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Linkages between land management, land degradation, and poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa

Agriculture is vital to the economies of Sub-Saharan Africa: two-thirds of the region's people depend on it for their livelihoods. Nevertheless, agricultural productivity in most of the region is stagnant or declining, in large part because of land…

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Rural development policies and sustainable land use in the hillside areas of Honduras

Poverty is deep and widespread in Honduras. This is especially the case in the hillside areas—home to one-third of the country’s population, the majority of whom earn their living through agriculture. While both policymakers and donors are under…

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Policy analysis for sustainable land management and food security in Ethiopia

Policy Analysis for Sustainable Land Management and Food Security in Ethiopia presents a bioeconomic model of this less- favored area in the Ethiopian highlands. The main reason for selecting this case study area is the unique availability of both…

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Strategies for sustainable land management and poverty reduction in Uganda

The government of Uganda, with help from its development partners, is designing and implementing policies and strategies to address poverty, land degradation, and declining agricultural productivity. Land degradation, especially soil erosion and…