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Policy Papers & Briefs
December 2017
Southern Africa
Sub-Saharan Africa
Africa
Malawi

Contract farming is emerging as an important governance structure in certain agricultural value chains. This study was done with the objectives of understanding the contractual relations between buyers and small-scale growers in the tobacco industry in Malawi and the impact of contract farming on smallholder incomes.

Journal Articles & Books
December 2017
Mali
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.

Journal Articles & Books
December 2017
Malawi
Mozambique
Zambia
Africa
Southern Africa

In developing regions with high levels of poverty and a dependence on climate sensitive agriculture, studies focusing on climate change adaptation, planning, and policy processes, have gained relative importance over the years.

Peer-reviewed publication
December 2017
Canada
United Kingdom
United States of America
South Africa
Southern Africa

City planners, urban innovators and researchers are increasingly working on ‘future city’ initiatives to investigate the physical, social and political aspects of harmonized urban living. Despite this, sustainability principles and the importance of urban groundwater are lacking in future city visions.

Reports & Research
November 2017
Mali
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.

Reports & Research
November 2017
Mali
Nigeria
Uganda
South Africa
Southern Africa
Sub-Saharan Africa

Undemocratic politics, policy making and law making interpretation and implementation, prove to be drivers of land grabbing in the four country studies presented here.

Conference Papers & Reports
November 2017
Tanzania
Africa
Eastern Africa
Southern Africa

In Tanzania, ongoing land insecurity is a structural cause of food insecurity particularly for
pastoralists, agro-pastoralists and small-scale crop farmers leading to land use conflicts,
compromised access to resources including grazing and water and rangeland degradation.
Land tenure security and management can be improved through village land use planning (VLUP)