Sustainable participatory watershed management is an approach promoted by the Ethiopian government to restore natural resources and agricultural productivity across the country. This comparative study between six watershed programs shows that this approach increases farmers’ food security and incomes (around 50% on average), as well as their resilience to drought and other climate shocks. However, the study also confirms that the nature and scale of impact can vary significantly between watershed programs.
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Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2016Ethiopia
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2004Kenya, Eastern Africa, Africa
Parasitic nematodes, especially
are among the most common and
economically important causes of infectious
diseases of sheep and goats owned by
pastoralists and small holder farm
ers in East Africa. In Kenya, control of these infections
mainly relies on the use of anthelmintic dr
ugs. However, ethnoveteri
nary medicine (EVM)
preparations are widely used by pastoralists
and small holder farmers (SHF) for treatment
of their livestock agains
Library ResourceReports & ResearchJuly, 2015Tanzania, Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa, Eastern Africa
This report reflects upon the consolidated findings from the baseline and scoping studies conducted under the auspices of Global Framework for Climate Services (GFCS) Adaptation Programme in Africa. It identifies gaps in climate information access and use at the local level, type of climate services farmers and pastoralists need in Tanzania, relevant channels to reach farmers with requested services, lead-time and gender specific requirements.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2017Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Africa, Southern Africa
In developing regions with high levels of poverty and a dependence on climate sensitive agriculture, studies focusing on climate change adaptation, planning, and policy processes, have gained relative importance over the years. This study assesses the impact of farmer perceptions regarding climate change on the use of sustainable agricultural practices as an adaptation strategy in the Chinyanja Triangle, Southern Africa.
Library ResourceOctober, 2016Tanzania, Africa, Eastern Africa, Southern Africa
Library ResourceConference Papers & ReportsDecember, 1988Nigeria, Africa, Western Africa
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2014Ethiopia, Tanzania, Ghana, Africa
In this paper, we will explore the ways in which sustainable intensification interventions
often overlook fundamental social dynamics in rural landscapes. We provide evidence of
the underlying social, political and environmental contexts that affect farmers’ land-use
decisions. While there are numerous initiatives to promote a Green Revolution for Africa,
many tend to be dominated by technical fixes that fail to understand rural farmers’ condi
tions or aspirations and focus narrowly on increasing productivity. These technical solu
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2016Kenya, Africa, Eastern Africa
Library ResourceConference Papers & ReportsDecember, 1986Africa, Western Africa
Outlines the principles and practices of fodder-bank establishment and management in the sub-humid zones of West Africa. Summarises data that indicate the benefit of fodder banks to subsequent crops.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2015Kenya, Africa, Eastern Africa
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