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Journal Articles & Books
October 2017
Botswana
Southern Africa
Africa

The objective of this study was to determine the practicality of using linear body measurement traits to predict live weight of goats and sheep under communal grazing in three districts of Botswana, namely Central, Kweneng, and Kgalagadi.

Policy Papers & Briefs
September 2017
Mali
Nigeria
Uganda
South Africa
Southern Africa
Sub-Saharan Africa

This policy brief outlines recommendations resulting from a three-year action research programme undertaken by civil society organizations in collaboration with threatened communities of smallholder farmers and fishers.

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

This project brings the international soft law instrument, the Voluntary Guidelines on Responsible Governance of the Tenure of Land, Fisheries, and Forests (Tenure Guidelines or TGs) to rural communities and, together with them, uses the Guidelines to strengthen their tenure of land, fisheries and forests.

Reports & Research
September 2017
South Africa
Southern Africa
Sub-Saharan Africa

The research project uses the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of land, fisheries and forests (VGGT or Tenure Guidelines) as a tool to assess the impact of various governance frameworks on small scale fishing communities.

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

As part of a collaborative project to strengthen the capacity of grassroots communities in Mali, Nigeria, Uganda and South Africa, this practical guide focuses on accountability and accountability politics in the global rush to grab land, water and other natural resources.

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

In pastoral societies women face many challenges. Some describe these as a ‘double burden’ –
that is, as pastoralists and as women. However, pastoral women may obtain a significant degree
of protection from customary law even if customary institutions are male-dominated. In periods

Journal Articles & Books
July 2017
Tanzania
Africa
Eastern Africa
Southern Africa

Low adoption of sustainable intensification technologies hinders achievement of their potential impacts on increasing agricultural productivity. Proper targeting of locations to scale-out particular technologies is a key determinant of the rate of adoption. Targeting locations with similar biophysical and socio-economic characteristics significantly increases the probability of adoption.

Land Rights
Reports & Research
June 2017
Africa
Southern Africa

The report provides a conceptual framework for understanding the application of 'adjudication' to land rights verification as part of a general land administration function that includes offregister rights; and outlines the motivation for developing such as system in South Africa, with some provisional ideas about systematising and institutionalising land rights adjudication to include off-regi