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.
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Library ResourceInstitutional & promotional materialsFebruary, 2018Nepal, Burkina Faso, Bangladesh, Nigeria, Malawi, Rwanda, Lesotho, Vietnam, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Ecuador, Senegal, Ethiopia, Niger, Uganda, Tajikistan
Library ResourceInstitutional & promotional materialsOctober, 2018Angola, Rwanda, France, Laos, Guatemala, Philippines, Lesotho, Mali, Burundi, Madagascar, Myanmar, Eswatini, Ghana, Congo, Ukraine, Sierra Leone, Malawi, Pakistan, Niger, Gabon, Kenya
Le 11 mai 2017 a marqué le 5ème anniversaire de l’approbation des Directives volontaires pour une gouvernance responsable des terres, des pêches et des forêts dans le contexte de la sécurité alimentaire nationale (DV) par le Comité de la sécurité alimentaire mondial (CSA). Les DV ne sont plus simplement des mots dans un document et leurs principes et processus incitent les personnes du monde entier à agir et à changer leur réalité.
Library ResourceInstitutional & promotional materialsApril, 2018Rwanda, Burkina Faso, Bangladesh, Malawi, Japan, South Africa, Lesotho, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Germany, Ghana, India, Ethiopia, Pakistan, Namibia, Mexico, Brazil, Kenya
This is the translated publication of the State of Food and Agriculture 2015, published originally by HQ.
Library ResourceInstitutional & promotional materialsMay, 2018Kenya, Rwanda, Egypt, United States of America, Tanzania, Zambia, Lesotho, Mozambique, Samoa, Jordan, Indonesia, Botswana, Iran, Malawi, Niger, Lebanon
This brochure presents FAO’s work on mainstreaming biodiversity as a cross-cutting theme in the agriculture, fisheries and forestry sectors. It provides examples of on-the-ground activities and highlights relevant international mechanisms. It shows how biodiversity and ecosystems benefit people in countless ways by providing food, clean water, shelter and raw materials for our basic needs. Agriculture is a major user of biodiversity but also has the potential to contribute to the protection of biodiversity.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2018Seychelles, Angola, Democratic Republic of the Congo, United States of America, Mauritius, Botswana, South Africa, Lesotho, Mozambique, Madagascar, Namibia, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Canada, Malawi, Italy, Eswatini, Switzerland
This document details the activities that were undertaken by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and cooperating agencies (the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries of South Africa (DAFF), the Africa Union Inter-African Bureau for Animal Resources (AU-IBAR) and the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC)) leading to the production of a Regional Aquatic Biosecurity Strategy for the Southern African Development Community (SADC) and its subsequent adoption by SADC and incorporation into SADC programmes.
Library ResourceInstitutional & promotional materialsMarch, 2019South Africa, Lesotho, Zimbabwe, United States of America
The five articles in these newsletter are a good reflection of what FAO does on a day to day basis in Lesotho. Our work spans from high policy and strategic level engagements to downstream initiatives with rural communities. The human interest stories shared in these articles show the importance of healthy natural resource base in improving and sustaining the livelihoods of the rural poor.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2006Burkina Faso, Benin, Nigeria, Belgium, Rwanda, Mali, Zimbabwe, Eswatini, Ghana, Sierra Leone, Ethiopia, Niger, Cameroon, Kenya, Mozambique, South Africa, Lesotho, Uganda, Italy, Tanzania, Botswana, France, Africa
Across rural Africa, land legislation struggles to be properly implemented, and most resource users gain access to land on the basis of local land tenure systems.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2005Angola, Burkina Faso, Bangladesh, Nigeria, Rwanda, Mali, Burundi, Zimbabwe, Eswatini, Ghana, Congo, Sierra Leone, Malawi, Niger, Mozambique, Liberia, Lesotho, Madagascar, Togo, Botswana, Gabon, Kenya
Les évaluations des bilans en éléments nutritifs aident à déterminer les effets des pratiques agricoles sur la fertilité des sols. Selon les situations, plusieurs approches et méthodes ont été utilisées. Ce bulletin présente un apercu de la situation actuelle des études des bilans en elements nutritifs. Il fait apparaître l'évolution des différentes approches et méthodes, les compare et souligne les améliorations effectuées ainsi que les questions qui restent à résoudre.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 1994Burkina Faso, Nigeria, Zambia, Zimbabwe, China, Eswatini, Ghana, Malawi, Thailand, Kenya, South Africa, Lesotho, Uganda, Italy, Tanzania, Sudan, Brazil
Meeting symbol/code: CSC(94)AGR-21
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2006Kenya, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Germany, Eswatini, United Kingdom, Malawi, Namibia, Mozambique, Portugal, South Africa, Lesotho, Uganda, Tanzania, Botswana, Senegal, Africa
The effect of HIV/AIDS on Africa and the issues it creates for women in African societies, especially unmarried women, is a difficult one that will not soon go away. These two volumes [ The Land and Property Rights of Women and Orphans in the Context of HIV and AIDS : Case Studies from Zimbabwe, and Reclaiming Our Lives: HIV and AIDS, Women’s Land and Property Rights and Livelihoods in Southern and East Africa: Narratives and Responses] are important and useful additions to the literature of the problem and should be found in academic and research collections dealing with the topic