It is generally acknowledged that
insecure and incomplete property rights have large effects on
the use and management of watershed resources.
The standard policy response to this problem is
to privatize farm land, declare riverine areas
to be public property, and establish a set of
restrictions on the use of both private and pub
lic land. This paper presents a more nuanced
concept of catchment property rights, drawing
upon key concepts from watershed hydrology and
the multidisciplinary social science of property
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Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 1991Kenya
It is generally acknowledged that
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 1991Nigeria, Africa, Western Africa
In agriculture, surveying is required to prepare topographical maps that indicate variations in the level of the land's surface. Topographical maps are necessary as a base for the preparation of research station maps which include layout of field, buildings, roads, and soil conservation measures.
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsAugust, 1991Zimbabwe
Library ResourceJanuary, 1992Zimbabwe, Sub-Saharan Africa
This paper is concerned with understanding cattle production in Zimbabwe's Communal Lands, in so-called communal farming systems. Although commercial offtake from Zimbabwe's communal cattle herd is low, communal farmers are productive and rational in their cattle herd management. The economic rationale for cattle ownership is firstly to provide draught power and manure for tillage and secondly to provide milk and meat for local consumption, although the role of livestock in the farming system varies significantly from one part of Zimbabwe to another.
Library ResourceJanuary, 1992Kenya, Sub-Saharan Africa
This paper employs an historical analysis to consider some of the consequences of conflicting resource use and political friction on resource exploitation within and outside Turkana District during this century. Given this historical context, development alternatives tested to ameliorate food insecurity are reviewed.The article proposes that the stage for political conflicts, environmental degradation and food insecurity within the region was set decades ago.
Library ResourceJanuary, 1992Namibia, Sub-Saharan Africa
This article discusses the history of land reform in Namibia. The article indicates that at the time of writing (September 1991), it is still too early to comment on the implementation of land reform in Namibia, as it has not yet begun in earnest. Land policy has yet to be detailed and ratified, the institutions for implementing land reform and settlement programmes have to be appointed and in some cases created de novo, and large sums of money have to be found.
Library ResourceJanuary, 1992Sub-Saharan Africa
Such is the vagary of rainfall throughout Africa's rangelands that almost all pastoral communities face cycles of good and hardship years. During good years herders increase and diversify their herds, whilst consecutive hardship years or `pastoral drought,' human and livestock disease, or livestock theft may result in large livestock losses and the consequent temporary collapse of household food production.
Library ResourceAgreements & ContractsFebruary, 1991Zambia
Library ResourceLegislation & PoliciesJuly, 1991South Africa
To provide for the upgrading and conversion into ownership of certain rights granted in respect land; for the transfer of tribal land in full ownership to tribes; and for matters connected therewith.
(Afrikaans text signed by the State President.)
(Assented to 27 June 1991.)
BE IT ENACTED by the State President and the Parliament of the Republic of South Africa, as follows:
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 1991Botswana, Africa, Southern Africa
Assesses the effect (balance or imbalance) of the present relationships between the natural resource base and human activities; examines the role of some potentially destabilising forces, i.e, international markets, government programmes and socio-economic stratification; and reviews government's role in terms of its contributions to prudent natural resource management and options for the promotion of sustainable rural development.
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