Land use change has become increasingly acknowledged as an important issue in terms of understanding the processes of global change. Hence, land use decision-making by smallholder communities in developing countries become a vital part of the broader comprehension of environmental and social change that are related to the change processes at the global scale. A wide range of analytical and conceptual frameworks has been developed to facilitate and sharpen such analyses, ranging from very theoretical to directly operational approaches.
Land Library Search
Through our robust search engine, you can search for any item of the over 50,000 highly curated resources in the Land Library.
If you would like to find an overview of what is possible, feel free to peruse the Search Guide.
Search resultsShowing items 1 through 9 of 115.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2008Algeria, Sudan, Burkina Faso, Nigeria, Mauritania, Mali, Indonesia, Senegal, Ethiopia, Niger, Eritrea, Malaysia, Cameroon, Tanzania, Brunei Darussalam, Central African Republic, South Sudan, Chad, Vietnam, Sub-Saharan Africa
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2015Algeria, Sudan, Burkina Faso, Nigeria, Mauritania, Chad, Mali, Cameroon, Senegal, Central African Republic, South Sudan, Ethiopia, Niger, Eritrea, Western Africa
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2010Algeria, France, Nigeria, Mauritania, Mali, Burkina Faso, Senegal, Ethiopia, Niger, Eritrea, Sudan, Cameroon, Central African Republic, South Sudan, Chad, Europe, Africa, Central America, South America
We propose a flexible and adaptable framework to assist the quick design of models dealing with the durability of the extensive livestock systems at the territorial scale. This metamodel results from the collaborative design starting from MAS developed on 7 sites in Latin America, France and Senegal. It is composed of four packages: Agent, Community, Space and Vegetation-Herd. We illustrate these packages with examples extracted from the various models. The role of this tool is discussed in order to show its advantages and its limits
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2014Nigeria
The study carried out an assessment of agricultural land management practices in food crops production among small scale farmers in Kwara Sate, Nigeria.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2013Nigeria
The research analyzed the land tenure system among rice farmers in Awe Local Government Area of Nasarawa State, Nigeria. Two hundred and forty (240) farmers were sampled by a multi stage sampling procedure and used as respondents for the study. Well-structured questionnaires were used for data collection. The main means of data analysis were percentages and correlation. Findings revealed that 46.7 percent of the respondents were within the age range of 31-40 years. Majority (77.9%) of the respondents were married and full time farmers.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2010Algeria, Burkina Faso, Nigeria, Mauritania, Mali, Senegal, Ethiopia, Niger, Uruguay, Eritrea, Cameroon, Chad, Central African Republic, South Sudan, Sudan, Brazil, Africa, South America
For over a decade, the globalisation of environmental, economic and social issues has induced rapid modification in agriculture and land. These changes raise the question of future extensive livestock systems in regards to the worldwide challenge to double livestock production by 2050 in ways which are safe for the environment. In order to better understand and follow modification processes, a comparative study of livestock systems and land dynamics has been carried out on seven case studies on three continents through the use of a common grid.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksOctober, 2015Nigeria, Africa
Soil physicochemical properties were determined for soils under cropland and forest at the headquarters of the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture in Ibadan, Southwestern Nigeria to examine the 30-year effects of different land use on the fertility of five soil series toposequences underlain by a Basement Complex.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2009Nigeria
The study focuses on land holding rights of the Fulani pastoralists and its effect on their agropastoral production system. It was discovered that among the land holding rights options available for land users in Yoruba communities where the Fulanis are settled, leasehold right was the viable option for the pastoralists.
Library ResourceInstitutional & promotional materialsMay, 2018Burkina Faso, Nigeria, Mali, France, Ghana, Congo, Niger, Togo
La transhumance transfrontalière est trop souvent réduite à une activité génératrice de conflits qu’il est possible de régler très facilement en fermant les frontières. Cette note aux décideurs montre une réalité beaucoup plus complexe. La mobilité pastorale en Afrique de l’Ouest représente un apport économique de plusieurs dizaines de milliards de Fcfa chaque année dans toutes les zones d’accueil. Dans une région troublée sur le plan sécuritaire et confrontée au défi de l’emploi et de la pauvreté, la dimension économique, sociale et politique de la transhumance est importante à préserver.
Library ResourceInstitutional & promotional materialsApril, 2018Burkina Faso, Nigeria, Gambia, Mali, Fiji, Haiti, Senegal, Ethiopia, Niger
Fact sheet on land restoration activities of Action Against Desertification. Action Against Desertification is an initiative of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP) in support of the Great Green Wall initiative and UNCCD national action programmes to combat desertification, implemented by FAO and partners with funding of the European Union.