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Cost Implications of Agricultural Land Degradation in Ghana: An Economywide, Multimarket Model Assessment

"An economywide, multimarket model is constructed for Ghana and the effects of agricultural soil erosion on crop yields are explicitly modeled at the subnational regional level for eight main staple crops. The model is used to evaluate the aggreg...

Willingness-To-Pay for Protecting Endangered Environments The Case of Nechsar National Park

"In this study, it was tried to estimate people’s willingness-to-pay to protect the park and identify its determinants.The study used dichotomous choice contingent valuation method. Using a bivariate probit model, it was found that the local commu...

Valuing Tropical Grasslands: The Case of Overstocking in Northeastern Uganda

"One of the major concerns of the world community today is the loss of large areas of tropical grasslands and forests. Although there are various causes of grassland degradation, an important cause seems to be an under-valuation of grasslands by ...

Pastoralists and Environment: Experiences from the Greater Horn of Africa

"Johan Helland's paper discusses the Borana pastoral society of southern Ethiopia, and asks questions about the longterm viability of such communities in the context of various development efforts. Boku Tache's paper on the Borana raises many of t...

Dryland Husbandry Ethnoveterinary Practices - Sudan

"In this monograph, an attempt is made towards recording and elucidating several aspects of the ethnoveterinary activities of pastoralists, mainly camelmen in North-eastern Sudan. The study was inspired by previous researches in the same area, dur...

Gender, Democratic Practice and Member Control in Agricultural Primary Co-operative Societies in Uganda

"This study sought to assess the interaction of gender, the socio-institutional environment and structural phenomena in influencing the extent of democratic practice, member control, patronage and receipt of benefits amongst the agricultural prima...

Rural-Urban Linkages under Different Farming Systems: The Cases of Coffee and Non-Coffee Growing Regions in Ethiopia

"This study examines the nature and magnitude of rural-urban linkages in Robe and Limu Kossa Weredas of Oromiya region in Ethiopia. The study is motivated by the belief that sustainable development requires a symbiotic development of both rural a...

Reversed Migration Trends in the Kondoa Eroded Area: Lessons for Future Conservation Activities in the Hado Project Areas, Tanzania

"The main objective of the project was conserving land and water and reclaiming the already depleted areas. During the early years of its existence, the project emphasised land conservation and afforestation programmes. In collaboration with the ...

An Empirical Evaluation of Trade Potential in the Economic Community of West African States

"Specifically, it is the aim of this study to: Determine the period within which integration effects were first felt or noticed. Estimate trade potentials among ECOWAS member nations. Test for the gaps between potential and actual trade among memb...

Climate Change and Economic Development in Sub-Saharan Africa AERC Senior Policy Seminar X

"Climate change was chosen as the topic for the tenth Senior Policy Seminar to be convened by the African Economic Research Consortium (AERC). The theme is a major departure for the Consortium, but the policy connection compels AERC’s involvement...

Economic Liberalization and Privatisation of Agricultural Marketing and Input Supply in Tanzania : A Case Study of Cashewnuts

"The study examines this process in the context of SAP and the need to ensure a more economically viable private sector driven agricultural marketing system. Private firms and traders are increasingly marketing agricultural inputs and outputs, hit...

Impact of Asian Drivers on SSA Agriculture and Food Security: Issues and Challenges

"An important sector in Africa that could be affected by the growth of Asia Drivers is the agriculture sector. This paper, provides the framework for assessing the impact of the Asian Drivers on Sub-Saharan Africa agriculture. The performance is ...

National Workshop on Natural Resources and Development in Uganda

The theme of the workshop was "Natural Resources and Development in Uganda." Eight papers were presented and the proceedings of the workshop are summarized in this report. The focus of these papers are centered around urban poverty, natural resour...

Sources of Technical Efficiency among Smallholder Maize Farmers in Southern Malawi

"The agricultural sector in Malawi is vital to the economy for incomes and food security. The sector accounts for 35% of national income, generates 90% of foreign exchange, and provides paid and self-employment to 92% of the rural population. On...

Technical Efficiency Differentials in Rice Production Technologies in Nigeria

"This study examined technical efficiency differentials between farmers planting traditional rice varieties and those planting improved varieties in Nigeria. The study used a multistage random sampling procedure for the selection of 302 respondent...

Technical Efficiency of Rice Farmers in Northern Ghana

"The priority of the research is to measure developed technical efficiency between irrigated and non-irrigated rice farmers in Northern Ghana with the aim of providing recommendations on how to increase rice production. The specific objectives are...

Carbon Trading in Africa A Critical Review

"This monograph presents a critical review of carbon trading in Africa. It comprises a compendium of essays by an expert group of authors, each analysing key issues from a corruption and governance perspective. The chapters include a discussion ...

Sustainable Energy Solutions for South Africa Ensuring Public Participation and Improved Accountability in Policy Processes

"The objectives of the meeting are embedded in a political economy approach which deals with dominant development ideas, institutions, incentives and interest groups that draft, shape and drive policy processes. Participants of the Energy Caucus b...

Dryland Husbandry in the Sudan Grassroots Experience and Development

"The Dryland Husbandry Project-Sudan showed a positive impact and changes of attitudes among the pastoralists. DHP Sudan introduced participation. Chapter one deals with project interventions in extension work, trial-based action-oriented research...

Diversification in Botswana's Agricultural Sector: Issues, Prospects and Challenges

"The objective of this paper was to provide background information for in depth studies on diversification in Botswana's agricultural sector. The paper indicates that agriculture has declined in relative economic importance since independence in 1...

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