Excluding the introductory and concluding chapters, this book has 11 chapters presented in three sections. The first section dwells primarily on conceptual issues, which comprehensively unravels large-scale agricultural investments and their impacts at the theoretical level.
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Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksMarch, 2014Africa
Library ResourceManuals & GuidelinesMarch, 2014Global
Community-Led Rangelands Assessment promotes the use of traditional or indigenous knowledge of pastoralists, as the dominant group utilizing rangelands, to guide planning and management of rangelands resources to support and build resilient pastoral livelihoods. Use of traditional knowledge is considered cheaper, easier to use and replicable. It promotes the respect of local communities’ culture and its integration into scientific methods.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchMay, 2016Africa
Green energy is expected to be a significant part of the solution to Africa’s energy problems. But what new problems may arise if progress exacts at a high cost? Lake Turkana Wind Power is the largest private investment ever in Kenya, and Danish and international companies and investors have already sunk millions of euros into the project. But they now await a court decision which will determine whether the land on which the turbines will be built was illegally acquired.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksMarch, 2014Uganda
This rangelands management framework is a product of a rapid pastoralist-led rangeland health assessment that was conducted in three sampled districts of Karamoja; Moroto, Napak and Kotido.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksMarch, 2016Kenya
This article addresses political rights and identity among Il Chamus of Baringo District, Kenya, a small group of agro-pastoralists related to the Maasai. It discusses an important 2006 judicial ruling from the High Court of Kenya that specified a political constituency and national representation for the community, and shows how the state and its actions undermined its implementation.
Library ResourceManuals & GuidelinesMarch, 2011Global
In 1991, Terminology for Grazing Lands and Grazing Animals was published with the objective of ‘developing a consensus of clear definitions of terms used in the grazing of animals.’ This first effort involved primarily organizations and agencies within the USA but included representation from New Zealand and Australia. It was the intent from the beginning to expand this to a truly international effort at a later date.
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsApril, 2014Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia
A new way of thinking This study reflects emerging awareness of the need to see disasters as primarily social, rather than natural, phenomena. Individuals and societies can act and take decisions to reduce the likelihood of a disasters occurring or, at the very least, to reduce their impacts and the levels of loss and damage associated with them. Disasters are thus no longer being perceived as ‘acts of God’ but instead as something over which humans exert influence.
Library ResourcePeer-reviewed publicationJanuary, 2011Global
Large-scale social change requires broad cross-sector coordination, yet the social sector remains focused on the isolated intervention of individual organizations.
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsJune, 2013Africa
2.0 OTHER RECENT EVENTS 5.0 MAASAI WOMEN LEAD STRUGGLE TO PROTECT LAND RIGHTS IN RECENT ROUNDS OF LOLIONDO CONFLICT 6.0 PARTICIPATORY RANGELAND MANAGEMENT (PRM): AN EFFECTIVE PROCESS FOR ETHIOPIA’S PASTORAL COMMUNAL LANDS? 7.0 NEW HOPE FOR THE TANA DELTA, KENYA 8.0 PASTORAL RESOURCE MAPPING AT SCALE,TO SUPPORT CLIMATE RESILIENT LIVESTOCK KEEPING IN TANZANIA 9.0 PASTORAL PEOPLES’ PARLIAMENT INDIA - A PLATFORM FOR THE UNHEARD, THE UNSEEN 11.0 OPPORTUNITIES FOR NEW LAND LAWS TO SUPPORT CBP&NRM IN MONGOLIA 12.0 ENDNOTES
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsOctober, 2014Africa
Large-scale land acquisitions have increased in scale and pace due to changes in commodity markets, agricultural investment strategies, land prices, and a range of other policy and market forces. The areas most affected are the global “commons” – lands that local people traditionally use collectively — including much of the world’s forests, wetlands, and rangelands. In some cases land acquisition occurs with environmental objectives in sight – including the setting aside of land as protected areas for biodiversity conservation.
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