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Perspectives on Poverty in Swaziland: Historical and Contemporary Forms. Report of Swaziland National Workshop

"OSSREA and the local organisers chose the theme of poverty for the current workshop because this demonstrated an awareness of serious problems facing, not only Swaziland, but also many countries in the region. The papers presented at the workshop …

Land Degradation and Adoption of Conservation Technologies in the Digil Watershed Northern Highland of Ethiopia

"Determining the extent and rate of land degradation with empirical evidence has to underlie any conservation endeavour. This is because dimensions and rates of degradation vary with time and space,and hence empirical and local-scale studies are mor…

An Exploratory Study of Land Use, Management and Degradation

"The research findings identify a variety of land use activities and a range of choice decision factors. The diversity of crops and mixed stock is shown to respond to good yields and easy management. The socio-economic characteristics of the sample…

Building an Effective Advocacy Movement for Sustainable and Equitable Agricultural Development in Africa Modernisation of Smallholder Agriculture and Policy Making in Uganda

"Agriculture is the backbone of Uganda’s economy and an important driver of economic development and poverty reduction. Approximately 73% of Ugandans depend on agriculture. However, the sector currently faces many multifaceted challenges which incl…

The Subsistence Crisis in Africa: The Case of Ethiopia

"We begin in Chapter 1 by a glimpse of the facts and realities of poverty in Ethiopia today in order that the scale and depth of the problem can be better appreciated. This is followed in Chapter 2 by an explanation of the nature of the rural produ…

Is Land Degradation Neutrality in Africa Possible?

At the heart of this century's top priorities are food security, environmental protection and improving the standard of living. With soaring population growth, strong industrialization exerting pressure on natural resources, and accelerating climate…

Climate Change in Somalia: Turning Challenges into Opportunities

Climate change poses a great risk to the livelihoods of the Somali people. This is because the Somali natural environment and associated production systems are highly vulnerable to climate change. The natural environment experiences constraints that…

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