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  1. Library Resource
    Conference Papers & Reports
    December, 2011
    Rwanda, Burundi, Ethiopia, Egypt, Sudan, Tanzania, Eritrea, Kenya, Uganda, Africa

    Remote sensed imagery in combination with secondary agricultural statistic was used to map crop water productivity (WP) in the Nile River Basin. Land productivity and crop tandardized gross value production (SGVP) were calculated at administrative level using the agricultural census data. Actual evapotranspiration (Eta) generated from remote sensing was used to assess crops consumptive water use. WP was then calculated by dividing SGVP by Eta in the cropped areas. Results show land productivity has a huge variation across the basin.

  2. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    December, 2011
    Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Africa, Eastern Africa

    Climate-induced livelihood transitons in the agricultural systems of Africa are increasingly likely. There has been only limited study on what such transitons might look like, but it is clear that the implicatons could be profound in relaton to social, environmental, economic and politcal efects at local and natonal levels.

  3. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2011
    Ghana, Mozambique, Tanzania, Zambia, Africa

    Rapid growth of emerging economies, emerging interest in biofuels as an alternative to fossil fuels and recent volatility in commodity prices have led to a marked increase in the pace and scale of foreign and domestic investment in landbased enterprises in the global South. Emerging evidence of the negative social and environmental effects of these large-scale land transfers and growing concern from civil society have placed ‘global land grabs’ firmly on the map of global land use change and public discourse. Yet what are the processes involved in these large-scale land transfers?

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