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  1. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    March, 2018
    Burkina 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.

  2. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    June, 2018
    Ghana

    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.

  3. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2017
    Mali, 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.

  4. Library Resource
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    September, 2017
    Senegal, 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

  5. Library Resource
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    May, 2016
    Senegal, 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 [1]. The

  6. Library Resource
    Institutional & promotional materials
    September, 2018
    Mozambique, Burundi, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Ethiopia, Guatemala, Myanmar, Cameroon, Colombia, Ghana, Sierra Leone, Guinea, Sudan, Pakistan, Niger, Malawi

    Land, fisheries, forests and other natural resources provide a basis for livelihoods and social, cultural and religious practices. However, most people in rural areas in developing countries do not have any form of documentation to protect their land and natural resources rights, which puts their livelihoods and consequently their food and nutrition security are at risk. Secure tenure rights promote responsible investment in agriculture that could increase productivity and enhance food security and nutrition.

  7. Library Resource
    Institutional & promotional materials
    February, 2018
    Gambia

    Since the establishment of the FAO Representation in the Republic of the Gambia in 1978, FAO has provided vital support<p></p>to the development of agriculture and natural resource sectors in the country. The Organization has implemented more than<p></p>120 projects, also facilitating policy formulation and the development of programmes and projects to improve production,<p></p>productivity, food quality and national technical and institutional capacities.

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