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|Land tenure dynamics in East Africa : changing practices and rights to land|
Collection (editor); book; text, Created By Otto, Opira; Isinika, Aida; Musahara, Herman; Nordic Africa Institute and Published By Uppsala published in 2019
Agriculture remains the main source of livelihood for most rural people in East Africa. Farming is dominated by smallholders, of whom the majority are women. Their tenure and access to land is important for reducing rural poverty, enhancing food security and stimulating agricultural development. Secure tenure represents one of the most critical challenges to the development of sustainable agriculture in the region. In an effort to understand the land question and its variation across the region, this book analyses the land reforms, their context and dynamics....
|Thirsty, hungry and no power? : African resources in a global world|
Report; report; text, Created By Nordic Africa Institute Created By Oestigaard, Terje and Published By Nordiska Afrikainstitutet, Agrarian Change, Property and Resources; Uppsala published in 2014
Water, food and energy are fundamental to African development. However, several crucial issues need to be addressed. Are African resources used to meet African needs or are they being exploited to satisfy the needs of other actors facing food and energy insecurity?; Theme for autumn 2014: Thirsty, hungry and no power?
Article in journal; article; text, Created By Nordic Africa Institute Created By Adama, Onyanta and Published By Nordiska Afrikainstitutet, Urban Dynamics; Uppsala published in 2013
|Current Status of Agriculture and Future Challenges in Sudan|
Report; report; text, Created By Nordic Africa Institute Created By Mahgoub, Farida and Published By Nordiska Afrikainstitutet, Agrarian Change, Property and Resources; Uppsala published in 2014
Urbanisation and long-lasting civil wars and conflict mean that the demographic pattern in Sudan is changing drastically. Nevertheless, 60%–80 % of Sudanese engage in subsistence agriculture. Agriculture remains a crucial sector in the economy as a major source of rawmaterials, food and foreign exchange. It employs the majority of the labour force, and serves as a potential vehicle for diversifyingthe economy. However, no rigorous studies have explained productivity in this sector inrelation to food security. The situation has worsened because agriculture in particular ha...
Chapter in book; bookPart; text, Created By Nordic Africa Institute Created By Åkesson, Mattias and Published By Nordiska Afrikainstitutet; Uppsala published in 2014
Contents: Main groups of official publications -- Official publications on the Internet -- National statistical agencies -- National banks -- References -- Web resources
|Costly not to consider local resistance : Advice on agricultural investments in Africa|
Report; report; text, Created By Nordic Africa Institute Created By Beyene, Atakilte and Published By Nordiska Afrikainstitutet, Agrarian Change, Property and Resources; Uppsala published in 2013
Failures in considering and properly addressing local resistance have become costly for both the local people and the investors. Land acquisition policies need to be accompanied by mechanisms that address local grievances and conflicts. These aspects are crucial not only to alleviate unjust practices, but also to enhance confidence of investors and performance of the investments.
|The Nuer pastoralists : between large scale agriculture and villagization : a case study of the Lare District in the Gambella Region of Ethiopia|
Report; report; text, Created By Nordic Africa Institute Created By Seide, Wondwosen Michago and Published By Nordiska Afrikainstitutet; Department of Political Science at Lund University; Uppsala published in 2017
"Ethiopia has shown encouraging economic development in the past years. The swirls of economic bubbles are impacting the different regions of the country. At the moment, there are several national and regional development projects being implemented in the Gambella Region in Western Ethiopia. However, being part ofthe development scheme of the federal state does not necessarily guarantee that this peripheral region will be integrated and brought closer to the political, cultural and economic core. This report is an attempt to contribute to this debate by foc...
|Academics on the Move : Mobility and Institutional Change in the Swedish Development Support to Research Capacity Building in Mozambique|
Report; report; text, Created By Nordic Africa Institute Created By Fellesson, Måns; Mählck, Paula and Published By Nordiska Afrikainstitutet, African International Links; Uppsala published in 2013
In the competitive global knowledge economy, highly qualified individuals are increasingly recognised as being the key to development. In particular, doctorate holders are not only the most qualified in terms of educational attainment, but also those specifically trained to be at the forefront of innovation and in a position to drive advances in science, technology and knowledge of society. In developing countries with relatively weak research structures, not least with regard to PhD graduates, the training of PhDs has been intimately linked to the reproduction ...
|Agricultural water institutions in East Africa|
Collection (editor); book; text, Created By Beyene, Atakilte; Nordic Africa Institute and Published By Uppsala published in 2015
Climate change is causing growing variability and uncertainty in rainfall in Africa. Since the continent's food production systems are dominantly rain-fed, these changes are putting food security at even higher risk. In order to reduce this dependency, institutional reforms in the agricultural water sectors have become a priority in research and policy. In this report, Atakilte Beyene, senior researcher at the Nordic Africa Institute, together with twelve researchers based in Africa, studies current agricultural water reforms in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, and other East ...
|The Sahel crisis and the need for international support|
Book; book; text, Created By Nordic Africa Institute Created By Bøås, Morten and Published By Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI), Oslo, Norway; Uppsala published in 2019
The crisis in the Sahel is serious and multidimensional, and if it continues unabated it could have consequences far beyond the region. As the states of the region are too poor and weak to deal with this on their own, international support is needed. It is therefore a positive sign that the region of Sahel is higher on the international agenda than it has ever been. The challenge, however, is that current international approaches and interventions in the Sahel are more in line with short-term external priorities, such as stopping irregul...