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  1. 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.

  2. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2018
    Mali, Africa, Western Africa

    Soil and water conservation (SWC) practices like that of erosion control and soil fertility measures were commonly practiced in the semiarid region of southern Mali since the 1980s. The SWC practices were mainly meant to increase water availability in the subsurface, reduce farm water runoff and gully formation and improve nutrient content of the soil, thereby increasing crop yield. Despite such efforts to promote at scale SWC practices, the landscape of southern Mali is still affected by high rates of runoff and soil erosion and low crop yield in farmers’ fields.

  3. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    December, 1988
    Mali, Africa, Western Africa
  4. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2009
    Algeria, Sudan, Burkina Faso, Nigeria, Mauritania, Chad, Mali, Cameroon, Senegal, Central African Republic, South Sudan, Ethiopia, Niger, Eritrea
  5. Library Resource
    Conference Papers & Reports
    December, 2015
    Mali, Ghana, Africa

    Ever since the oil, financial and food crises of 2008, sub-Saharan Africa has witnessed a marked increase in large-scale investment in agricultural land. The drivers of this investment are varied and include growing food, water and energy insecurity as well as social and economic interests of investors and recipient countries. The shape of these investments and their eventual outcomes are equally influenced by the existing land and water governance systems in the host countries.

  6. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2016
    Mali, Niger, Africa

    Large-scale agricultural land investments in Africa are often considered solely from the land perspective. Yet land, water and other natural resources are closely interlinked in agricultural production and in sustaining rural livelihoods. Such investments involving irrigation will potentially have implications for water availability and utilization by other users, making it imperative to regard water as an economic rather than a free good.

  7. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    November, 2018
    Morocco, Ethiopia, Kenya, Cameroon, South Africa, Mali, Niger, Senegal, Nicaragua, China, Mongolia, Nepal, Jordan, Lebanon, Norway, Spain, Australia

    The Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the Context of National Food Security explicitly mention pastoralists as users of the Guidelines and as targets of capacity building. Despite the historical and often ongoing marginalization of pastoralists, this technical guide has been developed in response to emerging opportunities to support pastoralists and to strengthen their land and resource rights.

  8. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    September, 2018
    Angola, Fiji, Azerbaijan, Peru, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Ghana, Malaysia, Moldova, Ecuador, Maldives, Romania, Mongolia, Mali, Chile, Belarus, Georgia, Albania, Haiti, Myanmar, India, Armenia

    How to feed the world without degrading land and water resources, eroding biodiversity and contributing to climate change is among the greatest challenges of our times. FAO works with the Global Environment Facility (GEF) to support member countries in addressing the critical nexus between agriculture and the environment.

  9. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    June, 2018
    Nepal, Jordan, Morocco, Kenya, South Africa, Nicaragua, Mali, China, Australia, Spain, Senegal, Ethiopia, Mongolia, Niger, Cameroon, Norway, Lebanon

    تشير الخطوط التوجيهية الطوعية بشأن الحوكمة المسؤولة لحيازة الأراضي ومصايد الأسماك والغابات في سياق الأمن الغذائي الوطني بصراحة إلى الرعاة باعتبارهم المستخدمين النهائيين للخطوط التوجيهية والمستهدَفين بمساعي تنمية القدرات. وعلى الرغم من التهميش التاريخي والذي غالباً ما يكون مستمراً للرعويين، تم إعداد هذا الدليل الفني للاستجابة للفرص الناشئة التي من شأنها دعم الرعاة وتعزيز حقوقهم في الأراضي والموارد.

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