Question raised in Rajya Sabha on decline in agricultural land, 25/07/2014.

A debate exists regarding the limits of international law to influence state behaviour. Some attribute these limits to the inability of law to compel states to incorporate norms into domestic legal frameworks. Others maintain that even if institutionalised, the incapacity of states to put those norms into action is where the problem lies.

The report examines the rise of “land grabs” in Asia and how this impacts on poor and vulnerable people in the region.

The aim of the report was to understand the amount of additional land needed and provide a simple, clear vision for UK agricultural land use and a set of principles to guide future decision-making.

China's cities are expanding rapidly as its economy grows. Yet land for development is in short supply, particularly in mountainous areas, where about one-fifth of the population lives. In the past decade, local governments have begun removing the tops of mountains to fill in valleys to create land on which to build.

State Government has initiated a New Land Use Policy (NLUP) for Manipur with the objective of inclusive development through effective land resource development and livelihood of the people. Over the time, shifting or Jhum Cultivation and unregulated land use system has caused much destruction to both forests and productivity of the land.

This publication presents the results and lessons learned from the FAO-Sida supported pilot project “Strengthening capacity for climate change adaptation in land and water management” in Ethiopia, Kenya and Tanzania.

Judgement of the National Green Tribunal (Western Zone Bench, Pune) in the matter of Shirish Barve & Others Vs Union of India & Others dated 04/04/2014 regarding proposed Jalgaon bypass road of the National Highway No.6 which has been proposed by Respondent No.2 i.e. National Highway Authority of India (NHAI).

A new FAO database collects previously scattered and unharmonized land cover information from around the globe into one centralized database, marking a major improvement in information regarding the physical characteristics of the Earth's surface. Up to now, one of the major challenges to getting a good global overview of land cover - e.g.

This discussion paper attempts to contribute to how to make future investment in agriculture responsible and efficient. Investment in agriculture is critical for global food provision, but in future it will have to compete with investment in land for raw materials and energy, such as various feedstocks for biofuel and biodiesel production.