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  1. Library Resource
    Peer-reviewed publication
    December, 2009

    Rural Communities have their own sets of laws rooted in their particular culture, environment, traditions and history that are separate from national laws. Lack of education, years of wartime political oppression and violence, and government-enforced cooperative ventures during the 1970’s have created a deep feeling of suspicion among rural small-scale farmers for all government laws and programs. This
    conception has been reinforced by the fact that historically communities have only been made aware of

  2. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    December, 2009

    O relatório “Natural Resources, Environment, and Sustainable Growth in Mozambique”, de Timothée Ollivier, Dominique Rojat, Carl Bernadac and Pierre-Noël Giraud, desenvolve e testa uma metodologia para medição do impacto ambiental e da exploração dos recursos naturais na sustentabilidade do desenvolvimento em Moçambique.

  3. Library Resource
    Customary land in Zambia

    What is its Significance?

    Reports & Research
    February, 2009

    The study has established that customary land in Zambia is enormously significant because land is central to human existence and a large proportion of Zambians depend on it for their livelihood. Customary land in Zambia is the source of food and other necessaries for human existence for the villagers whose entire spectrum of perceptions of life are rooted in the cultural configurations and heritage of rural activities. Further, the study has found that the land can be made more productive without converting it to leasehold.

  4. Library Resource
    Impacts of Land Certification on Tenure Security, Investment, and Land Markets  cover image

    Evidence from Ethiopia

    Reports & Research
    April, 2009

    While early attempts at land titling in Africa were often unsuccessful, the need to secure land rights has kindled renewed interest, in view of increased demand for land, a range of individual and communal rights available under new laws, and reduced costs from combining information technology with participatory methods. We used a difference-in-difference approach to assess the effects of a low-cost land registration program in Ethiopia, which covered some 20 million plots over five years, on investment.

  5. Library Resource
    Paving the Way for Development? cover image

    The Impact of Transport Infrastructure on Agricultural Production and Poverty Reduction in the Democratic Republic of Congo

    Reports & Research
    December, 2009
    Democratic Republic of the Congo

    Given its vast land resources and favorable water supply, the Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC’s) natural agricultural potential is immense. However, the economic potential of the sector is handicapped by one of the most dilapidated transport systems in the developing world (World Bank 2006). Road investments are therefore a high priority in the government’s investment plans and those of its major donors.

  6. Library Resource
    Cover photo
    Reports & Research
    February, 2009

    The study sought to determine the state of farms that belonged to the then National Agricultural Corporation (NAFCO), ranches that belong to the National Ranching Company (NAFCO) and land belonging to absentee landlords. Since any state is dynamic, this research report, then, is a socio-historical account of what has been happening within/out more than 543,604 hectares of ranch/farmland in the wake of the fall of nationalization and rise of privatization.

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