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  1. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    November, 1997
    Cameroon

    One of the environmental consequences of slash-and-burn farming is the loss of forest system carbon which in turn contributes to atmospheric change and impacts upon global climates. International attention has become focused upon the development of alternatives to slash-and-burn agriculture to alleviate poverty, protect biodiversity and reduce climate change. Before alternative land use systems can be evaluated in terms of carbon sequestration, baseline measurements of carbon dynamics resulting from current practices are required.

  2. Library Resource
    National Policies
    January, 1997
    Tanzania

    Agricultural and Livestock Policy nine general objectives are: Assure basic food security for the nation, and to improve national standards of nutrition by increasing output, quality and availability of food commodities. Increase food crops production through productivity and livestock growth will be encouraged to private sector. Improve standards in the rural areas through increased income generation from agricultural and livestock production, processing and marketing: encouraging exports of cash crops, livestock products and agricultural surpluses.

  3. Library Resource
    Legislation
    May, 1997
    Malawi

    This Act provides for the management and conservation of forestry resources in Malawi.

  4. Library Resource
    National Policies
    January, 1997
    Tanzania

    The overall aim of the National Land Policy is to promote and ensure a secure land tenure system, to encourage the optimal use of land resources, and to facilitate broad-based social and economic development without upsetting or endangering the ecological balance of the environment. The specific objectives of this National Land Policy are to: promote an equitable distribution of and access to land by all citizens; ensure that existing rights in land especially customary rights of smallholders (i.e.

  5. Library Resource
    National Policies
    January, 1997
    Madagascar

    Le présent document présent le plan d’action de lutte contre la désertification de Madagascar.

  6. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    June, 1997
    Kenya, Southern Africa, Eastern Africa

    Case study of the gender aspects of small-scale farming in the Vihiga District of Kenya, focusing on gender differences in access, control and ownership of land, and gender relations and attitudes to land tenure.

  7. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    January, 1998
    Rwanda, Liberia, Chad, Western Africa, Central America, Eastern Africa, Middle Africa, Southern Africa, Caribbean

    What is the legacy of armed conflict on the roles and experiences of women in Africa? This collection of reports, testimonies and analyses portrays the diverse experiences of women all over Africa who have lived through civil wars, apartheid, genocide and gendered political violence such as rape. Contributions include discussions of violence against women in Rwanda, Chad and Liberia; the involvement of and impact on women of the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission; and the increase in violence against women caused by the proliferation of SALW.

  8. Library Resource
    January, 1997
    Malawi, Europe, Sub-Saharan Africa

    Malawi’ s smallholder agriculture is facing a crisis, particularly in the more populated south. There is an insidious combination of land shortage, continuous cultivation of maize, declining soil fertility, low yields, deforestation, poverty and high population growth rate. Smallholder farmers are doing what they can to maintain household livelihoods under these difficult circumstances, however many of their actions, which are necessary for short term survival, such as the cultivation of hillsides, are not sustainable in the long term.

  9. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    January, 1998
    Sub-Saharan Africa, Guinea, Northern America, United States of America

    The core thesis is that Western neoclassical economics and law (particularly Anglo-American) have a peculiar cultural history that biases Western-trained economists and lawyers against common property systems like those found among Africans and American Indians. This Western cultural bias is expressed through the recurrent focus on individuals as atomistic and independent of each other in contract and property law, as well as in economic theory.

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