The paper documents how the implementation of the land tenure policy of the Vietnamese government has affected the agricultural system, livelihood strategies and food self-sufficiency of Thai farmers in a remote upland village, Que, in Nghe An Province, North Central Vietnam. It is shown that the enforcement of restrictions on the area under swidden agriculture has resulted in a strong reduction of swidden agriculture production and shortened fallow periods, not compensated for by the slow increase in paddy rice production.
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Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2007Vietnam
Library ResourceReports & ResearchAugust, 2007Kenya
Coastal Kenya is a food deficit area producing only 20 percent of its
food requirement and is referred to as a net importer of food.
However, technologies that can improve food production in the area
exist and continue being developed. These technologies include:
deep tillage, timely planting, use of green manure, animal manure •
and fertilizer application.
Social capital refers to the various social relationships and networks
and the resources that become available thereof. Adoption has to do
Library ResourceLegislationJune, 2007Brazil
This Law, consisting of 43 articles divided into five Chapters, creates the Ecological and Economic Zone of the State of Acre.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2007Netherlands
In dit rapport is de methodiek van de Community of Practice (CoP) beschreven. Dit is geïllustreerd aan de hand van een praktijkvoorbeeld in het reconstructiegebied Beerze Reusel. Een CoP is onder andere geschikt om complexe problemen aan te pakken waar meerdere partijen bij betrokken zijn en waarbij niemand tot een geschikte oplossing kan komen. Daarnaast zijn praktische handvatten vermeld voor organisaties die in de toekomst met een CoP aan de slag willen. In this report the method Community of Practice (CoP) is described.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2007Laos
This participatory poverty assessment (PPA 2006) comprises one component of ADB’s Technical Assistance to the Lao People’s Democratic Republic for Institutional Strengthening for Poverty Monitoring and Evaluation. The goal of this PPA, as with the first PPA in 2000, is to complement the statistical analyses of poverty in a meaningful way and to record the experiences and concerns of the poor in order to initiate and identify more effective forms of public and private actions to alleviate poverty.
Library ResourceJanuary, 2008South Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa
This report details the findings of a round table discussion on land reform and agricultural development in South Africa convened by The Centre for Development and Enterprise (CDE) in October 2007.
Library ResourceJanuary, 2007Zambia, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Sub-Saharan Africa
Adaptation to climate change involves changes in agricultural management practices in response to changes in climate conditions. It often involves a combination of various individual responses at the farm-level and assumes that farmers have access to alternative practices and technologies available in the region.
Library ResourceJanuary, 2007Mali, Sub-Saharan Africa
This report provides insight into the local management of conflict over natural resources between herders and farmers in north-western Mali. The study finds that social, economic and environmental change within the region has led to growing pressure on natural resources and a marked deterioration in relations between farmers and herders. The paper warns that because this conflict is based on ethnicity, there is potential for serious escalation. The paper discusses the following:
Library ResourceReports & ResearchNovember, 2007Namibia, Africa
Contains introduction, 3 farms – the beginnings of land expropriation in Namibia; the Agricultural (Commercial) Land Reform Act 6 of 1995; the process of land reform in Namibia; the resettlement programme revisited; farm workers and resettlement; conclusions and recommendations. Argues that Namibia has to reconceptualise its agrarian model because the present land reform programme is setting impoverished black farmers up to fail.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchJune, 2007Myanmar
MAE SOT, Thailand - "The conflict-ridden Thai-Myanmar border has long been associated with drug smuggling, arms-dealing and human trafficking and other illicit trades. Now a new investment initiative aims to bring bilateral border trade above ground through the establishment of export-oriented special economic zones (SEZs) in the two countries' hinterlands.
The two sides agreed last month in Mandalay to finalize a long pending agreement, which in the first phases will open the way for
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