The Global Drylands Initiative: Land Tenure Reform and The Drylands

The Global Drylands Initiative: Land Tenure Reform and The Drylands

Date: April 2003
Creator: United Nations Development Programme
Description: The paper focuses on the need to rethink conventional wisdom on land tenure approaches and asks how we can best respond to the land tenure problems. It provides a comparative overview of land tenure systems in the drylands, identifies challenges and trends in land tenure reform projects, and offers ideas for decision-makers.
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.Poverty and The Drylands

.Poverty and The Drylands

Date: October 2001
Creator: Dobie, Philip
Description: This paper takes as its initial premise the assumption that there are important and significant populations in the world's drylands who, given the right conditions and incentives, can achieve good livelihoods, accumulate assets to reduce vulnerability and escape from poverty. However, to make a convincing case it is necessary to challenge current wisdom on the distribution and condition of drylands populations, and build more realistic scenarios that decision makers can take seriously. This is a major task, and this paper will only set the challenge and introduce some of the new evidence that is required.
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Improving Market Access for Dryland Commodities in East Africa: Synthesis Report

Improving Market Access for Dryland Commodities in East Africa: Synthesis Report

Date: October 2009
Creator: Dawson, John
Description: The report is based on the findings of a baseline survey carried out in four cross-border sites of global biodiversity significance in East Africa. The survey aimed to establish which dryland commodities might have sufficient market potential to lead to an improvement in livelihoods, while enabling sustainable natural resource development; and to identify processes by which this might be achieved.
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Agency Collaboration for UNCCD Implementation: Current Situation and Lessons Learned

Agency Collaboration for UNCCD Implementation: Current Situation and Lessons Learned

Date: August 2003
Creator: Havana, Cuba
Description: This joint publication of the Facilitation Committee of the Global Mechanism for the UNCCD CoP-6, (25 Aug - 5 Sept 2003, Havana, Cuba), presents short briefs by Committee members highlighting their commitment to CCD process and its implementation. It provides some lessons learnt from collaboration between members through a matrix of successful collaborative efforts to date.
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Global Drylands Imperative Challenge Paper: Pastoralism and Mobility In Drylands

Global Drylands Imperative Challenge Paper: Pastoralism and Mobility In Drylands

Date: March 2003
Creator: unknown
Description: Nomadic pastoralists and the dryland ecosystems they occupy form a critically important but little known livelihood system. Pastoralists have been ill-served by development policies and actions so far, since planners have almost without exception tried to convert the pastoralists into something else, judged more modern, more progressive and more productive. Happily this is now changing, as researchers and planners revise their ideas and identify a new development agenda. Many of these changes have resulted from successfully listening to herders themselves
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Dryland futures: East and Southern Africa-Three Critical Factors

Dryland futures: East and Southern Africa-Three Critical Factors

Date: October 2006
Creator: Drylands Development Centre
Description: The publication looks to the prospect for the East and Southern African drylands in the context of recent history and the changes that have occurred in the realms of policy, economic and social conditions and the environment. It further points out three of the biggest challenges facing East and Southern Africa in the foreseeable future— climate change, land tenure and HIV/AIDS.
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Tunza: The UNEP Magazine for Youth, Volume 4, Number 1, 2006

Tunza: The UNEP Magazine for Youth, Volume 4, Number 1, 2006

Date: 2006
Creator: Lean, Geoffrey
Description: Tunza is a magazine published by the UN Environment Programme about environmental issues from a youth perspective. This issue is about deserts and arid ecosystems.
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