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  1. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2008
    Kenya

    Land is one of the most important naturaE resources for the creation of wealth in many societies. Its ownership and control brings economic power, which in turn, is often the basis for social and polifical power Unlike other factors of production such as labour and capilal, land is in fixed supply. Of the total land area of Kenya of 56.9 million hectares, more than 90 percent is agricultural land. Over 80 percent of this land is categorized as Arid and Semiarid land where about 25 percent of the total population resides and over 50 percent of the total livestock is produced.

  2. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2008
    Algeria

    Suburban agriculture in Setif (Algeria): which future in face of urban growth? The suburban agriculture in Setif which is mainly based on the specialized agricultural activities (cereals, animal production) has an important role. Its economic and social values are regarded in terms of the hugeness of its areas, the number of its manpower and the quality of its production. It covers 75% of the municipality surface and production systems are generally organized according to the climatic conditions.

  3. Library Resource
    January, 2008
    Latin America and the Caribbean

    Despite the central role of urban areas in socio-economic and geo-political change processes at the local, regional, and global level, as well as in the regional and global biophysical processes, little attention has been paid so far to the complex and dynamic interactions between urban areas and the biophysical and chemical processes of global environmental changes.This book contributes to the knowledge about these interactions.

  4. Library Resource
    January, 2008

    This report highlights key developments and recent sustainability trends in agriculture, rural development, land, desertification and drought, five of the six themes being considered by the Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD) at its 16th and 17th sessions (2008-2009).

  5. Library Resource
    January, 2008
    Indonesia, Nepal, Cambodia, Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia, China, Oceania, Eastern Asia, Southern Asia

    This book examines the gender dimensions of natural resource exploitation and management, with a focus on Asia. It explores the uneasy negotiations between theory, policy, and practice that are often evident within the realm of gender, environment, and natural resource management. It offers a critical feminist perspective on gender relations and natural resource management in the context of contemporary policy concerns: decentralized governance, the elimination of poverty, and the mainstreaming of gender.The book is centred around three themes:

  6. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    June, 2008
    Myanmar

    A Japanese study illustrates how farmers created an agricultural market in spite of the military government’s bureaucrats...

    "Economic Disparity in Rural Myanmar" by Ikuko Okamoto. National University of Singapore Press, 2008...
    "THE devastation caused by Cyclone Nargis and spiraling global food prices have placed even more pressure on the agricultural sector of Burma, once the world’s largest rice exporter and potentially one of Asia’s most prodigious producers of agricultural staples.

  7. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    February, 2008
    South Africa

    At the first conference on land redistribution in South Africa, held in Johannesburg in 1993, Cyril Ramaphosa, the then secretary general of the ANC, noted that South Africa is not unique in its unequal land distribution but rather in the policy measures that have led to this situation (ANC, 1993). In contrast to most other countries with unequal land distribution, South Africa has a history of specific racial policies with clear implications for land distribution and ownership.

  8. Library Resource
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    December, 2008
    Global

    This article is an extract from the bigger document. This articles briefly highlights that the land distribution remains highly unequal in some regions,  Productivity growth of high-input agriculture has slowed down, Increased awareness regarding the detrimental effects of DDT has led to its elimination in many countries, Land under organic farming is increasing but remains concentrated in a few countries.

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