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  1. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2006
    Bangladesh, Dominican Republic, Bulgaria, Bolivia, Costa Rica, Niger, Colombia, Ecuador, Romania, Burundi, El Salvador, Mali, Chile, China, Australia, New Zealand, Morocco, Turkey, Albania, Italy, Argentina, Armenia

    The present water report is the final product emanating from efforts by FAO, IWMI and others to document and understand the implications of the irrigation sector embarking on a wide reform process. It is intended to be a knowledge synthesis document that captures the global experiences emerging from a wide-reaching process targeting the reform of the irrigation sector. This study indicates that IMT is an approach for irrigation sector reform with the potential to improve the sust ainability of irrigation systems.

  2. Library Resource
    January, 2007

    Climate change poses severe threats on agriculture. Even though some countries may experience beneficial change to agricultural gross domestic product (GDP), the majority, particularly developing countries, will experience significant negative impacts. This paper by the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) promotes an integrative, holistic framework for climate change adaptation. It presents the potential impacts of climate change and the different approaches to adaptation, as well as knowledge gained through FAO's experience in the field.

  3. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    October, 2006
    Africa

    The first of 7 Working Papers presented at an FAO regional technical workshop for sub-Saharan Africa on legal empowerment of the poor (LEP) in Nakuru, Kenya, in October 2006. Divided into 7 issues: land markets, individualised land tenure, and land titling; pluralism; informal settlements in urban and peri-urban areas; gender; decentralisation and institutional development; pastoralism; dispute settlement. Each issue is examined through four dimensions: the international, the colonial, the national, and the social.

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    Reports & Research
    October, 2006
    Tanzania, Africa

    Sub-title is Formalization and its Prospects. Has 3 main chapters: background and context; tenure security for the poor in East Africa – the issues; formalization is not new in East Africa; conclusions and recommendations.

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    Reports & Research
    October, 2006
    Africa

    Main chapters cover access to land and poverty reduction, land redistribution, and securing land rights. The last includes the role of land markets, women’s land rights, securing local resource rights in foreign investment projects, protecting the rights of indigenous peoples and pastoralists, conflicts.

  6. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    January, 2006
    Rwanda, Africa

    Case study includes conceptual framework, rationale for land reform in Rwanda, assessment of choices, implementation. Highlights from the thematic dialogue include discussions on participation, decision making for optimal land use, land and the rural-urban interface and livelihoods, lessons learned and challenges. Third part examines possibilities for future co-operation.

  7. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    July, 2006
    Zimbabwe, Africa

    Covers analysis of the study sites in Seke, Buhera, Chimanimani and Bulawayo Districts, land and property rights of widows and other vulnerable women in those sites, livelihood strategies, obstacles and options, policy issues and recommendations. The study highlights the vulnerability of widows to property-rights violations.

  8. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    July, 2006
    Africa

    A serious study of a neglected field, drawing on research, workshops, and personal and organisational testimonies. Covers Eritrea, Kenya, Rwanda, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. Aims to raise awareness of the heavy impact of HIV and AIDS on women’s property rights and livelihoods, and the active steps being taken by many grassroots organisations to respond to the crisis. Looks at a number of creative initiatives such as the Memory Book Project in Uganda.

  9. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    March, 2006
    Africa

    The focus of the workshop, funded by FAO, Oxfam GB, and Women Land Link Africa Project (WLLA), was on children’s property rights. The report covers presentations by children, key issues and inspiring initiatives by CBOs, messages from the UN to children, experiences from Zimbabwe, very moving testimonies by children, key recommendations. Following the launch of a UNICEF and UNAIDS global campaign, FAO has been initiating work in the neglected area of children’s property and inheritance rights.

  10. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    September, 2006
    Myanmar

    Summary:
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    In the past two years, the reform process proposed in the “seven-point road map
    for national reconciliation and democratic transition”, which was meant to become
    eventually open to various relevant actors, has been strictly limited and delineated.
    As a result, the political space has been redefined in narrower terms. In addition,
    obstructions in the past couple of years have held back the pace and inclusive nature
    of the reforms which were required for democratization. The work of the National

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