The German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) created the Special Initiative “One world, No hunger” aimed to eradicate extreme hunger and poverty. Special focus is on Action Area 6 “Promotion of responsible land use and improvement of access to land”. The German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ) has presently implemented the Global Programme on Responsible Land Policy in 6 countries: Peru, Laos, Benin, Madagascar, Ethiopia and Uganda.
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Library ResourceReports & ResearchJuly, 2019Africa, Uganda
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2017Ethiopia, Uganda
Innovations to improve staple crop germplasm can reduce poverty and otherwise improve farmer livelihoods through complex and multiple pathways. This paper reviews the evidence for one prominent pathway—through increased incomes (in cash and kind) for poor farmers who adopt the technology.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksJuly, 2018Tanzania, Switzerland, Nepal, Sweden, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Italy, Indonesia, Congo, Malawi, Niger, Norway
This study is aimed at gaining an understanding of the poverty and vulnerability situation of forest-dependent communities in the United Republic of Tanzania and generating information on the availability of social protection interventions, with a view to identifying pathways for establishing sustainable social protection for these communities.
Library ResourceJanuary, 2005Kenya, Nigeria, Botswana, Zambia, Lesotho, Uganda, Sub-Saharan Africa
Informal systems for land delivery, which have in many cases evolved from earlier customary practices, still account for over half the land supplied for housing in African cities and are a particularly important channel for the poor. This study examines how informal systems of housing land delivery operate in six African cities discussing how they are evolving and how they interact with formal land administration systems.
Library ResourceJanuary, 2003Uganda, Sub-Saharan Africa
This paper describes and analyses people’s security of access to means of production among the Karimojong herd-owners who inhabit the North-Eastern districts of Uganda. It claims that Ugandan statutory land management policy and law undermines the customary tenure system, thereby threatening access security for Karimojong agro-pastoralists.
Library ResourceJanuary, 2007Uganda, Sub-Saharan Africa
Rising poverty in rural Uganda is linked to increasing landlessness, as the latter drives land degradation and reduces agricultural productivity. This paper examines the complex relationship between owning land and poverty. It identifies effective strategies and land policy guidance to address this concern.
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsDecember, 2004Eastern Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa, Africa, Uganda
The government of Uganda, with help from its development partners, is designing and implementing policies and strategies to address poverty, land degradation, and declining agricultural productivity. Land degradation, especially soil erosion and depletion of soil nutrients, is widespread in Uganda and contributes to declining productivity, which in turn increases poverty.
Library ResourcePeer-reviewed publicationPolicy Papers & BriefsDecember, 2008Eastern Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa, Africa, Uganda
Agriculture is vital to the economies of Sub-Saharan Africa: two-thirds of the region’s people depend on it for their livelihoods. Nevertheless, agricultural productivity in most of the region is stagnant or declining, in large part because of land degradation. Soil erosion and soil nutrient depletion degraded almost 70 percent of the region’s land between 1945 and 1990; 20 percent of total agricultural land has been severely degraded. If left unchecked, land degradation could seriously threaten the progress of economic growth and poverty reduction in Africa.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchJune, 2007Uganda, Africa
Analyses context within which the National Land Policy ascribes to tackle gender. Looks at influencing policy context, theories and evidence, access to and control of land, current policy response, and key implications for the PSIA (Poverty Social Impact
Library ResourceReports & ResearchMarch, 2005Uganda, Africa
Includes the pastoral land question – recognition in law and policy, establishment of protected areas, access and ownership of land, land use and sustainability. Pastoral rights in policy – international research and regional developments, conceptual framework for the Policy, Policy goal, principles and objectives – land and sustainable livelihoods, land tenure, land markets, land administration, land use and management, natural resources and environment.
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