agricultural law and economics in sub saharan africa

Agricultural Law And Economics In Sub Saharan Africa
Author: Frederick Owusu Boadu
Publisher: Academic Press
Release Date: 2016-04-27
Pages: 624
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Agricultural Law in Sub-Saharan Africa: Cases and Comments introduces the subject of agricultural law and economics to researchers, practitioners, and students in common law countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, and presents information from the legal system in Botswana, Gambia, Ghana, Lesotho, Malawi, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. The law and economics approach entails the use of quantitative methods in research. This is consistent with the expectations in an applied economics field such as agricultural economics. Covering the general traditional law topics in contracts, torts, and property, the book goes further to introduce cutting-edge and region-relevant topics, including contracts with illiterate parties, contract farming, climate change, and transboundary water issues. The book is supported by an extensive list of reference materials, as well as study and enrichment exercises, to deepen readers’ understanding of the principles discussed in the book. It is a learning tool, first and foremost, and can be used as a stand-alone resource to teach the subject matter of agricultural law and economics to professionals new to the subject area as well as to students in law school, agricultural economics, economics, and inter-disciplinary classes. Offers research findings on such topics as food safety, climate change, transboundary natural resources, international sale of goods, patents, and trademarks to highlight the future sources of pressure on the agriculture industry Uses case-studies to provide real-world insights into the challenges and considerations of appropriate agricultural law development Challenges readers to carry out their own research in their areas of study, and to gain some understanding of the relationship between law, economics, and statistics Includes extensive resources, such as chapter summaries, study questions, and challenge questions at the end of each chapter to assist instructors and students in gaining full benefits from using the book Provides separate instructor and student study guides, a test bank, and test bank answers, in hardcopy and electronic formats

United States Code  2012 Edition
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Implementing Adaptation Strategies By Legal  Economic And Planning Instruments On Climate Change
Author: Eike Albrecht
Publisher: Springer
Release Date: 2014-08-25
Pages: 340
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The causes and effects of climate change are just as varied as the proposed solutions and approaches for dealing with the problem. Given the global character of climate change, comprehensive global cooperation is called for that leads to effective and appropriate international action in accordance with the respective responsibilities. These will inevitably differ depending on the capabilities and the social and economic situations of the respective actors. The contributions in this book present a variety of ideas, approaches and tools regarding the adaptation to climate change in specific countries and regions. In addition to examining (existing) legal instruments, they also focus on the implementation of economic instruments and planning tools, as well as their (further) development. Rather than simply discussing strategies to counteract climate change by reducing emissions, the authors also search for ways of actively adapting to climate change.

Economic Analysis Of Sub Saharan Africa Real Estate Policies
Author: F. N. Hammond
Publisher: Springer
Release Date: 2010-04-29
Pages: 260
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Investments are widely accepted as the matchless path to development. Real estate is as much a prerequisite for investment as are capital and labour. Nonetheless, relative progress in ensuring that arrangements concerning real estate are compatible with desired magnitudes of investments in Africa remains far from satisfactory. Treatment of real estate in the development literature remains tangential and incoherent. This volume explores why real estate policies in Africa have not worked well and examines how they can or should be more organised for efficient and successful outcomes. This book is essential reading for all interested in development economics, real estate economics and African studies.

Institutions  Economic Freedom And Structural Transformation In 11 Sub Saharan African Countries
Author: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Publisher: Food & Agriculture Org.
Release Date: 2018-10-08
Pages: 46
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This paper explores the relationship between institutions and structural transformation in sub-Saharan Africa, noting that better institutions lead to greater economic freedom and exchange across borders.

The International Law On Foreign Investments And Host Economies In Sub Saharan Africa
Author: Valentine Nde Fru
Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster
Release Date: 2011
Pages: 231
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A Strategy To Develop Agriculture In Sub Saharan Africa And A Focus For The World Bank
Author: Kevin M. Cleaver
Publisher: World Bank Publications
Release Date: 1993-01-01
Pages: 140
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For 25 years, population growth has outpaced increases in agricultural production in Sub-Saharan Africa. The lack of food and the degradation of agricultural land have forced policymakers to reassess agricultural strategies for the region. This paper provides such a reassessment by identifying policies and investments that have worked and those that have not. The author sets out the common elements required for agricultural and rural development throughout the region. The strategy presented in this paper comprises elements from several development sectors, including transport, water supply, education, finance, and the environment. The author makes five broad recommendations to promote Region: adoption of policies to promote private sector farming and agricultural marketing, processing, and credit development and distribution of new technologies inclusion of farmers in decisions affecting their livelihood development of infrastructure and social programs in support of agriculture improved management of natural resources Projections of the likely effects of the proposed policies and investments are included. Tables throughout the text present statistics on agricultural growth rates, commodity prices, and deforestation in the region. An annex contains more general tables, with information on population growth and fertility rates, land use, agricultural exports, and droughts. The strategies suggested in this paper will be of interest to policymakers, academics, and to development practitioners involved in African agriculture.

