Widespread land degradation has serious negative ecological, social, and economic consequences. This is particularly true for smallholder farming systems in sub-Saharan Africa, which are crucial for the livelihoods of the majority of the population and the national economies. Sustainable land management (SLM) is seen as the best way to combat or even reverse land degradation. However, the contexts and conditions hindering land users’ uptake of SLM techniques are often poorly understood. The AGORA project explores the drivers of land degradation at two sites in Tanzania and Malawi.
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Library ResourceReports & ResearchJuly, 2018Tanzania, Malawi, Africa, Eastern Africa, Southern Africa
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2017Kenya, Eastern Africa, Africa
The International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT), in collaboration with our national research partners, has been working in Africa for the last 30 years. Our cutting-edge science helps policy makers, private sector, scientists, civil society, and farmers respond to the most pressing challenges of our time.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchMay, 2019Algeria, Sudan, Western Sahara, Eritrea, Ethiopia, South Sudan, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Burkina Faso, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal
Tetra Tech’s land tenure and property rights experts examine how weak land and resource governance can fuel drivers of violent extremism. With a focus on the African Sahel, this new issue brief finds this dynamic is especially prevalent when land and resource governance challenges are coupled with environmental disruptions, resource scarcity, or migration.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchFebruary, 2019Sub-Saharan Africa, Tanzania, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Gabon, South-Eastern Asia, Philippines, Nepal
This report is intended to provide guidance to develop enabling legal frameworks governing community forestry. It offers recommendations and a framework for reflection for all actors engaged in creating, implementing or revising laws on community forestry, and for civil society in particular.
Drawing lessons from the design and implementation of community forestry laws in Nepal, the Philippines, and in Tanzania, this report revolves around the ten following building blocks to consider in order to develop supportive frameworks governing community forestry:
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2017Indonesia, Vietnam, Peru, Tanzania, Cameroon, Brazil, South America, Middle Africa, South-Eastern Asia
Library ResourceConference Papers & ReportsDecember, 2012Ethiopia, Africa, Eastern Africa
Library ResourceConference Papers & ReportsDecember, 2016Mozambique
The Centro Terra Viva (CTV), in partnership with the World Resources Institute (WRI), promoted the implementation of the project on ‘documentation of unplanned human responses to climate change’. This project was part of a more general WRI approach, involving other countries, to research how communities in Africa are responding to climate change and the effect of these responses on the environment and biodiversity.
Library ResourceConference Papers & ReportsDecember, 2016Ethiopia
Library ResourceConference Papers & ReportsDecember, 2012Eastern Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa, Africa, Ethiopia, Djibouti, Kenya, Somalia
Library ResourceConference Papers & ReportsDecember, 2016Eastern Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa, Africa, Ethiopia