Smallholder irrigation expansion would signi cantly increase agricultural production, and reduce food insecurity and poverty levels in East Africa. This paper reviews literature on trends, constraints and opportunities of smallholder irrigation in four East African countries: Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. Irrigation development has been slow in these countries, and has been mainly through traditional schemes.
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Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksJune, 2018
Library ResourceInstitutional & promotional materialsOctober, 2018Laos, Kiribati, Chile, Guatemala, Djibouti, Thailand
The World Soil Day Photo book 2017 presents WSD photographic stories in a visual narrative. This publication recognizes and prizes the efforts of all WSD event organizers worldwide. On 5 December more people than ever celebrated soil, carbon, and the opportunities right under our feet under the slogan “Caring for the Planet starts from the Ground”. Healthy soils are the living, breathing ecosystems that help grow our food, clean our water, store carbon, and reduce risks of droughts and floods.
Library ResourceInstitutional & promotional materialsSeptember, 2018Angola, Yemen, Burundi, Nigeria, United States of America, Argentina, Zambia, Gambia, Uganda, Mali, Somalia, Tanzania, Australia, Netherlands, Congo, Senegal, South Sudan, Chad, Republic of Korea, Niger, Malawi
Report, prepared by FAO and the OECD with inputs from IFPRI, IFAD, the World Bank and WTO, submitted to the G20 Presidency of the Republic of Argentina in response to the Presidency’s request for information on future trends and challenges faced by global agriculture, with a special focus on the role of soils in promoting food security and the measures that could be undertaken to facilitate sustainable soil management.
Library ResourcePeer-reviewed publicationJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2018Western Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa, Africa, Niger
Land degradation poses daunting challenges to Niger and the country has designed several policies and strategies for combatting it. Building on work past studies, this study uses new satellite data which have higher resolution and run for longer time – thus capturing the longterm land management dynamics. This study also uses an improved cost of land degradation model which nets out benefits from land improvement as well analysing the impacts of land degradation on food and nutrition security.