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January 2011
NATURAL RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENT NEWSLETTER
January 2011 - Number 03

Welcome to the third issue of the Natural Resources and Environment Newsletter. In this issue, we will be introducing the new Land tenure e-journal, which has just launched its first issue. This e-journal is dedicated to land-related issues, including land tenure. We will also learn about the recently issued report, the State of the World’s plant genetic resources for food and agriculture and we will introduce you to the new web site gearing up for the 2012 event marking the twentieth anniversary of the Earth Summit - FAO@Rio+20.

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December 2010
Natural Resources and Environment Newsletter
December 2010 - Number 02

Welcome to the second issue of the Natural Resources and Environment Newsletter. In this issue, we will be looking at work underway on the Voluntary Guidelines on responsible governance of tenure of land and other natural resources. We will also look at work done in Thailand and lessons learned by the German-financed Bioenergy and Food Security project.

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July 2010
Blowing the whistle on hunger in Samoa

At the Pacific consultation meeting on the Voluntary Guidelines on governance of tenure in Samoa, participants took time to blow the whistle on hunger as part of the 1 Billion Hungry campaign. The campaign is designed to raise awareness about the nearly one billion people in the world today who continue to suffer from chronic hunger.

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June 2010
Alternatives to large land acquisitions in developing nations
New report analyses how partnerships benefit both big investors and small farmers

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June 2010
Making the most of agricultural investment
A survey of business models that provide opportunities for smallholders

New research shows how agricultural investments in developing nations can be structured as alternatives to large-scale land acquisitions. It documents a range of more inclusive business models that can bring benefits to small-scale farmers and protect their land rights, while also ensuring returns to companies.

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