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Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 1997South Africa, Southern Africa
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2017Mali, Nigeria, Uganda, South Africa, Southern Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa
Grassroots organizations do not need to wait for the state to implement Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the Context of National Food Security (Tenure Guidelines or TGs). Rural communities can take governance into their own hands and use TGs as a tool for investigation, reflection and action. The challenge is how to take the next step: under what conditions can TGs provide the rural poor with resources to organize and mobilize?
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsMarch, 2015South Africa, Southern Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa
Drawing on insights from multiple studies, this policy brief addresses the importance of gender considerations for small-scale livestock farming communities relative to food security in the South African context. The brief examines some key elements of gender issues in relation to small-scale livestock farming, asks how some of these elements align with current policies and practices, and suggests a number of focused policy recommendations. Two thirds of the world’s 600 million poor livestock keepers are rural women.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2017Kenya, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Southern Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa
This research reviews legislation and policies in Zimbabwe that have a direct or indirect bearing on the relocation of communities. The current model for large-scale investments has changed from previous models, where the majority of investment projects were undertaken by international companies with limited governmental intervention. While relocation of communities may be inevitable, it is argued that such actions should take into account constitutional provisions, regional and international best practices.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchNovember, 2017Mali, Nigeria, Uganda, South Africa, Southern Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa
Understanding and interpretation of the CFS/FAO Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests (Tenure Guidelines or TGs) is a key factor in communities’ capabilities for collective action, especially through the organization of land pressure groups. TGs help people to engage critically with existing legal frameworks. In this study, community knowledge was enhanced regarding customary as well as statutory laws which protect rights, while enabling people to identify shortcomings/gaps/bias in the existing laws working against them.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchJanuary, 2015South Africa, Southern Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa
A proposed massive expansion of a petrochemical complex in South Durban’s port area has come under criticism for both economic and environmental violence. The recent history of cities becoming hyperactive export platforms is not merely a function of globalisation. Public policy is a factor, and especially the intellectual project of urban neoliberalism; the strategy was explicit in South Africa’s transition from apartheid to export-oriented neoliberalism.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 1992South Africa, Southern Africa
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2011South Africa, Southern Africa
The objective is to record current living customary law and ways in which it is moving in progressive directions so that this information can be used towards justice, as evidence in court cases, and in policy development and political engagement from local to national levels.
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsAugust, 2018Botswana, Sub-Saharan Africa
Land use involves a diverse range of perspectives and cannot be resolved by any single stakeholder working alone. A process like Transformative Scenario Planning (TSP) can bring together conflicting opinions and help people to start thinking differently. This report summarises the main steps, processes and ideas involved in the TSP workshops in Botswana. It articulates the process of TSP, how it unfolds in a group setting and how it can be used to draw out questions and concerns.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchFebruary, 1994Botswana
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