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  1. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    June, 2001

    The importance of agriculture in the economies of African countries cannot be overstated. Notwithstanding geographic and climatic diversity and other country specificities, the agricultural sector in African countries is the main source of rural livelihoods and, in general, employs more than two-thirds of the labour force. Agriculture generates more than a third of GDP in most African countries, and accounts for up to 40 per cent of exports. Most African countries have undertaken autonomous liberalization in agriculture.

  2. Library Resource
    Conference Papers & Reports
    November, 2003
    Southern Africa, Africa

    In recognition of the problem of land tenure security and its effect on sustainable development, a study on Land tenure systems and sustainable development in Southern Africa was included in the ECA-SA work program. A draft publication on the findings of the study has been prepared. The publication addresses two core land tenure topics: (1) Land tenure security, and (2) Land rights of women and other groups.

  3. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    September, 1989

    The main objective of the symposium was to assess the performance of Farming Systems Research (FSR) in the sub-region in terms of new knowledge generated, technical agricultural research results, research methods and techniques, multi-disciplinary practices, the participation of farmers and extension workers in the research process, and the degree of institutionalization of the approach itself. An additional objective of the symposium was to identify priority areas and themes for collaborative research projects and research funding requests in the sub-region.

  4. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    June, 1987

    The document focuses on the growing demand for regional facilities for demographic research and training in Africa, the United Nations Economic commission for Africa approved, at its Ninth Session in 1968, the establishment of two new institutes, which would provide training and conduct research in the region. One of these was to serve the English-speaking Countries of Africa, taking into consideration the coverage of the Cairo Demographic Centre, and the need to avoid the duplication or facilities, while the other was to serve the French-speaking countries or Africa, south of Sahara.

  5. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    October, 1969

    Research in the various agricultural experiment stations in Ethiopia has convincingly shown that the wheat variety is in many respects inferior to imported varieties (lower yield, weaker stems, more susceptible to rust, short stalks, small heads etc.) and required to be replaced for upgraded.

  6. Library Resource
    Conference Papers & Reports
    July, 1962

    This paper was submitted in response to a note by the Executive Secretary inviting participating governments to contribute papers on the topics included in the provisional agenda. In Niger stabilization measures are applied to two agricultural commodities, cotton and groundnuts.

  7. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    October, 1994

    This note is divided into three sections. The first section describes the Final Act analyzing the details of the agreement on market access, domestic support, export subsidies, the special and differential treatment of the developing countries including the Decision referred to in (iii) above; and a brief look at other sectors.

  8. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    January, 2005

    This paper examines managing the nexus between poverty, declining agricultural productivity and natural resources requires an approach that integrates appropriate technologies, institutional innovation, and an enabling policy environment.

  9. Library Resource
    Conference Papers & Reports
    March, 1984

    It soon became apparent that soil degradation in the Ethiopian Highlands may be posing a threat not only in terms of the physical loss of soils, but also in terms of deteriorating, soil chemical fertility. This study has therefore emphasized both the physical and chemical deterioration of soils due to degradation.

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