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  1. Library Resource
    Conference Papers & Reports
    May, 2001

    This paper draws on research on the enforcement of the Land Act of 1979 in Lesotho. It seeks to show that illegal settlements occur under the shadow of formal state rules, from which social actors borrow selectively and in opportunistic ways to acquire urban property rights. This is possible because of inconsistencies and contradictions in state rules and enforcement methods.

  2. Library Resource
    Conference Papers & Reports
    December, 2000
    Cameroon, Africa, Middle Africa

    In sub-Saharan Africa, intensification of agriculture and rational use of arable land are essential for long-term growth (Gros, 1979, Johnston, 1990, Oluf et al., 990). Extensive cultivation methods and the population explosion are pushing the limits of cultivated land every day; deforestation accelerates; the productive capacity of the land is reduced

  3. Library Resource
    Conference Papers & Reports
    December, 2011
    Ethiopia, Eastern Africa

    Ethiopia?s economy and majority of the people?s livelihoods are dependent on agriculture. To develop the socioeconomy of Ethiopia and eradicate poverty, the policy and interventions should focus on agriculture as an entry point. In line with this, the government, bilateral and multilateral donors, NGOs and various institutions share the concepts and priorities identified in the ?Plan for Accelerated and Sustained Development to End Poverty (PASDEP).?

  4. Library Resource
    Conference Papers & Reports
    December, 2012
    South Africa, Africa, Southern Africa

    Increasing temperatures and declining rainfall patterns as well as increasing frequency of extreme climate events such as droughts and floods are the expected future weather patterns within the tropics. Africa, particularly Southern Africa, is projected to be the region most vulnerable to the impacts of climate variability and change especially in agriculture and water. This has dire consequences as most people in Southern Africa depend on agriculture for their livelihoods.

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