This report examines the challenges and opportunities of Feed the Future, the U.S. government’s global hunger and food security initiative, working in the complex political, economic, environmental, and cultural context of Nigeria. With the initiative moving into its second phase, adding resilience as a strategic objective and including more fragile target countries like Nigeria, Feed the Future needs to evolve its model to meet the needs of the world’s most at-risk populations.
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Library ResourceReports & ResearchFebruary, 2019Nigeria
Library ResourceReports & ResearchSeptember, 2017Nigeria
It is encouraging to see that the United Nations Security Council is beginning to acknowledge the transboundary dimensions of fragility and conflict, as demonstrated by its newly launched Report of the Secretary-General on the situation in the Lake Chad Basin region.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksJune, 2017Mozambique
[C]onservation is not a priority….. they [Frelimo] want economic growth at any point. So if they find …… coal and gas and other minerals it doesn’t matter where they are found, their priority is to develop those industries and I think they will worry about ecosystems ……. as an afterthought. Right now their main focus is growth, economic growth. (Interview with government official, discussing the governing party’s view of conservation in the context of a resources boom, 14 May 2014).
Library ResourceLegislationSeptember, 2008Sierra Leone
Being an Act to establish the Sierra Leone Environment Protection Agency, to provide for the effective protection of the environment and for other related matters.
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsJune, 2019Latin America and the Caribbean
SISTEMAS PARTICIPATIVOS DE GARANTÍA – SPG
Gabriela Paredes Porras, Ecuador; Valeria García López, México/Colombia; Lina Ramírez Avendaño, Colombia; Héctor Jair Beltrán Vargas, Colombia; Wilfredo Rojas, Bolivia; Zulma Gareca, Bolivia; Margarita del Pilar Arriagada, Chile
Todos fueron integrantes del Curso Virtual: Leyes de semillas en los países andinos, enfoque de los bienes comunes (2018), coordinado por el Campo virtual por la tierra y el desarrollo rural del Instituto para el Desarrollo Rural de Sudamérica – IPDRS.
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsMay, 2013Global
“Landscape approaches” seek to provide tools and concepts for allocating and managing land to achieve social, economic, and environmental objectives in areas where agriculture, mining, and other productive land uses compete with environmental and biodiversity goals. Here we synthesize the current consensus on landscape approaches. This is based on published literature and a consensus-building process to define good practice and is validated by a survey of practitioners.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchSeptember, 2013South-Eastern Asia, Bangladesh
Research was conducted in Alutilla Valley in eastern Bangladesh to identify the nature of existing agroforestry systems and to identify potential agroforestry models that could ameliorate currently degrading forest resources Data were collected through farmer participatory research and a structured quarterly survey in two villages. Qualitative and supplementary quantitative analysis methods were used to assess the financial potential of agroforestry systems.
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsDecember, 2015South-Eastern Asia, Indonesia
The deforestation-free movement (or zero-deforestation) has emerged recently in a context of lower state control, globalization and pressure on corporations by nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) through consumer awareness campaigns, acknowledging the essential role of agricultural commodities in deforestation. It takes the form of commitments by corporations to ensure that the products they either produce, process, trade or retail are not linked to forest conversion.
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsJanuary, 2018Asia
The residents of the Ganges and Mekong River deltas face serious challenges from rising sea levels, saltwater intrusion, pollution from upstream sources, growing populations, and infrastructure that no longer works as planned. In both deltas, scientists working for nearly two decades with communities, local governments and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) have demonstrated the potential to overcome these challenges and substantially improve people’s livelihoods.
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsNovember, 2017Indonesia
Over the past several years, commitments and pledges on ‘no deforestation, no peat, no exploitation’ (NDPE) have been made throughout the Indonesian palm oil sector, primarily in response to pressure from NGOs and the public. The NDPE pledges aimed to transform an industry with social and environmental challenges into one that works for people, nature and business.
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