Agricultural commodities that respect land rights and food security : how to include land governance issues in sustainable commodity standards?

Abstract: The private sector has clear responsibilities for respecting land rights, including companies involved in investment, production and in the supply chain. The article uses case histories from Indonesia (palm oil) and Uganda to show how sustainable commodity standards may trigger that responsibility. Author(s): Man, Reinier De Source(s): , 29 p. Published: 2012 World bank,…

Upholding customary land rights through formalization : evidence from Tanzania’s program of land reform

Abstract: The challenges of bringing informal, customary land arrangements into a universal formalized land administration are examined. One of the questions is whether certificates of customary rights of occupancy (CCROs) in Tanzania improve the perceived or real security of tenure for rural peoples? Author(s): Fairley, Elizabeth Source(s): , 27 p., ill., maps, tabs Published: 2012…

Financing decentralization, service delivery and local development : report of proceedings

Abstract: Among other things, this AMCOD Conference decided on the installation of a new executive bureau and adopted decisions on the Charter on Values, Principles and Standards of Decentralization, Local Governance and Local Development and AMCOD’s Long-Term Strategic Plan for the period 2011-2026. Author(s): Namashulua, Carmelita Rita Source(s): , 117 p., ill., tabs Published: 2011…