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Large scale land governance in Mozambique – workshop report
September 18, 2013 / Research Update
Gaynor ParadzaSeptember 2013 This document summarises a workshop on large-scale land governance in Mozambique, organised by Rosa Luxemburg Foundation, PLAAS and Future Agricultures. For more information and presentations from the workshop, see the event page.

Commercialisation of Land and ‘Land Grabbing‘: Implications for Land Rights and Livelihoods
September 18, 2013 / Research Update
This brochure summarises the project Commercialisation of Land and ‘Land Grabbing‘: Implications for Land Rights and Livelihoods in Southern Africa. The project investigates the multiple pressures towards the commercialisation of land in Southern Africa – specifically the leasing, concessions or

Land and Agricultural Commercialisation in Africa (LACA)
May 3, 2013 / Research Update
March 2013 Debates continue among policymakers and academics about the relative merits of large and small farms. Recent transnational investments in commercial agriculture have prompted the resurgence of plantations and other forms of large-scale commercial agriculture. This research update summarises

Commercialising from the bottom up: Onions in central Tanzania
April 16, 2012 / Research Update
Commercialisation theme Research Update 04by Khamaldin Mutabazi, Ntengua Mdoe & Steve Wiggins With minimal assistance and direction, small farmers in central Tanzania have created thriving plots of irrigated onions, marketed in Dar, other parts of Tanzania and in the region.

Helping small farmers to commercialise: Evidence from growing onion and tomatoes in central Ethiopia
April 16, 2012 / Research Update
Commercialisation theme Research Update 03by Samuel Gebreselassie Despite decades-old local awareness and knowledge on production of irrigated high value cash crops, many farmers only began to expand irrigated onions and tomatoes for sale once the local agricultural bureau began to

Research Update: Climate chaos, policy dilemmas
February 24, 2012 / Research Update
Research update on the Future Agricultures Consortium’s work on climate change and policy in Kenya, February 2012.

Transforming Livelihoods for Resilient Futures: How to Facilitate Graduation in Social Protection…
March 24, 2011 / Research Update
Transforming Livelihoods for Resilient Futures: How to Facilitate Graduation in Social Protection Programmes By Rachel Sabates-Wheeler and Stephen Devereux It is frequently claimed that the most innovative feature of social protection, in contrast to safety nets, is that it has the

Range enclosures in southern Oromia, Ethiopia: an innovative response or erosion in common property
December 3, 2010 / Research Update
Research Update By Bokutache DidaFAC Pastoralist Theme, November 2010 In the pastoralist livelihood, the most important change is physical fencing of areas – but reserving a section of rangeland for later use has always been an integral part of the

Camel Marketing in the Northern Kenya/Southern Ethiopia Borderlands
December 3, 2010 / Research Update
Research Update By Hussein Abdullahi Mahmoud (Pwani University College, Kilifi, Kenya)FAC Pastoralist Theme, November 2010 No camel movements were recorded to major Garissa livestock clients, such as Nairobi, Mombasa, Thika, and Mwingi towns – all go to Moyale, Ethiopia. Instead, a

Town Camels and Milk Villages: the growth of camel milk marketing in the Somali Region of Ethiopia
December 3, 2010 / Research Update
Research Update By Abdi Abdullahi Hussein FAC Pastoralist Theme, November 2010 Recently, the growth of small towns in the Somali region of Ethiopia has spread to pastoralists seeking ties to important new markets Camels are the most important signifier of wealth