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Policies for food security in India: an assessment of current policies and reform options
Ever since India’s independence large-scale government interventions have been drastically shaping the landscape of the food grain sector. From a famine-prone country, India has become a large exporter and stockholder, ...
Water Policy in South Africa: Effects, impacts, and the associated transaction costs in the Olifants Basin
South Africa as a water scarce country recognizes that it is no longer possible to augment existing water supplies. The country has therefore intensified efforts to implement its comprehensive National Water Act, which ...
Economics of Land Degradation, Sustainable Land Management and Poverty in Eastern Africa: The Extent, Drivers, Costs and Impacts
Land degradation – defined by the Economics of Land Degradation (ELD) initiative as a “reduction in the economic value of ecosystem services and goods derived from land” – is a serious impediment to improving rural livelihoods ...
Resilience, collapse and reorganization of a rangeland socio-ecological system in South Africa
Communal rangelands in semi-arid areas are complex socio-ecological systems (SES). Their complexity arises from non-linear feedbacks between the social- and the ecosystem. To understand the social system requires tackling ...
Public Services, Social Protection, and Poverty: Evidence from Indonesia
Although global poverty reduction strategies have achieved some positive results, 1.2 billion people still live in extreme poverty. Two principal strategies are commonly used to tackle poverty: the provision of public ...
Assessing the Role of Trade and Reserve Cooperation in the Food Price Dynamics: Indonesia in the Regional and Global Economic Architecture
The dissertation discusses the potential roles of trade and food reserve cooperation among countries in pursuing more stable food prices, with a special focus on Indonesia. The study starts by analyzing food price movements ...