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  1. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    December, 2006
    Kenya

    Land degradation is caused by removal of vegetation cover and subsequent fertility loss. Frequent
    assessment of land use changes and their effects on soil and vegetation in ranches is critical to their
    conservation. This study, carried out in four selected ranches in Kibwezi District is important because
    previous studies in the area have mainly dwelt on soil erosion and no research has been done on
    effects of land use changes on soil quality in terms of organic carbon, total nitrogen and vegetation

  2. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    December, 2006
    Kenya

    This Thesis analyzed the effects of land tenure status on land productivity and sustainable
    livelihoods in the traditional pastoral areas in Narok District, and recommended policy
    guidelines to the government and other stakeholders. Land tenure status is a critical concern
    facing traditional pastoral areas in Kenya, especially in Narok District. It affects production
    activities and influences livelihoods. Rapid population growth, deferring individual
    preferences amongst the communities, the existing legal framework and inappropriate

  3. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    December, 2006
    Kenya

    Presumption of a direct causal link between formalisation of property rights
    and economic productivity is back on the international development agenda.
    Belief in such a direct causal relationship had been abandoned in the early
    1990s, following four decades of land tenure reform experiments that failed to
    produce the anticipated efficiency results. The work of Hernando de Soto has
    provided the springboard for this revival. De Soto argues that formal property
    rights hold the key to poverty reduction by unlocking the capital potential of

  4. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    December, 2006
    Kenya, Uganda, Peru, Sudan, Ecuador, Bolivia, India, Ethiopia, Colombia, Asia, Africa, South America, Southern Asia

    There are many options for enhancing food production from fish in managed aquatic systems.The most appropriate technology, however, will vary from place to place, and the conditions under which one technology is prefered over another are still not well defined.

  5. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    November, 2006
    Kenya, Africa

    Includes the Draft National Land Policy – a step into land-reform direction, addressing constitutional issues, challenges in addressing security of tenure, reforming land administration and management institutions, key issues and policy recommendations of the DNLP, news.

  6. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    December, 2006
    Ethiopia, Kenya, Africa, Eastern Africa

    Decentralization and community participation are major themes in current development policy. This study investigates perspectives on development held by individuals in arid and semi-arid areas of northern Kenya and southern Ethiopia that are predominantly used for pastoral production. Using a ranking exercise, individuals were asked to identify the most helpful types of development interventions in their opinion in the past, and also indicate their priorities for future development interventions. Results suggest there is relative consensus around a few key development interventions.

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