Anjali Nayar and Hawa Essuman profile the life of Liberian activist Silas Siakor, a tireless crusader against illegal logging and a symbol of resistance for a new generation.
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Library ResourceVideosSeptember, 2017Liberia
Library ResourceAgreements & ContractsJanuary, 2018Africa, Global
Library ResourceNational PoliciesJanuary, 2017Ivory Coast
La Déclaration de politique foncière rurale de la Côte d’Ivoire a pour vision «la sécurisation des droits des détenteurs coutumiers, des concessionnaires et des exploitants ». L’objectif général de la politique foncière rurale est d’assurer la sécurisation foncière rurale, en vue de la réduction de la pauvreté en milieu rural, du renforcement de la cohésion sociale et de la gestion durable des ressources naturelles.
Library ResourceRegulationsDecember, 2017Kenya
These Regulations of the Cabinet Secretary implement provisions of the Land Registration Act in respect of the organization and administration of land registries, the procedures for the registration of land, and related matters. The land register referred to under section 7 of the Act shall contain (a) the property section; (b) the proprietorship section; and (c) the encumbrance section. The Regulations set out the content of each section and also of the proprietorship section of a register that pertains to community land.
Library ResourceNational PoliciesJanuary, 2017Niger
Le Plan de Développement Économique et Social (PDES) 2017-2021 est un plan quinquennal de l’opérationnalisation de la Stratégie de Développement Durable et de Croissance Inclusive (SDDCI) Niger 2035 adoptée par le Gouvernement le 9 mai 2017. Son objectif est de contribuer à bâtir un pays pacifique, bien gouverné avec une économie émergente et durable, et une société fondée sur des valeurs d’équité et de partage des fruits du progrès. Spécifiquement, il vise à renforcer la résilience du système de développement économique et social.
Library ResourceRegulationsNovember, 2017Kenya
These Regulations implement provisions of the Land Act, 2012, with respect to a variety of matters including administration of public land and private land, conversion of freehold or leasehold tenure, compulsory acquisition, settlement programmes, easements and analogous rights, and evictions from unlawfully occupied public land.The National Land Commission shall keep and maintain a data base of all public land and an inventory of land based natural resources.
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsJanuary, 2018Africa, Liberia
The Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the Context of National Food Security (VGGT) set out internationally-accepted principles and standards for responsible practices, providing a framework for governments, the private sector and civil society to use when developing policies and programmes for improving food security.
Library ResourcePeer-reviewed publicationJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2017Western Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa, Africa, Mali, Burkina Faso, Senegal, Niger
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsDecember, 2017Western Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa, Africa, Ghana
The focus in this paper is on two relatively large maize-based contract farming (CF) schemes with fixed input packages (Masara and Akate) and a number of smaller and more flexible CF schemes in a remote region in Ghana (Upper West). Results show that these schemes led to improved technology adoption and yield increases. In addition, a subset of maize farmers with high yield improvements due to CF participation had high gross margins. However, on average, yields were not high enough to compensate for higher input requirements and cost of capital.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchFebruary, 2017South Africa
In South Africa, policies of separate development and restrictions placed on capital expenditure imposed on the lands occupied by the indigenous people during the colonial era prevented the state from implementing the cadastre in the communal areas of the country. The status quo persists to this day, which has resulted in a dual system that promoted investment in areas where private property rights were permitted, but relegated the traditional communities into poverty and disinvestment
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