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  1. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    January, 2014
    Eastern Africa

    Book chapter

  2. Library Resource
    January, 2008
    Ethiopia, Eastern Africa

    In Ethiopian development policies, pastoralist areas have recently attracted more attention. However, much debate and policy advice is still based on assumptions that see a sedentary lifestyle as the desirable development outcome for pastoralist communities. This paper investigates current practices of collective action and how these are affected by changing property rights in the pastoralist and agro-pastoralist economies of three selected sites in eastern Ethiopia.

  3. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    January, 2011
    Kenya, Africa, Eastern Africa

    This annual trends report for agricultural and rural development indicators is a monitoring and evaluation tool. It can be used to facilitate critical assessment of the progress being made in implementing and achieving the goals of Comprehensive African Agriculture Development Program (CAADP) and other national developmental goals. CAADP aims at helping African countries to achieve high economic growth through agriculture-led development. The agricultural sector in Kenya contributes significantly to the national Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and employment.

  4. Library Resource
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    January, 2006
    Ethiopia, Eastern Africa

    Recent trends in agricultural growth and food security in Eastern and Central Africa (ECA) have been discouraging. With very low labor productivity, yields, and growth rates, agriculture is unable to keep up with population growth or achieve the type of pro-poor growth needed to reduce poverty dramatically.Yet agriculture accounts for about half of the region’s gross domestic product (GDP) and is the main source of livelihood for the majority of the population. Behind this gloomy picture, however, lies agriculture’s potential to be the engine for growth in ECA.

  5. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    January, 2014
    Eastern Africa

    Using the Horn of Africa as an example, the maps illustrate different steps in a methodology developed to estimate and map the economic benefits to livestock keepers of controlling a disease (Shaw et al. 2014). Cattle are first assigned to different production systems as shown in Map 1, illustrating for example, where mixed farming is heavily dependent on the use of draft oxen in Ethiopia, areas of Sudan and South Sudan where oxen use is much lower, and the strictly pastoral areas of Somalia and Kenya.

  6. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    January, 2009
    Sierra Leone

    "The civil war in Sierra Leone, caused by a mix of political, social, and economic factors, had a huge impact on the overall economy in general and on the performance of the agricultural sector in particular. The agricultural research system of Sierra Leone was severely affected by the civil war. Research infrastructure was destroyed, laboratories were damaged and abandoned, and well-trained researchers and scientists fled from the country.

  7. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    January, 1991
    Zambia, Africa

    In late 1985, the International Food Policy Research Institute in collaboration with the Rural Development Studies Bureau of the University of Zambia, the National Food and Nutrition Commission, and the Easter Provice Agricultural Development Project embarked on a major research project in Eastern Province, Zambia. The study sought to obtain a better understanding of the public policies that govern the country's push to increase agricultural production and improve the participation of smallholder farmers in it.

  8. Library Resource
    January, 2009
    Nigeria, Africa

    The major objective of this study was to examine the relationship between the institutional environment of microfinance and access of rural women to microfinance. Focus group sessions were held with groups of rural women who are clients of formal and informal Microfinance Institutions (MFIs) in Esan Local Government Area of Edo State, Nigeria. The two formal institutions were the Ekpoma branch of Lift Above Poverty Organization Microfinance Bank and the Ujoelen Microfinance Bank. Fifteen case studies with fourteen women and one man were also examined.

  9. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    January, 2000
    Mozambique, Africa

    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.

  10. Library Resource
    January, 2015

    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).

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