Tipping the Balance: Policies to shape agricultural investments and markets in favour of small-scale farmers

Title Tipping the Balance: Policies to shape agricultural investments and markets in favour of small-scale farmers
Contributor Oxfam International
Author Bill Cotula, Chan Man-Kwun, Cotula Lorenzo, Lorenzo Chan, Man-Kwun, Vorley, Vorley Bill
Content A recent wave of large-scale land acquisitions and other commercial investment in agriculture has raised concerns that small-scale producers are being marginalized. This report takes a new look at the role of public policy and market governance in ensuring inclusive sustainable development. It also foucses on elements that can contribute to gender-equitable results. Four country case studies, conducted in Guatemala, Nigeria, Tanzania and the Philippines supports this work.
Type of initiative Case Studies, Report, Research
Year Published
Language
Asia PHILIPPINES
Africa NIGERIA, TANZANIA
South America Guatemala
Link http://policy-practice.oxfam.org.uk/publications/tipping-the-balance-policies-to-shape-agricultural-investments-and-markets-in-f-254551

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From gray to green : replanting hope in Africa’s highlands

Title From gray to green : replanting hope in Africa’s highlands
Contributor IDRC International Development Research Center
Author IDRC
Content In Uganda’s Kabale district, too many people had been trying to make a living from too little land. Because of overpopulation and exhaustion of the soil by intense cultivation, the area had gone into decline. Then, researchers and farmers — supported by the International Development Research Centre — joined forces to revitalize the region.
See: http://hdl.handle.net/10625/34762
Type of initiative Case Studies
Year Published
Language English
Africa ETHIOPIA, KENYA, MADAGASCAR, TANZANIA, UGANDA
Link http://idl-bnc.idrc.ca/dspace/bitstream/10625/34762/1/126857.pdf

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The Real Green Revolution: Organic and Agroecological farming in the South

Title The Real Green Revolution: Organic and Agroecological farming in the South
Contributor Greenpeace
Author Nicholas Parrott, Terry Marsden
Content This report highlights some of the opportunities and challenges of establishing an organic farming movement that “can increase food security, reduce poverty and protect environmental resources” in the Southern hemisphere. Even though the report asserts that government policies are still needed to encourage the extension of organic farming, several positive trends are identified through a number of worldwide case studies.
Type of initiative Case Studies
Year Published
Language English
Asia INDIA, INDONESIA
Africa BURKINA FASO, EGYPT, ETHIOPIA, MALI, TANZANIA
South America PERU
Link http://www.greenpeace.org/international/Global/international/planet-2/report/2002/1/the-real-green-revolution.pdf

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Puzzles for innovation

Title Puzzles for innovation
Contributor Agriculturesnetwork.org, ILEIA
Author ILEIA, University of Applied Science, Van Hall Larenstein
Content The writers wanted to encourage the Afghan community by showing that the development processes they are experiencing are not different to those seen elsewhere, even if the general context is particularly difficult.
Type of initiative Case Studies
Year Published 2011
Language English
Asia AFGHANISTAN, INDONESIA
Africa BENIN, ETHIOPIA, GHANA, MOZAMBIQUE, SOUTH AFRICA, TANZANIA, Zimbabwe
Link http://tinyurl.com/bw39lao

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