The rise of new powers in development has generated much debate on the extent to which South–South Cooperation (SSC) constitutes a new paradigm of development more relevant to African needs or a disguise for a new form of imperialism. This paper critically examines the rise of Chinese and Brazilian technical and economic cooperation in African agriculture with two cases drawn from Ghana and Mozambique.
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Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksMay, 2016Mozambique, Ghana
Library ResourcePeer-reviewed publicationMay, 2019Libya
Ecosystem services (ESs) are increasingly being used by many countries around the world as a framework for addressing the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This review article of the usability of Libyan soil databases for ESs and SDGs is the first of its kind for North Africa.
Library ResourcePeer-reviewed publicationDecember, 2018United States of America
Soil databases are very important for assessing ecosystem services at different administrative levels (e.g., state, region etc.). Soil databases provide information about numerous soil properties, including soil inorganic carbon (SIC), which is a naturally occurring liming material that regulates soil pH and performs other key functions related to all four recognized ecosystem services (e.g., provisioning, regulating, cultural and supporting services). However, the ecosystem services value, or “true value,” of SIC is not recognized in the current land market.
Library ResourcePeer-reviewed publicationSeptember, 2018Global
Agricultural expansion and intensification enabled growth of food production but resulted in serious environmental changes. In light of that, debates concerning sustainability in agriculture arises on scientific literature. Land sharing and land sparing are two opposite models for framing agricultural sustainability. The first aims to integrate agricultural activities with biodiversity conservation by means of enhancing the quality of the agricultural matrix in the landscape towards a wildlife friendly matrix.
Library ResourcePeer-reviewed publicationOctober, 2017India
With challenges from global climate change, it is imperative to enhance food production using climate-smart technologies and maximize farm efficiency. Fifty-six households in Rudhiapada and Badamahulidiha, Odisha, India were selected to evaluate farmers’ efficiency using conservation agriculture (CA) cropping system practices. Data envelopment analysis (DEA) and regression analysis were used to estimate farmer efficiency and the determinants of yield.
Library ResourceTraining Resources & ToolsJanuary, 2019Global
The Social License Platform (SLP) matches businesses with the services and expertise they need to ensure that investments in agricultural land create growth opportunities for both business and local communities, while respecting the land rights of the communities that use the land.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksFebruary, 2019
In the last 40 years, large areas of the Mau forest, the largest contiguous tropical montane forest in East Africa, have been cleared for agriculture. To date, there are no empirical data on how this land use change affects carbon dioxide (CO2) fluxes from soil respiration and soil methane (CH4) fluxes. This study reports measured annual soil CO2 and CH4 fluxes from the native Mau forest and previously forested lands converted to smallholder grazing land, smallholder and commercial tea plantations and eucalyptus plan- tations.
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsJanuary, 2017Bolivia
Pando y Beni, Bolivia
5 de enero del 2017
Pensando la productividad del cacao en clave de la soberanía alimentaria
Karen Mercado Andia
Economista y maestra en sociología por la Universidad Autónoma de Puebla. Participó en varios procesos de investigación sobre violencia/mujeres, medio ambiente y (re)producción social, económica y política de entramados comunitarios. Actualmente es parte del equipo de investigación del IPDRS
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsDecember, 2017Bolivia
La Paz, Bolivia
20 de diciembre de 2017
Entre maíces sustitutos y la resistencia de los maíces locales de la comunidad Guaraní de Palmarito en el Chaco cruceño de Bolivia
María Bárbara Giavarini Blanco
Library ResourceReports & ResearchJanuary, 2019Cambodia
The central objective of this working paper produced by Jean-Christophe Diepart and Thol Sem, is to examine the recognition and formalisation of peasants’ land rights against the backdrop of Cambodian history and political economy of land and agrarian change.
It aims to understand how colonialism, war, socialism and the regional integration against a neoliberal background have shaped the land rights of smallholder farmers in contemporary Cambodia.
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