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  1. Library Resource
    Legislation
    September, 2008
    Sierra Leone

    Being an Act to establish the Sierra Leone Environment Protection Agency, to provide for the effective protection of the environment and for other related matters.

  2. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    December, 2008
    Laos

    ABSTRACTED FROM SUMMARY: Many ethnic groups practice a system of land use and resource management which is uniquely adapted for upland areas. This has developed over generations as part of traditional ways of life, and is underpinned through ritual and customary practices. This study looks at how women’s land and property rights are established and maintained under these customary or traditional tenure systems. Five different ethnic groups were studied: Brao, Trieng, Hmong, Khmu and Tai Dam.

  3. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2008
    Myanmar

    Myanmar's agricultural economy has been under transition from a planned to a market system since the late 1980s and has experienced a substantial increase in production. However, little research is available on the impact of economic policies in this country on agricultural production decisions and rural incomes. Therefore, this paper investigates the impact using a micro dataset collected in 2001 and covering more than 500 households in eight villages with diverse agro-ecological environments.

  4. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    April, 2008
    Jordan, Western Asia

    The project aims to improve the productivity of degraded rangelands through efficient utilization of limited rainfall. Nearly 48% of farmers in the Muhareb community own flocks, with an average flock size of about 159 head. About 52% of farmers in Um Al Naám own flocks, with an average of 125 head; about 63% of farmers in Muhareb community own a small flock (average 28 head), or a medium flock size (30%, average 293 head), or a large flock (7%, average 751 head. However, about 72% of farmers in Um Al Naám own a small flock, with an average flock size of 36 head.

  5. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    November, 2008
    Global

    In 2007, ICARDA celebrated its thirtieth anniversary. The Center and its partners have worked together for three decades to improve the food security and livelihoods of the poor in dry and marginal areas. During this time, we have seen significant changes in the biophysical environment and in socio-economic circumstances. New farming technologies, new livelihood options, and better policies and institutions are speeding up agricultural development in the world's dry areas, and we are proud of the role we have played in this progress.

  6. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    July, 2008
    Southern Asia, Iran

    A two-day international workshop on “Improving Water Productivity and Livelihood Resilience in Karkheh River Basin” was jointly organized by ICARDA and AREO 10-11 September, 2007 in Karaj, Iran, and the presentations are compiled in the proceedings. The presentations at the workshop focused on integrated and participatory approach to technology development in addressing water productivity and livelihood resilience. It underscored the importance of sustainable development without endangering the ecological assets of fragile ecosystems in this region.

  7. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    January, 2008
    Iran, Southern Asia

    CGIAR Challenge Program on Water and Food - Improving livelihood resilience by integrated natural resource management in upper catchments of dry areas (pn24) and improving on-farm agricultural water productivity in the Karkheh River Basin (pn8).

  8. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2008
    Kenya

    This article looks at the role of land and grievances thereto in the post-election violence experienced in Kenya in late 2007 and early 2008. It argues that the failure of post-colonial governments to craft a cohesive and inclusive national agenda for development has resulted in a fragmented populace. This fragmentation militates against a national ethic as the citizenry congregate around their ethnic groupings as a source of security and guaranteed access to resources such as land.

  9. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2008
    Kenya

    The performance of any organization can be improved through constant evaluation which helps organizations mirror themselves against acceptable benchmarks, Land administration institutions are no exception. However. most of the land administration systems in LOCs are over-centralized and inflexible in regulatory and legal frameworks and they are rarely evaluated. This paper uses documented key oettormence indicators of effectiveness. efficiency and quality in an attempt to evaluate Kenya's land

  10. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2008
    Kenya

    Land ownership, distribution, utilisation and exchange amongst the Digo people of Kenya's lower Coast is done through both formal systems and informal arrangements, 'Rahani'is an informal arrangement that allows landowners to rent out their excess or idle land at a price over an uncertain duration. Using data from several classes of respondents, this paper found that landowners practices 'rahani'to get quick money to attend to immediate domestic, personal and welfare problems.

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