The purpose of this paper is to examine the progress that has been achieved, identify innovatory experience and provide a frame for discussion on where to go next. Particular attention will be given to the benefits accruing to small farmers and livestock producers, particularly women. It will deal with policies and programmes in input supply and the provision of credit subject to the continuing constraints on the use of foreign exchange and government finance still prevailing m most African countries.
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Library ResourceReports & ResearchFebruary, 1989Africa
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksNovember, 1991Africa
Women's access to and control of land is an important, even crucial issue because of its relation to and implications for food production and food security in the region. Women in rural Africa often do not own the land they are working. The land generally is registered as belonging to their husbands, who then pass it on to their sons, at least to those who remain in the rural area of origin.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 1988Africa
This paper focuses on the role of women in agro-industries in eastern and southern Africa. The women of Africa have' historically played key roles in the African economy as contributors to their society and as caretakers of the family while their, husbands are away working in mines, plantations or cities. African women are starting to get acknowledged as the ones who predominantly produce food crops.
Library ResourceConference Papers & ReportsApril, 1988Africa
The scale and persistence of the food crisis in Africa during the last
20 years is of the gravest concern to African governments as well as to the international community. Food production is not able to keep pace with population growth and many countries in the continent have become increasingly dependent on imports of food stuffs originating from international aid.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 1979Liberia
This study represents an attempt to measure the extent of participation of women in development. It approaches this through
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsDecember, 1985Democratic Republic of the Congo
Le Zaïre est un pays aux dimensions continentales qui regroupe des centaines de tribus. Il en résulte une diversité de langues et coutumes, mais aussi de systèmes juridiques. Pendant la période précoloniale, le Zaïre, comme la plupart des pays africains, était régi par le droit traditionnel qui se caractérisait essentiellement par une forme rigide du système patriarcal, sauf dans certaines tribus qui pratiquaient le matriarcat.
Library ResourceNovember, 2017Africa
Library ResourceConference Papers & ReportsNovember, 2003Southern Africa, Africa
In recognition of the problem of land tenure security and its effect on sustainable development, a study on Land tenure systems and sustainable development in Southern Africa was included in the ECA-SA work program. A draft publication on the findings of the study has been prepared. The publication addresses two core land tenure topics: (1) Land tenure security, and (2) Land rights of women and other groups.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchNovember, 1998Burkina Faso, Africa
Aujourd'hui on s'accorde pour reconnaître que les femmes jouent un rôle important dans l'économie des pays et plus particulièrement dans l'agriculture pour les pays fortement agricoles et sous développés comme le Burkina Faso. Cette conviction est traduite au niveau national par l’élaboration des stratégies nationales pour l'intégration des femmes au développement et plus récemment encore par la creation d'un ministère de la promotion de la femme.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 1989Africa
The problem of low productivity is fundamental to the long-term deteriorating trend in agricultural and per capita food production that has characterized African agriculture during the past decades. Widespread desertification and degradation of African farmlands and the present heavy dependence on natural rainfall which are some of the causes of low productivity, reflect the inability of African member States to sufficiently invest in and develop technologies and farming systems suitable for adoption by small farmers.