There will be two components to this project. The first one looks at safeguarding the rights of the poor to critical water, land and tree resources in the Nyando River Basin in Western Kenya. The second component will review secondary literature, case material and legislation.
World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) -
Watershed Management at ICRAF
International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
Sokoine University of Agriculture ( Tanzania)
University of East Anglia (UK)
Maseno University ( Kenya)
African Centre for Technology Studies (ACTS, Nairobi)
Project Porposal: [download pdf]
Papers presented at Workshops
Irrigation Management and Poverty Dynamics: Case Study of the Nyando Basin in Western Kenya, Brent Swallow, Leah Onyango and Ruth Meinzen-Dick. Paper submitted for publication in an edited volume to be entitled, “Community-based water law and water resource management reform in developing countries", 2006.
Water, women and local social organization in the Western Kenya Highlands, Elizabeth Were, Brent Swallow, and Jessica Roy.
CAPRi Working Paper 51. Washington DC: IFPRI. 2006. Paper presented at the International Research Workshop on ‘Gender and Collective Action’, 17-21 October 2005, Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Getting access to adequate water: community organizing, women and social change in Western Kenya, Jessica L. Roy with Ben Crow and Brent Swallow. International workshop on ‘African Water Laws: Plural Legislative Frameworks for Rural Water Management in Africa’, 26-28 January 2005, Gauteng, South Africa
Dynamics of Poverty, Livelihoods and Property Rights in the Lower Nyando Basin of Kenya, Brent Swallow, Leah Onyango, Ruth Meinzen-Dick and Nienke Holl. International workshop on ‘African Water Laws: Plural Legislative Frameworks for Rural Water Management in Africa’, 26-28 January 2005, Gauteng, South Africa
Hydronomics and terranomics in the Nyando basin of Western
Leah Onyango, Brent Swallow and Ruth Meinzen-Dick. International workshop on ‘African Water Laws: Plural Legislative Frameworks for Rural Water
Management in Africa’, 26-28 January 2005, Gauteng, South Africa.
Catchment Property Rights and the Case of Kenya's Nyando Basin. Brent Swallow,Leah Onyango, Ruth Meinzen-Dick. Paper accepted for publication in the proceedings of the Africa Regional Workshop on
Preparing the Next Generation of Watershed Management Programmes,
8-10 October 2003, Nairobi, Kenya.