Residential land in Rwanda is scarce due to hilly terrain, a high population and a focus on agricultural growth to address food security concerns. The situation worsened following the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi, which led to extensive destruction of houses and infrastructure, leading to thousands of Rwandans becoming homeless. To address these concerns, the government embarked upon a resettlement programme to regroup people into planned residential areas, ‘imidugudu’, the aim of which is to provide improved quality of life for the population through the provision of basic needs.
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Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2015Rwanda
Library ResourceJanuary, 2013Rwanda
In the complex soilscape of Rwanda, failure to tailor soil fertility management technologies to specific soil types is the major constraint to their adoption. A study was undertaken to understand how scientists can introduce new soil-related technologies as part of the already functioning farmers’ soil knowledge (FSK) system and achieve soil-specific fertility management interventions. Farmer participatory research and biophysical diagnostic methods were used in Akavuguto watershed, southern Rwanda.
Library ResourceJune, 2011Rwanda
The aim of the present paper is to investigate whether households relocated to government- built village settlements, as part of Rwanda’s Villagisation programme (‘Imidugudu’), diversify into non-farm income-generating activities to a greater extent than other rural households in Rwanda, and if so, to what extent the variation can be explained by differences in micro-level asset and meso-level access factors.
Library ResourceDecember, 2013Rwanda
In a context of globalization and liberalization, Africa is increasingly confronted with the commercialization of its space. Various large-scale actors, including international private investors, investor states, and local entrepreneurs, are constantly seeking to expand their land holdings for the production of food crops or biofuels. This article presents two Rwandan case studies and analyzes how large-scale land acquisition by foreign and local elite players affects local livelihoods.
Library ResourcePeer-reviewed publicationJanuary, 2013Rwanda
The study assessed the adoption of land use consolidation and its determinants in Nyanza District of Southern Province, Rwanda. Land use consolidation is part of the on-going crop intensification program led by the Ministry of Agriculture in Rwanda. The extent to which this policy has been adopted is less spatially known. In addition, there is scarce knowledge about the factors affecting the adoption of this policy at household level. A sample of 132 households was randomly selected for the interviews conducted in August 2010.
Library ResourceMay, 2012Rwanda
In this study, maximum likelihood supervised classification and post-classification change detection techniques were applied to cloud-free Landsat mosaic scenes formed for three years, 1987, 2001 and 2010, to map land cover changes in the Lake Kivu region in Central Africa. A supervised classification was carried out on the stacked vector of six reflective bands and two vegetation index images for the three years individually with the aid of ground data. Since ground data was not available for 1987, visual interpretation was used to aid supervised classification.
Library ResourceMay, 2012Rwanda
Durban COP17 December 2011 (UNFCCC 2011). The World held its breath for a global commitment to reducing greenhouse gas emissions in a bid to steady human-induced climate change. During the proceedings, one unique country, Rwanda, set fourth its ambitious national strategy for charting a green growth and climate resilient future.
Library ResourceJune, 2012Rwanda
Food crop production in Rwanda is predominantly dependent on the productivity in small- and fragmented farms. Raising productivity levels in smallholder farms therefore represents a vital means to economic growth and poverty reduction in Rwanda. Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources (MINAGRI) has embarked on a simplified land use consolidation model whereby farmers in a given area grow the priority food crops in a synchronized fashion while keeping their land rights intact.
Library ResourceFebruary, 2012Rwanda
This chapter accomplishes several purposes, in which it shares the reader the theoretical orientation and empirical evidences of numerous studies that are closely related to the issues being raised in this study. It deals with the review of theoretical and empirical literature mainly related to rural poverty and livelihoods. In doing so, the chapter intentionally includes discussions on a wider scale to look at pertinent literature from many sub-Saharan African countries and beyond that have some resonance to better understand and relate the Ethiopian case to the wider literature.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchFebruary, 2012Rwanda
The majority of rural Rwandans are dependent on land for their livelihoods. Recognizing the critical nature of land to peace, stability, and economic development, Rwanda began implementing the Land Tenure Regularisation Process (LTRP) in 2008. While the Rwanda government has made highly commendable efforts in implementing the LTRP, some challenges have been faced, including a challenge whereby landowners only came to learn about the requirement of paying land lease at the time of collecting the Ownership Documents.
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