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  1. Library Resource
    January, 1995
    Zimbabwe, Sub-Saharan Africa

    This case study of Zimbabwe has examined developments in biotechnology against the background of a well-developed national agricultural research, plant breeding and seeds system. It has then assessed the constraints to biotechnology research, technology development and diffusion in the light of the resources available and the technology transfer mechanisms in place for different groups of farmers.

  2. Library Resource
    January, 1996
    Rwanda, Sub-Saharan Africa

    The objective of this technical paper is to shed insights on ways of reversing the spiraling decline of the land and the economy in rural Rwanda, with focus on the forces behind productivity decline in the Rwandan agricultural sector. The results are based on collaborative research between the Rwandan Ministry of Agriculture and Michigan State University.Among the key findings are that Rwandan farmers need to sustain and intensify their farming by pro-tecting the soil against erosion.

  3. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 1995
    Democratic Republic of the Congo, Burundi, Rwanda, Middle Africa, Eastern Africa

    While bush beans ( Phaseolus vulgaris check for this species in other resources L.) have long been the protein staple of Rwandan agriculture, improved climbing beans have been introduced within the last 10 years, enabling farmers to intensify, stabilize and better stagger production. Through a 1992-3 nation-wide survey of 1050 households, conducted in both major growing seasons, this study examines the adoption of improved climbing beans across regions and potential user groups.

  4. Library Resource
    Conference Papers & Reports
    December, 1995
    Ethiopia, Africa, Eastern Africa

    This paper presents some strategies for feed improvement to support intensification of ruminant production in the Ethiopian highlands. It looks into feed availability, and outlines feed intensification strategies. Opportunities for feed improvement and management, feed improvement in intensified systems, and management of marginal lands are discussed.

  5. Library Resource
    Conference Papers & Reports
    December, 1995
    Eastern Africa, South-Eastern Asia

    Animal production systems in South-East and east Asia are discussed in the context of their potential and challenges for research to address poverty alleviation, increased food production and food security and environmentally sustainable development. The projected human population increase, rising incomes and changing consumer preferences will accelerate the demand for, and access to food in the future. This will place considerable pressures on the use of natural resources (land, crops and animals).

  6. Library Resource
    Land administration in Zambia

    Processes and Constraints

    Reports & Research
    December, 1995
    Zambia

    All land in Zambia is vested in the president, in trust for the people of Zambia, under the Land (Conversion of Titles) Act, 1975 (see p.16), SECTION4.The president has delegated landadministration to the Commissioner of Lands under Statutory Instrument No. 7 of 1964 and GazetteNotice No. 1345 of 1975, as amended. Land in Zambia is divided into State (formerly crown),Reserve, and Trust Lands, as well as park reserves.

  7. Library Resource
    Land tenure in Zambia
    Reports & Research
    October, 1995
    Zambia

    The Government of Zambia is embarking on an ambitious program of legal and administrative reforms in land policy. Although the need to liberalize the land market is universally shared, the ideas on how to accomplish this transformation are not. Two decades of underinvestment in field research have resulted in the present situation of micro-level data on land tenure and farm-level production, consumption, and resource management inadequate to guide policy decisions.

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