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CDE’s mission is to contribute to sustainable development in countries of the North, South, and East, through:

- research partnerships

- education and training

- development of concepts and tools

- raising awareness,

- policy advice.

Centre for Development and Environment

CDE focuses on:

- management of natural resources,

- integrated regional development, and

- interventions that mitigate syndromes of global change.

CDE places special emphasis on:

- highland-lowland interactions, and on

- high-potential – low-potential

- centre – periphery relationships.

CDE employs disciplinary and transdisciplinary approaches. Linking analysis and synthesis, and combining high-end and low-end methods, such as GIS-based earth observation and participatory field-based approaches, are typical of our programmes.

CDE supports the principles of subsidiarity, empowerment and partnership, while acknowledging the importance of research, planning and decision-making at regional, national and international levels.

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The recent transition to market economy and
creation of land market has led to increased land
speculation. In the face of weak legal frameworks
and institutions for their protection, the land access
of women and men farmers, especially those
(mostly ethnic minorities) living in upland shifting
cultivation areas, is at risk. Land governance will
be a central issue in any political dialogue with
ethnic leaders. The rapidly evolving political
environment presents both opportunities and risks
for equitable land governance.

Library Resource
Journal Articles & Books

The main objective of this book is to demonstrate the potential that geoprocessing tools have for supporting rural extension and development. The focus is on the Global Positioning System (GPS), virtual globes, and simple geographic information systems (GIS). Based on examples, and without any claim to comprehensiveness, the book offers a range of insights into the use of these geoprocessing tools in interventions in the context of international development cooperation.

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