The recent spate of violence mostly in north-central and southern Nigeria, typically credited to conflicts between herders and farmers, and the reactions, narratives, and representations that have attended them, calls for an examination of core security questions: who or what is to be secured, from what threat and by what means. In fact, it could be further contextualized as: how is the conflict between farmers and herders constructed, framed, and represented as (in)security within the Nigerian context?
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Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksFebruary, 0200Nigeria
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksJuly, 2017Sierra Leone
There is wide engagement with large-scale land deals in sub-Saharan Africa, particularly from the perspectives of development and international political economy. Recently, scholars have increasingly pointed to a gendered lacuna in this literature. Engagement with gender tends to focus on potential differential impacts for men and women, and it also flags the need for more detailed empirical research of specific land deals.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2009Kenya
A violent conflict engulfed Kenya after a flawed and disputed presidential election result in December 2007. Before then, Kenya was considered an icon, a bastion of political stability and economic prosperity in Africa. It surprised many that this icon would go up in flames so fast. Analyses of what went wrong with Kenya tend to gloss over the land question and ethnicity as factors behind the violence.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2008Kenya
The article problematises legal issues surrounding women's rights to land and related resources. It avers that in a plural legal context, there is need to engage all forms of law if law is to be an effective medium for challenging gendered notions of access to, control over and ownership of property. This is a key challenge in East African countries seeking to frame property and natural resource policies and laws that promote development
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2007Kenya
Most early alley cropping studies in semi-arid Kenya were on fairly flat land while there is an increase in cultivated sloping land. The effectiveness of aging contour hedgerows and grass strips for erosion control on an about 15% slope of an Alfisol was compared. The five treatments were Senna siamea hedgerows with tree prunings applied as mulch to crops (H + M), hedgerows with crops with prunings removed (H), mulch only applied to crops (M), crops with Panicum maximum grass strips (G), and a sole crop control of a rotation of maize (Zea mays) and cowpea (Vigna unguiculata).
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2007Eritrea
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsDecember, 2009Namibia
Land tenure in Namibia is regulated by a variety of Acts, some of which date back to as far as 1937, and some of which are
yet to be approved by Cabinet. This variety of Acts makes it difficult to evaluate the performance of land administration as a
whole, and the appropriateness of coercive instruments with regards to urban land tenure in particular. In this article we
evaluate how urban land tenure regularization practices are conducted in Namibia, and to compare new formal procedures,
Library ResourceDecember, 2003Namibia
In the light of the global discussion on
reducing public and private expenditure on
cadastral processes and services, this
article reviews the transaction costs of
land registration, based on data gathered in
Namibia. The data show a large
differentiation in the types of costs
incurred in the process, as well as various
levels of cost recovery. In addition, the
degree to which delays in the operational
registration processes influence the total
cost to land developers and landowners is
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2016Africa, Asia
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksApril, 2016Ethiopia, Africa, Eastern Africa
In the arid, low biomass producing areas of Ethiopia, Acacia woodlands suffered a severe degradation due to exploitation for various uses, and conversion to grazing and cultivated lands. However, little is known on the impact of agricultural land uses on soil organic carbon (SOC), total nitrogen (TN) stocks, and other soil quality indicators. This study was planned to evaluate SOC and TN stock changes under parkland agroforestry (PAF), managed pastureland (MPL), and treeless cropland (TLCL) regimes by considering the remnant protected woodland (PWL) as a reference.
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