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  1. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    January, 2005
    Africa

    This paper examines managing the nexus between poverty, declining agricultural productivity and natural resources requires an approach that integrates appropriate technologies, institutional innovation, and an enabling policy environment.

  2. Library Resource
    National Policies
    January, 2005
    Malawi

    The programmme is a result of issues and concerns expresses by Malawians on food security, water and sanitation renewable energy, forest product and services, environment and indigenous knowledge.

  3. Library Resource
    January, 2006
    Nepal, Bangladesh, India, Bhutan, China, Myanmar, Southern Asia, Eastern Asia, Oceania

    Hundreds of millions of people in Asia are dependent on shifting cultivation, yet the practice has tended to be seen in a negative light and discouraged by policy makers. This document challenges prevailing assumptions, arguing that shifting cultivation – if properly practised – is actually a ‘good practice’ system for productively using hill and mountain land, while ensuring conservation of forest, soil, and water resources. Focusing on Eastern Himalayan farmers, it looks at whether there is a need for new, more effective and more socially acceptable policy options that help to improve shi

  4. Library Resource
    January, 2006
    South Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa

    The project aims to support small-scale farmers in the project area in their efforts to adapt their farming practices to anticipated climate change and to enhance their incomes.

  5. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    September, 2005
    South Africa, Africa

    Documents the history of evictions of rural dwellers based on a comprehensive survey of people displaced from South African farms between 1984-2004. Content includes methodology and objectives of the study, the scale of evictions, perspectives from commercial farmers, the impact of evictions on the livelihoods of farm dwellers, local impact, aspirations of evictees, possible interventions.

  6. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    March, 2005
    Myanmar

    Released on March 30, 2005...
    This bulletin examines the factors causing many villagers in Pa'an district to say that they now face a deepening food and money shortage crisis which is threatening their health and survival. Based on villagers' testimony, the main factors appear to be recurring forced labour for both SPDC and DKBA authorities, made worse in some areas by orders for farmers to double-crop on their land and the encroachment of new SPDC military bases on villages and farmland.

  7. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    May, 2005
    Myanmar

    Between October 2004 and January 2005 SPDC troops launched forays into the hills of Nyaunglebin District in an attempt to flush villagers down into the plains and a life under SPDC control. Viciously timed to coincide with the rice harvest, the campaign focused on burning crops and landmining the fields to starve out the villagers. Most people fled into the forest, where they now face food shortages and uncertainty about this year's planting and the security of their villages.

  8. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    December, 2005
    Myanmar

    Summary:
    "Wrong-headed agricultural and development policies, counter-insurgency activities, as well
    as corruption and cronyism by the Burmese military regime, have all caused a dramatic
    decrease in rice production and food security in southern Shan State over the past ten years.
    The township of Mong Nai provides a good example of how food security, commonly defined
    as the physical and economic access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food at all times, has

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