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  1. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2018
    Uganda, Africa, Eastern Africa

    This study aims to explain effects of soil textural class, topography, land use, and land use history on soil greenhouse gas (GHG) fluxes in the Lake Victoria region. We measured GHG fluxes from intact soil cores collected in Rakai, Uganda, an area characterized by low‐input smallholder (<2 ha) farming systems, typical for the East African highlands. The soil cores were air dried and rewetted to water holding capacities (WHCs) of 30, 55, and 80%. Soil CO2, CH4, and N2O fluxes were measured for 48 h following rewetting.

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    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2017
    Ethiopia, Africa

    Development partners and public investors assume that spate irrigation reduces household poverty and malnutrition. This article examines whether the poverty profiles of smallholder farmers and the nutritional outcomes of their children have improved as a result of using spate irrigation. The study areas were in two regional states in Ethiopia. Twenty-five users each, both from traditional and modern spate irrigation schemes, and an equal number of non-users responded to a structured questionnaire.

  3. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2017
    Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda, Burundi, Tanzania, Africa, Eastern Africa, Middle Africa

    Food security entails having sufficient, safe, and nutritious food to meet dietary needs. The need to optimise nitrogen (N) use for nutrition security while minimising environmental risks in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) is overdue. Challenges related to managing N use in SSA can be associated with both insufficient use and excessive loss, and thus the continent must address the ‘too little’ and ‘too much’ paradox. Too little N is used in food production (80% of countries have N deficiencies), which has led to chronic food insecurity and malnutrition.

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    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2016
    Kenya, Tanzania, Burkina Faso, Benin, Nepal, South Africa, Nicaragua, Vietnam, Mozambique, Thailand, Madagascar, China, Myanmar, Indonesia, Ecuador, Bolivia, Ghana, Senegal, Cameroon, Norway, Cambodia

    Millones de personas de todo el mundo dependen de recursos naturales, como la tierra, la pesca y los bosques, que se utilizan de manera colectiva como propiedades comunales. Estas son fundamentales para la cultura, el bienestar y la identidad cultural. Como fuente de alimentos e ingresos, constituyen una importante red de seguridad, en particular para las personas más vulnerables y marginadas.

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    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2018
    Nepal, Egypt, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa, El Salvador, Japan, Burundi, Peru, Mexico, Tanzania, Ecuador, Colombia, Iran, South Sudan, Sudan, Uganda, Kenya

    Accessibility to clean and sufficient water resources for agriculture is key in feeding the steadily increasing world population in a sustainable manner. Nature-Based Solutions (NBS) offer a promising contribution to enhance availability and quality of water for productive purposes and human consumption, while simultaneously striving to preserve the integrity and intrinsic value of the ecosystems. Implementing successful NBS for water management, however, is not an easy task since many ecosystems are already severely degraded, and exploited beyond their regenerative capacity.

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    Journal Articles & Books
    February, 2019
    Qatar, Burkina Faso, Bangladesh, Honduras, Philippines, Iraq, Guatemala, Sri Lanka, Botswana, Iran, Nicaragua, Niger, Togo, Kenya

    l'eau - source de sécurité alimentaire Journée mondiale de l'alimentation: 16 octobre 2002

  7. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    February, 2019
    Qatar, Bangladesh, Honduras, United States of America, Germany, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Jordan, Tanzania, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Netherlands, Iraq, China, India, Iran, Philippines, Nicaragua, Italy, United Arab Emirates, Malta, Brazil, Global

    Water - Source of food security. World Food Day: 16 October 2002.<p></p>Water and food security are intimately connected. Many of the over 800 million people in the world who still go hungry live in water-scarce regions. When FAO launched its Special Programme for Food Security in 1994, it was well aware that limited access to water was often a major constraint to increasing food production.

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    Journal Articles & Books
    March, 2018
    Angola, 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.

  9. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2018
    Haiti, Jordan, Bangladesh, United States of America, Japan, Zambia, China, Italy, Indonesia, Ghana, Costa Rica, Mexico, Thailand

    The integration of food into urban planning is a crucial and emerging topic.

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