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Cover for Decentralization and the social economics of development: lessons from Kenya.

This book focuses on the experience of decentralization in rural Kenya and is presented in two parts under the following themes: (i) successes and failures of decentralization (chapters 2-6); and (ii) socioeconomic and institutional preconditions for successful decentralization (chapters 7-10). The ...

Author(s)
Barrett, C. B.; Mude, A. G.; Omiti, J. M.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845932695)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Decentralization of pastoral resources management and its effects on environmental degradation and poverty: experience from Northern Kenya.

This chapter shows that creating local government institutions as a branch of the national civil service and investing such institutions and representatives with formal authority traditionally exercised by indigenous institutions can inadvertently marginalize local populations. The chapter...

Author(s)
Munyao, K.; Barrett, C. B.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845932695)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The unfulfilled promise of microfinance in Kenya: the KDA experience.

This chapter examines the unfulfilled promise of financial service associations (FSAs) and highlights the unintended, detrimental effects that they have had on their poorer members in Kenya. A form of microfinance institution in which equity capital for the loans fund is generated by selling shares ...

Author(s)
Osterloh, S. M.; Barrett, C. B.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845932695)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Natural resources management in African agriculture: understanding and improving current practices.

This book synthesizes existing information on the adoption of natural resource management investments and strategies (such as soil fertility improvements or erosion control) for agriculture in sub-Saharan Africa. It also critically examines current analytical methods and generates research and...

Author(s)
Barrett, C. B.; Place, F.; Aboud, A. A.
ISBN
2002 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995847)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The challenge of stimulating adoption of improved natural resource management practices in African agriculture.

This paper presents an overview of the present situation of natural resource management (NRM) in African agriculture, as well as the historical context and current options for improved NRM. A summary of the key issues and previous findings in the literature is also presented.

Author(s)
Barrett, C. B.; Place, F.; Aboud, A. A.; Brown, D. R.
ISBN
2002 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995847)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Farmers as co-developers and adopters of green-manure cover crops in West and Central Africa.

This paper refers to 4 technologies involving cover crops and integrated crop-livestock interventions developed in West and Central Africa under varying social, ecological and production systems, in which farmers and researchers, working in partnership to combine indigenous knowledge and...

Author(s)
Tarawali, G.; Douthwaite, B.; Haan, N. C. de; Tarawali, S. A.
ISBN
2002 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995847)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Lessons for natural resource management technology adoption and research.

This paper focuses on lessons for the study of natural resource management (NRM) technology adoption in smallholder African agriculture. The paper begins by presenting a NRM technology research and development framework that depicts the ways in which researchers engage in participatory processes of ...

Author(s)
Place, F.; Swallow, B. M.; Wangila, J.; Barrett, C. B.
ISBN
2002 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995847)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Towards improved natural resource management in African agriculture.

This paper draws together lessons learned as to how governments and donors might stimulate necessary investment in improved natural resource management (NRM) in African agriculture. Policy interventions to support improved NRM are presented. These policy interventions are built on 5 points:...

Author(s)
Barrett, C. B.; Lynam, J.; Place, F.; Reardon, T.; Aboud, A. A.
ISBN
2002 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995847)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Info
Cover for Tradeoffs or synergies? Agricultural intensification, economic development and the environment.

The central objective of the volume is to review and consider a range of evidence on the 'tradeoffs versus synergies' theme as it pertains to the multiple objectives of agricultural intensification in low-income countries. The evidence is wide ranging and includes theoretical and conceptual...

Author(s)
Lee, D. R.; Barrett, C. B.
ISBN
2001 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851994352)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Balancing regional development priorities to achieve sustainable and equitable agricultural growth.

The chapter analyses contributions to agricultural productivity growth in high versus low-potential areas in India. They find that the investments in rural infrastructure, agricultural technology and human capital are at least as productive (and typically more so) in many rain fed areas as in...

Author(s)
Hazell, P.; Fan ShengGen
ISBN
2001 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851994352)
Type
Book chapter

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