Archives for December 2015

Economics of land degradation and improvement

A policy seminar that happened last week at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) in advance of the World Soil Day featured findings of a new book about land degradation, which is occurring in almost all terrestrial biomes and agro-ecologies, in both low and high income countries. It is stretching to about 30% of the total global land >> Read more

New knowledge-sharing initiative to measure and reduce food loss and waste

The following news release was originally published on the Food and Agriculture Orhanization of the United Nations (FAO) website. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), and the CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions, and Markets (PIM) today launched a new initiative to enhance global >> Read more

Commons tenure for a common future

PIM supported CAPRi program will co-host a discussion forum titled "Commons tenure for a common future" as part of the Global Landscapes Forum happening this week in Paris. The role of tenure security in providing incentives for sustainable resource management and restoration is well established. However, much of the policy attention has been on securing individual lands, >> Read more

Gender, headship, and the life cycle: Landownership in four Asian countries

Despite increasing evidence that households do not always function as one, policies regarding land and property rights are often formulated at the household level, assuming the primary adult male is the landowner. Because land policy reform has typically focused on changing household, rather than individual, rights to land, many of the data are collected at >> Read more