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    Data story

    Reports & Research
    April, 2022
    South Africa

     

    This is the PDF version of an online data story published by Land Portal on 28 April 2022.


    Colonial and apartheid land dispossession in South Africa was the most extensive of any country in sub-saharan Africa. Despite a land reform programme initiated after the transition to democracy in 1994, equitable access to land remains an unresolved question in both urban and rural areas.

  2. Library Resource
    Peer-reviewed publication
    January, 2022
    South Africa

    The Eastern Cape Province, and in particular, it's interior western Karoo region, has long been subject to periodic droughts, with significant implications for it's agricultural sector. From 2015, with some recovery in 2020, the area experienced a severe multi year drought, with negative impacts for a range of sectors, including extensive livestock farming. At the time of the drought, a common narrative in the media stated that the drought was unprecedented. In this paper, we analyze how the drought evolved climatically, as well as its impacts on vegetation and farming conditions.

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    Journal Articles & Books
    Peer-reviewed publication
    November, 2020
    South Africa

    Tenure governance is a complex and multi-dimensional issue that requires cross-sectoral and holistic approaches, gathering the resources, information and expert skills of a variety of actors while exploring innovative, polycentric multi-stakeholder governance arrangements to address collective action challenges. To do this, multi-stakeholder partnerships are formed where public and private partners pool their resources and competencies to address mutual goals more effectively.

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    Manuals & Guidelines
    January, 2021
    Eastern Africa, Southern Africa
    État des aires protégées et de conservation d’Afrique orientale et australe est le premier rapport regroupant des informations sur les aires protégées et de conservation dans l’ensemble de la région d’Afrique de l’Est et du Sud. La région d’Afrique orientale et australe couvre 24 pays, de l’Afrique du Sud, au sud, au Soudan, au nord, ainsi que quatre des six nations insulaires de l’océan Indien occidental.
  5. Library Resource

    Volume 10 Issue 3

    Peer-reviewed publication
    March, 2021
    Canada, Chile, Spain, United Kingdom, Greece, Mexico, Panama, Philippines, United States of America, South Africa, Southern Africa

    Nature-based solutions (NbS) include all the landscape’s ecological components that have a function in the natural or urban ecosystem. Memorial Parking Trees (MPTs) are a new variant of a nature-based solution composed of a bioswale and a street tree allocated in the road, occupying a space that is sub-utilised by parked cars. This infill green practice can maximise the use of street trees in secondary streets and have multiple benefits in our communities. Using GIS mapping and methodology can support implementation in vulnerable neighbourhoods.

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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, 2011
    South Africa, Southern Africa, Northern America, Central Asia, Western Asia

    Dryland mountains are among the least-known environments in the world, and certainly one of the most overlooked by decision- and policy-makers. Dryland mountains have an outstanding strategic value. They act as water towers for surrounding dry lowland areas, as shown by the examples of the Rocky Mountains of North America, the Central Andes, the mountains of the Mediterranean Basin, the Sahara and Sub-Saharan Africa, West Asia, and Central Asia

  8. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    March, 2021
    Brazil, China, Indonesia, India, Mexico, South Africa, Southern Africa

    Today, the Coalition for Urban Transitions releases a new report ‘Seizing the Urban Opportunity’, which provides insights from six emerging economies on how national governments can recover from COVID-19, tackle the climate crisis and secure shared prosperity through cities. Launching as a call to action for national governments ahead of COP26 in Glasgow, it builds on the Coalition’s flagship 2019 report: Climate Emergency, Urban Opportunity.

  9. Library Resource
    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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