The trend is inescapable: more and more people in the developing world are living in the cities. By 2020, the number of people living in developing countries will grow from 4.9 billion to 6.8 billion. Ninety percent of this increase will be in rapidly expanding cities and towns. More than half the population of Africa and Asia will live in urban areas by 2020. More than three-quarters of Latin Americans already do.
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Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2000
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsDecember, 2008South-Eastern Asia
"Contract farming is conventionally thought of as a form of industrial organization that helps to overcome high monitoring, supervision, and environmental mitigation costs incurred from ensuring a reliable and uniform-quality supply (from the standpoint of integrators) and high capital and small-scale input and service purchase costs (from the standpoint of individual farmers). But contract farming is also a private sector vertical coordination response to the changing demand for certifying the use of quality inputs to produce quality outputs and of safe production procedures.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchMarch, 2017Northern Africa, Western Asia
Library ResourceReports & ResearchMay, 2005Tanzania
The Land Rights Research and Resources Institute held its second National level Public Forum on land on 12-13 May 2005. The two day forum was partly one of the planned activities in the Institute’s three year Strategic plan and a special event to commemorate the Institute’s tenth Anniversary. It thus took place along with other activities such as Training of Trainers (TOT) workshop, preparation and running of a documentary on land rights advocacy, special media programmes, Special theatre performance by Dhahabu theatre arts Group and moving into a more specious office premise.
Library ResourceRegulationsTogo, Africa, Western Africa
Le présent décret définit l'organisation des départements ministériels et détermine les institutions et organismes qui leur sont rattachés.Ce sont notamment, entre autres, le Ministère de la santé; le Ministère de l'eau, de l'assainissement et de l'hydraulique villageoise; le Ministère de l'administration territoriale, de la décentralisation et des collectivités locales; le Ministère de l'agriculture, de l'élevage et de la pêche; le Ministère de l'environnement et de ressources forestières; le Ministère du commerce et de la promotion du secteur privé; le Ministère de l'urbanisme et de l'hab
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksJuly, 2015Ethiopia
Land is a cross-cutting theme in most contemporary development challenges. Contemporary literature shows that land governance benefits the broader administration and governance of society. Tools enabling evaluation of land governance, however, are often focuses on national or supranational levels. Ethiopia provides a case in point: rapid urbanization and urban poverty are an issue; however, limited studies assess urban land governance from a multi-stakeholder perspective. Citizens and government representatives at different levels are the sources of information.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2013India, Ghana, Nigeria
Safe and sustainable management of waste presents a major challenge in cities in the Global South. For decades farmers in the peri-urban interface (PUI) have used biodegradable components of urban waste as inputs into their farming practices. Evidence from Kano, Nigeria; Kumasi, Ghana; Hubli-Dharwad and Kolkata, India reveals in rare detail how urban waste reuse plays an important role in the livelihood strategies of lower-income families nd while waste farming also contributes significantly to urban food security.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2010
During 2008 the world witnessed a global food crisis which caused social unrest in many countries and drove 75 million more people into poverty. The crisis resulted from sharply higher oil prices, increased bio-fuel production, dwindling grain stocks, market speculation, changing food consumption patterns in emerging economies, and changes in world trade agreements, among other factors. Although the rise in food prices was sudden, the fragility of global food security had been developing for years.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2014Algeria, Libya, Egypt, Western Asia, Northern Africa
The Mediterranean region covers about 854 million ha, but only 118 million (or 14 per cent) are suitable for agricultural production. In North Africa and the Middle East (MENA), agricultural land covers about 5 per cent; in Egypt and Algeria, it occupies less than 4 per cent and, in Libya, less than 2 per cent of the total national land area. Across the Mediterranean region land use divides between natural pastures/rangelands (ca. 15 per cent), forests and woodlands (ca. 8 per cent), with the ca.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2014China, Global
Global land use structure is changing rapidly due to unceasing population growth and accelerated urbanization, which leads to fierce competition between the rigid demand for built-up area and the protection of cultivated land, forest, and grassland. It has been a great challenge to realize the sustainable development of land resources.
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