Book
152 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Introduction
  • Literature review
  • Theoretical framework
  • Stochastic Frontier Analysis (SFA) or Production (SFP)
  • Non-Parametric DEA Model-Malmquist Productivity Index
  • Computer programs and mathematical formulations of DEA
  • Basic frontier models
  • Constant Returns to Scale CCR [CRS] model
  • Materials and methods
  • Study area/ sampling and data collection:
  • Ethiopia
  • Site description of Amhara National Regional State (ANRS)
  • Fanya Juu
  • Site description of Lesotho
  • Likoti farming
  • Sampling technique and sampling size
  • Administration of questionnaires
  • Data and sample size
  • Data analyses
  • Efficiency study
  • Non-Parametric DEA model: Malmquist index
  • Input and out variables
  • Second stage DEA
  • Stochastic Frontier Production Models (SFPM)
  • Results
  • Ethiopia
  • Socio-economic issues
  • Tenure issues in Ethiopia
  • Climate Smart Agricultural practices and adoption issues
  • Reasons why farmers adopt CSA practices
  • Contribution to farm objectives
  • Barriers to CSA adoption
  • Sources of climate-related information
  • Ethiopia
  • Adopters of CSA technology, Ethiopia
  • Second stage DEA, Ethiopia
  • Tobit and truncated regressions for Ethiopia
  • Stochastic Frontier Analysis (SFA)
  • Socio-economic characteristics
  • Climate Smart Practices and adoption issues in Lesotho
  • Objectives/aim of adopting CSA practices
  • Contribution of CSA technologies to farm objectives
  • Efficiency studies, Lesotho
  • Lesotho
  • DEA efficiency in Lesotho
  • TOBIT regression, Lesotho
  • Discussions
  • Policy recommedations.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
vii, 26 p. ; 28 cm.
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
Book
vi, 200 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 26 cm
This publication, "Organic Agriculture: African Experiences in Resilience and Sustainability, " demonstrates that organic management can benefit people, the economy and ecosystems and that this can be achieved in Africa, where hunger and degradation stubbornly persist, despite decades of development efforts. This publication expands on selected research presented during the Lusaka Conference. The different chapters document sustainability experiences, including: mainstreaming organic agriculture into African development approaches; community-based livestock systems combining holistic range management; indigenous ethno-veterinary practices and new understanding of customary systems of resource management; ecofunctional intensification through management of legumes, systems of rice intensification and integrated farming; and smallholders knowledge harnessed through family farmers learning groups and customized information and communication technologies.".
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789251076668 20160612
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
Book
140 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 24 cm.
Green Library
Book
viii, 82 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 27 cm.
Green Library
Book
xii, 140 p. : col. map ; 28 cm.
Green Library
Book
7 v. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • List of Tables-- List of Embedded Figures-- List of Color Photo Figures-- List of Black & White Photo Figures-- Foreword by R.J. Gutierrez-- Preface-- Acknowledgement-- Introduction-- Book VII (Chapters 14)-- Chapter 14-- Suggested Road Map for the Way Forward-- Introduction-- The Way Forward - A Roadmap for the Future-- Role of Watchdog NGOs-- Concluding Remarks-- Acronyms-- Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780773450707 20160527
Looks at the big picture, on the African sub-continent as it applies to conservation, development, human rights and foreign policy. This book is suitable as a historical reference, a technical document and as a basis for policy formulation.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780773450707 20160527
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
Book
p. cm.
  • Acknowledgments
  • List of contributors
  • Abbreviations and acronyms
  • Executive summary
  • Introduction
  • Prevailing approaches to job creation in fragile and conflict-affected states
  • New directions in employment generation in fragile environments
  • Conclusions and recommendations
  • Box 1. The Liberia community infrastructure program
  • Box 2. From relief to long-term recovery : the undp's early recovery program
  • Box 3. Examples of livelihood activities in postconflict environments
  • Box 4. Lessons from the jovenes programs in Latin America
  • Box 5. Rwanda : postconflict poverty reduction strategies
  • Box 6. The conflict-affected states of the IFC's Africa initiative
  • Box 7. How to pick a winner
  • Figures
  • Figure 1. the united nation's three-track approach to postconflict assistance
  • Tables
  • Table 1. Growth, development, and labor indicators for natural resource : rich and poor countries in sub-Saharan Africa, 1999-2009
  • Table 2. Growth, development, and labor indicators for fragile and nonfragile countries worldwide, 1999-2009.
Nowhere is the need to generate employment more urgent than in the fragile states of Sub-Saharan Africa. In this region, where the majority of the labor force still works in agriculture, the potential of agricultural value chain development has been underexploited. Because value chain development lends itself to a flexible and incremental approach, it appears to be feasible in the absence of well-functioning government institutions. As value chain development involves building and strengthening relationships along the chain of productive and value-adding activities, it also has the potential to restore social relationships eroded by conflict. Creating Jobs in Africa s Fragile States considers how fragility has affected economic development and job creation in Sub-Saharan Africa and how the World Bank and other donors have addressed job creation in fragile and conflict-affected environments. It examines value chain projects that have proved successful in Sub-Saharan Africa and other fragile environments. This book is primarily addressed to donors, nongovernmental organizations and policy makers, all of whom have a unique role to play in nurturing value chains. For the World Bank, increased collaboration across the institution, rather than a strictly sectoral approach, has the potential to catalyze value chain development and expand job opportunities in Africa.".
