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LDPI Working Paper 37
by Michael B Dwyer in 2013

In their widely read discussion paper, the FAO, IFAD, UNCTAD and World Bank propose systematic property rights formalization – “the identification of rights holders, the legal recognition of rights and uses, and their demarcation and registration” – as a central first step in addressing the...

LDPI Working Paper 36
by Hossein Azadi, Ali Akbar Barati in 2013

This paper reports the results of the first phase of a study that examined the trend and the main drivers of agricultural land conversion (ALC) in Northeast Iran. Using a multi‐stakeholder analysis approach, data were obtained from agricultural land use policy makers in the Khorasan‐e‐Razavi...

Research Report 44
by Rick de Satge in 2013

This review seeks new information that goes beyond the usual discussions of rural civil society to help inform fresh-thinking and a deeper understanding of the strategic issues involved in relations between poor, marginalised rural people, their organisations, and organs of the state. The...

by Rebecca Pointer in 2013

Mass violent action has significant potential to rupture existing social relations and create space for establishing new identities and social relations. In the case of the first wave of the 2012 farm worker strike (6-29 November 2012) in De Doorns and fourteen other Western Cape grape farming...

LDPI Working Paper 35
by Irna Hofman in 2013

The overwhelming attention to global ‘land grabbing’ has paid no heed to recent agricultural land investments in post-Soviet Central Asia. This paper contributes to fill the void and focuses on the rural politics in the context of China’s rising presence in Tajikistan’s agriculture. I take an...