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Studies the political economy of agrarian transformation in the eponymous regions. Examining Egypt and Tunisia in detail as case studies, it critiques the dominant tropes of food security offered by the international financial institutions and promotes the importance of small-scale family farming in developing sustainable food sovereignty.
This volume explores the complex relationship between food security and sociopolitical stability up to roughly 2025. Organized around a series of original essays by leading global technical experts, a key message of this volume is that actions taken in an effort to address food security stressors may have consequences for food security, stability, or both that ultimately matter far more than the direct impacts of biophysical drivers such as climate or land or water scarcity. The means by which governments, firms, and private philanthropies tackle the food security challenge of the coming decade will fundamentally shape the relationship between food security and sociopolitical stability.
A political economy analysis of the history of food security in the Arab world, including the role played by the global food price crisis in the Arab Spring and the Arab response aiming at greater food sovereignty via domestic food production and land acquisition overseas - the so-called land grab.
This report aims to demonstrate the impact of land acquisition on women’s rights, as well as explore how the deeply entrenched unequal gender relations and discriminatory social norms – present in Uganda as in every other country in the world – result in significant gaps in Ugandan land laws.
Includes land regulatory framework; foreign direct investment and large-scale land acquisition; mechanized farming agriculture; lack of transparency and corruption in land use and allocation; land and conflict. Argues that land tenure insecurity has resulted from the imposition of formal law that does not recognize individual rights to unregistered land.
This document aims to facilitate the successful, efficient, and cross-country comparable data collection for computation of SDG indicators 1.4.2 and 5.a.1 in line with the methodologies approved by the IAEG-SDGs.
This report [in Arabic] is a comprehensive overview that presents the general features and characteristics, including the economic, agricultural, environmental, demographic, and social dimensions of the Arab countries. It highlights the current conditions of various patterns and trends and the efforts made by governments, alongside policies, and leading models for rural development in the Arab region.
- How to design a complex behavior change intervention: Experiences from a nutrition-sensitive agricultural trial in rural India
- Land ownership and Maternal Nutrition Pathways (UPAVAN Findings)
- Mobile App-based Learning Courseware: A study
- Video-based learning within rural networks
- Digital Green's approach in Ethiopia: Promises for gender inclusive extension
- A rural video-based social network for farmer training