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  1. Library Resource
    Conference Papers & Reports
    March, 1969
    Africa, Northern Africa

    The ECA/FAO Joint Agriculture Division has been requested to collaborate with the Industry and Housing Division in the preparation of a study on "industrialization and Economic Co-operation for the North African sub-region” by providing the relevant part of the study concerning "The Agricultural Sector, 1963-1980".

  2. Library Resource
    Conference Papers & Reports
    May, 1985

    In this document the secretariat of the Economic Commission for Africa analyses the land problem in the urban areas and housing programmes for the masses. The document is in five main parts. The first part introduces the land issue in human settlements policy and identifies areas requiring attention in the interest of an orderly use of land in urban areas.

  3. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    December, 1985

    This study, which is part of in-depth studies on the economies of African least developed countries envisaged in the ECA Medium-term Plan for the period 1984—1989, underscores the objective of the attainment of food self—sufficiency as a priority area called for in such key documents, as Freetown Declaration (November 1976) of Ministers of Agriculture, the Regional Food Plan for Africa (l978) the Monrovia Declaration of Commitment on Guidelines and Measures for National and Collective self-reliance in social and Economic Development for the Establishment of a New Economic Order (July 1979),

  4. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2010
    Africa, Northern Africa

    The countries in North Africa share an arid and semi-arid environment with high diversity: mountainous areas run alongside maritime areas and desert. Currently, urban dwellers in North Africa represent more than 50% of the population and are expected to be more than 60% by 2030. However, the urban system in North Africa is suffering urban primacy. The region is well known for its endowment in mineral deposits such as oil and gas. However, it is also known for being one of the poorest regions in the world in water resources.

  5. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    September, 1960

    The rate of increase of agricultural production, and especially food production, in Africa appears to have slowed down in the last few years. For 1959/60, the latest season for which data are available, provisional estimates indicate that there was a slight fall in production from the level of the previous year. On a per caput basis, food production appears to have fallen below the prewar level for the last three years.

  6. Library Resource
    Conference Papers & Reports
    January, 1977

    This document surveys the poor, performance and gloomy prospects for agriculture in Africa, which can be improved only if every country undertakes heavy investment to increase food production, storage, processing and distribution and 1mprove the over-all structure, institutions, research and training in the field of food and agriculture.

  7. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    November, 1965
    Rwanda, Africa

    This paper focuses on request to the United nations special fund concerning a sub regional project for the exploitation of methane gas contained in Lake Kivu (Rwanda). The methane gas deposits in the Rwanda area of Lake Kivu represent a natural resource for the sub region.

  8. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    October, 2007

    The objective of this review is to assess the achievements, identify the constraints, and make recommendations for further actions needed to address land issues in Africa. The report deals with the review of efforts being made by African countries to ensure that policies and policy instruments support the best possible land use and sustainable management of land resources.

  9. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    December, 1989

    The problem of low productivity is fundamental to the long-term deteriorating trend in agricultural and per capita food production that has characterized African agriculture during the past decades. Widespread desertification and degradation of African farmlands and the present heavy dependence on natural rainfall which are some of the causes of low productivity, reflect the inability of African member States to sufficiently invest in and develop technologies and farming systems suitable for adoption by small farmers.

  10. Library Resource
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    December, 2011
    Africa, Western Africa

    The report considers the critical issues providing the context for discussing land issues affecting West Africa as a region. These include the political, social and economic context, colonial legacy and legal plural systems, the operations of regional economic communities and other regional initiatives, impact of demography, migration and urbanization, conflicts and post-conflict issues, as well as shared resources and ecosystems.

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