This report identifies the links among economic growth, poverty alleviation, and natural resource degradation in Brazil. It examines the effects of (1) a major devaluation of the Brazilian real (R$); (2) improvements of infrastructure in the Amazon to link it with the rest of Brazil and bordering countries; (3) modification of land tenure regimes in the Amazon agricultural frontier; (4) adoption of technological change in agriculture both inside and outside the Amazon; and (5) fiscal mechanisms to reduce deforestation." -- from Author's Abstract
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Library ResourceDocumentos de política y resúmenesDiciembre, 2002América del Sur, Brasil
Library ResourcePublicación revisada por paresInformes e investigacionesDiciembre, 2002América del Sur, Brasil
Since the 1970s, federal policies promoting migration and encouraging agricultural development of large farms, logging, and ranching have led to the deforestation of vast areas of the Amazon rainforest.Though these policies have largely been replaced, deforestation continues. What effects do current macroeconomic and regional policies and events have on deforestation and on the well-being of settlers on the agricultural frontier?
Library ResourceMateriales institucionales y promocionalesSeptiembre, 2002Kenya
The KLA proposed constitutional principles on land reform as captured in the constitutional draft have become more pronounced with the approach of General Elections and the transition that is expected to see the departure of President Moi from leadership. We therefore, detest the frantic efforts to go to the forthcoming elections before adopting the Ghai draft constitution, because that will be endangering the aroused expectation that at long last we are on the road to sorting out land problems we have lived with since independence.
Library ResourceArtículos de revistas y librosDiciembre, 2002
Library ResourceArtículos de revistas y librosDiciembre, 2002Kenya, África oriental
Library ResourceInformes e investigacionesDiciembre, 2002
This report reviews several decades of global experience in transferring management of government-run irrigation systems to farmer associations or other nongovernmental agencies in an attempt to apply the lessons of success to the African smallholder irrigation context.
Library ResourceLegislaciónEnero, 2003Malawi
This Act amends the Land Act: in section 2 by inserting a new definition of “person who is not a citizen of Malawi”; in section 5(1) which restricts the making of a grant of any public land or any customary land to any person who is not a citizen of Malawi; in section 40 on proof of citizenship of Malawi; by adding new sections (24B, 24C and 24D) which place restrictions on the grant of private land to any person who is not a citizen of Malawi.
Amends: Land Act (Cap. 57:01). (1982)
Library ResourceArtículos de revistas y librosAgosto, 2002Uganda, Kenya, Sudáfrica, Zimbabwe, Namibia
Full citation: Walker, C., "Land Reform in Southern and Eastern Africa: Key Issues for strengthening Women’s Access to and Rights in Land," FAO DESKTOP STUDY REPORT (March 2002).
Library ResourceArtículos de revistas y librosAgosto, 2002Uganda
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Library ResourceArtículos de revistas y librosJulio, 2002Kenya
The Kenya Land Alliance (KLA) is a focal point for information sharing and networking among those pressing for land reform in Kenya. It was formed in 1999 by members of civil society to propose reforms both to the Commission on the Review of Land Laws, appointed by the President, and the Constitution of Kenya Review Commission, appointed by Parliament. Over the last two years, the KLA has coordinated a programme of research on land issues in Kenya by member organisations
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