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    The concept of rangeland carrying capacity in sub-saharan Africa: Myth or reality?

    Pastoral Development Network, ODI, 1990
    Ever since colonial administrators and western trained scientists became involved in sub-Saharan Africa in the early 20th century and were faced with the task of governing countries where livestock production was a major economic enterprise, the proper utilisation of rangelands became a major concern.
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    "If you want to get somewhere else, you must run at least twice as fast as that!": The roots of the East Asian Crisis

    East Asia Crisis Workshop, IDS, 1998
    The primary hypothesis in this paper is that most East Asian economies have been following growth trajectories which involve ever-intensifying competition in external product markets. The financial crisis of 1997-98, whilst clearly having roots in the operations of both global and national financial systems, is in large part a reflection of these long-run growth trajectories.
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    The Economic Valuation of Tropical Forest Land Use Options: A Manual for Researchers

    IDRC Economy and Environment Program for Southeast Asia, 1998
    Manual for researchers in Southeast Asia involved in the economic evaluation of tropical forest land use options. It was developed initially to serve as an aid to Cambodian researchers in the execution of an EEPSEA-financed study of non-timber forest values in Ratanakiri Province, Cambodia.
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    Skill, trade, and international inequality

    Institute of Development Studies UK, 1996
    Heckscher-Ohlin trade theory suggests that greater openness tends to enlarge inter-country differences in stocks of skill (or human capital), which new growth theory suggests would cause inter-country divergence of per-capita incomes.
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    Poverty and environment: priorities for research and policy

    Institute of Development Studies UK, 1998
    Objectives of this study are: (a) to provide an analytical overview of existing research and approaches adopted to address interlinkages between poverty and environment; (b) to identify gaps in understanding and potential conflicts between adopted approaches and priorities identified by research; and (c) to highlight policy and research priorities for future action by donors, development agencies
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    Investing in tomorrow’s forests [forest certification]

    WWF-World Wide Fund For Nature, 1998
    Overview 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.
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    Zimbabwe: encouraging sustainable smallholder agriculture

    Environment and Development Consultancy Ltd, 1998
    Report 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.
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    Zambia: encouraging sustainable smallholder agriculture

    Environment and Development Consultancy Ltd, 1997
    Main 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.
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    South Africa: encouraging sustainable smallholder agriculture

    Environment and Development Consultancy Ltd, 1998
    Concentrates 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).
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    Namibia: encouraging sustainable smallholder agriculture

    Environment and Development Consultancy Ltd, 1997
    Report 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.

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