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  1. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    December, 1991
    Kenya

    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

  2. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 1991
    Nigeria, 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.

  3. Library Resource
    January, 1992
    Zimbabwe, 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.

  4. Library Resource
    January, 1992
    Kenya, 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.

  5. Library Resource
    January, 1992
    Namibia, 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.

  6. Library Resource
    January, 1992
    Sub-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.

  7. Library Resource
    Legislation & Policies
    July, 1991
    South 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:

  8. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    December, 1991
    Botswana, 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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