State efforts to reform the customary land tenure system of Lesotho have failed to produce intended outcomes. An explanation given for this failure is customary chiefs' opposition to state-sponsored reforms, as these were purportedly meant to curtail their power over land. This explanation initially appeared in 1974 connection with the Administration of Lands Act of 1973, and has since been handed down through generations of academics and policy analysts in Lesotho and outside and uncritically accepted as immutable truth.
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Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksOctober, 2007Lesotho
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsJanuary, 2008Global
This paper tries to show the advantages - both in productivity and consumer appeal - of domestic and global companies connecting with smallholder suppliers. It draws on programme experience and case studiesin the food and drinks sector where companies aimed to deliver value for their business in ways that would also benefit smallholder suppliers.
Library ResourceLegislation & PoliciesSeptember, 2007Global
The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) is the most comprehensive international instrument on the rights of indigenous peoples. It establishes a universal framework of minimum standards for the survival, dignity and well-being of the indigenous peoples of the world and it elaborates on existing human rights standards and fundamental freedoms as they apply to the specific situation of indigenous peoples.
Library ResourceRegulationsFebruary, 2007Bulgaria
This Regulation determines the manner for carrying out the necessary inventory and surveys over the areas (if present on the territory of the Republic of Bulgaria) with polluted soil, defining the mandatory restoration measures, including the implementation and maintenance of such restoration measures.These rules will not apply to areas that are covered by programmes for elimination of environmental damage under the terms of other more specific documents (see article 1, paragraph 2).Major purpose of this text is to offer direct provisions aimed to set the inventory and field surveys that sh
Library ResourceNational PoliciesFebruary, 2007Estonia
The Estonian Environmental Strategy 2030 is a national cross-sectoral strategy of Estonia for the period 2007-2030. Its main objective is to ensure the preservation and improvement of the Estonian living and natural environment in the areas of reduction of waste, disused hazardous sites and the pollution load; sustainable use of water and mineral resources; energy; transport; forestry; fisheries; hunting; and preservation of the diversity of nature and landscapes.The Strategy aims to ensure food and potable water safety.
Library ResourceNational PoliciesFebruary, 2007Estonia
The National Environmental Action Plan of Estonia is a national cross-sectoral action plan of Estonia for the period 2007-2013. Its main objective is to present a consensual list of nationally prioritised activities aimed at achieving the primary goals of the environmental policy specified in the national Environmental Strategy, indicating the financing needs and discussing the most optimal use of non-budgetary funding sources.The Action Plan aims to ensure food and potable water safety.
Library ResourceRegulationsJanuary, 2007China
These Interim Measures, consisting of 23 Articles, are formulated in accordance with the Surveying and Mapping Law of the People's Republic of China, for the purpose of strengthening the administration of the surveying and mapping activities conducted by foreign organizations or individuals within the territory of the People's Republic of China and other sea areas under its jurisdiction, safeguarding national security and interests, and promoting the economic, scientific and technological exchange and cooperation between China and foreign countries.The administrative department of surveying
Library ResourceRegulationsJuly, 2007Czech Republic
This Regulation amends Annex 1 of the Regulation establishing vulnerable areas and the use and storage of fertilizers and manure fertilizers, crop rotation and implementation of erosion-control measures in these areas. This Annex specifies vulnerable areas which are geographically defined by the cadastral territory of the Czech Republic.
Implements: Water Act. (2001-06-28)
Amends: Regulation establishing vulnerable areas and the use and storage of fertilizers and manure fertilizers, crop rotation and implementation of erosion-control measures in these areas. (2003-03-03)
Library ResourceRegulationsJanuary, 2008Austria
The present Ordinance enforces the Burgenland Building Law (LGBl. No. 10/1998). In particular, the Ordinance lays down provisions relating to building technology and building equipment, as well as to special environmental, health and energy requirements of buildings. Furthermore, the Ordinance also applies to parcel of lands and other constructions and facilities subject to requirements of the present Ordinance.
Library ResourceRegulationsJune, 2007Poland
This Regulation of the Minister of Environment, which is composed of 12 paragraphs and one Annex, lays down: (1) method of making available information on the environment, specified in art.30 of the Environment Protection Act; (2) minimal scope of information made available; (3) form of the information; (3) frequency of making information available.
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