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  1. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    November, 2006

    Issues identified as being of major importance in relation to the land rights and land conflict situation are: questions related to governance; contradictions and lack of harmonisation between recent laws and policies in Tanzania; the existing power relations (including gender relations); and present development priorities. Makes it clear that dealing with land matters is in essence political and presents a series of recommendations for interventions in the field of land rights.

  2. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    November, 2006

    Focuses on legal and institutional aspects of children’s property and inheritance rights in Southern and East Africa. Discusses violations of those rights and how the spread of HIV and AIDS has contributed to this. Assesses some norms of customary law that aim to protect these rights and some which complicate and limit children’s ability to maintain their rights. Reviews and assesses selection of international and national laws. Identifies several gaps in law and policy. Reviews National Plans of Action for orphans and vulnerable children.

  3. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    November, 2006
    Kenya, Africa

    Includes the Draft National Land Policy – a step into land-reform direction, addressing constitutional issues, challenges in addressing security of tenure, reforming land administration and management institutions, key issues and policy recommendations of the DNLP, news.

  4. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    November, 2006

    This Handbook is designed for both farmers and students to use in the field and
    during training. It is divided into eight sections, each one containing several
    topics and all illustrated with large clear pictures. The Handbook can be read
    from beginning to end or each topic can be read separately. Space is provided
    for readers to take notes and to add their own local knowledge...Our people have always been farmers. Farmers of the river lands, of the
    mountains, and of the forests. Due to civil war in Burma, more and more of

  5. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    November, 2006

    ...There are many good books and resources on sustainable agriculture and
    we have learnt much from them. However refugees are constrained in their
    agricultural practices due to limited access to land, water and other resources.
    This Handbook attempts to present a summary of simple adaptations of ideas
    found in other books, manuals and resources on sustainable agriculture.
    This Handbook is not a textbook as such, but a compilation of different
    subjects for people to pick and choose. We know that it is not complete and

  6. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    November, 2006

    The First International Forum on Water and Food of the CGIAR Challenge Program on Water and Food (CPWF) was held in Vientiane, Laos from November 12 to 17, 2006. The Forum had two overarching objectives:

    • to link people together to discover what they are doing within the CPWF and in the world of water and food beyond the Program;

    • to articulate the links between research, policy and practice.

  7. Library Resource
    Conference Papers & Reports
    November, 2006
    Niger, Africa, Middle Africa, Western Africa

    Farmer-herder conflicts are enduring features of social life in the Sudano-Sahelian zone.

    A survey was carried out between August and December 2004 in four sites in Niger,

    namely Bokki, Katanga, Sabon Gida and Tountoubé to determine the proximate and

    long-term causes of conflict over natural resource use, to evaluate the appropriateness of

    existing institutional arrangements for managing conflicts and identify innovative options

    and incentives to reduce the incidence and severity of conflicts. The research was

  8. Library Resource
    Conference Papers & Reports
    December, 2006

    Population pressures and the need to optimize the use of limited available land has led to increasing cropping affluence levels within the maize agro-ecologies in Kenya, and a shift from large to smallholder intensification and multiple cropping patterns. Using a geographic information system, this study relates cropping patterns, by area share, maize productivity and household incomes across maize agro-ecologies, with the purpose to establish a decision support system for optimizing land allocation and in priority setting for introduction of new technologies such as Bt maize varieties.

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