigenous activists in the province of Río Negro.

5 December 2017
Latin America and the Caribbean

New group could help put pressure on Brazilian government to protect rights of Indigenous Peoples

4 December 2017
Colombia

Mujeres víctimas de violencia sexual recuperaron y volvieron productivo un predio localizado a 20 minutos de Sincelejo que hace años fue utilizado para las actividades ilegales del jefe paramilitar “Diego Vecino”.

4 December 2017
Colombia

El ministro de Agricultura, Juan Guillermo Zuluaga, anunció que espera radicar antes de finalizar este año y la legislatura el Proyecto de Ley de Tierras, que busca formalizar la tenencia de la tierra, garantizar los derechos de la propiedad privada y dar acceso a los que trabajan la tierra, pero no la tienen.

Zuluaga indicó que se espera que termine pronto la etapa de consulta de la Ley con las comunidades afro, indígenas y gitanas, y lograr un acuerdo sobre algunos puntos del articulado.

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Policy Papers & Briefs
January 2009
Global

Land use practices contribute to both the emission and sequestration of greenhouse gases. Land is where the struggle to adapt to climate change will be won or lost by the poorest of the poor. Land science is a priority area of collaboration between UNCCD and UNFCCC, if land-climate insights and actions are to be optimized. It can also foster the synergies continually called for by Parties to the three sister Rio Conventions.

Conference Papers & Reports
Bolivia
Brazil
Colombia
Ecuador
Peru
Central America
South America