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Library ResourcePeer-reviewed publicationJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2013Eastern Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa, Africa, Kenya
Library ResourcePeer-reviewed publicationPolicy Papers & BriefsDecember, 2011Sub-Saharan Africa, Central Asia, Southern Asia, South America, Africa, Asia, Niger, Kenya, Uzbekistan, India, Cameroon, Peru
In recent years, prices of agricultural land have increased quickly, actually doubling and tripling in many parts of the world. This land value reassessment has been prompted by rising crop prices and perceived land scarcity. But even as the value of land rises, land degradation continues and investments to prevent it are lagging. Awareness of environmental risks has moved to the forefront of global consciousness during the past 25 years.
Library ResourceConference Papers & ReportsDecember, 2012Eastern Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa, Africa, Ethiopia, Djibouti, Kenya, Somalia
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsDecember, 2004Eastern Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa, Africa, Kenya
This case study explores the development, dissemination, adoption, and impact of improved tree fallows in rural western Kenya. The processes of technology development and dissemination throughout the region are described and analyzed. To analyze adoption and impact, the paper applies a variety of different data collection methods as well as samples from both pilot areas where researchers maintained a significant presence and non-pilot areas where farmers learned of the technologies through other channels.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksJune, 2013Kenya
In the early 1980s, Germany’s KfW Development Bank financed the first irrigation project around Mount Kenya. A reliable supply of water was expected to enable farmers to achieve stable yields. In this way, they could not only safeguard their own food supply but also supply new markets and earn themselves an income. The following article takes stock of progress and benefits.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksJune, 2014Kenya, Tanzania
How can the private sector contribute to the fight against hunger, poverty and malnutrition in the remote areas of sub-Saharan Africa? This article looks at a model that has been applied in Kenya and Tanzania, addressing the right tools, skills and knowledge to make smallholder production a success.
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 ResourceLegislation & PoliciesDecember, 2015Kenya
A Bill for AN ACT of Parliament to consolidate the laws relating to energy, to provide for National and County Government functions in relation to energy,to provide for the establishment, powers and functions of the energy sector entities; promotion of renewable energy; exploration, recovery and commercial utilization of geothermal energy; regulation of midstream and downstream petroleum and coal activities; regulation, production, supply and use of electricity and other energy forms; and for connected purposes.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksMarch, 2017Kenya
While women’s rights to land and property are protected under the Kenyan Constitution of 2010 and in various national statutes, in practice, women remain disadvantaged and discriminated. The main source of restriction is customary laws and practices, which continue to prohibit women from owning or inheriting land and other forms of property.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksReports & ResearchJuly, 2012Kenya
In Kenya, insecure land tenure and inequitable access to land and natural resources have contributed to conflict and violence, which has in return exacerbated food insecurity. Most farmers in Kenya have no legal title for the land on which they farm. Sources of tenure insecurity can be ethnic conflicts over land between neighbouring communities, particularly in the Northern provinces, expropriation by the state or local government and land grabbing by local elite or companies. Competition is as well growing over water, especially over groundwater, which is scarce in Kenya.
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