Monthly Archives: January 2011

We’re Gaining Ground on Agriculture. But how about Land?

This post was commissioned by the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship blog. Photo by Deborah Espinosa One billion people around the world suffer from chronic hunger.  Ironically, most are engaged in agriculture.  In fact, 75% of the world’s poorest people …
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In the Interest of Conservation . . . Landesa Now in Kenya (a Photo Essay)

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Can the Global Land Rush benefit investors and farmers?

Neil MacFarquhar’s recent piece in the New York Times describing how African farmers are being displaced by large-scale land investments raises some important issues.  As he points out, large-scale investment in land in developing countries has accelerated rapidly in recent …
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Land Rights: The best weapon in the fight against extremists in Pakistan

Pakistan’s land-tenure problems are more severe and have been more persistently ignored than nearly any others found on the planet. Though last year’s flood altered Pakistan’s landscape, it did not alter  the fact that the vast majority of land in …
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