In semi-arid south-western Niger, climatic variability, low productivity, poverty and institutional constraints limit the scope of agricultural production to meet the rising needs of the growing human population. The integration of crop and livestock production activities has long been seen as the most promising means for intensifying agriculture and improving productivity and food security. Livestock play key roles in mediating soil fertility through excreting manure and grazing crop residues and distant pastures.
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Library ResourceConference Papers & ReportsDecember, 2004Niger, Africa, Western Africa
Library ResourceReports & ResearchApril, 2004Bangladesh, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Ecuador, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Ghana, India, Kenya, Laos, Malawi, Mali, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, South Africa, Sudan, Vietnam, Zimbabwe, Western Africa, Middle Africa, Eastern Africa, Central America, South America, Western Asia, Northern Africa, Southern Asia, South-Eastern Asia, Southern Africa
In the months since approval in November 2002, the Challenge Program on Water and Food
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2004Kenya, Morocco, Tunisia, South Africa, Ghana, Congo, India, Ethiopia, Niger, Eritrea, Africa
1. Degradation of natural resources is a significant constraint to sustainable agricultural development in many developing countries. In particular, water scarcity is a major threat to achieving food security and reducing poverty. Better water management, therefore, is critical to reaching international targets to halve the proportion of people without access to drinking water by 2015.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksSeptember, 2004Burkina Faso, Mauritania, Gambia, Mali, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Australia, Bolivia, Canada, Guinea, Niger, Cameroon, Mozambique, Laos, Philippines, South Africa, Uganda, Italy, Tanzania, Cambodia, India, Russia, Mexico
In recent years, local people and rural communities have assumed increasing prominence in strategies for natural resource management.This paper briefly reviews some of the central legal issues that are associated with this shift. In doing so, its goals are limited. It does not ad dress fundamental questions about when, where and what kind of management works, nor attempt to identify the political, social, economic and environmental ingredient s for success – subjects on which there is a huge, if still inconclusive, literature.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2004Cambodia, Niger, Thailand, Africa, Asia, Europe, Northern America
Volume I of the proceedings on the above theme, which was held in Phnom Penh, Cambodia from 11 to 14 February 2003. The three primary objectives of the symposium were to provide a forum (i) to review and synthesize the latest information on large rivers; (ii) to raise the political, public and scientific awareness of the importance of river systems, the living aquatic resources they support and the people that depend on them; and (iii) to contribute to better management, conservation and restoration of the living aquatic resources of large rivers.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksJanuary, 2005Burkina Faso, Benin, Ivory Coast, Mali, Niger, Africa
Quels enseignements peut-on tirer des expériences de mise en œuvre des Plans fonciers ruraux dans la perspective de la formulation de politiques et de législations foncières adaptées en Afrique de l’Ouest et d’amélioration des stratégies de sécurisation foncière des droits des producteurs ruraux ? La présente étude vise à répondre à une telle question à travers une analyse de la mise en œuvre des opérations de Plan foncier rural au Bénin, au Burkina et en Côte d’Ivoire. Il s’agira de rendre compte de la diversité des pratiques mises en oeuvre en fonction ocaux.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2004Seychelles, Angola, Burkina Faso, Rwanda, Mali, Burundi, Madagascar, Congo, Chad, Niger, Togo, Africa
L’atelier régional pour l’Afrique francophone du Programme d’Evaluation des Ressources Forestières mondiales s’est tenu à Dakar du 20 au 23 juillet 2004 à l’hôtel Ngor Diarama, à Dakar. Cet atelier fait suite à celui des Correspondants Nationaux à Rome en novembre 2003, atelier consacré à une session d’information et de formation.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2004Burkina Faso, Equatorial Guinea, Benin, Nigeria, Gambia, Mali, Zimbabwe, Ghana, Congo, Guinea, Niger, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Liberia, South Africa, Italy, Netherlands, Central African Republic, Senegal, Chad, Togo
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2004Nigeria, United States of America, Spain, Australia, United Kingdom, Canada, Iran, Malawi, Pakistan, Niger, Kenya, Yemen, Italy, Netherlands, Argentina, India, Senegal, Sudan, Brazil, Asia, Africa, Americas
This publication reflects part of FAO's work on soil carbon sequestration within the framework of its programme on the integrated planning and management of land resources for sustainable rural development. The report presents a comprehensive analysis of the scientific aspects and potential for carbon sequestration in drylands – some of the most soil-degraded and impoverished regions of the world. It is based on case studies carried out across different land-use and managaement systems in several distinctive dryland areas.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2004Nepal, Laos, Kenya, Uganda, Kyrgyzstan, Tanzania, Netherlands, India, Chad, Pakistan, Niger, Malawi
This paper sets out to explore the links between livelihood diversification and access to natural resources, and it does this bearing in mind the need to make micro-macro policy links between local level rural livelihoods and national level poverty reduction efforts represented by Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers (PRSPs).
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