October 2017Land Rights, Women’s Rights: Stories from the Evidence and Lessons from Latin America programme
After closing the second phase of the ELLA Programme, Mark Lewis, programme director, shares two stories inter-regional lesson learning and policy impact achieved by the programme.
October 2017[ELLA Community blog series] Livelihood through Self-help Groups (SHGs): Cases from Rural India
The research paper is based on study carried out by the author on Self-help Groups (SHG) from rural India. It is pertinent to mention that according to Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) SHG means “an association whose members agree to work together for common objective”. The donor agencies and government organize SHGs for the economic improvement of rural households (Glossary of terms for agricultural insurance & rural finance, FAO, 1992). The cases of SHG, which have been gaining momentum across rural India, are presented with few case studies, conducted by the author in different periods of time. The author has observed that it has created tremendous impact among the rural women who mostly belong to Below Poverty Line (BPL) categories as not only family income has gone up but they have been feeling empowered also.
October 2017[ELLA Community blog series] Land tenure in pastoralist societies: A personal testimony on experience in Karamoja, Uganda
As I toured across the Karamoja sub-region of Uganda I got strong impressions that the recently won relative peace is under threat from emerging and spreading land and land related conflicts...
July 2017[ELLA Community blog series] Beyond Stated Objectives: How a south-south research project developed the skills of a university department
This article was written by Oyewole Adekunle Oladapo, doctoral student and tutorial assistant in the Department of Communication and Language Arts, University of Ibadan, Nigeria. He was part the research team at Ibadan University that led, alongside colleagues from FundaUngo in El Salvador, the ELLA comparative research on community-based crime prevention.
May 2017[ELLA Community blog series] Pastoralism and Culture in Karamoja Region
This article has been written by Loupa Pius of the Dodoth Agro-pastoralist Development Organization (DADO). Pius is a member of the ELLA Community; he has taken part in the Learning Alliance and Study Tour on Pastoralism and Land Tenure, and was an ELLA LEAP Award recipient. The following article discusses the plight of pastoralists in the Karamoja in the face of changing public policies regarding land tenure in Uganda.