Category: Studies and Research Reports

Political Presentation of Batwa Minority in Burundi

Political Presentation of Batwa Minority in Burundi

This paper by Richard Ntakirutimana, a human rights scholar and advocate, draws attention particularly to the political inclusion of the Batwa, as Burundi's “First People’’. The Batwa are indigenous peoples originally populating the forests in the Great Lakes region of Africa but who have gradually lost their traditional lands through a combination of a long process of forced evictions in the name of development and ...

MAKING FARMER MANAGED SEED SYSTEMS WORK

MAKING FARMER MANAGED SEED SYSTEMS WORK

A COMPARATIVE STUDY BETWEEN TANZANIA AND INDIA Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung / TOAM / TABIO, 2019 Author: Shalini Bhutani  This publication aims to generate a better understanding over the seed landscapes in Tanzania and in India. It compares the concepts, policies, actors and existing strategies over seed systems in these two countries. Findings show that Farmer-managed seed systems cannot run on their own without ...

Research Report on the Management of Conflicts in Kenya-October 2017

Research Report on the Management of Conflicts in Kenya-October 2017

By RLS East African Regional Office | October 2017 More than 50 years after independence from the British, Kenya is a country still plagued by incessant internal conflicts, some of which are violent. This is despite many efforts by the government and different stakeholders over the years to try to manage and bring them to an end. This report, commissioned by RLS East Africa in 2017 under the Special Initiative on ...

Study: Donor Dependence and underfunding hampering climate financing in Tanzania

Study: Donor Dependence and underfunding hampering climate financing in Tanzania

Climate Finance Tracking Study for Agriculture and Livestock Sector Ministries in Tanzania 2009/10 – 2013/14 | Published by Forum CC | October 2015 A recent study commissioned by the Tanzania Civil Society Forum on Climate Change (ForumCC), a Rosa Luxemburg Foundation partner, has revealed that Climate Financing in Tanzania is highly dependent on foreign funding, a detrimental trend that is coupled with lack of pr ...

Study: Farmer Managed Seed Systems in Tanzania

Study: Farmer Managed Seed Systems in Tanzania

Published by TOAM | September 2015 Farmers Prefer Farmers-Managed Seed Systems - this is one conclusion of a recently published report commissioned by Tanzania Organic Agriculture Movement. The study has revealed that the majority of farmers in eight agricultural zones surveyed prefer using the Farmer Managed Seed System (FMSS) over the formal / commercial system.

Study: Bearing the brunt of women’s exclusion in Agriculture

Study: Bearing the brunt of women’s exclusion in Agriculture

Addressing the Critical Gaps that Increase Women’s Vulnerability to Shocks of Poverty, Hunger and Malnutrition | Published by Food Rights Alliance | August 2015 The Food Rights Alliance (FRA) in Uganda presents a compelling study establishing facts about the effects of women’s exposure to shocks of vulnerability, poverty and traumatic stressors of hunger and malnutrition. The study is carried out in two formerly w ...

Paper: TTIP - Why the World Should Beware

Paper: TTIP – Why the World Should Beware

Written by Manuel Pérez-Rocha | Published by the RLF office Brussels in cooperation with IATP, IPS, FOCUS and TNI | June 2015 The trade and investment partnership TTIP, which is currently being negotiated between the EU and the US, will affect the whole world. But the other world regions, like the BRICS or the Global South are being excluded from the trade negotiations and hardly get attention in the debates aroun ...

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