Western Kenya is one of the most densely populated areas in Africa. Farming there is characterized by low inputs and low crop productivity. Poverty is rampant in the region. Yet the potential for agriculture is considered good. In the study described here, researchers looked specifially at soil fertility replenishment (SFR) systems...Focused on two specific systems -- the tree-based "improved fallow" system and the biomass transfer system -- the study compared rates of adoption in poor and nonpoor communities and evaluated the extent to which their adoption reduced poverty.
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Library ResourcePeer-reviewed publicationReports & ResearchDecember, 2005Eastern Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa, Africa, Kenya
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsDecember, 2005Eastern Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa, Africa, Kenya
Western Kenya is one of the most densely populated areas in Africa. Farming there is characterized by low inputs and low crop productivity. Poverty is rampant in the region. Yet the potential for agriculture is considered good.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2012Southern Asia, Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa, Eastern Africa, Western Africa, South-Eastern Asia, Guatemala, Indonesia, China, Nigeria, Yemen
Library ResourceConference Papers & ReportsDecember, 2015Eastern Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa, Africa, Ethiopia
This paper explores the tradeoffs between domestic and productive uses of biomass energy sources in the Nile Basin of Ethiopia using a non -‐separable farm household model where labor and other input allocations to energy collection and farming are analyzed simultaneously.
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsDecember, 2001Western Africa, South-Eastern Asia, Africa, Asia, Indonesia, Ghana
This research report examines three questions that are central to IFPRI research: How do property-rights institutions affect efficiency and equity? How are resources allocated within households? Why does this matter from a policy perspective? As part of a larger multicountry study on property rights to land and trees, this study focuses on the evolution from customary land tenure with communal ownership toward individualized rights, and how this shift affects women and men differently.This study’s key contribution is its multilevel econometric analysis of efficiency and equity issues.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2004
Institutions of collective action and systems of property rights shape how people use natural resources, and these patterns of use in turn affect the outcomes of people’s agricultural production systems. Together, mechanisms of collective action and property rights define the incentives people face for undertaking sustainable and productive management strategies, and they affect the level and distribution of benefits from natural resources.
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