This FAO Legal Paper looks at and evaluates the present laws and policies relating to sustainable small-scale fisheries in the fisheries and aquaculture legislation in operation in Sierra Leone and makes recommendations to align them with the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the Context of National Food Security (VGGT). This Paper provides a brief introduction of the fisheries sector in Sierra Leone, focusing on the small-scale sect or with an overview of the uses and access rights to resources.
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Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksJuly, 2018Gambia, Guinea, Mauritania, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Italy, Germany
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2014Africa, Northern Africa, Asia, Western Asia
Sustainable development of pastoral and agro-pastoral systems, dominated by collective and/or tribal ownership of rangelands, is a key issue for the West Asia and North Africa region. These two systems are located in arid and semi-arid areas and are increasingly threatened by desertification process. The policy responses to tackle this complexity have been a sectorial and fragmented, “top-down” approach, putting forward technical solutions and neglecting the social context.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2014Morocco, Philippines, Nicaragua, Afghanistan, China, Brazil, India, Mexico, Thailand
Over the coming 35 years, agriculture will face an unprecedented confluence of pressures, including a 30 percent increase in the global population, intensifying competition for increasingly scarce land, water and energy resources, and the existential threat of climate change. To provide for a population projected to reach 9.3 billion in 2050 and support changing dietary patterns, estimates are that food production will need to increase from the current 8.4 billion tonnes to almost 13.5 billion tonnes a year.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksJanuary, 2011Africa
Climate change is one of the major threats to the development of rural Africa, and without wide-ranging adaptation strategies the challenge it presents cannot be met. Although appropriate measures have been identi? ed, international funding for adaptation has not materialised at the rate that was pledged. This is irresponsibly delaying the implementation of adaptation measures.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksMarch, 2014Madagascar
German Development Cooperation has developed an approach for the sustainable production of charcoal that has proved to have a considerable impact in Northern Madagascar. Since both environmental and socioeconomic aspects are addressed in a very effective way, this approach has high potential referring to global challenges such as land degradation, rural poverty and climate change.
Library ResourceInstitutional & promotional materialsJune, 2009United States of America, Africa, Central America, Latin America and the Caribbean, Asia, Europe
Décadas de escasa inversión pública en agricultura han debilitado la capacidad de los agricultores para hacer frente a la volatilidad de los precios, a los cambios climáticos y económicos, o para poder salir por sí mismos de la pobreza. Sin embargo, los donantes y los gobiernos deben considerar la inversión en agricultura como parte de la solución a largo plazo frente a las crisis alimentaria, financiera y climática.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchApril, 2009Canada, United States of America, Africa, Central America, Latin America and the Caribbean, Asia, Europe
Este informe de políticas se propone informar a los negociadores en dónde se sitúa la agricultura en el marco de las negociaciones actuales y proporciona algunas propuestas sobre cómo ésta podría abordarse en un acuerdo mundial sobre el cambio climático. El informe se basa en la presentación más técnica y exhaustiva acover_page por la FAO al Grupo de Trabajo Especial sobre la Cooperación a Largo Plazo (AWG-LCA), antes de su Cuarta Sesión (FAO, Enabling agriculture to contribute to climate change mitigation, 6 de febrero de 2009).
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