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- DocumentLegal Office, FAO, 1998Analyses the problem of how national laws recognize community-based land-owning or resource managing groups. Legal recognition is a matter of growing importance to indigenous or customary groups trying to survive in a world characterised by increasing interdependence and escalating threats to local resources.DocumentInternational Food Policy Research Institute, 1998Presents information on the credit constraints that poor rural households face, derived from detailed rural household surveys conducted by IFPRI and its collaborators in nine countries of Asia and Africa (Bang ladesh, Cameroon, China, Egypt, Ghana, Madagascar, Malawi, Nepal, and Pakistan).DocumentInternational Food Policy Research Institute, 1998Examines the nutrition, health, educational attainment, and contributions to family welfare of adolescents living in a rural area of the Philippines.Document
When the whole is more than the sum of the parts: the effect of cross-border interactions on livelihood security in southern Malawi and northern MozambiqueEnvironment and Development Consultancy Ltd, 1998Report on the poor and deteriorating livelihood security situation in Southern Malawi. Looks at issues of livelihood insecurity in both southern Malawi and some of northern Mozambique. It then looks at different types of cross border interactions, their dynamics, constraints and trends. A first analysis is made of potential winners and losers from increased cross-border interactions.DocumentWWF-World Wide Fund For Nature, 1998Overview of the commercial benefits of membership in the FSC forest certification scheme, aimed at business managers.Provieds detailed information on both financial and environmental performance of the forest products industry and concludes that companies following rigorous standards of forest management are well placed to grow their business and generate positive results for investors.DocumentInstitute of Development Studies UK, 1998Analysis based on the convergence of viewpoints of a meeting held at IDS Sussex in July 1998. Policy recommendations include:Focus on structuring orderly debt workoutsModify and expand the HIPC initiativeDesign affordable safety netsEmphasise capacity buildingDocumentEnvironment and Development Consultancy Ltd, 1998Report concentrates on ways of encouraging more sustainable smallholder agriculture in the drier regions of Zimbabwe within the context of reforms in agricultural services in a more liberal and plural economic and service environment. Paradoxically in Zimbabwe there is a need for both increased use of external inputs as well as a much greater emphasis on low external input technologies.DocumentEnvironment and Development Consultancy Ltd, 1997Main purpose of this report is to present a balanced assessment of prospects for sustainable growth in smallholder agriculture in Zambia in the light of recent reforms. Given their historical underdevelopment in Zambia, and policy emphasis on the interface between state and market, the report also focuses particularly on the role of NGOs.DocumentEnvironment and Development Consultancy Ltd, 1998Concentrates on the black smallholder farming sector. Policy objectives should include:Resource Conserving Technologies: re-orientation away from large scale farmers, consideration of goals other than high input/output (risk management, labour input, gender).DocumentEnvironment and Development Consultancy Ltd, 1997Report recommends agriculture-sector poliy objective of risk reduction, production stability, and the diversification of agricultural and non-agricultural economic opportunities in the rural areas. The most fundamental problem remains, seven years after independence, the lack of a clear policy, administrative structures and legislation dealing with land allocation, tenure and management.