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  1. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    December, 1989
    Kenya

    In most Developing countries only a small number of new jobs
    are available in agriculture. The capital scarcity limits the
    number of nonfarm jobs that can be created, because investments
    costs per job are high in modern industry. Thus an effective
    development policy should seek to increase the labor relative to.,
    capital, to the extent that it is economically efficient.
    In the Sessional Paper No. 1 of 1986 on Economic Management
    for Renewed Growth, the Kenya Government notes that
    historically, there has been

  2. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    December, 1989
    Kenya

    Local Authority
    The section of Githurai west of the highway falls under the
    jurisdiction of the Nairobi City Commission. The rest, which
    is east of the highway falls under the jurisdiction of the
    Kiambu County Council.
    Ownership and Acquisition
    Until 1967 the land belonged to a dairy farmer. His workers
    had set up a co~operative with the intention of buying off
    the farm from him. They formed a compa~y called Githurai
    Thinganga. The land they bought consisted of three plots,

  3. Library Resource
    Legislation
    January, 1989
    Zambia

    This Act makes provision principally for the legal status and administration of estates of deceased persons leaving property in Zambia.This contains rules relative to the making, registering and execution of wills, provides for the administration of property included in a testament and provides for court proceedings regarding testate estates. Wills may be placed in custody with the High Court. The Act sets out procedures of administration and prohibits any interfering with property of deceased by any person who is not authorized to do so.

  4. Library Resource
    January, 1989
    Zimbabwe, Sub-Saharan Africa

    Carrying capacity (CC) is a term often talked about in relation to livestock in the communal areas (CAs). It is the source of much confusion. This discussion paper will hopefully clarify some of the issues and make the implications for the policy debate clearer. It is based on the preliminary findings of field work carried out in Zvisharane District during 1986 and 1987.

  5. Library Resource
    January, 1990
    Zimbabwe, Sub-Saharan Africa

    In their recent paper, de Leeuw and Tothill (1990) discussed the shortcomings of estimating carrying capacity (CC) of pastoral systems in Africa. They noted the difficulty of determining available forage per animal due to high annual and spatial variability in plant production, seasonal changes in forage quantity and quality, livestock species mix, and the use of supplemental feeds.

  6. Library Resource
    January, 1990
    Botswana, Zimbabwe, Sub-Saharan Africa

    This article suggests that communual rangeland management policies in Botswana and Zimbabwe are based on incorrect technical assumptions about the stability of semiarid rangelands, the nature of rangeland degradation, and the benefits of destocking. Consequently, inappropriate policies, stressing the need to destock and stabilise the rangelands, are pursued.Acknowledgement of the great instability but intrinsic resilience of rangeland would encourage the Governments to more favourable regard the opportunistic stocking strategies of the agro-pastoralists of the Communual Areas.

  7. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    December, 1989
    Zimbabwe, Africa, Southern Africa

    Throughout Africa the importance of land use issues in relation to tsetse control planning has been emphasized consistently in the tsetse literature. Because of inappropriate land use, concerns for the environment in tsetse-freed areas have been expressed frequently. This debate is very relevant to Zimbabwe, where extensive tsetse control operations in recent years have confined the remaining area of tsetse infestation to parts of the Zambezi valley, a semi-arid region of the country with a fragile eco-system and limited agricultural potential.

  8. Library Resource
    Conference Papers & Reports
    December, 1989
    Ethiopia, Africa, Eastern Africa

    Reviews the extent and use of crop residues as livestock feeds in Ethiopia with special emphasis to wheat with respect to varietal difference and agronomic practices to enhance the utilisation of the straw. Lists area and yield of major crops in Ethiopia. Presents data on yield & chemical composition of various crop residues, weight gains of steers fed crop residue, and effect of N fertilization on grain yield and quality & quantity of wheat straw. Also summarises results of an undersowing trials of forage crops to wheat.

  9. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 1989
    Ethiopia, Africa, Eastern Africa

    Investigates the effects of improved surface drainage on the productivity of Vertisols in a wheat-and-chickpea cropping trial conducted in 1987 at ILCA;s Debre Zeit research site in the Ethiopian highlands. Chickpea plots were subjected to four irrigation treatments, viz, no irrigation, irrigation at planting, 35 days and 70 days after planting. The trial showed that with a starter irrigation to aid the germination of a second crop, sequential cropping of two crops in the same growing season is feasible in the Debre Zeit.

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