A major argument put forward in favour of individualised land rights in sub-Saharan Africa is that farmlands held under exclusive and secure rights are more productive than farmlands held under other public or customary forms of tenure. If true, this argument implies that reforms to individualise land improve production efficiency and relegate efforts to develop technologies to a secondary position.
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Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsDecember, 1998Ethiopia, Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa, Eastern Africa
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsDecember, 1998Ethiopia, Africa, Eastern Africa
Limitations of both the market and the state have caused a growing interest in the potentialities of local-level collective action for development. The burgeoning literature on collective action suffers from two main weaknesses. First, theoretical studies typically fail to describe inter-agent interactions in a satisfactory manner. Second, empirical studies do not provide adequate hard data and quantitative analysis to allow us to advance our knowledge about individual motives for co-operation and conditions conductive to the emergence and evolution of co-operative behaviour.
Library ResourceConference Papers & ReportsDecember, 1998Ethiopia, Eastern Africa
This paper presents and discusses the results of the IAR/ILRI (Institute of Agricultural Research/International Livestock Research Institute) Dairy-Draft Project study which was carried out to examine the performance of F1, Boran X Friesian crossbred cows both in terms of traction and milk, to examine the effects of crossbred dairy cows on food security, to quantify the economic returns of crossbred dairy cows on food security, to quantify the economic returns of crossbred dairy cows used for both traction and milk versus those used for milk production only, and to identify factors affectin
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 1998Lithuania, Zimbabwe, Denmark, Bulgaria, Eswatini, Netherlands, Ethiopia, China, Colombia
One of the greatest challenges faced by mankind is to satisfy the needs of the fast growing global population and at the same time preserve land, water, air and biodiversity resources. Livestock are a crucial element in this balancing process. Demand for livestock products is growing fast, especially in the developing world. Livestock, through their multiple functions, are a cornerstone of the livelihood of most of the rural population in the developing world.
Library ResourceJanuary, 1999Ethiopia
Examines the particular case of Sudan, but suggests the discussion is relevant to the countries of the African Horn in general and Southern Ethiopia in particular. Pastoralists in the Horn seem to experience similar, if not identical, processes resulting from land laws promulgated by the governments in the region.Concludes that the future of the pastoralist in the Horn of Africa will depend on which realistic land tenure system the government will chose.
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