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  1. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    January, 2021
    Kenya, Tanzania, Democratic Republic of the Congo, South Africa, Côte d'Ivoire

    Achieving tenure security, land and property rights in informal urban settlements remains one of the most persistent, intractable development challenges today. The Secure Tenure in African Cities: Micro Funds for Community Innovation initiative launched by Cities Alliance aimed to address this challenge.

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    FAO support of multi-stakeholder platforms on land tenure governance

    Innovative practices from the field and building on experience

    Conference Papers & Reports
    May, 2021
    Kenya, Malawi, Somalia, Tanzania, South Africa, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Guatemala, Colombia, Mongolia

    As part of the efforts to find sustainable solutions to complex land tenure issues, multi-stakeholder platforms (MSPs) create an inclusive forum where actors can discuss problems and propose solutions to improve governance of tenure and provide better access to natural resources. This publication highlights how MSPs at regional, national and local level demonstrate forward thinking, including innovative practices and approaches to respond to the above mentioned social challenges, for the benefit of all.

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    Appui de la FAO aux plateformes multi-acteurs sur la gouvernance foncière

    Pratiques innovantes issues du terrain et enseignements tirés de l’expérience

    Conference Papers & Reports
    May, 2021
    Kenya, Malawi, Somalia, Tanzania, South Africa, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Guatemala, Colombia, Mongolia

    Dans le cadre de la recherche de réponses durables aux questions foncières complexes, les plateformes multi-acteurs offrent un lieu de débat ouvert qui permet aux acteurs d’aborder les problèmes et de proposer des solutions pour améliorer la gouvernance foncière et l’accès aux ressources naturelles.

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    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2018
    Armenia, Barbados, China, Cuba, Eritrea, Gambia, Mongolia, Nigeria, Tanzania, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Southern Africa

    As of 2017, SGP has awarded over 3,800 small grants to land degradation projects in over 120 countries, many of which are in regions with extreme levels of poverty and food insecurity across Africa and Latin America. Africa, in particular, is experiencing the highest population growth of the developing world, while being exposed and vulnerable to the rising impact from climate change.

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    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2018
    Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Egypt, Iran, Japan, Kenya, Mexico, Nigeria, Nepal, Peru, Philippines, Sudan, Tanzania, United States of America, South Africa, Southern Africa

    Agriculture influences and shapes the world’s ecosystems, but not always in a positive way. More than 2.5 billion people are globally involved as stewards of land and water ecosystems that constitute the natural resource base for feeding the current and future world population. Yet, conventional agronomic interventions based on ‘hard’ agricultural engineering compromise various eco-services that are required for sustainable agricultural development.

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    Volume 9 Issue 8

    Peer-reviewed publication
    August, 2020
    Benin, Central African Republic, Ghana, Malawi, Togo, Tanzania, South Africa, Southern Africa

    United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Biosphere Reserves strive for a harmonious interaction between humans and nature. As landscapes provide suitable units to mutually address matters of conservation and sustainable development, this study aims to explore the potential and realized contribution of biosphere reserves for landscape governance and management. We emphasize the role of stakeholder participation and cooperation as an overarching condition for integrated landscape approaches.

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    Conference Papers & Reports
    December, 2015
    Angola, Burundi, Benin, Burkina Faso, Botswana, Central African Republic, Côte d'Ivoire, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Kenya, Liberia, Lesotho, Morocco, Madagascar, Mali, Mozambique, Mauritania, Malawi, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sudan, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, Eswatini, Chad, Togo, Tunisia, Tanzania, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Western Africa, Eastern Africa, Northern Africa, Middle Africa, Southern Africa

    Land degradation and desertification are among the biggest environmental challenges of our time. In the last 40 years, we lost nearly a third of the world’s arable farmland due to erosion, just as the number of people to be fed from it almost doubled. That’s why the UN General Assembly declared 2015 as the International Year of Soils. And the good news is that this new report shows that while Africa remains the most severely a«ected region, the benefit of taking action across the continent outweighs the cost of implementing it: not just by a little, but by a factor of seven.

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    Volume 8 Issue 7

    Peer-reviewed publication
    July, 2019
    Botswana, Zambia, Mali, Tanzania, Cameroon, Africa

    Recent debates in social anthropology on land acquisitions highlight the need to go further back in history in order to analyse their impacts on local livelihoods. The debate over the commons in economic and ecological anthropology helps us understand some of today’s dynamics by looking at precolonial common property institutions and the way they were transformed by Western colonization to state property and then, later in the age of neoliberalism, to privatization and open access.

  9. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2016
    Tanzania, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Southern Africa

    Irrigation development in Sub-Saharan Africa has lagged significantly behind that in other developing countries. Consequently, economic development and food security are also lagging behind. Since the mid-2000s there has been a resurgence in the willingness to invest in irrigation, and Sub-Saharan Africa has the largest potential of any developing region to benefit from it. However, to gain from new investment in irrigation without repeating past failures, it is critical to develop a business model for small-scale irrigation schemes.

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