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    Malawi: Services and policies needed to support sustainable smallholder agriculture

    Environment and Development Consultancy Ltd, 1997
    Malawi’ s smallholder agriculture is facing a crisis, particularly in the more populated south. There is an insidious combination of land shortage, continuous cultivation of maize, declining soil fertility, low yields, deforestation, poverty and high population growth rate.
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    Botswana: Encouraging sustainable family sector agriculture

    Environment and Development Consultancy Ltd, 1997
    Paper concentrates on services and policies needed to support sustainable family sector agriculture in the east of Botswana where the majority of the population and the largest number of resource poor people are concentrated. It does not attempt to look in detail at the needs of the 'Remote Area Dwellers’ although they experience extreme poverty, as this is a specific subject area.
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    Foreign Aid, Democratisation and Civil Society in Africa: A Study of South Africa, Ghana and Uganda

    Institute of Development Studies UK, 1999
    Examines how a range of foreign donors has developed civil society initiatives in Ghana, Uganda and South Africa. All three countries form part of the new generation of African states that are seen as turning their back on decades of authoritarian rule, instead embracing open government and open economies in productive 'partnerships' with the West.
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    China's Unfinished Open-Economy Reforms: Liberalisation of Services

    OECD Development Centre, 1999
    During the 1990s, China has experienced a surge in imports of services, particularly those of communication, insurance and other business services, despite the fact that the authorities have maintained a plethora of restrictive measures limiting access to the service sector.
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    Participatory Governance: The Missing Link for Poverty Reduction

    OECD Development Centre, 1999
    Empowerment of the poor is one ingredient in effective poverty reduction. A demand-driven participatory approach enhances effectiveness and efficiency. Accountability is the central lever for participatory governance. Capacity building is necessary for making participatory governance a reality.
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    Economic Valuation Of Communal Rangelands In Botswana: A Case Study

    International Institute for Environment and Development, 1998
    Aims to estimate the annual direct use value of an average hectare of the communal rangeland in Botswana, based on an anlalysis of secondary data. Exercise incorporates the three major direft uses, both marketed and non-marketed, of rangelands: livestock, wildlife and gathering
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    Food, agriculture and the millenium bug

    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, 1999
    FAO has warned that the whole of the food chain - from seed supplies through to distribution networks and market information systems - is vulnerable to the Y2K problemEven small farmers who till their fields with ox-drawn ploughs probably rely on supplies produced in high-tech factories and transported thousands of kilometres over computer-controlled transportation networks.
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    Being Poor and Becoming Poor: Poverty Status and Poverty Transitions in Rural Pakistan

    Institute of Development Studies UK, 1998
    Conventional poverty profiles and poverty status regressions are often criticised by policy makers for telling them a lot about who the poor are, but very little about what to do to combat poverty. Essentially this is because the correlates of poverty status are distinct from the dynamic processes that lead households to fall into or escape from poverty.
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    Recent FAO experiences in land reform and land tenure

    Land Reform, Land Settlement and Cooperatives, 1997
    Brief summary of FAO’s experience in agrarian reform and the most relevant activities of the current programme related to this field. It argues that the type of agrarian reform that considers the redistribution of land from the rich to the poor either through confiscation or through pre-emptive buyouts belongs to the past.
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    A critical analysis of the causes of world food insecurity

    Land Reform, Land Settlement and Cooperatives, 1997
    Although world food and agricultural production, based on current trends, should be sufficient to meet demand in the decades ahead, the world still faces a serious food crisis that is as dangerous and life-threatening for millions of poor people today as in the past.

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