Evidence from the first Nairobi Cross-sectional Slum Survey (NCSS) conducted in the city by the African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC) in 2000 revealed that slum residents have the worst health outcomes of any group in Kenya (including rural residents). They have limited access to basic facilities such as water and sanitation, or opportunities for life such as education and employment, and that they endure the near absence of the public sector and law enforcement agencies in their daily lives.
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Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsAugust, 2015Kenya
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksJuly, 2015Africa, Ghana
Africa has been at the centre of a "land grab" in recent years, with investors lured by projections of rising food prices, growing demand for "green" energy, and cheap land and water rights. But such land is often also used or claimed through custom by communities. What does this mean for Africa? In what ways are rural people's lives and livelihoods being transformed as a result? And who will control its land and agricultural futures?
Library ResourceReports & ResearchTraining Resources & ToolsNovember, 2015Nicaragua, Latin America and the Caribbean
This work summarizes background papers prepared for the World Bank Group with significant input from government counterparts and other development partners. It takes stock of major recent developments and argues that a lot has been achieved in the last decade in terms of production of commodities for export and food consumption, with favorable impact on rural poverty reduction. It also argues that the two factors driving the recent agricultural performance, namely favorable international prices and expansion of the agricultural frontier, have reached their limits.
Library ResourceInstitutional & promotional materialsDecember, 2015Argentina
La acción de la FAO en Argentina se inició en 1953 y se ha mantenido sin interrupciones hasta el presente. Con más de 125 proyectos de cooperación técnica efectivamente ejecutados, la FAO en Argentina ha contribuido a intensificar las actividades de capacitación, el desarrollo institucional, la inocuidad de los alimentos, la sanidad vegetal y animal, la aceleración de los mecanismos de coordinación institucional, la difusión de buenas prácticas y la adecuación de normas y marcos regulatorios.
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsMarch, 2015Mozambique
A Anadarko Moçambique Área 1, Limitada, empresa dedicada à prospecção, pesquisa, desenvolvimento, produção, transporte, transmissão e comercialização de hidrocarbonetos e seus derivados, em associação com a Empresa Nacional de Hidrocarbonetos, E. P., empresa pública dedicada ao mesmo objecto, pretende construir uma fábrica de liquefacção de gás natural no distrito de Palma, Província de Cabo Delgado, Moçambique.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2015Brazil
This article examines the process of agroecological research on beekeeping systems, developed jointly by the Temperate Agriculture Program of the Brazilian Agricultural Research Company (EMBRAPA), and the Institute of Sociology and Peasant Studies (ISEC), of the University of Córdoba. The investigation was carried out on different beekeeping experiences in southern Brazil: peasant family farms, settlements of agrarian reform, and Afro-descent quilombola and Guarani indigenous villages.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2015Mozambique, Tanzania, Zambia
The International Development Law Organization (IDLO) and the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) assessed the legal frameworks for major resource sectors in Zambia, Tanzania and Mozambique to analyze whether and to what extent they enable sustainable investments. Relevant international standards suggest that sustainable investments integrate socioeconomic and environmental concerns, bound together by the rule of law.
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsDecember, 2015Africa
This document focuses on the Side event COP21: Climate Research for Development in Africa (CR4D). CR4D is an African-led initiative supported by partnership and leadership of African Climate Policy Center (ACPC) of UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), African Ministerial Conference on Meteorology (AMCOMET), World Meteorological Organization (WMO), and Global Frame-work for Climate Services (GFCS). ACPC hosts CR4D Secretariat
Library ResourceJanuary, 2015
This book explores four central propositions on climate-smart and multifunctional landscape approaches: A) Current landscapes are a suboptimal member of a set of locally feasible landscape configurations; B) Actors and interactions can nudge landscapes towards better managed trade-offs within the set of feasible configurations, through engagement, investment and interventions; C) Climate is one of many boundary conditions for landscape functioning; D) Theories of change must be built within theories of place for effective location-specific engagement.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2015Malaysia
Forests play an important role in the community’s livelihood, and this role has created an important relationship or mutual dependence between the forest and the community. Therefore, this study was conducted to identify the types of community’s forest dependency and to identify the effects of community’s forest dependency towards forest resources and wildlife abundance. The data were collected using the self-administered questionnaire, involving 204 community members in Bau District, Sarawak.
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