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780821397930 20160617
Map
1 atlas (vii, 88 pages) : coloured illustrations, coloured maps ; 28 cm
  • 1. Conservation, environmental management, and sustainable development
  • 2. Education
  • 3. Health and human services
  • 4. Natural resources
  • 5. Urban development and government
  • 6. Utilities.
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
Book
xii, 356 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
  • Introduction
  • Reframing and rerepresenting African affairs
  • Africa's environments
  • The 'Scramble for Africa' and the state of European geographic knowledge on the region
  • Rural Africa
  • Africa's mobile phone revolution: informal economy, creativity and informal spaces
  • Migration
  • Water
  • Health
  • Land and food
  • Climate change
  • China and Africa
  • African futures.
Green Library
Book
xiv, 76 p. ; 28 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
54 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Green Library
Book
52 p. ; 24 cm.
Green Library
Book
xv, 170 p. : charts ; 26 cm. + 1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.)
Green Library
Book
7 p. : ill., 28 cm.
Green Library
Book
172 p. ; 22 cm.
Green Library
Book
xxiii, 208 p. ; 26 cm.
Countries in Sub-Saharan Africa have made substantial progress in universalising primary school completion. Many young Africans are completing primary schooling, and many more will do so in the coming years. The pressure - already strong - to expand secondary and tertiary education is expected to intensify. Finding a sustainable path for such expansion is a challenge for all countries in the region. Given the diversity across African countries, Developing Post-Primary Education in Sub-Saharan Africa: Assessing the Financial Sustainability of Alternative Pathways offers no generic policy fix. Rather, it seeks to provide policy makers and their development partners with an analytical tool to inform discussion and debate about alternative options in light of country circumstances. It presents simulation scenarios that serve an illustrative function to draw attention to the implications of such options as raising the share of education in the national budget, reforming the service delivery arrangements to manage costs, diversifying the student flow beyond lower secondary education, and enlarging the role of private funding, particularly in post-primary education. The study captures the nature of the policy choices by presenting alternative packages of policies and using them to clarify the affordability of what the authors characterise as spartan and generous choices. One of the study's most valuable contributions is the flexibility of the simulation model, which can be used to adapt the package of policies to national contexts. Developing Post-Primary Education in Sub-Saharan Africa: Assessing the Financial Sustainability of Alternative Pathways, which contains detailed annexes with results for 33 low-income countries, will be of interest to national education policy makers and development partners, as well as education researchers and education consultants.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780821381830 20160604
Education Library (Cubberley)
Book
xvii, 219 p. : ill, maps ; 24 cm.
  • 1. Introduction-- 2. Global perspectives on Africa's drylands-- 3. A smallholder's perspective-- 4. Risk in the rangelands-- 5. Risk for the farmer-- 6. Risk for the household-- 7. Degradation-- 8. Intensification-- 9. Conservation-- 10. Systems in transition.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780521457859 20160528
The image of Africa in the modern world has come to be shaped by perceptions of the drylands and their problems of poverty, drought, degradation, and famine. Michael Mortimore offers an alternative and revisionist thesis, dismissing on theoretical and empirical grounds the conventional view of runaway desertification, driven by population growth and inappropriate land use. In its place he suggests a more optimistic model of sustainable land use, based on researched case studies from East and West Africa where indigenous technological adaptation has put population growth and market opportunities to advantage. He also proposes a more appropriate set of policy priorities to support dryland peoples in their efforts to sustain land and livelihoods. The result is a timely and remarkably clear synthesis of much of the best work that has emerged over the past decade.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780521457859 20160528
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
Book
21 p. ; 21 cm.
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
Book
xvi, 214 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • 1. Introduction: Beyond Hardware Financing and Private Sector Entrepreneurship 2. Innovation Systems for Technological Change and Economic Development 3. Innovation in the Context of Social Practices and Socio-Technical Regimes 4. Emergence and Articulation of the Kenyan Solar PV Market 5. Policy Regime Interactions and Emerging Markets 6. Learning from the Kenyan Solar PV Innovation History 7. Conclusions: Towards Socio-Technical Innovation System Building.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138656932 20161010
Despite decades of effort and billions of dollars spent, two thirds of people in sub-Saharan Africa still lack access to electricity, a vital pre-cursor to economic development and poverty reduction. Ambitious international policy commitments seek to address this, but scholarship has failed to keep pace with policy ambitions, lacking both the empirical basis and the theoretical perspective to inform such transformative policy aims. Sustainable Energy for All aims to fill this gap. Through detailed historical analysis of the Kenyan solar PV market the book demonstrates the value of a new theoretical perspective based on Socio-Technical Innovation System Building. Importantly, the book goes beyond a purely academic critique to detail exactly how a Socio-Technical Innovation System Building approach might be operationalized in practice, facilitating both a detailed plan for future comparative research as well as a clear agenda for policy and practice. These plans are based on a systemic perspective that is more fit for purpose to inform transformative policy ambitions like the UN's Sustainable Energy for All by 2030 initiative and to underpin pro-poor pathways in sustainable energy access. This book will be of interest to academic researchers, policy makers and practitioners in the field of sustainable energy access and low carbon development more broadly.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138656932 20161010
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)

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