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  1. Library Resource
    Conference Papers & Reports
    December, 2015
    Angola, Burundi, Benin, Burkina Faso, Botswana, Central African Republic, Ivory Coast, 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.

  2. Library Resource
    Institutional & promotional materials
    November, 2019
    Burkina Faso, Western Africa

    Despite the many advantages of sustainable intensification (SI), the level of adoption of SI practices in African smallholding farms is still very low, posing the need for adequate methods for monitoring farm sustainability. Macronutrient flows and balance in agricultural systems are important for assessing the system sustainability as they indicate what supply risks an agricultural system runs, how resilient the system is to these risks, and what environmental impacts arise from the use of that essential resource.

  3. Library Resource
    Institutional & promotional materials
    October, 2019
    Burkina Faso, China, Ethiopia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Western Africa, Eastern Africa, Eastern Asia, South-Eastern Asia

    Modelling socio-ecological systems, in which social and ecological systems interact each other and co-evolve, are useful for supporting decisions in managing landscape ecosystems. Inter-linking socially interactive decision-making to relevant ecological processes faces a great challenge due to at least two reasons: (1) the inherent mismatches in the spatial and temporal scales the considered processes operate, (2) differences in relevant methods for modelling the processes and (3) different data availabilities for the processes.

  4. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    December, 2016
    Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Kenya, Niger, Tanzania, Western Africa, Eastern Africa

    We created a matrix of restoration options for each country, including potential benefits of the technologies and possible constraints.

  5. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    July, 2016
    Burkina Faso, Ghana, Mali, Western Africa

    In the West African drylands, SOC sequestration is seen as one of the prominent strategies to both enhance the resilience of agro-ecosystems and mitigate global greenhouse effects. However, there is a dearth of baseline data that impede the design of site-appropriate recommended management practices (RMPs) to improve and sustain SOC accrual. In this study, the Land Degradation Surveillance Framework (LDSF), a nested hierarchical sampling design was used to assess SOC and its spatial variability across the semi-arid zones of Ghana (Lambussie), Burkina Faso (Bondigui) and Mali (Finkolo).

  6. Library Resource

    Volume 7 Issue 4

    Peer-reviewed publication
    December, 2018
    Burkina Faso

    West African savannas are experiencing rapid land cover change that threatens biodiversity and affects ecosystem productivity through the loss of habitat and biomass, and carbon emissions into the atmosphere exacerbating climate change effects. Therefore, reducing carbon emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in these areas is critical in the efforts to combat climate change. For such restorative actions to be successful, they must be grounded on a clear knowledge of the extent to which climate change affects carbon storage in soil and biomass according to different land uses.

  7. Library Resource
    Conference Papers & Reports
    November, 1963
    Burkina Faso, Africa

    The paper deals with land tenure and economic development in Upper Volta. .The entire country lies within the savannah zone which runs down West Africa, from Cape Verde, to Chad, from the Saharan. Sahel in the North to the forest zones bordering the Atlantic in the South.

  8. Library Resource
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    August, 2018
    Western Africa, Burkina Faso

    Land degradation poses a major challenge to sustainable development in Burkina Faso. Against this backdrop, the fact sheet explores relevant Forest and Landscape Restoration approaches as well as enabling factors to overcome pertaining constraints for the country to achieve its varied international FLR commitments.

  9. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2018
    Burkina Faso, Mali, Nigeria, Western Africa

    Drought is a noteworthy cause of low agricultural profitability and of crop production vulnerability, yet in numerous countries of Africa little to no consideration has been paid to readiness for drought calamity, particularly to spatial evaluation and indicators of drought occurrence. In this study, biophysical and socio-economic data, farmers’ community surveys and secondary data from remote sensing on soil characteristics and water demand were used to evaluate the predictors of drought in inland valley rice-based production systems and the factors affecting farmers’ mitigation measures.

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