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MISSION

We build partnerships to synergize and sustain excellence in the interdisciplinary research, teaching, and service that make the University of Wisconsin-Madison a world leader in addressing environmental challenges.

VISION

We strive to create sustainable communities across complex institutional landscapes for enhancing the quality of life and the environment in Wisconsin and the world.

CORE VALUES

The Nelson Institute:

  • facilitates and promotes interdisciplinary scholarship that aims to understand and address societal problems related to environment and sustainability.
  • values and is committed to a liberal arts and professional education, built on the premise that complex environmental issues can best be understood through familiarity with diverse perspectives, and integration of the natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities.
  • values and is committed to fostering and sustaining community partnerships in education, research, and service at the local to international levels.
  • acts as a catalyst and model for interdisciplinary collaboration on environmental initiatives across departments, schools, and colleges, and including governmental, private, and non-profit entities.

Land Tenure Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison Resources

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Articles et Livres
juin 2016
Mali
Afrique
Afrique occidentale

Decentralized governance of natural resources is considered one of the key strategies for promoting sustainable management of natural resources at local level. Effective decentralized natural resource management requires strong local natural resource institutions.

Articles et Livres
juillet 2015
Sénégal
Mauritanie
Mali
Burkina Faso
Algérie
Niger
Nigéria
Tchad
Soudan
Soudan du Sud
Érythrée
Cameroun
République centrafricaine
Éthiopie
Afrique
Afrique occidentale

Drought is one of the major climatic hazards impacting on the various sectors including crop and livestock in the West African Sahel.

Rapports et recherches
mai 2011
Kenya
Afrique
Afrique orientale

Climate related shocks are among the leading cause of production and efficiency losses in smallholder crop and livestock production in rural Africa. Consequently, the identification of tools to help manage the risks associated with climactic extremities is increasingly considered to be amongst the key pillars of any agenda to enhance agricultural growth and welfare in rural Africa.

Rapports et recherches
juillet 2003
Afrique

Concluding chapter aiming to synthesise key findings of research papers and perspectives in a volume on land and livelihoods in Zimbabwe. Proposes a strategic policy roadmap in 4 phases for re-engaging government, donors and civil society in land and agrarian reform in Zimbabwe.

Rapports et recherches
septembre 2002
Afrique

A synthesis of land issues and land policy constraints in Southern Africa prepared for and revised since the World Bank Regional Workshop on Land Issues in Africa in Kampala, 29 April – 2 May 2002. Synthesises key points made in commissioned papers, plenary comments, and facilitated discussions from a Southern Africa working group.

Rapports et recherches
avril 2002
Afrique

Covers land use patterns in the Cotton Belt – joint venture companies, smallholders and privados, research questions and characteristics of the 5 study zones, smallholder perceptions of land tenure security and experiences with conflict in the Cotton Belt. Challenges widely held beliefs about land tenure and access in the smallholder sector in Mozambique.

Rapports et recherches
février 2002
Mozambique

This paper does not presume to offer definitive answers to complex questions raised around the new emphasis on “local communities” in Mozambique. Such answers vary and depend upon the socio political histories of each community. Instead, the paper briefly explores the concept of local community in the lexicon of Mozambican law as well as NGO and donor discourse.

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