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Stimulating indigenous agribusiness development in the northern communal areas of Namibia : a concept paperDevelopment Experience Clearinghouse, USAID, 1997This concept paper proposes (a) market driven farm and off-farm entrepreneurial options, that could take advantage of the existing opportunities, thus leading to the creation of indigenous oriented economic growth and (b) empowerment of the small and medium scale private enterprises to create an enabling environment conducive for equitable growth of their businesses.DocumentDevelopment Experience Clearinghouse, USAID, 1997This concept paper proposes (a) market-driven farm and off-farm entreprenerial options that could take advantage of Zimbabwe's Economic Structural Adjustment Programme (ESAP) achievements, thus leading to the creation of indigenous oriented economic growth, and (b) em-powerment of the small and medium scale private enterprises to create an enabling environment conducive for equitable growth of thDocumentDevelopment Experience Clearinghouse, USAID, 1994DocumentDevelopment Experience Clearinghouse, USAID, 1993This report presents abstracts of 150 key publications drawn from recent literature (post 1982). The objective is to provide an overview of NGO activities in the field of natural resource management in Africa, and highlight those issues that are of critical importance to enhancing the institutional capacities of these organizations.DocumentInstitute of Development Studies UK, 1996The purpose of this paper is to show why gender issues are important in local natural resource management; to examine in what ways and with what effects environmental policies and programmes have attempted to incorporate concerns for women in the past; and to suggest how the situation can be improved in future.This introductory chapter discusses the importance of including the social dimension,DocumentFaostat, FAO, 1996Addresses particular environmental concerns in the context of the agricultural data which the FAO's Statistics Division compiles. Furthermore, it brings out clearly the importance of a strong statistical foundation on which to formulate and study a number of environmental concerns of the next century. [author]DocumentSoil Resources, Management and Conservation Service,, FAO, 1998To achieve an integrated approach to the planning and management of land resources, cooperation among experts from the disciplines involved and integration of the respective results are required in order to identify and evaluate all biophysical, socio-economic and legal attributes of the land. The glossary aims to contribute to the development of a common technical language.Document
The Impact of Trade Liberalization on Production of Agricultural Commodities and Related Fertilizer Use to 2000Land and Plant Nutrition Management Service, FAO, 1997The FAO's World Food Model (WFM) was used to undertake a comprehensive analysis of the impact of trade liberalization on the use of fertilizer. The WFM is a multicommodity, partial equilibrium model with individual country coverage and agricultural commodity details. The simulation results of WFM formed the basis for quantifying the impact of the Uruguay Rounds on the use of fertilizer.DocumentInstitute of Development Studies UK, 1998Paper studies the impact of globalisation on wage inequality in eight now-developed countries during the century prior to 1970, using the same dependent variable and methodology as research on the impact of globalisation since 1970. The results suggest that the impact of globalisation was confined largely to the effects of the pre-1914 mass migrations in the United States and Canada.DocumentWWF-World Wide Fund For Nature, 1998Presents a quantitative picture of the sate of the world's natural environment and the human pressures upon it. Specifically, it presents WWF's Living Planet Index (LPI), a measure of the change in the health of the world's natural ecosystems since 1970, focusing on the earth's forest, freshwater, and marine biomes as these contain most of the earth's biodiversity.