Fiscal instruments are tools that governments use to manage revenue and expenditure and therefore influence the growth (or stability) of the various sectors of the economy. Government revenue is derived primarily through taxation. In Kenya, land taxation has contributed less than 1% of government revenue for the past three years. The Sessional Paper No.
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Library ResourceReports & ResearchMay, 2012Kenya
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksAugust, 2013Niger
Not only has soil degradation in Niger been halted thanks to an integrated approach combining water harvesting technologies, the application of organic residues and planting of fruit trees and vegetables. The strategy has also enabled increases in farmers’ income as well as an active involvement of the country’s largely marginalised women in food production through their gaining access to land.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2006Mozambique, Zambia, Sweden, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Eswatini, Congo, Malawi, Rwanda, Jordan, Laos, South Africa, Lesotho, Uganda, Kyrgyzstan, Tanzania, Botswana, Kenya, Africa, Eastern Africa, Southern Africa
This paper focuses on legal and institutional aspects of children’s property and inheritance rights in Southern and East Africa. Chapter 2 discusses violations of children’s property and inheritance rights and discusses how the spread of HIV/AIDS has contributed to the violations. Chapter 3 assesses several norms of customary law that aim to protect children’s property and inheritance rights as well as the current practices of customary law that—in the context of the HIV/AIDS pandemic—serve to complicate and limit children’s ability to maintain their rights.
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsDecember, 2015Tanzania
Eviction of Indigenous Peoples from their ancestral lands is one of the most destructive and degrading mitigation strategy performed by modern governments in developing countries to address climate change. Armed police and soldiers are used to forcefully evict indigenous peoples to pave the way for investors and conservation in the name of climate change mitigation.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2006Nepal, Laos, Mozambique, Zambia, Kyrgyzstan, Guatemala, China, Cambodia, India, Ethiopia, Mongolia, New Zealand, Asia
This paper represents part of an area of work in support of enhancing access to land and forest resources in support of rural livelihoods in Mongolia. . This synthesis report draws on field studies undertaken recently in five rural areas of Mongolia, covering all ecological zones from montane and northern taiga forest to arid forest in the Gobi. Our findings document and explain, with case studies and documentation from participatory analysis, the downward cycle of resource depletion and descend into poverty that is in action.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksMarch, 2017Kenya
This paper describes the development of a Land Information Management System (LIMS) for County Governments in Kenya. In the new Constitution 2010, devolution of some national government functions and formation of county governments was provided for. These invoked the development of new land laws to guide the devolution processes and procedures. According to the County Government Act 2012, all County Governments are supposed to develop digital Geographic Information System (GIS) based spatial plans and these calls for development of LIMS for and efficient breakthrough.
Library ResourceLegislationKenya, Eastern Africa, Africa
This Act concerns the control and licensing of electricity distribution, natural gas and petroleum businesses and renewable energy.
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.
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsAugust, 2015Kenya
In Kenya, insecure land tenure and inequitable access to land, forest and water resources have contributed to conflict and violence, which has in turn exacerbated food insecurity. To address these interlinked problems, a new set of laws and policies on food security and land governance are currently being introduced or designed by the Government of Kenya. The new Food Security Bill explicitly recognizes the link between food security and land access, and the 2012 land laws target the corrupt system of land administration that made much of Kenya’s land grabbing possible.
Library ResourceInstitutional & promotional materialsDecember, 2016Nepal, Bangladesh, Philippines, Mali, Samoa, Indonesia, Tonga, Thailand, Solomon Islands
This issue contains stories on country level activities and news and updates on events, publications and trainings relater to the gender work in FAO in Asia and the Pacific. There is a report on FAO's contribution to the Sustainable Development Goal Five (SDG5) and a feature article on Isan Indigenous Thai Silk Yarn production.
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