This policy brief outlines recommendations resulting from a three-year action research programme undertaken by civil society organizations in collaboration with threatened communities of smallholder farmers and fishers.
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Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsSeptember, 2017Mali, Nigeria, Uganda, South Africa, Southern Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsMarch, 2015South Africa, Southern Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa
Drawing on insights from multiple studies, this policy brief addresses the importance of gender considerations for small-scale livestock farming communities relative to food security in the South African context. The brief examines some key elements of gender issues in relation to small-scale livestock farming, asks how some of these elements align with current policies and practices, and suggests a number of focused policy recommendations. Two thirds of the world’s 600 million poor livestock keepers are rural women.
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsAugust, 2018Botswana, Sub-Saharan Africa
Land use involves a diverse range of perspectives and cannot be resolved by any single stakeholder working alone. A process like Transformative Scenario Planning (TSP) can bring together conflicting opinions and help people to start thinking differently. This report summarises the main steps, processes and ideas involved in the TSP workshops in Botswana. It articulates the process of TSP, how it unfolds in a group setting and how it can be used to draw out questions and concerns.
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsOctober, 2017Botswana, Sub-Saharan Africa
A widely held belief in Bobira is that private land is more fertile than communal land. What came to light through the workshop information sharing is that there is no difference in the type of soil in villages compared to freehold land. Any difference in soil quality is a result of how the land has been used and managed over the years. Transformative Scenario Planning (TSP) is designed for situations in which people’s perceptions of a problem, and perhaps of one another, have become stuck.
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsOctober, 2019Botswana, Ethiopia, Ghana, India, Kenya, Mali, Namibia, Sub-Saharan Africa
Adaptation at Scale in Semi-Arid Regions (ASSAR) researchers collaborated to understand the complex changes and patterns in semi-arid vegetation and socio-ecological systems. Ecosystems were mapped using a cross-regional coarse scale study, relying on climate data to capture global and regional trends. Finest spatial scale mapping relied on LANDSAT to show changes in land use and land cover. Details of observed changes are provided for Botswana, Namibia, Kenya, Ethiopia, Mali, Ghana, West Africa, and India. Links to referenced studies are embedded in the report.
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsSeptember, 2001Lesotho
Spatial data is crucial for sustainable land management and environmental protection; therefore the development of spatial data infrastructure (SDI) ensures accessibility of information for decision-making. Many national organizations have begun to recognize the need to justify the large public investments they receive by improving access and encouraging a broader use of the information in their custody.
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsJuly, 2019Africa, Ethiopia, Uganda, Namibia, Latin America and the Caribbean, Brazil, Peru, Asia, Cambodia, Laos, Eastern Europe, Global
The aim of this policy paper is to present successful approaches to secure land tenure rights in rural and urban areas. To support future programmatic decisions by the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), this paper focusses especially on impacts and good practices. It discusses examples from the German technical cooperation but also includes good practices and impacts achieved by other development partners.
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsSeptember, 2017Zambia, Africa, Southern Africa
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsSeptember, 2017Mozambique, Southern Africa, Africa
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsSeptember, 2018Lesotho, Africa
The climate-smart agriculture (CSA) concept reflects an ambition
to improve the integration of agricultural development and climate
responsiveness. It aims to achieve food security and broader
development goals under a changing climate and increasing food
demand. CSA initiatives sustainably increase productivity, enhance
resilience, and reduce/remove greenhouse gases (GHGs); and
require planning to address trade-offs and synergies between
these three pillars: productivity, adaptation, and mitigation .
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