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  1. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2019
    Kenya

    Global land acquisition and lease investments in developing countries by foreign companies have elicited a lot of controversy and interest in recent literature. Well-structured foreign land leases and investments might offer development benefits to the host countries including opportunities for employment, provision of capital for improvement of infrastructure and stabilization of food prices. However, most foreign land lease deals in Africa are often characterized by secret negotiations and lack of local stakeholder consultations.

  2. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    November, 1997
    Cameroon

    One of the environmental consequences of slash-and-burn farming is the loss of forest system carbon which in turn contributes to atmospheric change and impacts upon global climates. International attention has become focused upon the development of alternatives to slash-and-burn agriculture to alleviate poverty, protect biodiversity and reduce climate change. Before alternative land use systems can be evaluated in terms of carbon sequestration, baseline measurements of carbon dynamics resulting from current practices are required.

  3. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    December, 2006
    Africa

    Presumption of a direct causal link between formalisation of property rights
    and economic productivity is back on the international development agenda.
    Belief in such a direct causal relationship had been abandoned in the early
    1990s, following four decades of land tenure reform experiments that failed to
    produce the anticipated efficiency results. The work of Hernando de Soto has
    provided the springboard for this revival. De Soto argues that formal property
    rights hold the key to poverty reduction by unlocking the capital potential of

  4. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2005
    Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa

    To promote a sustainable and improved use of animal genetic resources in developing countries, ILRI in collaboration with the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), and supported by Sida (Sweden), launched a project training the trainers, for national agricultural research systems (NABS) scientists (national university teachers and researchers) in developing countries.

  5. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    October, 1994
    Kenya

    A study was conducted of about 8000 ha around Timau area
    in Meru District to evaluate its land suitability for
    agriculture. A semi detailed soil survey was carried out to
    classify and map the different soil units. Based on the
    relevant land qualities of each Soil Unit and physiography
    they were seperated in 15 Soil Mapping Units for the various
    Land Utilization Types with land use recommendations given.
    The following land qualities were rated and used to assess the
    suitability of each Soil Mapping Unit: soil water retention,

  6. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    December, 2006
    Kenya

    Presumption of a direct causal link between formalisation of property rights
    and economic productivity is back on the international development agenda.
    Belief in such a direct causal relationship had been abandoned in the early
    1990s, following four decades of land tenure reform experiments that failed to
    produce the anticipated efficiency results. The work of Hernando de Soto has
    provided the springboard for this revival. De Soto argues that formal property
    rights hold the key to poverty reduction by unlocking the capital potential of

  7. Library Resource
    Case Study: Phata Cooperative cover image
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    June, 2019
    Malawi

    Recognizing the extensive literature available on outgrower cooperative farming, this case study seeks to add to this literature by providing in-depth learnings and guidance on good practices for structuring commercial, cooperative outgrower schemes in Malawi and potentially elsewhere.

  8. Library Resource
    Scaling Success cover image

    Lessons from Adaptation Pilots in the Rainfed Regions of India

    Training Resources & Tools
    August, 2015
    India

    This report helps policy makers, practitioners and funding agencies identify emerging adaptation good practices and the conditions necessary for scaling up those good practices to achieve adaptation success at scale.

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