Topics: Economic Development
Secure Land Rights as a Foundation for Broad-Based Rural Development in China: Results and Recommendations from a Seventeen-Province Survey
Land rights in China could assist sustainable development and the livelihoods of over 750 million rural people. This report presents the findings and implications of Landesa’s 2008 edition of their recurring nationwide survey conducted in China on farmers’ land rights. The results and recommendations are available on the publisher’s website: the National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR).
Issue Brief: Is Bigger Better?
The assumption that large-scale mechanized agriculture is more productive and efficient than small family farms is influencing agricultural development policy around the world. From China to Ethiopia, developing countries are moving toward corporate farming as a way to boost production and jump-start agricultural development. But the basis of their strategy, the assumption that bigger farms are better farms, is one of the most enduring myths in global development.
Issue Brief: The Land Rush
An issue brief outlining the historical context, facts, misconceptions, risks, benefits, recommendations for investors, and resources for further reading.
Productivity of Intensively Used Homestead Plots in a Central Javan Village
Women and Vulnerable Groups in Land Dispute Management
This report, written for USAID, provides recommendations for ensuring that women and vulnerable groups participate in, and benefit from, any follow-on assistance related to the resolution of land disputes in Rwanda | download PDF
West Bengal’s Bargadars and Land Ownership
A 2004 Artitcle written by Landesa staff and published in Economic and Political Weekly
The UN’s Empty Plan for Poverty
An Article from the Far Eastern Economic Review by Roy Prosterman | download PDF
The Rural Land Question in China; Analysis and Recommendations based on a 17-province Survey
An analysis published in New York University Journal of International Law and Politics, 2006 | download PDF
The Joint Stock Share System in China’s Nanhai County
Between 1979 and 1983, China made the dramatic transition from a socialist agriculture dominated by large collective farms to a more market-oriented agriculture dominated by small family farms. This report describes the experiment’s background in light of Nanhai’s recent development history, and lays out the details of Nanhai’s experiment. It includes analysis and recommendations based on Landesa’s fieldwork findings and comparative experience | download PDF
The Impact of Regulatory Takings by Chinese State on Rural Land Tenure and Property Rights
A joint report by Landesa and Rights and Resources Initiative | download PDF