With current rates of land degradation reaching ten to twelve million ha per year, there is an urgent need to scale up and out successful, profitable and resource-efficient sustainable land management practices to maintain the health and resilience of the land that humans depend on. As much as 500 million out of two billion ha of degraded land, mainly in developing countries, have restoration potential, offering an immediate target for restoration and rehabilitation initiatives.1 In the past, piecemeal approaches to achieving sustainable land management have had limited impact.
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Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2017India, Nepal, Morocco, South Africa
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2017South Africa
This report summarizes the findings of a collaborative effort to map and assess irrigated areas in the Limpopo Province, South Africa. The study was conducted by the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) in collaboration with the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) and the Limpopo Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (LDARD), as part of the DAFF-supported ‘Revitalization of irrigation in South Africa’ project.
Library ResourceManuals & GuidelinesJuly, 2019South Africa
The Neighbourhood Planning and Design Guide is a comprehensively updated and revised version of its predecessor, the Guidelines for Human Settlement Planning and Design, commonly known as the Red Book. The Red Book, published in 2000, was preceded by a series of guideline documents aimed at improving the quality of settlement planning and design.
Library ResourceManuals & GuidelinesJanuary, 2017South Africa
Reforming Urban Laws in Africa, A Practical Guide, was written by Stephen Berrisford and the late Patrick McAuslan. It provides hands-on guidance to officials, practitioners and researchers working on the urgent task of improving, modernising and rationalising urban legislation in the Sub-Saharan region.
Library ResourceConference Papers & ReportsAugust, 2018South Africa
The papers in this volume take a city perspective and provide both a critical reflection of and a pragmatic response to what cities are able to do given their current mandate and powers. The first paper begins by considering what the TOD agenda means for the urban poor. It questions whether TOD can adequately address the existing land challenges in South African cities, given the politics of land inequality and the skewed property markets.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksNovember, 2018Tanzania, Yemen, Nigeria, Nepal, Somalia, Ecuador, Chile, Guatemala, China, Colombia, Indonesia, Australia, Bolivia, Nicaragua, India, Sudan, Namibia, Uruguay
En 2016, el Centro para la Autonomía y el Desarrollo de los Pueblos Indígenas (CADPI), junto con el equipo de Pueblos Indígenas de FAO y el apoyo técnico del equipo de Tenencia de la Tierra de FAO, implementaron un programa de desarrollo de capacidades para y con los pueblos indígenas de Mesoamérica sobre las Directrices voluntarias sobre la gobernanza responsable de la tenencia de la tierra, la pesca y los bosques en el contexto de la seguridad alimentaria nacional (VGGT).<p></p>El presente manual sistematiza todo el material didáctico y la experiencia recopilada durante el pro
Library ResourceInstitutional & promotional materialsJuly, 2018South Africa
Cooperation between South Africa and FAO has spanned a large range of areas, from interventions for agricultural development, food security and improved nutrition to support rural economic development and natural resources management. Recent focus areas for cooperation include engagement in SouthSouth Cooperation, with a particular focus on transboundary disease control, and resource mobilization through mechanisms such as the Green Climate Fund, the Global Environment Facility and the Adaptation Fund.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksNovember, 2018Uganda, Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Lesotho, South Africa, Senegal, Togo, Nicaragua, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Peru, Suriname, Cambodia, Bangladesh, Jordan, Netherlands, Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Micronesia
Access to safe water and sanitation and sound management of freshwater ecosystems are at the core of sustainable development. This is the aim of Sustainable Development Goal 6 (SDG 6), which includes approaches to water management such as environmental flow requirements, international cooperation, capacity building and stakeholder participation.
Indicator 6.4.2 is useful for policymaking as it highlights those regions under high water stress, thereby informing countries on where they need to make efforts to improve water resource usage and promote water saving.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchJuly, 2018Lesotho
Women need secure access to and control of land in order to realise their human rights. In order for the women to realise their land and inheritance rights it is important for the policy makers to have in place mechanisms and institutions to guide practice. This report sets out the status of women’s land and inheritance rights in Lesotho. The aim is to provide a consolidated baseline which can inform policy making, implementation and monitoring.
Library ResourceJanuary, 2006South Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa
The project aims to support small-scale farmers in the project area in their efforts to adapt their farming practices to anticipated climate change and to enhance their incomes.
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