Archive for the ‘Land Leases’ Category

July 9th, 2009 - 9:34 am § in Agri-business, Irrigation, Land Leases, Seedrock

World Development Report 2008: Agriculture for Development

Agriculture is a vital development tool for achieving the Millennium Development Goal that calls for halving by 2015 the share of people suffering from extreme poverty and hunger. That is the overall message of this year’s land-deals-by-agriculture-investors, the 30th in the series. Three out of e[...]

July 8th, 2009 - 12:02 pm § in Agri-business, Equipment, Irrigation, Land Leases, Mali, Seedrock

Linking Performance and Collective Action—the Case of the Office du Niger Irrigation Scheme in Mali

Increasing irrigation efficiency in irrigation schemes has always been high on the agenda of policy makers. Despite quite some ‘social’ experiments, whereby large portions of management were carried over to the farmer level, results often remained disappointing. This paper explores why this came[...]

January 22nd, 2009 - 2:51 pm § in Land Leases, Seedrock

Land Grabbing” by Foreign Investors in Developing Countries

One of the lingering effects of the food price crisis of 2007–08 on the world food system is the proliferating acquisition of farmland in developing countries by other countries seeking to ensure their food supplies. Increased pressures on natural resources, water scarcity, export restrictions imp[...]