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  1. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2017
    Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Africa, Southern Africa

    In developing regions with high levels of poverty and a dependence on climate sensitive agriculture, studies focusing on climate change adaptation, planning, and policy processes, have gained relative importance over the years. This study assesses the impact of farmer perceptions regarding climate change on the use of sustainable agricultural practices as an adaptation strategy in the Chinyanja Triangle, Southern Africa.

  2. Library Resource
    Conference Papers & Reports
    March, 2017
    Eastern Africa, Tanzania, Southern Africa

    In pastoral societies women face many challenges. Some describe these as a ‘double burden’ – that is, as pastoralists and as women. However, pastoral women may obtain a significant degree of protection from customary law even if customary institutions are male-dominated. In periods of change (economic, social, political), this protection may be lost, and without protection from statutory laws, women are in danger of “falling between two stools” (Adoko and Levine 2009).

  3. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    March, 2017
    Sub-Saharan Africa

    Sustainable intensification (SI) is at the forefront of food security discussions as a means to meet the growing demand for agricultural production while conserving land and other resources. A broader definition of SI is emerging that takes into account the human condition, nutrition and social equity. Next steps require identification of indicators and associated metrics, to track progress, assess tradeoffs and identify synergies. Through a systematic, qualitative review of the literature we identified SI indicators, with a primary focus on African smallholder farming systems.

  4. Library Resource
    Conference Papers & Reports
    March, 2017
    Cameroon, Africa, Western Africa

    In Cameroon, rangelands occupy about 20 % of surface area; provide critical habitat to many animal and

    plant species; offer many vital goods and services to society and are home to pastoralists, agropastoralists,

    crop farmers, fishermen and hunter-gatherers, who for centuries co-existed peacefully. In

    recent years this harmony is being threatened by changing land use patterns, poor land use planning and

    poor recognition of ownership rights. Despite efforts by state and non-state actors to improve pastoral

  5. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    April, 2017
    Burkina Faso, Africa, Western Africa

    The fire severity of the 2013–2014 fire season within Sudanian ecosystems in Burkina Faso was evaluated from Landsat 8 images using derivatives of the Normalized Burn Ratio algorithm (NBR). The relationship between the image-derived severity and the field observed severity i.e. Composite Burn Index (CBI) was best described by a nonlinear model of the form y = a + b*EXP(CBI *c) (R2 = 0.66). Classification of the image-derived burned area into burn severity classes achieved a classification Kappa accuracy statistic of 0.56.

  6. Library Resource
    7NDP
    Legislation & Policies
    June, 2017
    Zambia

    Zambia remains committed to the socio-economic development planning of the country as reflected by the return to development planning in 2005. The Seventh National Development Plan (7NDP) for the period 2017- 2021 is the successor to the Revised Sixth National Development Plan, 2013-2016 (R-SNDP) following its expiry in December 2016. The Plan, like the three national development plans (NDPs) that preceded it, is aimed at attaining the long-term objectives as outlined in the Vision 2030 of becoming a “prosperous middle-income country by 2030”.

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