Building Agricultural Resilience in Response to Climate Change: A panel discussion on advancing global food security

The Chicago Council on Global Affairs and International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) held a panel on September 11, 2014 at IFPRI’s Washington, DC office. The panel targeted “the urgent need for strategies to build resilience for the world’s farmers to adapt to climate change.” The panel stipulated that “the food system is growing more fragile,…

Improving community development by linking agriculture, nutrition and education : design of a randomised trial of home-grown school feeding in Mali

Abstract: This paper describes the design of an impact study for the home-grown school feeding (HGSF) programme in Mali. It will determine the impact of school feeding sourced from smallholder farmers on smallholder food security, on accountability, and on school children’s education, health and nutrition. Author(s): Masset, Edoardo; Gelli, Aulo Source(s): , Trials; Vol. 14,…

Post-2015 global development agenda : making the case for decentralisation and local governance

Abstract: Decentralization and local governance (DLG) need to be integrated in the post-2015 framework as a ‘strategic enabler’. DLG play a role in providing basic services and addressing inequalities, food insecurity, urbanization, youth unemployment, climate change, conflict and insecurity. Author(s): Awortwi, Nicholas Source(s): , DeLoG working paper; 2 ix, 30 p., ill., graphs, tabs DeLoG…

Land rights and the rush for land : findings of the Global commercial pressures on land research project

Abstract: The characteristics, drivers and impacts and trends of rapidly increasing commercial pressures on land are examined. One of the conclusions is that the poor are bearing disproportionate costs, but reaping few benefits, because of poor governance. Author(s): Anseeuw, Ward; Bending, Tim; Wilson, David; Domenico, Aldo Di Source(s): , viii, 72 p., ill., graphs, maps…

Voluntary guidelines on the responsible governance of tenure of land, fisheries and forests in the context of national food security

Abstract: These voluntary guidelines assist in improving the governance of tenure, and thus contribute to alleviating hunger and poverty, empowering the poor and vulnerable, enhancing the environment, supporting national and local economic development, and reforming public administration. Author(s): FAO Source(s): , vi, 40 p., 25 cm Published: 2012 Food and agriculture organization of the United…

Conflict in Uganda’s land tenure system

Abstract: Uganda’s dualist land tenure system is a root cause of conflict over land use and ownership. The current land tenure laws facilitate land alienation, threaten livelihoods and contribute to food insecurity. The need for reform imposes itself. Author(s): Owaraga, Norah Source(s): , Africa portal backgrounder; 26 9:00 PM Africa portal backgrounder 26 [re-issue] Published:…

Confrontation between peasant producers and investors in northern Zambézia, Mozambique, in the context of profit pressures on European investors

Abstract: Foreign agricultural investors are clashing with local peasants in Mozambique in a confrontation over agricultural and development models. One large company withdrew rather than take over land, but two other investors chose to push ahead, and have come into conflict with local peasant communities. Author(s): Norfolk, Simon; Hanlon, Joseph Source(s): , 14 p. Published:…

A place for the grassroots : examining the role of community participation and local governance in providing mid-day meals in Lucknow district, Uttar Pradesh

Abstract: Improvements to the Mid-Day Meal Scheme (MDMS) in India are suggested. After 17 years of operation the MDMS serves 105 million primary and upper-primary schoolchildren. In Uttar Pradesh, both community participation and local institutions remain quite weak, especially in urban schools. Author(s): Tuggle, Anderson Source(s): , Independent study project (ISP) collection; paper 1458 43…

Ethiopia : food security and land governance factsheet

Abstract: This factsheet contains information on the regulatory land governance framework in Ethiopia, including land tenure forms, the institutional land governance framework, gender, foreign direct investment, land grabbing, national policy, and donor support. Author(s): Heegde, Martijn De; Hilhorst, Dorothea H.M.; Porchet, Nicholas Source(s): , 6 p., ill., tab Published: 2011 Land governance for equitable and…

Land governance : Governance assessment portal (GAP)

Abstract: Major inter-governmental institutions collaborate to produce a harmonized set of land indicators. These involve measures of governance and administration, distribution and access, functioning markets and investments, and tenure security indicators in rural and urban areas. Author(s): UNDP Source(s): , Published: 2011 United nations development programme (UNDP), [New York, NY] (English ISBN/ISSN: / Link: http://www.gaportal.org/areas-of-governance/land-governance