Widespread land degradation has serious negative ecological, social, and economic consequences. This is particularly true for smallholder farming systems in sub-Saharan Africa, which are crucial for the livelihoods of the majority of the population and the national economies. Sustainable land management (SLM) is seen as the best way to combat or even reverse land degradation. However, the contexts and conditions hindering land users’ uptake of SLM techniques are often poorly understood. The AGORA project explores the drivers of land degradation at two sites in Tanzania and Malawi.
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Library ResourceReports & ResearchJuly, 2018Tanzania, Malawi, Africa, Eastern Africa, Southern Africa
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksMarch, 2018Angola, Tanzania, Switzerland, Mozambique, Zambia, Uganda, Sweden, Zimbabwe, Italy, Indonesia, Austria, Congo, Malawi, Finland, Kenya, Africa
The Miombo woodland is a vast African dryland forest ecosystem covering close to 2.7 million km2 across southern Africa (Angola, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe). The woodlands are characterized by the dominance of Brachystegia species, either alone or in association with Julbernardia and Isoberlinia species. It is estimated that the woodlands – through their numerous goods and services which include various non-wood forest products (NWFPs) (e.g.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksJuly, 2018Tanzania, Switzerland, Nepal, Sweden, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Italy, Indonesia, Congo, Malawi, Niger, Norway
This study is aimed at gaining an understanding of the poverty and vulnerability situation of forest-dependent communities in the United Republic of Tanzania and generating information on the availability of social protection interventions, with a view to identifying pathways for establishing sustainable social protection for these communities.
Library ResourceInstitutional & promotional materialsApril, 2018Rwanda, Burkina Faso, Bangladesh, Malawi, Japan, South Africa, Lesotho, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Germany, Ghana, India, Ethiopia, Pakistan, Namibia, Mexico, Brazil, Kenya
This is the translated publication of the State of Food and Agriculture 2015, published originally by HQ.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2018Nepal, Benin, Nigeria, United States of America, Kenya, Luxembourg, Niger, Vietnam, Mali, Malawi, China, Tanzania, Norway, Ethiopia, Finland, Uganda, Thailand
Soil loss is a major threat to agricultural development in Malawi, and the size of the agricultural sector in the Malawian economy renders it a major limitation to the overall economic development of the country. Soil loss reduces cultivable soil depth, but also takes away fertile soils from farmlands. The net effect is a loss of agricultural productivity, increased expenditure on fertilizers, and a general decline in profitability of crop production.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchJuly, 2018Rwanda, Mali, Benin, Nigeria, South Africa, Togo, Mozambique, Gabon, Tanzania, Zambia, Ghana, Congo, Senegal, Sudan, Malawi, Kenya, Africa
Library ResourceNational PoliciesJanuary, 2005Malawi
The programmme is a result of issues and concerns expresses by Malawians on food security, water and sanitation renewable energy, forest product and services, environment and indigenous knowledge.
Library ResourceLegislationSeptember, 2016Malawi
This Act provides for the town and country planning at national, district and local level. It sets forth the provisions to prepare, approve and a deposit a plan and establishes an administrative framework for development planning. The Act also provides for development control and enforcement. It consists of 99 sections divide into 10 Parts.The Act establishes the Physical Planning Council and the Physical Planners Board. There shall also be a Commissioner for Physical Planning.
Library ResourceLegislationJanuary, 2017Malawi
This Act makes amendments to the Forestry Act consequential to the entry into force of the Customary Land Act, 2016. It inserts in section 2 the definition of the "customary land committee" and "local government authority" and amends section 26 by inserting the words "the Minister responsible for physical planning," immediately after the words "the Minister responsible for land matters", section 30 by replacing the words "any village headman' with the words " a customary land committee" and section 32 by replacing "District Councils" with "local government authorities".
Library ResourceNational PoliciesJune, 2004Malawi
The National Environmental Policy of Malawi is a cross-sectoral policy with the following objectives: Secure for all persons, now and in the future, an environment suitable for their health and well being; Promote sustainable utilization and management of the country's natural resources and encourage, where appropriate, long term self sufficiency in food, fuel wood and other energy requirements; Facilitate the restoration, maintenance and enhancement of the ecosystems and ecological processes essential for the functioning of the biosphere and prudent use of renewable resources; Promote the
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