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Title:Land tenure practices: challenges and prospects of conservation farmers in Bong County and Greater Monrovia
Author:Makain, Jeffrey S.ISNI
Year:2010
Periodical:Liberian Studies Journal (ISSN 0024-1989)
Volume:35
Issue:2
Pages:78-117
Language:English
Geographic term:Liberia
Subjects:land tenure
sustainable agriculture
Abstract:As the government of Liberia institutes measures to address land issues, humanitarian organizations, particularly the Cooperative Assistance for Relief Everywhere (CARE), Liberia, persevere in their efforts to engage traditional leaders and vulnerable smallholder farmers to resolve land issues, and increase national food production in an environmentally friendly manner through adopting 'conservation agriculture'. This paper examines the sources of land being used by CARE Liberia conservation farmers in Bong County and Greater Monrovia; constraints - including often insecure tenure agreements - as well as opportunities associated with land use practices; and alternatives CARE could explore to sustain this new concept of environmentally friendly farming practice in increasing Liberia's food basket and conserving the largest remaining remnant of the Upper Guinea tropical forest of West Africa. App., bibliogr., note, ref. [ASC Leiden abstract]
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