Across rural Africa, land legislation struggles to be properly implemented, and most resource users gain access to land on the basis of local land tenure systems.
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Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2006Burkina Faso, Benin, Nigeria, Belgium, Rwanda, Mali, Zimbabwe, Eswatini, Ghana, Sierra Leone, Ethiopia, Niger, Cameroon, Kenya, Mozambique, South Africa, Lesotho, Uganda, Italy, Tanzania, Botswana, France, Africa
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2006Kenya, France, Morocco, Benin, Nigeria, South Africa, Gambia, Mali, Burkina Faso, Italy, Lesotho, Senegal, Chad, Niger, Cameroon
Water for agriculture draws on a range of sources - from naturally available water bodies to water supply infrastructure. In sub-Saharan Africa, only a very small percentage of arable land is irrigated. Most farmers produce food under rainfed conditions. In 1995, for instance, 89 percent of cereal production in sub-Saharan Africa was delivered from rainfed agriculture, compared to 58 percent in the West Asia and Northern Africa region (InterAcademy Council, 2004). The situation in the Sahel is very much in line with this trend.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2006Kenya, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Germany, Eswatini, United Kingdom, Malawi, Namibia, Mozambique, Portugal, South Africa, Lesotho, Uganda, Tanzania, Botswana, Senegal, Africa
The effect of HIV/AIDS on Africa and the issues it creates for women in African societies, especially unmarried women, is a difficult one that will not soon go away. These two volumes [ The Land and Property Rights of Women and Orphans in the Context of HIV and AIDS : Case Studies from Zimbabwe, and Reclaiming Our Lives: HIV and AIDS, Women’s Land and Property Rights and Livelihoods in Southern and East Africa: Narratives and Responses] are important and useful additions to the literature of the problem and should be found in academic and research collections dealing with the topic
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2006Nepal, France, Liberia, Mozambique, Zambia, Kyrgyzstan, Guatemala, Laos, Cambodia, Guinea, India, Sierra Leone, Ethiopia, Mongolia, New Zealand, Africa
This paper represents part of an area of work on land tenure in post-conflict situations. An earlier LSP paper explored post-conflict land tenure in the context of sustainable livelihoods (LSP Working Paper 18: Unruh, J. (2004). “Post-conflict land tenure: using a sustainable livelihoods approach”.) The work is complemented by the FAO Land Tenure Studies 8 “Access to rural land and land administration after violent conflicts”.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2006Qatar, Kyrgyzstan, Iraq, Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Iran, United Arab Emirates, Jordan, Cyprus, Yemen, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Oman, Uzbekistan, Syrian Arab Republic, Kuwait, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Bahrain, Georgia, Armenia, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Central Asia
The contribution of natural resources to the livelihood strategies of poor people has long been appreciated as significant. How to ensure that poor people have rights and opportunities to access natural resources, as well as responsibilities for the sustainable management of natural resources, has become a central question in debates over poverty alleviation.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2006Burkina Faso, Bangladesh, Nigeria, Nepal, Gambia, Mali, Zimbabwe, China, Congo, Ethiopia, Colombia, Mozambique, South Africa, Nicaragua, Uganda, Cameroon, Tanzania, Netherlands, India, Sudan, Gabon, Kenya
Issues of transformative change in gender relations have been on the development agenda for four decades and no-one could say that there have not been significant policy initiatives taken to achieve this objective. The enthusiasm generated during the 1975 International Year for Women and throughout the UN international Women’s Decade from 1976-1985 is undeniable and the achievements are clear.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2006Mozambique, Zambia, Sweden, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Eswatini, Congo, Malawi, Rwanda, Jordan, Laos, South Africa, Lesotho, Uganda, Kyrgyzstan, Tanzania, Botswana, Kenya, Africa, Eastern Africa, Southern Africa
This paper focuses on legal and institutional aspects of children’s property and inheritance rights in Southern and East Africa. Chapter 2 discusses violations of children’s property and inheritance rights and discusses how the spread of HIV/AIDS has contributed to the violations. Chapter 3 assesses several norms of customary law that aim to protect children’s property and inheritance rights as well as the current practices of customary law that—in the context of the HIV/AIDS pandemic—serve to complicate and limit children’s ability to maintain their rights.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2006Nepal, Laos, Mozambique, Zambia, Kyrgyzstan, Guatemala, Germany, United Kingdom, Cambodia, Asia
This Livelihood Support Programme (LSP) Working Paper is the result of a follow-up on an extensive research study undertaken in Cambodia. Results of the study were the development of a participatory and results-oriented monitoring methodology and suggestions to overcome basic communication gaps between the rural population and decision makers on different administrative levels. The aim of this LSP Working Paper is to provide a simple and hands-on insight into the developed methodology and the suggested strategies to overcome the identified communication gaps.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2006Bangladesh, Nigeria, Guatemala, Indonesia, Brazil, Guinea, Thailand, Nepal, Philippines, Nicaragua, Uganda, Japan, Netherlands, India, Papua New Guinea, Cambodia, Asia
The Livelihood Support Programme (LSP) evolved from the belief that FAO could have a greater impact on reducing poverty and food insecurity, if its wealth of talent and experience were integrated into a more flexible and demand-responsive team approach. This paper represents part of an area of work which examines ways in which the poor can use small amounts of land to establish homegardens to support their livelihoods.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2006Serbia, Slovenia, North Macedonia, Slovakia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Croatia, Turkey, Bulgaria, Estonia, Ireland, Malta, Italy, Cyprus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Hungary, Albania, Montenegro, Poland, Latvia, Romania, Czech Republic, Europe
EU membership has profound implications for all parts of a country’s economy, as well as for its relationships with the other countries in Europe and its internal political structures. Members of the EU must be democracies governed by the rule of law and which guarantee human rights. They must have functioning market economies able to withstand the competitive pressures that EU membership brings, and governmental structures capable of discharging the wide range of obligations imposed on EU Member States.