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Concept note. Reinforcement of pastoral civil society in East Africa: a programme of capacity building and participatory action-researchDrylands Programme, IIED, 2001This concept note explores initiatives aiming at supporting pastoral civil society in East Africa.The goals of the initiative include:create conditions such that pastoral groups can play a more effective and visible role in the design and implementation of policies to improve their livelihoodscreation of a vibrant, accountable and effective pastoral civil society movement capable ofDocumentFood Security III Cooperative Agreement, Michigan State University, 1997Assesses how the recent deregulation of fertilizer prices will affect the profitability of fertilizer use on various crops throughout Ethiopia. The note also identifies other policy measures that can increase the cost-effective use of fertilizer to promote productivity growth throughout the food system.DocumentFood Security III Cooperative Agreement, Michigan State University, 1998Examines how the fertilizer sector in general, and farmers’ demand for fertilizer in particular, has evolved since the introduction of fertilizer sector reforms in Ethiopia.DocumentFood Security III Cooperative Agreement, Michigan State University, 1999Analyses the effects of smallholder commercialization on foodcrop input use and productivity in rural Kenya.DocumentFood Security III Cooperative Agreement, Michigan State University, 1998Studies the dynamics between cash crop and food crop productivity in Gokwe North District in Zimbabwe, a major cotton producing area. The main research issues were: to identify the determinants of commercialized crop production at the household levelto determine the effect of increasing crop commercialization on household food productivityDocument
Zimbabwe food security success story: maize market reforms improve access to food even while government eliminates food subsidies (MSU)Food Security III Cooperative Agreement, Michigan State University, 1999Document
Successes and Challenges of Food Market Reform: Experiences from Kenya, Mozambique, Zambia, and ZimbabweFood Security III Cooperative Agreement, Michigan State University, 1999Describes the different food policy courses pursued in recent years by four countries in Eastern and Southern Africa, and documents their differential effects on farmer and consumer behavior.Document
The effect of early childhood development programs on women's labor force participation and older children's schooling in KenyaGendernet, World Bank, 2000Paper analyses the effect of childcare costs on households' behaviour in Kenya.DocumentNatural Resource Perspectives, ODI, 1998Large numbers of rural households in Africa continue to generate some of their income from forest product activities. However, much of this involvement is in labour intensive low return activities that help to provide the poor with an income safety net, but which decline once better alternatives become available.DocumentNatural Resource Perspectives, ODI, 2000This paper examines the current wave of land tenure reform in eastern and southern Africa. It discusses how far tenure reform reflects a shift in powers over property from centre to periphery. A central question is whether tenure reform is designed to deliver to rural smallholders greater security of tenure and greater control over the regulation and transfer of these rights.