Western Kenya is one of the most densely populated areas in Africa. Farming there is characterized by low inputs and low crop productivity. Poverty is rampant in the region. Yet the potential for agriculture is considered good. In the study described here, researchers looked specifially at soil fertility replenishment (SFR) systems...Focused on two specific systems -- the tree-based "improved fallow" system and the biomass transfer system -- the study compared rates of adoption in poor and nonpoor communities and evaluated the extent to which their adoption reduced poverty.
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Library ResourcePeer-reviewed publicationReports & ResearchDecember, 2005Eastern Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa, Africa, Kenya
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsDecember, 2005Eastern Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa, Africa, Kenya
Western Kenya is one of the most densely populated areas in Africa. Farming there is characterized by low inputs and low crop productivity. Poverty is rampant in the region. Yet the potential for agriculture is considered good.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchApril, 2012Kenya
Land plays a vital and central role in the economic, social-cultural and political lives of both individuals and communities. Given its centrality in the socio-economic and political spheres, national goals such as economic development, poverty reduction, social and political stability are closely linked to land. Land provides the livelihood base for the bulk of the population especially in the rural areas where agriculture is the main occupation. Despite their importance, land and environment in Kenya have suffered decades of mismanagement that has led to the current state of degradation.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 1999Nigeria, United States of America, Nepal, Zambia, Gambia, Bolivia, Guatemala, China, Tonga, Guinea, Ethiopia, Niger, Panama, Kenya, Albania, Italy, Tanzania, Syrian Arab Republic, India, Senegal, Mexico, Brazil
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 1996Kenya, Sweden, Thailand, Peru
La foresterie joue un role important dans la sécurité alimentaire. L’accès à la forêt est indispensable pour que la communauté puisse tirer des avantages des resources forestières.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 1998Serbia, France, North Macedonia, Bangladesh, Honduras, United States of America, El Salvador, Chile, Guatemala, Colombia, Kenya, Morocco, Japan, Uganda, Albania, Italy, Tanzania, Ecuador, Tunisia, Senegal, Sudan, Paraguay, Mexico, Brazil, Americas
This issue of Land Reform, Land Settlement and Cooperatives includes interesting descriptions of land tenure and related policies in Uganda, Tunisia, the United Republic of Tanzania and Morocco. Two thought-provoking articles on access to land and other assets focus on policies to reduce poverty and the function of markets in the allocation of production resources. In the first, J. Melmed-Sanjak and S.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksMarch, 2011Rwanda, Kenya
The number of woodfuel consumers in Africa is projected to increase from around 2.5 billion in 2004 to 2.7 billion by 2030, with sub-Saharan Africa accounting for the highest increase. Rwanda and Kenya are two good examples of countries in which woodfuel plays a key role in energy provision, poverty alleviation and economic development.
Library ResourcePeer-reviewed publicationJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2007Eastern Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa, Africa, Kenya
This article addresses the methodological complexities inherent in researching poverty, examining how to differentiate the poor from other social groups, and how to assess the relationships between poverty and technology adoption and impact. The use of specific types of quantitative and qualitative methods, the degree to which their integration was achieved, and the benefits of integration are analyzed.
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