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  1. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    December, 2003

    Africa is the fastest urbanizing region in the world, with the population doubling almost every

    20 years. The rural population is growing at a rate of 2.5 per cent per annum, while the urban

    population is experiencing 5-10 per cent growth per annum. Urbanization becomes a source

    of concern when the challenges it poses are far beyond the national management capacity.

  2. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    January, 1987

    Earlier (1950s - early 1970s) development planning in African countries was essentially perceived and conceived as macro-economic planning. This perception placed overriding emphasis on the projection and maximization of national economic aggregates such as the GDP, the GNP per capita income, level of employment, stability of price levels etc. as sole measures of economic development performance.

  3. Library Resource
    Conference Papers & Reports
    January, 1987

    La planification du développement dans les pays africains était au départ(années 50 - début des années 70) perdue et conçue essentiellement comme une planification macro-économique. Cette perception mettait essentiellement l'accent sur la projection et la maximisation des agrégats économiques nationaux tels que le PIB, le PNB, le revenu par habitant, le niveau de l'emploi, la stabilité des

    niveaux de prix comme seuls moyens de mesurer le développement économique.

  4. Library Resource
    January, 1997
    Thailand, Eastern Asia, Oceania

    Population pressures play less of a role in deforestation than earlier studies of Thailand found. Between 1976 and 1989, Thailand lost 28 percent ofits forest cover. To analyze how road building, population pressure,and geophysical factors affected deforestation in Thailand during that period, Cropper, Griffiths, and Mani develop a model in whichthe amount of land cleared, the number of agricultural households,and the size of the road network are jointly determined.The model assumes that the amount of land cleared reflects an equilibrium in the land market.

  5. Library Resource
    Carolina dos Anjos de Borba

    posse tradicional versus propriedade da terra entre Brasil e Cabo Verde

    Journal Articles & Books
    January, 2013
    Africa, Cape Verde, South America, Brazil
  6. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    Colombia, Canada

    El siguiente artículo argumenta cómo el Tratado de Libre Comercio (TLC) entre Canadá y Colombia, iniciado el 21 de noviembre de 2008, aumentará las condiciones de vulnerabilidad de la población dedicada al corte de caña de azúcar en el departamento del Valle del Cauca, Colombia. En este sentido, el poder de los organismos internacionales y el de las empresas multinacionales contribuirán a la violación de los Derechos Humanos manteniendo un orden global injusto que ahonda las condiciones de pobreza de las personas que ejercen estas actividades

  7. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    March, 2012

    La pobreza y el hambre en el Ecuador tienen su escenario en la zona rural, pero sobretodo en los hogares agrarios. La falta de acceso a recursos productivos, en especial la tierra, es uno de los factores más influyentes de la pobreza y el hambre, de acuerdo al enfoque de soberanía alimentaria.

  8. Library Resource
    Reports & Research

    Provides a micro-level foundation for discussions of income and asset allocation within the smallholder sector in Eastern and Southern Africa, and explores the implications of these findings for rural growth and poverty alleviation strategies in the region. Results are drawn from nationally representative households in five countries between 1990 and 2000: Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Mozambique, and Rwanda.

  9. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    October, 2006

    Divided into 7 sections: introduction – tenure insecurity, poverty and power relations; the subordination of customary land rights; attempts to make amends; an end of century turn-around – towards the liberation of customary land rights; launching reform through new policy and law; the need to assure success; how to make land reform work? Argues that dramatic improvement in the legal status of customary land interests is globally on the horizon.

  10. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    November, 2014

    ... Large-scale agricultural investments – in plantations, processing plants or contract farming schemes, for example – have increased in recent years, particularly in developing countries. Investment in the agriculture sector can bring much needed support for rural development, but communities have also witnessed significant negative impacts. Some of the most serious involve local landholders being displaced from their lands and losing access to

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