Arid, semi-arid and dry sub-humid areas cover 61 % of Tanzania (United Republic of Tanzania, 1999) and, over the past decades, several restoration projects have worked toward reversing degradation in these areas (Kikula, 1999; Kisanga et al., 1999). These projects have addressed from social and ecological perspectives and have spanned for decades, thereby allowing for a genuine opportunity to identify and articulate lessons learned and develop good practice guidelines for restoring productive capacity of drylands.
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Library ResourceReports & ResearchJanuary, 2017Eastern Africa, Tanzania
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsAugust, 2019Ethiopia, Kenya, Mali, Niger, Tanzania, Western Africa, Eastern Africa
The Restoration of degraded land for food security and poverty reduction in East Africa and the Sahel: taking successes in land restoration to scale project aims to reduce food insecurity and improve livelihoods of poor people living in African drylands by restoring degraded land, and returning it to effective and sustainable tree, crop and livestock production, thereby increasing land profitability and landscape and livelihood resilience.
Library ResourceInstitutional & promotional materialsAugust, 2019Ethiopia, Kenya, Mali, Niger, Tanzania, Western Africa, Eastern Africa
Restoration of degraded land for food security and poverty reduction in East Africa and the Sahel: taking successes in land restoration to scale project brochure.
Library ResourceInstitutional & promotional materialsAugust, 2016Ethiopia, Kenya, Mali, Niger, Tanzania, Western Africa, Eastern Africa
Project goal is to reduce food insecurity and improve livelihoods of poor people living in African
drylands by restoring degraded land
and returning it to effective and sustainable
tree, crop and livestock production, thereby
increasing land profitability as well as landscape
and livelihood resilience.
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsSeptember, 2017Tanzania, Africa, Eastern Africa
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsOctober, 2017Tanzania, Uganda, Africa, Eastern Africa
Better soil health can increase agricultural productivity. Restoration activities can build on-farm resilience and contribute to climate change adaptation and mitigation.
Land and soil health surveys can improve crop modeling predictions under various climate scenarios and guide more targeted interventions.
Currently, most assessments of land and soil health do not consider the social, ecological, and biophysical constraints, or acknowledge the variations in the landscape.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2017Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda, Burundi, Tanzania, Africa, Eastern Africa, Middle Africa
Food security entails having sufficient, safe, and nutritious food to meet dietary needs. The need to optimise nitrogen (N) use for nutrition security while minimising environmental risks in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) is overdue. Challenges related to managing N use in SSA can be associated with both insufficient use and excessive loss, and thus the continent must address the ‘too little’ and ‘too much’ paradox. Too little N is used in food production (80% of countries have N deficiencies), which has led to chronic food insecurity and malnutrition.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2016Kenya, Tanzania, Burkina Faso, Benin, Nepal, South Africa, Nicaragua, Vietnam, Mozambique, Thailand, Madagascar, China, Myanmar, Indonesia, Ecuador, Bolivia, Ghana, Senegal, Cameroon, Norway, Cambodia
Millones de personas de todo el mundo dependen de recursos naturales, como la tierra, la pesca y los bosques, que se utilizan de manera colectiva como propiedades comunales. Estas son fundamentales para la cultura, el bienestar y la identidad cultural. Como fuente de alimentos e ingresos, constituyen una importante red de seguridad, en particular para las personas más vulnerables y marginadas.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2018Nepal, Egypt, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa, El Salvador, Japan, Burundi, Peru, Mexico, Tanzania, Ecuador, Colombia, Iran, South Sudan, Sudan, Uganda, Kenya
Accessibility to clean and sufficient water resources for agriculture is key in feeding the steadily increasing world population in a sustainable manner. Nature-Based Solutions (NBS) offer a promising contribution to enhance availability and quality of water for productive purposes and human consumption, while simultaneously striving to preserve the integrity and intrinsic value of the ecosystems. Implementing successful NBS for water management, however, is not an easy task since many ecosystems are already severely degraded, and exploited beyond their regenerative capacity.
Library ResourceInstitutional & promotional materialsFebruary, 2018Nepal, Burkina Faso, Bangladesh, Nigeria, Malawi, Rwanda, Lesotho, Vietnam, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Ecuador, Senegal, Ethiopia, Niger, Uganda, Tajikistan
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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