Written submissions on the MPRDA Amendment Bill 15D of 2013 to the Gauteng Legislature, made on behalf of the Land Access Movement of South Africa (LAMOSA), the Amadiba Crisis Committee (ACC), and Bench Marks Foundation.
We believe that law should in principle assist vulnerable communities in changing power relations. Law is fundamentally a ‘neutral’ set of rules that constrains power by requiring decisions and actions of those in power to comply with legal rules, rights and obligations. Unfortunately, we have seen the powerful appropriate law as a tool for only protecting and strengthening their interests.
The purpose of this sub-decree is to classify state permanent forest reserve land, of which size is 534 hectares, and grant social land concessions in Rumdaoh Sre Commune, Choam Ksant District, Preah Vihear Province.
The land of which size is 219 hectares was transferred to Kampot State Land Management Committee to register as private state land in order to distribute social land concessions in Domrei Pung area, Tro Peang Pleang commune, Chhuk district and Stung Keo commune, Kampot district, Kampot province.
Report discusses the labour practices observed and changes in the target communities. It provides detailed summary descriptions of work practices and conditions that are contrasted against key national legal instruments namely the Labour Law. It also identifies a few key emerging developments in the target communities observed in the course of the research. Report was written for Global Association of People and the Environment (GAPE) & Japanese International Volunteer Center (JVC), funded by Oxfam Novib.
Due to the increasing extension of areas planted to cassava in tropical countries, the maintenance of biological equilibrium through adequate integrated control techniques becomes imperative as well as the collection of data on var. resistance, biological control, and cultural practices. Basic information for integrated pest control is given. Arthropods attacking cassava are described regarding yield losses, biology, morphology, and ecology. Criteria for the establishment of a control program on var.
This paper presents a method for stratifying villages into Development domains using multivariate analysis of a broad community-based survey. The results from the analysis are used to draw conclusions in terms of policy implications. Topics of discussion include Development domains and policy implications. The paper ends with comment by Samuel Benin.
The results of a survey conducted in 1983 among 416 farmers participating in the integrated rural development project (DRI, Colombia) in Atlantico (60), Bolivar (66), Cordoba (156), and Sucre (134), on land use and importance of cassava within the farming system, are presented. Except for Bolivar, where cassava and yam plantings decreased, increased land use attributable to increased credit availability was observed. In general, 1.7 ha cassava was planted per farm in 1982-83, mainly in association with yam, maize, and plantains; 55 percent of the land planted included cassava.
This paper provides the general objectives of the special issue: secondary forests in Asia: their diversity, importance and role in future environmental management. It provides a brief overview of the renewed attention to tropical secondary forests and sketches the history of research on this subject.
This paper discusses the assumptions underlying non-timber forest product (NTFP)-based approaches. The authors examine conservation dimensions, highlighting the differences in perceptions among different stakeholder groups about what should be conserved, and development issues, including the role of NTFPs in meeting cultural and subsistence, and in enabling people to deal with increasing integration into market systems. This is followed by an examination of the institutional frameworks that influence pursuit of both conservation and development objectives.