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  1. Library Resource
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    December, 2005
    Eastern Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa, Africa, Ethiopia

    Policy Analysis for Sustainable Land Management and Food Security in Ethiopia presents a bioeconomic model of this less- favored area in the Ethiopian highlands. The main reason for selecting this case study area is the unique availability of both biophysical and socioeconomic data covering a period of 15 to 20 years.The data provides a valuable opportunity to analyze the relationships between population pressure, poverty, and land degradation and to test policies for reducing vulnerability and improving sustainable management of the resource base....

  2. Library Resource
    Institutional & promotional materials
    December, 1994
  3. Library Resource
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    December, 2018
    Southern Africa, Western Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa, Southern Asia, Asia, Africa, Bangladesh, Ghana, Zambia

    As climate change makes precipitation shocks more common, policymakers are becoming increasingly interested in protecting food systems and nutrition outcomes from the damaging effects of droughts and floods (Wheeler and von Braun, 2013). Increasing the resilience of nutrition and food security outcomes is especially critical throughout agrarian parts of the developing world, where human subsistence and well-being are directly affected by local rainfall.

  4. Library Resource
    Institutional & promotional materials
    December, 1994
  5. Library Resource
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    December, 2003

    "To end hunger and prevent the recurrence of famine and starvation, we need to take the following steps: invest in public health, child nutrition, education, women’s and girls’ social status, and other components of human capital; reform public institutions and create innovative funding and partnership arrangements; change government policies at all levels to be both pro-poor and pro-growth; increase funding for scientific and technological research to boost agricultural production and efficiency; and develop specific policies and institutions to deal with environmental degradation c

  6. Library Resource
    Peer-reviewed publication
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2001

    This book brings together briefs and articles generated by the 2020 Vision initiative that remain highly relevant to the ongoing dialog and debate and, given the nature of the topics addressed, are likely to remain so for some time to come.

  7. Library Resource
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    December, 2004
    Western Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa, Africa, Burkina Faso

    "This paper describes the emergence of improved traditional planting pits (zaï) in Burkina Faso in the early 1980s as well as their advantages, disadvantages and impact. The zaï emerged in a context of recurrent droughts and frequent harvest failures, which triggered farmers to start improving this local practice. Despair triggered experimentation and innovation by farmers. These processes were supported and complemented by external intervention. Between 1985 and 2000 substantial public investment has taken place in soil and water conservation (SWC).

  8. Library Resource
    Institutional & promotional materials
    December, 2007
  9. Library Resource
    Peer-reviewed publication
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 1996

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