Promotion Of Sustainable Commercial Aquaculture In Sub Saharan Africa
Author: Neil B. Ridler
Publisher: Food & Agriculture Org.
Release Date: 2001
Pages: 67
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Volume 3. This document identifies elements of a legislation that will encourage the emergence of a sustainable commercial aquaculture. The aquaculture law of an individual country must provide the operator with a secure right to conduct aquaculture operations, to the property on which the farm will be located, to good quality water and to the produce. It must also ensure environmental sustainability, through permit or licence systems, without imposing unnecessary costs on applicants. Only proposals with the potential for serious environmental harm should be subjected to a full environmental impact assessment. Environmental supervision must extend to controls over the use of exotic species and products from modern biotechnology including genetically modified organisms, disease control and health management and to any water quality concerns created by the proposed project. To minimise costs, countries are encouraged to adopt a single window approach for the numerous approvals usually required for an aquaculture operation and screen initial applications. They could also consider creating a single agency to promote aquaculture and to monitor the progress of applications. Aquaculture regimes of selected African countries are measured against the elements required to encourage sustainable commercial aquaculture, and improvements that are applicable to all countries in sub-Sahara are suggested.

Use Of Genetically Improved And Alien Species For Aquaculture And Conservation Of Aquatic Biodiversity In Africa
Author: Modadugu V. Gupta
Publisher: WorldFish
Release Date: 2004
Pages: 107
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Water Management  Food Security And Sustainable Agriculture In Developing Economies
Author: M. Dinesh Kumar
Publisher: Routledge
Release Date: 2012-11-12
Pages: 256
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This book addresses strategies for food security and sustainable agriculture in developing economies. The book focuses primarily on India, a fast developing economy, whose natural resource base comprising land and water supporting agricultural production is not only under enormous stress, but also complex and not amenable to a uniform strategy. It critically reviews issues which continue to dominate the debate on water management for agricultural and food production. The book examines the validity of the claim that large water resources projects cause serious social and environmental damages using global and national datasets. The authors examine claims that the future of Indian agriculture is in rain-fed farming supported by small water harvesting. They question whether water-abundant eastern India could become the granary of India, through a groundwater revolution with the right policy inputs. In the process, they look at the less researched aspect of the food security challenge, which is land scarcity in eastern India. The book analyzes the physical, economic and social impacts of large-scale adoption of micro irrigation systems, using a farming system approach for north Gujarat. Through an economic valuation of the multiple use benefits from tank systems in western Orissa, it shows how value of water from large public irrigation systems could be enhanced. The book also looks at the reasons for the limited success in bringing about the much needed institutional reforms in canal irrigation for securing higher productivity and equity using case studies of Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra. Finally it addresses how other countries in the developing world, particularly Sub-Saharan Africa could learn from Indian experience.

Waste And Environmental Policy
Author: Massimiliano Mazzanti
Publisher: Routledge
Release Date: 2011-03-10
Pages: 215
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This research deals with the increasingly complex issues of waste generation, waste management and waste disposal that in less developed industrialised countries present diverse but critical concerns. It takes a socio-economic and policy-oriented perspective and provides empirical evidence at EU and regional level. The EU and Italy are taken as relevant case studies given the disparities in environmental performances between less and more developed areas. The rich and various empirical evidence shows that a robust delinking between waste generation and economic growth is still not present, thus future policies should directly address the problem at the source by targeting waste generation in EU countries. Some structural factors like population density and urbanisation present themselves as relevant drivers of both waste management and landfill diversion. Nevertheless, economic and structural factors alone are not sufficient to improve waste performances. Though waste policies are to be redesigned by covering the entire area of waste management, some first signals of policy effectiveness are arising. This work will be of most interest to those students of environmental economics and environmental sciences, as well as policy makers, waste utility managers and companies in the waste management sector.

Colonialism In Africa 1870 1960  Volume 4
Author: L. H. Gann
Publisher: CUP Archive
Release Date: 1969
Pages: 732
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A comprehensive study of recent African history, examining the political, social, and economic effects of colonialism.

