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    Pastoralist harmonisation initiative: second international meeting

    Institutional and Policy Support Team, AU, 2001
    The Pastoral Harmonisation Meeting at Mbale was the second International Meeting convened by OAU/IBAR to support peace building in the Karamoja Cluster.The key messages emerging from the 14 communities of the Karamoja cluster include:the communities acknowledge that the ultimate responsibility for peace lies with themgovernments must provide the services and security to which
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    Learning about Liei: participatory diagnosis of the chronic wasting problem in cattle in southern Sudan

    Institutional and Policy Support Team, AU, 2000
    This article discusses a cattle disease called liei or noi, a disease predominantly found in Southern Sudan.The article finds that:these diseases present a special challenge to a community-based programme that covers a large area characterised by very poor infrastructure, minimal laboratory facilities and operational constraints such as severe conflictfew workers in so
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    Community-based animal health services in southern Sudan: the experience so far

    Institutional and Policy Support Team, AU, 1998
    This article reviews the experience of facilitating community-based animal health services (CAHS) in southern Sudan.The article finds that:constraints to such initiatives include insecurity, poor access, lack of mobility, minimal infrastructure and trade, lack of veterinarians and climatic extremescommunity-based animal health services (CAHS) in an under-developed agro-pastoralist c
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    Land management in Ghana: building on tradition and modernity

    International Institute for Environment and Development, 2001
    An overlap in the regulation of access to land and resources between customary and state management systems is causing problems of contradiction and conflict. This report analyses the pros and cons of both systems and makes a series of recommendations.State administration of land is found to have worked against poorer elements in Ghana.
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    Delivery of animal health services in Eastern Africa

    Institutional and Policy Support Team, AU, 1998
    The paper describes and discusses the various approaches being used to establish private pastoral veterinary practices.
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    Breaking the spears and cooling the earth: an analytical review of the Pastoral Communities Harmonisation Initiative

    Institutional and Policy Support Team, AU, 2001
    This article describes the role OAU/IBAR plays in peace-making among the Karamajong in Kenya, Uganda, Sudan and Ethiopia.OAU/IBAR's main interaction was previously focused on eradicating rinderpest and other livestock diseases through community-based animal health approaches. However, the organisation has already won the confidence of the livestock owners in this area.
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    Monitoring and impact assessment of community-based animal health projects in southern Sudan

    Institutional and Policy Support Team, AU, 1999
    This report describes the development of participatory monitoring and impact assessment systems in community-based animal health projects in southern Sudan.This report describes a process through which veterinary workers and other livestock staff reviewed their current monitoring system, were introduced to participatory approaches and methods, and then appraised some new ways of working in the
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    Community-based animal health care in Somali areas of Africa: a review

    Institutional and Policy Support Team, AU, 1999
    This review is based on the question "are community-based animal health systems a realistic option for improving primary veterinary services in Somalia?"The article finds that:experience in Southern Sudan suggests that well-coordinated, large-scale community animal health worker (CAHW) systems can form the basis for improved service delivery in conflict zonesreviews of CAHW projects
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    Share contracts in the oil palm and citrus belts of Ghana

    International Institute for Environment and Development, 2001
    The report examines the use of share contracts to mediate land, capital and labour interests. Two primary forms of contract exist in Ghana known as abunu (half share) and abusa (third share). Determining factors in the choice of contract are identified as land scarcity, production costs (labour and raw materials) and location.
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    Negotiating rights: access to land in the cotton zone, Burkina Faso

    International Institute for Environment and Development, 2001
    The paper examines how derived rights have evolved through settlement, loan, rental or purchase contracts and how these arrangements have developed as a result of national policy and socio-economic history. It goes on to examine how the unique circumstances of "established" and "pioneer" farming areas show differing patterns of change in arrangements over time.

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