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- DocumentEnvironment Team, IDS Sussex, 2001This 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.DocumentDevelopment Experience Clearinghouse, USAID, 2000This article explores water reforms in Southern Africa in general and in Zimbabwe in particular.DocumentFood and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, 2000This 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.DocumentFood and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, 2001This 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.DocumentHumanitarian Policy Group, ODI, 2001Looks critically at the organisational structures, management tools and policies that aid agencies are using, or could use, to improve the overall quality of their safety and security management.The briefing suggests principles for a security policy, identifies types of management systems for strengthening safety and security currently in practice, explores their strengths and weaknesses.DocumentSave the Children Fund, 2001World leaders are discussing a multi-billion dollar package of initiatives aimed at tackling major diseases in poor countries. However, economic crisis and unsuccessful reforms in the past two decades have left many nations with failing health systems. What groundwork is needed before such vast resources are committed?DocumentLand and Water Development Division, FAO, 2001This study examines the current and potential role of economics in soil productivity in sub-Saharan Africa.Document
W here there is no data: participatory approaches to veterinary epidemiology in pastoral areas of the Horn of AfricaInternational Institute for Environment and Development, 2001This paper provides an overview of recent experiences with the use of participatory approaches and methods to understand livestock diseases in pastoral areas.DocumentWorld Institute for Development Economics Research (WIDER), 2001This paper identifies the key causal factors behind farmers’ marketing decisions in Mozambique. A two-step decision making process is modelled. Farmers decide, first, whether or not to participate in the market and, second, how much to market. The model is estimated using a Heckman switching regression approach.DocumentWorld Institute for Development Economics Research (WIDER), 2001This paper seeks to discern and evaluate the process by which economic growth leads to poverty alleviation and attempt to identify the role of governance institutions in that process. The article asks 'do institutions matter in determining the poverty performance of economic growth?'.The paper has two primary goals.