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Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2009Angola, Liechtenstein, Bangladesh, United States of America, Congo, Comoros, Cameroon, Uzbekistan, Switzerland, Kenya, Zambia, Denmark, Rwanda, Philippines, Kyrgyzstan, Italy, Brazil, Tunisia, Argentina, Sudan, Papua New Guinea, Czech Republic
Library ResourceJanuary, 2009Uganda
These Guidelines are of guidance to institutions for yearly planning in water resources management.
Library ResourceJanuary, 2010Madagascar
La présente circulaire a objet de fournir un cadre permettant aux investisseurs de disposer des informations et des processus nécessaires aux fins d’acquisitions de terrains à Madagascar. Les terrains concernés par ladite circulaire sont ceux titrés au nom de l’Etat ou terrains non immatriculés ni cadastrés non mis en valeur dont la superficie est supérieure ou égala à 2500 Ha. Aux instances supérieures, les informations et les outils nécessaires leur permettant de prendre des décisions en toute connaissance de cause.
Library ResourceLegislationJanuary, 2009South Sudan
This Act provides with respect to local government in South Sudan. It, among other things, defines functions of local government councils and requires every local government council to establish a land committee or authorities to facilitate land management and administration with its own jurisdiction. Functions of such committees are defined.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchJanuary, 2009Kenya
In the aftermath of the post-election crisis, the issue of land has gained increased urgency. Land reforms represent a central part of Kenya’s reform agenda and indeed, the national reconciliation agenda as negotiated by President Kibaki and Prime Minister Raila Odinga under the aegis of Kofi Annan in early 2008.
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsDecember, 2009Zambia, Southern Africa
Library ResourceConference Papers & ReportsDecember, 2009Sudan, Africa, Eastern Africa
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksMarch, 2009Ethiopia
The study was carried out in three highland woredas (districts) of Chilga, Dembia and Gondar Zuria in north Gondar Zone, Amhara Region, Ethiopia. These woredas were purposively selected because of their long experience in transhumance cattle production system. The objectives of the study were to characterize the transhumance cattle production system, identify the major constraints and forward appropriate developmental interventions for the future. Informal and formal surveys were employed to collect qualitative and quantitative data.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksJune, 2009Ethiopia
Transhumance, the seasonal movement of herds occurring between two points and following precise routes repeated each year, is practiced on a broad scale in the open field areas of Tigray (North Ethiopia). This article presents a characterization of the practice, factors that explain its magnitude, and recent changes. Eleven villages were selected randomly, semistructured interviews were conducted, and data on the sites were collected both in the field and from secondary sources.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2009Africa, Eastern Africa, Middle Africa
Rainfed agriculture is and will remain the dominant source of staple food production for the majority of the rural poor in Eastern and Central Africa (ECA). It is clear that larger investments in agriculture by a broad range of stakeholders will be required if this sector is to meet the food
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