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  1. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    December, 2000
    Kenya

    Characterizing soil erosion hazard and its spatial variability is critical for maintaining
    user confidence in planning soil- and water- conservation programmes and general
    land-use management. Predicting the average rates of soil erosion for a combination
    of specific soil and land-use types is vital. This is because such predictions form a
    basis for providing guidelines for effective erosion control.
    The purpose of this investigation was to examine the erosion effects of alternative

  2. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    December, 2000
    Eastern Africa

    This report reviews work on legume cover crops in eastern Africa and provides a summary of recommendations of the appropriate germplasm, management and posible niches for these plants in farming systems. It briefly identifies various reseasons for the lack of adoption of LCC in farming sysytems. The focus is primarily on herbaceous legume cover plants that attain maximum biomass in less than 12 months.

  3. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    December, 2000
    Kenya

    For millenia, Greater Amboseli ecosystem of Kenya has had a central role in subsistence
    pastoralism and wildlife conservation by providing vast biological resources for pastoralists and
    their livestock; and habitat for wildlife. Recently, with the creation of Amboseli National Park
    and rapid changes in land tenure systems, the human use of the ecosystem has intensified. This
    change has shaped a pastoral landscape composed of livestock grazing, wildlife conservation,

  4. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    December, 2000
    Kenya

    Preliminary findings on the effects of land use in the Masinga Dam catchment, Kenya, on the storage capacity of the reservoir are presented. Remote sensing and GIS techniques, supplemented with ground reports, were used to determine areas most susceptible to erosion. A representative catchment was then chosen for rainy season monitoring of soil loss, river suspended sediments and discharge response to rainfall. In addition, Gerlach-type traps were used to evaluate erosion rates under different crop covers and slope gradients.

  5. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    December, 2000
    Rwanda

    Rwanda is currently in transition from a period of emergency to one of development following the 1994 war and genocide. Before the tragic events of 1994, the Agricultural Statistics Division (DSA) of the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Resources and Forestry (MINAGRI) maintained a comprehensive database of agricultural statistics. The DSA was responsible for providing information on agricultural policy based on annual surveys of rural households. These surveys, which were interrupted in 1994 were resumed in 1999 by the Food Security Research Project (FSRP) and the DSA of MINAGRI.

  6. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    December, 2000
    Rwanda

    Rwanda is currently in transition from a period of emergency to one of development following the 1994 war and genocide. Before the tragic events of 1994, the Agricultural Statistics Division (DSA) of the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Resources and Forestry (MINAGRI) maintained a comprehensive database of agricultural statistics. The DSA was responsible for providing information on agricultural policy based on annual surveys of rural households. These surveys, which were interrupted in 1994 were resumed in 1999 by the Food Security Research Project (FSRP) and the DSA of MINAGRI.

  7. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    January, 2000
    Sub-Saharan Africa, Mozambique, Tanzania, Uganda, South Africa, Ivory Coast, Niger, Europe

    Series of papers on land tenure issues including: Piloting local administration of records in Ekuthuleni, KwaZulu-Natal, by Donna Hornby (AFRA, South Africa)Ivory Coast’s Plan Foncier Rural: lessons from a pilot project to register customary rights, by Camilla Toulmin (IIED) Customary land identification and recording in Mozambique, by Chris Tanner Supporting local rights: will the centre let go?

  8. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    December, 2000
    Malawi, Rwanda, Africa

    Contains the background to the National Land Policy workshops in Rwanda and Malawi in October and November 2000, and discusses civil society involvement prior to, during and after the workshops. Draws comparisons between the two countries and mentions the role of international NGOs.

  9. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    December, 2000
    Uganda, Africa

    Examines changes in management of customary tenure and how these have made women’s access to land more vulnerable. Recommends strategies for empowering women to have secure access rights and increase their tenure security. Seeks a compromise between policy makers and women activists on the current co-ownership debate. Argues that the family unit should become the unit of ownership under customary tenure and that all those who derive livelihoods should be registered on the title of ownership.

  10. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    April, 2000
    Zimbabwe, Africa

    A historical analysis of the current land invasion crisis, examining the chequered past of the white farmers. Contrasts the present situation with the eviction without compensation by whites of Chief Tangwenya and his followers. Examines the different interpretations by the British and Zimbabwean Governments of the agreement over land reached at Lancaster House in 1979. Argues that the present media coverage lacks historical perspective and is doing the country a disservice. There are more questions needing to be asked about Britain’s role

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