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Land rights knowledge and conservation in rural Ethiopia: Mind the gender gap

Using the 2009 round of the Ethiopian Rural Household Survey, this paper examines the medium-term impact of the land registration on investment behavior by households, particularly the adoption of soil conservation techniques and tree planting. It…

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Responding to land degradation in the highlands of Tigray, Northern Ethiopia

Improving the long-term sustainability and resilience of smallholder agriculture in Africa is highly dependent on conserving or improving the quality of the natural resource. Conservation agriculture is conceived around more integrated and effective…

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Short and long-term effects of the 1998 Bangladesh flood on rural wages

Natural disasters have particularly devastating impacts on economic growth in developing countries because they impede the accumulation of capital. The resilience of labor markets is crucial especially for the poor who rely only on labor to diversify…

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Conservation farming in Zambia

Since 1996, a growing coalition of stakeholders from the private sector, government and donor communities has promoted a new package of agronomic practices for smallholders in Zambia. The conservation farming (CF) system they advocate involves:…

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Development pathways and land management in Uganda

This paper investigates the patterns and determinants of change in livelihood strategies ("development pathways"), land management practices, agricultural productivity, resource and human welfare conditions in Uganda since 1990, based upon a…