Setting Of New Social Science Research Agendas For Africa In The 21st Century
Author: Lily Mafela
Publisher: African Books Collective
Release Date: 2011
Pages: 205
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New social science research agendas for Africa in the 21st century / Lily Mafela and Herman Musahara --Africa's poverty eclipse : will the New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD) dissipate it? / Jephias Matunhu --Attracting foreign direct investments (FDIs) into Africa : a discussion of rationales, approaches, results and impacts in Tanzanian context / Honest Prosper Ngowi --Africa and globalization : the case of economic partnership agreements (EPAs) between EU and Africa / Donald Chimanikire --The impact of China on the economies of sub-Saharan Africa : opportunites, challenges and prospects / Humphrey P.B. Moshi --Institutional reforms for sustainable agricultural and rural development in Africa : the case of Rwanda / A.M. Jose and M.A. Lizy --Electoral authoritarianism and democratic governance in Ethiopia / Merera Gudina --HIV/AIDS and agrarian processes in Kenya : a case study of the Luo of Kombewa Division, 1983-2003 / Samwel Ong'wen Okuro --The cultural construction of sex and condom use in Eritrea / Abbebe Kifleyesus --Cultural and gender dimensions in business negotiations / Grace M. Kibanja and John C. Munene --Investing in Africa's high-level human resource : the challenges and paradoxes of implementing cost-sharing in higher education policy in Tanzania / Johnson M. Ishengoma.

Women In Sub Saharan Africa
Author: Iris Berger
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Release Date: 1999
Pages: 169
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"These four volumes in this major series... provide a single-source reference to the status of the field of women's history and to ways that the field can be expanded.... A basic set for all academic libraries." -- Library Journal Academic Newswire Berger and White focus on Sub-Saharan Africa, tracing women's history from earliest times to the present. By exploring their place in social, economic, political, and religious life, the authors highlight the changing societal position of women through shifts over time in ideas about gender and the connections between women's public and private spheres.

Reducing Poverty Through Investments In Agricultural Water Management
Author: Van Koppen, Barbara
Publisher: IWMI
Release Date: 2005
Pages: 66
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The overall goal of the Collaborative Program on ‘Investments in Agricultural Water Management in Sub-Saharan Africa’ is to contribute to broad-based sustainable poverty reduction and smallholder agricultural growth. The component on ‘Poverty considerations in investments in agricultural water management’ focuses in more detail on poverty and gender dimensions. It consists of two parts. The first part is thematic and elaborates poverty and gender issues emerging from the literature that complement the other components of the Collaborative Program. Part two is empirical. Acknowledging the lack of empirical data on poverty impacts of investments in agricultural water management, the Collaborative Program initiated case studies throughout Sub-Saharan Africa. Eight case studies on ‘Agricultural Water Development for Poverty Reduction in Eastern and Southern Africa’, for which the field research was conducted in 2003/2004, were supported by IFAD (Peacock,2005). Further, the African Development Bank supported three case studies in West Africa in 2004, two by Kamara et al. (2004), and one by Babatunde Omilola (2005). Part two synthesizes the empirical findings of these case studies.

Enhancing Agriculture In Africa
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Agricultural Labour Markets And Structural Adjustment In Sub Saharan Africa
Author: Lawrence D. Smith
Publisher: Food & Agriculture Org.
Release Date: 1991
Pages: 79
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Large Scale Land Investments In Least Developed Countries
Author: Luis Tomás Montilla Fernández
Publisher: Springer
Release Date: 2017-11-09
Pages: 344
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This book analyses large-scale land investments for agricultural purposes in Africa’s least developed countries from a law and economics perspective. Focusing on the effects of foreign land investments on host countries’ local populations and the apparent failure of international law to create incentives to offset them, it also examines the legal and economic mechanisms to hold investors accountable in cases where their investment leads to human rights violations. Applying principal agent and contract theory, it elucidates the sources of opportunism and develops control mechanisms to ameliorate the negative effects. It shows that although judicial mechanisms fail to deliver justice, international law offers alternatives to safeguard against arbitrary and abusive state and investor conduct, and also to effectuate human rights and, thus, tackle opportunistic behaviour.

Soil Fertility Management In Support Of Food Security In Sub Saharan Africa
Author: D. J. Greenland
Publisher: Food & Agriculture Org.
Release Date: 2001
Pages: 55
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This publication reviews issues related to land degradation, with focus on problems of soil fertility management in sub-Saharan Africa. It highlights some successful experiences in the region, constraints and possible solutions specific to the major agro-ecological zones and the importance of the holistic and participatory approaches for soil productivity improvement. The need for action and collaborative efforts of all stakeholders, within the framework of ongoing initiatives, are emphasized. It is hoped that this document will contribute to increase awareness of senior specialists and policy-makers about the problems and alternative solutions towards enhanced and sustained soil productivity.

The Population  Agriculture And Environment Nexus In Sub Saharan Africa
Author: Kevin M. Cleaver
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Release Date: 1992
Pages: 206
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