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Jinsia na haki kuhusu ardhi
Abstract.There are four key arguments for promoting women’s land rights: a. Women’s human rights are violated; b. Women’s key role in food security and natural resource management is not recognized; c. Changing environmental demands caused by climate change necessitate a rethinking of land as a sustainable resource; and d. Soil and land degradation continue to pose as challenges for sustainable development. 

Promoting hygienic poultry slaughter in Kenya

In Kenya, 200 million meals containing chicken are consumed each year. Out of these, around 120 million meals contain chicken that have been slaughtered without following good practices. The local governments of Nairobi city county and Kiambu county in collaboration with 40 poultry farmers and FAO are piloting an intervention to improve inspection of poultry slaughter through a certification system based on a commonly agreed checklist of good practices.

The community land rights of women and youth in Tana River and Turkana Counties - Synthesis report
Abstract. This report focuses on the findings of the assessments carried out in Tana River and Turkana Counties. The report identifies a number of recommendations revolving around awareness creation (community sensitization) by non-governmental organizations to enlighten the communities about their rights and the importance of adhering to constitutional principles such as participation and consultation. 

Building Resilience through Good Agricultural Practice and Conservation Agriculture
Abstract. Increasing productivity and profitability of small holder farmers through promotion and up-scaling of Good Agricultural Practices and Conservation Agriculture in productive semi-arid areas of Kenya - IPP-GAP project.

The Community Land Rights of Women and Youth in Turkana County, Kenya
Abstract. This policy brief presents the main findings of a situational analysis and assessment of women’s and youth’s ability to access community land in Turkana County, Kenya, with a focus on their rights. 

The Community Land Rights of Women and Youth in Tana River County, Kenya
AbstractThis policy brief presents the main findings of a situational analysis and assessment of women’s and youth’s ability to access community land in Tana River County, Kenya, with a focus on their rights. The brief highlights the fact that even though policy and legal frameworks provide for equal rights and non-discrimination in access to land, women and youth still face many land-related challenges in Tana River County. It looks at the current situation regarding community land rights and examines the barriers that women face trying to realize these rights. It further provides recommendations and strategies that can be used to strengthen and secure rights to community land for women and youth.

Roadmap to the establishment of Forest Reference levels and the National Forest Monitoring System
Abstract. The Government of Kenya is in the process of establishing a National REDD+ Programme through the Kenya Forest Service (KFS). Two critical elements of the National REDD+ Programme are forest reference levels (FRL) and a National Forest Monitoring System (NFMS). This document describes the steps towards establishing the design of the NFMS and reference levels, through an enumeration and description of required tasks.

Planning, implementing and evaluating Climate-Smart Agriculture in Smallholder Farming Systems
Abstract. The experience of the MICCA pilot projects in Kenya and the United Republic of Tanzania.

Valuing Coastal Ecosystems as Economic Assets
Abstract. The ecosystem approach to aquaculture (EAA) is a "strategy for the integration of the activity within the wider ecosystem such that it promotes sustainable development, equity and resilience of interlinked social-ecological systems".

Protocol to detect and monitor pollinator communities: Guidance for practitioners
Abstract. This publication provides guidance on using a common methodology for monitoring pollinator diversity and abundance, as part of the GEF supported Project "Conservation and Management of Pollinators for Sustainable Agriculture, through an Ecosystem Approach" implemented in seven countries - Brazil, Ghana, India, Kenya, Nepal, Pakistan and South Africa. 

A Quantitative Approach to the Socio-Economic Valuation of Pollinator-Friendly Practices: a Protocol for its Use
Abstract. This handbook presents a guidance and protocol for determining the socio-economic value of pollinator-friendly versus -unfriendly practices that can be implemented at different spatial levels (for example, farms or landscapes). Values are generally quantified by contrasts. This protocol shows contrast between pollinator-friendly vs. unfriendly practices.