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  1. Library Resource

    A Critical Review

    Reports & Research
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    May, 2012
    South Africa, Southern Africa, Africa

    This paper provides an overview of land reform in South Africa from 1994 to 2011, with the focus on the land redistribution. The government policies and associated implementation since 1994 have not generated expected social and economic results for a number of reasons. Even where land has been transferred, it appears to have had minimal impact on the livelihoods of beneficiaries, largely because of inappropriate project design, a lack of necessary support services and shortages of working capital, leading to widespread underutilization of land.

  2. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    Training Resources & Tools
    November, 2012
    Southern Africa, Africa, Eastern Africa, Southern Asia, Western Africa

    In the future scenario for livestock development, there is a continuing role for smallholder producers, particular for dairy and small ruminants, relying heavily on grass and crop-residues, however in a growth mode, intensifying production, and enhancing the efficiency of resource use (less land, labor and feed resources per unit product). In particular improving the efficiency of converting feed into milk and meat will be critical to increase their income.

  3. Library Resource

    Removing Barriers to Regional Trade in Food Staples

    Reports & Research
    Training Resources & Tools
    October, 2012
    Kenya, Zambia, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Malawi, Niger, Sub-Saharan Africa, Western Africa, Africa, Eastern Africa, Southern Africa

    Africa's growing demand for food has been met increasingly by imports from the global market. This, coupled with rising global food prices, brings ever-mounting food import bills. In addition, population growth and changing demand patterns will double demands over the next 10 years. Two key issues must be addressed: (a) establishing a consistent and stable policy environment for regional trade in fertilizers; and (b) investing in institutions that reduce the transaction costs of coordination failures.

  4. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    January, 2015
    South Africa, Southern Africa, Africa

    This South African Agricultural Public Expenditure Review (AgPer) is one of a series of similar studies undertaken in several countries in Sub-Saharan Africa under the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Program (CAADP) of the African Union’s (AU) New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) which encourages governments and development partners (DPs) to target public expenditure on the agriculture sector as the most effective way of stimulating growth.

  5. Library Resource
    Training Resources & Tools
    June, 2013
    Lesotho, Africa

    The objective of this study is to help the government to decide what role safety net and transfer programs should play in the coming 5 to 10 years. It seeks to answer following three questions: (i) can increased spending on transfers accelerate poverty reduction in the medium to long term?; (ii) which groups and aspects of poverty will it make sense to target with transfers?; and (iii) which programs will have the greatest impact at an affordable cost?

  6. Library Resource
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    June, 2013
    Lesotho, Africa

    This report shows that while more inclusive growth is the ultimate solution to poverty in Lesotho, the country can and should use selective social transfers to reduce poverty more rapidly among the extreme poor. But because the majority of the transfers are received by people who are not among the extreme poor there is room for increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of spending on safety nets which. These programs should be productive and concentrate on the extreme poor Basotho.

  7. Library Resource
    June, 2012
    Africa, South Africa

    The pressure on an already stressed
    water situation in South Africa is predicted to increase
    significantly under climate change, plans for large
    industrial expansion, observed rapid urbanization, and
    government programs to provide access to water to millions
    of previously excluded people. The present study employed a
    general equilibrium approach to examine the economy-wide
    impacts of selected macro and water related policy reforms

  8. Library Resource
    August, 2014
    Africa, Southern Africa

    Miombo woodlands stretch across Southern
    Africa in a belt from Angola and the Democratic Republic of
    Congo (DRC) in the west to Mozambique in the east. The
    miombo region covers an area of around 2.4 million km. In
    some areas, miombo has been highly degraded as a result of
    human use (southern Malawi and parts of Zimbabwe), while in
    others, it remains relatively intact (such as in parts of
    northern Mozambique, and in isolated areas of Angola and the

  9. Library Resource
    March, 2012

    Lesotho began a structural economic
    transformation in the early 1990s. The transformation has
    brought higher, more secure incomes to households while the
    government succeeded in dramatically improving access to
    services such as education, health, water, and
    transportation. Yet today, Lesotho faces a number of serious
    development challenges, including a high rate of chronic
    poverty, entrenched income inequality, and most troubling

  10. Library Resource
    March, 2013

    The Kingdom of Lesotho is a land-locked
    nation located in the Drakensberg mountain range in Southern
    Africa. The country has a total area of 30355 km² and in
    2009 had an estimated population of nearly 2.1 million, with
    nominal per capita Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of US$ 1080
    (in 2010). About 75 percent live in rural areas, often in
    scattered mountain villages, while most of the urban
    population lives in and around the capital Maseru and the

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