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  1. Library Resource
    February, 2014
    Guinea, Papua New Guinea

    Despite global gender equality gains in
    education, life expectancy, and labor force participation,
    two areas of persistent inequality remain: asset gaps and
    women's agency. In many developing countries, including
    Papua New Guinea (PNG), land and natural resources are
    citizens' key assets. This briefing note, centered on
    field research in north fly district explores the process of
    negotiation and the progress in implementation of the

  2. Library Resource
    February, 2014
    Ethiopia

    In Africa, farmers have been reluctant
    to take up new varieties of staple crops developed to boost
    smallholder yields and rural incomes. Low fertilizer use is
    often mentioned as a proximate cause, but some believe the
    problem originates with incomplete input markets. As a
    remedy, African governments have introduced technology
    adoption programs with fertilizer subsidies as a core
    component. Still, the links between market performance and

  3. Library Resource

    Land Use, Minority Rights and Social Stability in the Horn of Africa

    Journal Articles & Books
    March, 2014
    Africa

    Excluding the introductory and concluding chapters, this book has 11 chapters presented in three sections. The first section dwells primarily on conceptual issues, which comprehensively unravels large-scale agricultural investments and their impacts at the theoretical level.

  4. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    March, 2014
    Uganda

    This rangelands management framework is a product of a rapid pastoralist-led rangeland health assessment that was conducted in three sampled districts of Karamoja; Moroto, Napak and Kotido.

  5. Library Resource
    February, 2014
    Mali, Western Africa

    This paper presents a new type of land
    market analysis relevant to cities with plural tenure
    systems as in West Africa. The methodology hinges on a
    systemic analysis of land delivery channels, which helps to
    show how land is initially made available for circulation,
    how tenure can be formalized incrementally, and the
    different means whereby households can access land. The
    analysis is applied to the area of Bamako in Mali, where

  6. Library Resource
    Legislation
    March, 2014
    Namibia

    An Act to amend the Agricultural (Commercial) Land Reform Act, 1995, so as to insert a certain definition; to provide for further situations where the State has the right of preference to purchase land; to provide for a negotiating committee on purchase prices; and to provide for incidental matters.

  7. Library Resource
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    March, 2014
    Rwanda

    March 2014 – This paper assesses the extent to which Rwanda’s progressive legal framework has eliminated gender-based discrimination in access and control over land by taking a nuanced look at women’s ability to make land-related decisions and at the factors that affect their decision-making power.

  8. Library Resource
    February, 2014
    Africa

    This paper takes stock of the current
    state of banking systems across Sub-Saharan Africa and
    discusses recent developments including innovations that
    might help Africa leapfrog more traditional banking models.
    Using an array of different data, the paper documents that
    African banking systems are shallow but stable. African
    banks are well capitalized and over-liquid, but lend less to
    the private sector than banks in non-African developing

  9. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    March, 2014
    Africa

    In many parts of Africa, formal education and training in agriculture is almost nonexistent. Swiss Biovision Foundation supports farmers via its Farmer Communication Programme. While it takes advantage of its close links with research institutions, the ideas and experiences of farmers also flow directly into its course contents.

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