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  1. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    December, 2017
    India, Nepal, Morocco, South Africa

    With current rates of land degradation reaching ten to twelve million ha per year, there is an urgent need to scale up and out successful, profitable and resource-efficient sustainable land management practices to maintain the health and resilience of the land that humans depend on. As much as 500 million out of two billion ha of degraded land, mainly in developing countries, have restoration potential, offering an immediate target for restoration and rehabilitation initiatives.1 In the past, piecemeal approaches to achieving sustainable land management have had limited impact.

  2. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2018
    South Africa

    Although advances in remote sensing have enhanced mapping and monitoring of irrigated areas, producing accurate cropping information through satellite image classification remains elusive due to the complexity of landscapes, changes in reflectance of different land-covers, the remote sensing data selected, and image processing methods used, among others. This study extracted agricultural fields in the former homelands of Venda and Gazankulu in Limpopo Province, South Africa.

  3. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    December, 2017
    South Africa

    A survey of 76 public smallholder irrigation schemes in the Limpopo Province was jointly conducted by the International Water Management Institute (IWMI), Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF), South Africa, and the Limpopo Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (LDARD), as part of the ‘Revitalization of Smallholder Irrigation in South Africa’ project.

  4. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    October, 2018
    Kenya, South Africa, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Africa

    In recent decades, many countries in sub-Saharan Africa have pursued national water permit systems, derived from the colonial era and reinforced by “global best practice.” These systems have proved logistically impossible to manage and have worsened inequality in water access. A new study conducted by the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) and Pegasys Institute, with support from the UK government, traces the origins of these systems, and describes their implementation and consequences for rural smallholders in five countries – Kenya, Malawi, South Africa, Uganda and Zimbabwe.

  5. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    December, 2017
    South Africa

    This report summarizes the findings of a collaborative effort to map and assess irrigated areas in the Limpopo Province, South Africa. The study was conducted by the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) in collaboration with the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) and the Limpopo Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (LDARD), as part of the DAFF-supported ‘Revitalization of irrigation in South Africa’ project.

  6. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2017
    South Africa, Kenya

    Recent developments in Environmental Flow (E-flow) frameworks advocate holistic, regional scale, probabilistic E-flow assessments that consider flow and non-flow drivers of change in socio-ecological context as best practice. Regional Scale ecological risk assessments of multiple sources, stressors and diverse ecosystems that address multiple social and ecological endpoints, have been undertaken internationally at different spatial scales using the relative-risk model since the mid 1990's.

  7. Library Resource
    Institutional & promotional materials
    January, 2018
    South Africa, Namibia

    FAO and Namibia have had an established partnership for more than 25 years. The most important objectives of the FAO<p></p>in Namibia are to help eliminate hunger, food insecurity and malnutrition; to make agriculture, forestry and fisheries more<p></p>productive and sustainable; and to reduce rural poverty. In Namibia, FAO supports the Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry<p></p>in the development of programmes that will lead to sustainable food security, nutrition and the eradication of poverty.

  8. Library Resource
    Institutional & promotional materials
    July, 2018
    South Africa

    Cooperation between South Africa and FAO has spanned a large range of areas, from interventions for agricultural development, food security and improved nutrition to support rural economic development and natural resources management. Recent focus areas for cooperation include engagement in SouthSouth Cooperation, with a particular focus on transboundary disease control, and resource mobilization through mechanisms such as the Green Climate Fund, the Global Environment Facility and the Adaptation Fund.

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