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    The politics of coherence: humanitarianism and foreign policy in the post-Cold War era

    Humanitarian Policy Group, ODI, 2000
    Examines the idea of coherence between political and humanitarian action which emerged in the aftermath of the Rwandan experience. It analyses the evolution of the concept in the last decade and its implications for the relationship between humanitarian and political action.
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    Farm pesticide, rice production, and human health

    IDRC Economy and Environment Program for Southeast Asia, 2000
    Analyses both positive and negative impacts of farm pesticide use on rice production and farmer’s health.
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    Forest management systems in the uplands of Vietnam: social, economic and environmental perspectives

    IDRC Economy and Environment Program for Southeast Asia, 2001
    Report of project aiming to assess and compare various forest management regimes against different socio-economic, environmental and institutional variables.
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    Obstacles to expanding intra-African trade

    OECD Development Centre, 2001
    Analyses the determinants of intra-African trade (IAT) to assess the potential obstacles to greater sub-regional trade.Finds that infrastructure, particularly poor telecommunication networks and weak transport communications, is a crucial factor hindering intra-Africa trade (IAT)sound economic policies, such as the adoption of Structural Adjustment Programmes (SAP) and good exchange-rat
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    Exporting corruption: privatisation, multinationals and bribery

    The Corner House, UK, 2000
    Deals with the globalisation of corruption. The article suggests that if corruption is growing throughout the world, it is largely a result of the rapid privatisation (and associated practices of contracting-out and concessions) of public enterprises worldwide.
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    Understanding and managing pastoral conflict in Kenya

    Environment Team, IDS Sussex, 2001
    This literature review explores the range of writings available concerning pastoral conflict in northern Kenya. It argues that that conflict has grown rapidly in Africa in the least three decades, and pastoral areas are among the most vulnerable. For this reason, there is an urgent need for a stocktaking of contemporary analysis of conflict.
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    Education provision to nomadic pastoralists: a literature review

    Environment Team, IDS Sussex, 2001
    This literature review explores issues relating to education provision to nomadic pastoralists. Pastoralists are often considered to be educational 'failures' (in terms of enrolment, attendance, classroom performance etc). Despite this, pastoralists manifest high levels of specialisation and sophistication within the diverse activities they engage in as pastoralists.
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    The value of water: political ecology and water reform in southern Africa

    Development Experience Clearinghouse, USAID, 2000
    This article explores water reforms in Southern Africa in general and in Zimbabwe in particular.
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    Opportunities and constraints of organic agriculture: a socio-ecological analysis

    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, 2000
    This article explores the opportunities and constraints associated with sustainable, organic agriculture. The focus of its investigation lies in exploring the social and institutional dimensions of such agricultural techniques.Protecting soils and enhancing their fertility (land stewardship) implies ensuring productive capacity for future generations.
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    Genetically modified organisms, consumers, food safety and the environment

    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, 2001
    This article deals with ethical issues relating to Genetically Modified Organisms, biotechnology and food security.The article outlines the ethical issues involved in this area as being about:food safety: The foundation of consumers' concern about GMOs is food safety.

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