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Cover for Decentralized governance of adaptation to climate change in Africa.

This book comprises 13 chapters divided into four sections. The first section explores the cross-sectorial aspects of climate change governance, with a focus on the disconnect between the central and subnational levels of governance and on how climate change has become a contested policy arena....

Author(s)
Friis-Hansen, E.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786390769)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Climate change adaptation and decentralisation politics: the case of local governments in rural Zambia.

This chapter contributes to the understanding of climate change adaptation and decentralization politics through a discussion of selected findings from two rural districts in Zambia, drawing on research conducted in 2012-16 as part of the research programme on Climate Change and Rural Institutions. ...

Author(s)
Funder, M.; Mweemba, C.; Nyambe, I.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786390769)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for A white elephant in a changing climate: a territorial approach to climate change adaptation in Uganda.

This chapter examines the institutional sustainability of internationally financed support for rural climate change adaptation in Uganda. The most common approach for such support is the 'planned climate change adaptation approach', which relies on projects as a mechanism for implementation and...

Author(s)
Okiror, J. J.; Hansen, E. F.; Bashaasha, B.; Nakendo, I.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786390769)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Political ecology of climate change management in rural Uganda.

This chapter discusses the concept of political ecology in climate change management in the context of decentralized natural resource governance in rural Uganda. The presentation of the concept draws a connection between political, economic and social drivers and alterations to traditional access...

Author(s)
Aben, C.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786390769)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Instruments and institutions for groundwater management.

The special nature of groundwater and resulting challenges for its effective management agriculture is discussed. An overview of the institutional arrangements and instruments available for groundwater management in a variety of settings worldwide is provided. Some key issues regarding the way...

Author(s)
Kemper, K. E.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845931728)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Info
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 A qualitative analysis of success and failure factors of agricultural cooperatives in Central Kenya.

The study presented in this chapter identified the factors associated with the success and failure of agricultural cooperatives in the liberalized Kenyan rural economy in which government withdrew the administrative and financial support it had previously offered cooperatives and devolved...

Author(s)
Nyoro, J. K.; Ngugi, I. K.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845932695)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Institutional incompatibility and deregulation: explaining the dismal performance of Kenya's coffee cooperatives.

This chapter identifies deficiencies in the formal and informal institutional environment underlying coffee cooperatives that undermined the efficacy of market decentralization in the smallholder coffee sub-sector in Kenya. It describes how the free and unregulated access to cooperative coffers...

Author(s)
Mude, A. G.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845932695)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Decentralization, community-based organizations and access to agricultural extension services in Eastern Kenya.

This chapter explores whether decentralization of agricultural extension services enhances access for poor farmers, especially for demand-driven extension services that respond directly to farmers' needs, and encourages active farmer participation. It documents how decentralization has been...

Author(s)
Mugunieri, G. L.; Omiti, J. M.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845932695)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Access to, and willingness to pay for, agricultural extension in Western Kenya.

This chapter examines client assessment of quality, cost and accessibility, as well as willingness to pay for agricultural extension services in rural western Kenya. Data from a 2004 questionnaire survey of 110 farmers are used in the analysis. The willingness-to-pay estimates for extension...

Author(s)
Nambiro, E.; Omiti, J. M.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845932695)
Type
Book chapter

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