The present water report is the final product emanating from efforts by FAO, IWMI and others to document and understand the implications of the irrigation sector embarking on a wide reform process. It is intended to be a knowledge synthesis document that captures the global experiences emerging from a wide-reaching process targeting the reform of the irrigation sector. This study indicates that IMT is an approach for irrigation sector reform with the potential to improve the sust ainability of irrigation systems.
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Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2006Bangladesh, Dominican Republic, Bulgaria, Bolivia, Costa Rica, Niger, Colombia, Ecuador, Romania, Burundi, El Salvador, Mali, Chile, China, Australia, New Zealand, Morocco, Turkey, Albania, Italy, Argentina, Armenia
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2006Nigeria, Kenya, Senegal, Niger, Africa
During the past two decades or so, rural population in Africa has increased slowly while urban population has grown dramatically. The hugely increased urban demand for cereals and pulses (which produce crop residues for livestock) and for livestock products is now the main force stimulating mixed farming systems in the semiarid and subhumid areas of subSaharan Africa. Grazing land has diminished, crop residues are becoming a more important element in raising livestock and fattening penned livestock has become profitable.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2006Burkina Faso, Benin, Nigeria, Belgium, Rwanda, Mali, Zimbabwe, Eswatini, Ghana, Sierra Leone, Ethiopia, Niger, Cameroon, Kenya, Mozambique, South Africa, Lesotho, Uganda, Italy, Tanzania, Botswana, France, Africa
Across rural Africa, land legislation struggles to be properly implemented, and most resource users gain access to land on the basis of local land tenure systems.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2006Kenya, France, Morocco, Benin, Nigeria, South Africa, Gambia, Mali, Burkina Faso, Italy, Lesotho, Senegal, Chad, Niger, Cameroon
Water for agriculture draws on a range of sources - from naturally available water bodies to water supply infrastructure. In sub-Saharan Africa, only a very small percentage of arable land is irrigated. Most farmers produce food under rainfed conditions. In 1995, for instance, 89 percent of cereal production in sub-Saharan Africa was delivered from rainfed agriculture, compared to 58 percent in the West Asia and Northern Africa region (InterAcademy Council, 2004). The situation in the Sahel is very much in line with this trend.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2006Burkina Faso, Nigeria, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Australia, Ghana, Malawi, Niger, Ethiopia, Rwanda, South Africa, Lesotho, Uganda, Somalia, Uruguay, Tanzania, Senegal, Sudan, Cameroon, Norway, Kenya, Africa
Most of the world’s poor work in the “informal economy” – outside of recognized and enforceable rules. Thus, even though most have assets of some kind, they have no way to document their possessions because they lack formal access to legally recognized tools such as deeds, contracts and permits.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2006Kenya, Burkina Faso, Liberia, Nigeria, Philippines, El Salvador, Mali, Ethiopia, France, Italy, Egypt, Sudan, Niger, Chad, Thailand, Africa, Americas
The second issue of Land Reform, Land Settlement and Cooperatives for 2006 covers a wide range of technical areas, reflecting in many ways the diversity of activity under the broad heading of land tenure.
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