This report presents an analysis of the structural determinants of living standards and poverty in Mozambique, which is based on nationally-representative data from the first national household living standards survey since the end of the civil war: Poverty in Mozambique is predominantly a rural phenomenon and is pervasive, with over two-thirds of the population falling below the poverty line. The degree of regional variation of poverty within the country is striking.
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Library ResourceReports & ResearchJanuary, 2000Mozambique, Africa
Library ResourceJanuary, 2015Mozambique
A fraca produtividade agrícola e a insegurança alimentar são características persistentes de muitos países pouco desenvolvidos. Os governos e as agências internacionais de desenvolvimento têm tido razão ao considerar a intensificação agrícola como a principal forma de induzir alterações tecnológicas em países em desenvolvimento que têm elevada pressão populacional e baixa produtividade agrícola. Uma questão intrínseca deste crescente interesse global na intensificação agrícola é a da segurança da posse de terras (Holden et al. 2008).
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksJanuary, 2013Zambia
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsJanuary, 2004Uganda, Eastern Africa
A Case Study of Semi-Formal Financial Institutions in Tanzania Background In Tanzania, as in other parts of Africa, lack of credit severely constrains sustainable agricultural development. Deficient or inappropriate collateral, credit rationing, lender preferences for high-income customers borrowing large amounts, and bureaucratic procedures in the formal financial sector are often identified as key factors contributing to low access to credit among most rural dwellers.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchJanuary, 2007Ethiopia, Eastern Africa
Land degradation, in the form of soil erosion and nutrient depletion, threatens food security and the sustainability of agricultural production in many developing countries. Governments and development agencies have invested substantial resources in promoting soil conservation practices, in an effort to improve environmental conditions and reduce poverty. However, very limited rigorous empirical work has examined the economics of adopting soil conservation technology.
Library ResourceJanuary, 1996India, Africa, Ghana
Commentary: Agriculture Can Give a Helping Hand to Cities; Roundtable Workshop Marks Beginning of Urban Food and Nutrition Study in Ghana; Research in North Africa and West Asia to Benefit Farmers on Fragile Lands; Ecoregional Mapping Helps Pinpoint Areas Prone to Malnutrition; Why Are Diets Changing in Asia?; New Booklet Spreads the 2020 Vision to Broader Audiences; Policies Aim to Avoid Conflict Over Dwindling Natural Resources; 2020 Vision Resources Catalog Now Available; Disease and Food Security: Two New Perspectives; Indicators of Performance Quality Applied to Indian Irrigation Syste
Library ResourceReports & ResearchJanuary, 2004Ghana
"This study attempts to analyze changing patterns of land transfers and schooling investments by gender over three generations in customary land areas of Ghana's Western Region. Although traditional matrilineal inheritance rules deny landownership rights to women, women have increasingly acquired land through gifts and other means, thereby reducing the gender gap in landownership. The gender gap in schooling has also declined significantly, though it persists.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksJanuary, 2012Ethiopia, Eastern Africa
Ethiopia’s economy has experienced rapid growth in recent years. Although growth in agricultural gross domestic product (GDP) from 1998 to 2007 was less rapid than in other parts of the economy, agriculture also performed well, growing faster than the rural population. However, poverty is still severe in Ethiopia and is concentrated in rural areas. To accelerate growth and poverty reduction, Ethiopia’s national strategy affords an important role to agriculture as a source of both growth and development for the broader economy.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksJanuary, 2014Eastern Africa
Library ResourceJanuary, 2008Uganda, Eastern Africa
Women in Uganda, especially widows, disproportionately suffer the impacts of AIDS because of their disadvantaged position due to sociocultural factors. Some of the key factors impacted by the disease are food security, self-esteem, income, and assets, like landholdings. Land is mainly lost in land-grabbing by relatives of the deceased husband, although other factors, such as distress sale, often come into play. The situation is aggravated by the weak policy and implementation framework for protecting the property rights of women and children.
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