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Tanzania: Paying local communities not to convert grasslands to crops
In Tanzania, villages receive communal economic benefits for maintaining traditional pastoral activities on grazing lands rather than converting these grasslands to arable agriculture.
Methods and issues in exploring local knowledge of soils
This article addresses the methodologies used in ethnopedological studies (EPS) and warns against assumptions made in early stages of research which may prove false after further discovery. Using GIS, the goal was to assess ...
Resilience, power, culture, and climate: A case study from semi-arid Tanzania and new research directions
The impacts of climate change are likely to have many gender and equity dimensions. However, very little research exists to guide gender-sensitive approaches in adapting to climate change. The authors of this article examine ...
Boost agroecological farming to feed world and save climate, UN expert says
(UN News Service, 2010)
With population increasing to an expected nine billion by 2050, the issue of food security is at the forefront of international discussions. At the UN meeting in Brussels in June 2010, experts discussed opportunities to ...
Farmers' initiatives in land husbandry: Promising technologies for the drier areas of East Africa
(Nairobi, Kenya: Regional Land Management Unit, RELMA/Sida, 2001)
This publication documents and describes a series of land management technologies that have been developed and/or adapted by farmers in Kenya, Tanzania, and Ethiopia. The selected 18 initiatives have been identified under ...
mAgri Programme Website
This website provides information on GSMA Development Fund's mAgri and mFarmer programs. mAgri, initiated in 2009, currently supports mobile information programs in India and Kenya. The mFarmer program began in 2011 and ...
Conservation agriculture and sustainable crop intensification in Karatu District,Tanzania
(Rome, Italy: Plant Production and Protection Division: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, 2012)
The report/case study discusses the importance of agriculture in the Karatu district, the loss of agricultural productivity from soil and land degradation, how climate change jeopardizes small farmers in the district, and ...
Conservation agriculture as a labour saving practice for vulnerable households
(International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), 2004)
Conservation agriculture is frequently cited as having labour saving properties and as a potential solution to farm power shortages suitable in households under labour stress. However, its suitability for use by vulnerable ...
Yield and soil system changes from conservation tillage in dryland farming: A case study from North Eastern Tanzania
Conservation agriculture (CA) and its related practices of soil cover, cover crops, and reduced-tillage have often been touted as an effective means of in situ water harvesting, which provides stable yields in times of low ...
Supply response in an Agrarian economy with non-symmetric gender relations
(Amsterdam, the Netherlands: Elsevier Ltd, 2000)
Structural adjustments are perceived as policies that affect men and women differently. This study uses Stackelberg nonsymmetric equations to model unequal gender power relations. This model shows how economic incentives ...