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Land Reform in Afghanistan: Full Impact and Sustainability of $41.2 Million USAID Program is Unknown

Land Reform in Afghanistan: Full Impact and Sustainability of $41.2 Million USAID Program is Unknown

Source: Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR), 2017

Countries: Afghanistan

Topics: Land, Programming

Added: 15/02/2017

 

According to land reform experts, land reform is generally understood to be efforts to correct problems with land distribution and rights to its use. Since 2004, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has worked to address land reform in Afghanistan because of its effect on the economy and the...

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Whose Crops, At What Price? Agricultural Investment in Myanmar

Whose Crops, At What Price? Agricultural Investment in Myanmar

Source: Oxfam, 2017

Countries: Myanmar

Topics: Economic Recovery , Land, Livelihoods

Added: 09/02/2017

 

After years of international isolation, Myanmar is liberalizing its economy and seeking to attract foreign investment. But while foreign investment can play an important role in developing the country’s agriculture sector, in the current environment of limited transparency and accountability, an increase in agribusiness investments poses serious risks to the...

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Impact of the Syrian Refugee Crisis on Land Use and Transboundary Freshwater Resources

Impact of the Syrian Refugee Crisis on Land Use and Transboundary Freshwater Resources

Source: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America , 2016

Author(s): Marc François Müller, Jim Yoon, Steven M. Gorelick, Nicolas Avisse, Amaury Tilmant

Countries: Syria

Topics: Basic Services, Humanitarian Assistance, Land, Livelihoods, Renewable Resources

Added: 08/02/2017

 

Since 2013, hundreds of thousands of refugees have migrated southward to Jordan to escape the Syrian civil war that began in mid-2011. Evaluating impacts of conflict and migration on land use and transboundary water resources in an active war zone remains a challenge. However, spatial and statistical analyses of satellite...

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Environmental Change and Farmer-Herder Conflict in Agro-Pastoral West Africa

Environmental Change and Farmer-Herder Conflict in Agro-Pastoral West Africa

Source: Human Ecology, 2016

Author(s): Leif V. Brottem

Topics: Climate Change, Land, Livelihoods, Renewable Resources

Added: 06/02/2017

 

The debate concerning resource conflict, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), has become a polarized “dialogue of the deaf” between modelers who argue for a robust relationship between climate anomalies and conflict and scholars who are skeptical of this assertion. Most skeptical scholars, arguing for the primary importance of economic and...

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Role of Early Warning Systems in Conflict Prevention in Africa: Case Study of the Ilemi Triangle

Role of Early Warning Systems in Conflict Prevention in Africa: Case Study of the Ilemi Triangle

Source: University of Nairobi , 2016

Author(s): Peterlinus Ouma Odote

Countries: Ethiopia, Kenya, South Sudan

Topics: Conflict Prevention, Land, Livelihoods, Renewable Resources

Added: 01/02/2017

 

Over two hundred years ago, Immanuel Kant anticipated that nature‘s long run secret plan for mankind was ―to bring forth a perfectly constituted (republican) state as the only condition in which capacities of mankind can be fully developed, and the external relation among states which is perfectly adequate to this...

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The Age of Consequences: The Foreign Policy and National Security Implications of Global Climate Change

The Age of Consequences: The Foreign Policy and National Security Implications of Global Climate Change

Source: Center for Strategic & International Studies and Center for a New American Security, 2007

Author(s): Kurt M. Campbell, Jay Gulledge, J.R. McNeill, John Podesta, Peter Ogden, Leon Fuerth, R. James Woolsey, Alexander T.J. Lennon, Julianne Smith, Richard Weitz, and Derek Mix

Topics: Climate Change, Land

Added: 01/02/2017

 

In August 2007, a Russian adventurer descended 4,300 meters under the thinning ice of the North Pole to plant a titanium flag, claiming some 1.2 million square kilometers of the Arctic for mother Russia. Not to be outdone, the Prime Minister of Canada stated his intention to boost his nation’s...

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Climate Change & International Security: The Arctic as a Bellwether

Climate Change & International Security: The Arctic as a Bellwether

Source: C2ES, 2012

Author(s): Rob Huebert, Heather Exner-Pirot, Adam Lajeunesse, and Jay Gulledge

Topics: Climate Change, Cooperation, Governance, Land

Added: 01/02/2017

 

In its most recent assessment of global climate change, the U.S. National Academy of Sciences concluded, “A strong body of scientific evidence shows that climate change is occurring, is caused largely by human activities, and poses significant risks for a broad range of human and natural systems.” Impacts and rates of change...

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Environmental Change and Farmer-Herder Conflict in Agro-Pastoral West Africa

Environmental Change and Farmer-Herder Conflict in Agro-Pastoral West Africa

Source: SpringerLink, 2016

Author(s): Leif V. Brottem

Topics: Land, Livelihoods

Added: 01/02/2017

 

The debate concerning resource conflict, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), has become a polarized “dialogue of the deaf” between modelers who argue for a robust relationship between climate anomalies and conflict and scholars who are skeptical of this assertion. Most skeptical scholars, arguing for the primary importance of economic and...

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Civil Conflict Sensitivity to Growing-Season Drought

Civil Conflict Sensitivity to Growing-Season Drought

Source: PNAS, 2016

Author(s): Nina von Uexkull, Mihai Croicu, Hanne Fjelde, and Halvard Buhaug

Topics: Climate Change, Conflict Causes, Land, Livelihoods

Added: 01/02/2017

 

To date, the research community has failed to reach a consensus on the nature and significance of the relationship between climate variability and armed conflict. We argue that progress has been hampered by insufficient attention paid to the context in which droughts and other climatic extremes may increase the risk...

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Community Based Conflict Reduction and Peacebuilding in Kebkabiya, North Darfur

Community Based Conflict Reduction and Peacebuilding in Kebkabiya, North Darfur

Source: Imperial College, 2015

Author(s): Helena Wright

Countries: Sudan

Topics: Climate Change, Conflict Prevention, Dispute Resolution/Mediation, Land, Renewable Resources

Added: 01/02/2017

 

Climate change is expected to lead to increasing competition for and conflict over natural resources, particularly water and land. The ability of communities to resolve these conflicts is therefore an adaptive capacity.  Kebakabiya in North Darfur is one of the region’s most important agricultural areas, traversed by one of the longest...

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