In late March, Indian Premier Narendra Modi imposed a three-week lockdown to prevent the further spread of the coronavirus. Since then, tens of thousands of migrant workers who had previously provided cheap labour in wealthy homes or on construction sites in the nation’s growing metropolises have been making their way back to their rural home regions.
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Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsApril, 2020Kenya, India, Global
Library ResourceInstitutional & promotional materialsJanuary, 2016Ethiopia, Kenya, Mali, Niger, Western Africa, Eastern Africa
The present document is a brief technical report highlighting activities relating to the options by context approach. The IFAD- funded project, “Restoration of degraded land for food security and poverty reduction in East Africa and the
Sahel: taking successes in land restoration to scale” was launched in March 2015 and runs until March 2018. The project
action countries include: Niger, Mali, Ethiopia, Tanzania and Kenya. This report will focus on activities carried out in the first
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2003Kenya
Conflict results from a combination of factors, which are intertwined and often deeply rooted in cultural traditions both within and between nations. Poverty is one of the underlying causes of conflict and also one of its consequences. The pastoralists in Isiolo struggle to survive on a fragile ecosystem, which is ravaged by drought, poverty, insecurity and seemingly endless conflict over resources.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2014Kenya
Makueni District has experienced low crop production per unit area despite increased hectarage under crop
production. The district relies heavily on farming for food and income generating activities for the households.
However, poverty level has been on the increase due to poor crop production and limited diversity in sources of
income. Analysis of field survey carried in the district shows high variability of soil nutrients (Nitrogen,
Phosphorous, and potassium), Cation Exchange Capacity (CEC) and soil pH due to various land use systems
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2006Kenya
he increasing land scarcity and the worsening trend of poverty in Kenya in recent years have raised concerns about the focus on land-based agriculture as the basis of growth in the rural areas. This paper combines two complementary data sets obtained from two locations in Kenya, drawn against distinctively different land availability patterns, to examine the diverse rural asset base and key sources of livelihood in the rural areas.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchSeptember, 2009Kenya
The study discusses land-degradation in pastoral communities and depicts land-use system and associated human and livestock population pressure as the major determinant of vegetation cover, surface run-off, soil erosion, and species richness. The study recommends use of enclosures to reverse range degradation, and diversification of pastoral economies to reduce poverty and relieve pressure on land as the primary source of livelihood in the semi-arid rangelands of Kenya
Library ResourceReports & ResearchJanuary, 2015Kenya
Formal land administration systems in developing countries have failed to cope with the wide range of land rights that have evolved under non-formal land tenure arrangements. Urban informal settlements in particular pose a challenge to existing land administration infrastructure in these countries. The tenure types, land rights and spatial units found in such settlements are inconsistent with the provisions of existing land law. Conventional land administration approaches can not work in these settlements.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksJanuary, 2018Kenya
Four years ago, I was part of a research team looking at access to land and basic services in informal settlements.
We conducted field interviews in Mukuru slums in Eastlands. We were amazed at the levels of development in the area. People were constructing permanent structures despite the fact that they were under the impression that informal settlements are characterised by temporary structures.
Four years later, there are ongoing discussions to address the plight of informal settlements. A fundamental starting point is to address issues of tenure security.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchJuly, 2015Kenya
The World Bank (2015) classifies Kenya as a lower middle income country and one of East Africa‘s fastest growing economies. According to Society for International Development (SID) however, Kenya remains one of the most unequal societies when compared to of Uganda and Tanzania (SID, 2004). Inequality therefore remains a key challenge to Kenya. In order to respond to this challenge, there is need for a clear understanding of the causes, nature, effects and manifestations of socio-economic inequalities (SID, 2006).
Library ResourceTraining Resources & ToolsJanuary, 2018Kenya
You can carry out your own analyses on poverty and ecosystem services with the GIS data made available, some of them being publicly released for the first time. All data are accompanied by metadata.
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