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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Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2017Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda, Burundi, Tanzania, Africa, Eastern Africa, Middle Africa
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsJanuary, 2016Rwanda, Middle Africa, Eastern Africa, Africa
The climate-smart agriculture (CSA) concept reflects
an ambition to improve the integration of agriculture
development and climate responsiveness. It aims to
achieve food security and broader development goals
under a changing climate and increasing food demand.
CSA initiatives sustainably increase productivity, enhance
resilience, and reduce/remove greenhouse gases (GHGs),
and require planning to address tradeoffs and synergies
between these three pillars: productivity, adaptation,
Library ResourceInstitutional & promotional materialsFebruary, 2018Nepal, Burkina Faso, Bangladesh, Nigeria, Malawi, Rwanda, Lesotho, Vietnam, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Ecuador, Senegal, Ethiopia, Niger, Uganda, Tajikistan
Secure tenure rights and control over land for women and men farmers are key to boosting smallholder productivity, rural development and food security. However, in many parts of the world, men and women have inadequate access to secure property rights over land. Women are particularly disadvantaged: even though they constitute on average 43 percent of the agricultural labour force in developing countries, women’s ownership of agricultural land remains significantly lower than that of men.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2018Nepal, 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.
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsJune, 2018Rwanda, Burkina Faso, Switzerland, Kenya, Zambia, Niger, Uganda, Mali, Sweden, Madagascar, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Ghana, Congo, Malawi, Finland, Canada
Ce numéro de Nature &<p></p>Faune explore la science et<p></p>les innovations (techniques,<p></p>sociales et politiques) qui<p></p>peuvent soutenir la réalisation<p></p>de ce rêve africain.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchAugust, 2016Rwanda, Africa, Eastern Africa
Rwanda’s variable and changing climate is an increasingly serious challenge to the country’s
agricultural sector and farming population. Climate information services are emerging as a
means to support farmers to manage risk and provide an opportunity to build the resilience of
agriculture to climate at all time scales. Climate services include historical, monitored and
forecast information, and value-added information products such pest and disease risk
warnings, crop yield forecasts, or management advisories. The new Rwanda Climate Services
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsNovember, 2016Rwanda, Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa
? The Rwanda Dairy Competitiveness Program II
(RDCP) was estimated to have resulted in a
strong decrease in the GHG emissions intensity
of milk production, defined as the GHG
emissions per unit (liter) of milk produced.
Extensive cattle production systems reduced
their GHG emission intensity by an estimated -
4.11 tCO2e per 1000 l of milk (-60%), while
intensive production systems reduced their
intensity by an estimated -1.7 tCO2e/1000 l (-
47%). The decrease in GHG emission intensity
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksJuly, 2015Rwanda
Securing women land rights through land titling programs is viewed as a potential means for enhancing their tenure security. The expectation is that women may gain greater influence on how to use the land, if they are registered as joint owners. Women are more likely to make decisions that improve food and nutrition needs at farm level than men. Increased level of women decision making through secured tenure rights is expected to have a positive impact on food security.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksOctober, 2015Rwanda, Ecuador, Dominican Republic, India, Nicaragua, China, Asia
Esta publicación ofrece una visión general sobre los principales temas debatidos durante el desarrollo y la aprobación de la Ley Nacional de Seguridad Alimentaria de la India (2013), que obliga jurídicamente a los Gobiernos nacional y estatales para ampliar el alcance de la protección social a la población del país.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksOctober, 2015Rwanda, Switzerland, Dominican Republic, Singapore, Philippines, China, Ecuador, Nicaragua, United Kingdom, Japan, India, Brazil, Asia
This publication provides an overview on the main issues debated during the development and passage of the India’s National Food Security Act (2013), which legally binds national and state governments to extend far-reaching social protection to the country’s population. It raises many lively and pertinent debates that may be useful for policy-makers and advocates, especially in low-income countries but also emerging economies, who wish to strengthen the programmatic and legal frameworks for food and nutrition in their respective countries.
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