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Smallholder Income and Land Distribution in Africa: Implications for Poverty Reduction Strategies (policy synthesis)

Reports & Research
Agosto, 2002

A brief synthesis of a longer report. Provides a micro-level foundation for discussions of land allocation and its relation to poverty within the smallholder sector of Eastern and Southern Africa based on results from household surveys in Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Mozambique and Rwanda between 1990 and 2000.

Agricultural intensification by smallholders in the Western Brazilian Amazon: from deforestation to sustainable land use

Diciembre, 2001

Focusing on smallholders’ decision making, this report presents trade-offs among the key development objectives - environmental sustainability, economic growth, and poverty alleviation - affecting forest use in two settlements in the western Brazilian Amazon.

Stimulating indigenous agribusiness development in the northern communal areas of Namibia : a concept paper

Diciembre, 1996
África subsahariana

This concept paper proposes (a) market driven farm and off-farm entrepreneurial options, that could take advantage of the existing opportunities, thus leading to the creation of indigenous oriented economic growth and (b) empowerment of the small and medium scale private enterprises to create an enabling environment conducive for equitable growth of their businesses.