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 & ResearchMarch, 2018Burkina Faso, Africa, Western Africa
This report provides a synthesis on land degradation assessments conducted for two countries (Kenya and
Burkina Faso) at different scales. The task mainly involved identifying hotspot areas of degradation that require priority management interventions. The approach involves modelling, stakeholder engagement and field validation.
In the report, we refer to land degradation as the persistent loss of ecosystem function and productivity caused by disturbances from which the land cannot recover unaided.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksJune, 2018Ghana
Agricultural water management, particularly management of multi-purpose small reservoirs (SRs) in drier savanna areas of the northern Ghana, is being promoted as a key solution to improve agricultural production, enhance food security and livelihoods of smallholder farm households. However, little empirical evidence exist on how effective these small water infrastructures are in terms of delivering multiple benefits and their impact on the livelihood of smallholder farmers.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2017Mali, Western Africa
Studies on the enabling factors for household food security (HFS) most often used simplified econometric models looking into the links with a selected set of variables. In this research, a livelihood approach of HFS was used and aimed at determining the most significant livelihood assets for HFS in dryland agricultural systems. Elements of the five livelihood assets were assessed through questionnaire surveys with a random sample of 180 households, and six focus group discussions in three communities along the rural-urban continuum, in Southern Mali.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2015Western Africa, Middle Africa
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2014Nigeria, Cameroon, Ghana, Western Africa, Middle Africa
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsSeptember, 2017Senegal, Western Africa, Africa
Ce document décrit le Sénégal sur le plan de l'Agriculture Intelligente face au Climat (AIC). Le concept d’agriculture intelligente face au climat (AIC) traduit l’ambition d’assurer une meilleure intégration du développement de l’agriculture et de la réactivité face au climat. Il vise à assurer la sécurité alimentaire et atteindre les objectifs de développement plus larges dans un contexte
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsMay, 2016Senegal, Western 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 GHGs, and require planning
to address tradeoffs and synergies between these three
pillars: productivity, adaptation, and mitigation . The
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2014Ghana, Western Africa
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksJune, 2013Africa, Sierra Leone
In sub-Saharan Africa, commercial bioenergy production has been hailed as a new form of ‘green capitalism’ that will deliver ‘win-win’ outcomes and ‘pro poor’ development. Yet in an era of global economic recession and soaring food prices, biofuel ‘sustainability’ has been at the centre of controversy. This paper focuses on the case of post-war Sierra Leone, a country that has over the last decade been consistently ranked as one of the poorest in the world, facing food insecurity, high unemployment and entrenched poverty.
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