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Since 1999 AOSIS (Pty) Ltd has been empowering Africa’s people through knowledge. 

We’ve done this by:

  • unlocking Africa’s rich knowledge resources to the world; and
  • enabling effective knowledge access through the most appropriate technology. 

In practice this involves publishing the latest African scholarly research, while ensuring free access to all through open-access publishing. AOSIS also offers online continuing professional development courses across industries for those who need to keep pace with current research and trends. Finally, we design, develop and implement eLearning services for schools, universities, and corporates. 

We are grounded by four core values in every undertaking: fairness, passion, integrity and servant leadership to our clients, employees and larger community. 

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AOSIS Resources

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Library Resource
Publicação revisada por pares
Dezembro, 2016
África do Sul, África austral

Invasive alien plants have a negative impact on ecosystem goods and services derived from ecosystems. Consequently, the aggressive spread of invasive alien plants (IAPs) in the river catchments of South Africa is a major threat to, inter alia, water security. The Olifants River catchment is one such a catchment that is under pressure because of the high demand for water from mainly industrial sources and unsustainable land-use, which includes IAPs. This study considered the cost-effectiveness of clearing IAPs and compared these with the cost of a recently constructed dam.

Library Resource
Publicação revisada por pares
Dezembro, 2016
África do Sul, África austral

Ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA) is increasingly being promoted as a cost-effective means of adaptation to climate change. However, in spite of considerable international press, there is still little evidence to substantiate this claim. This study proposes a method through which the cost-effectiveness of EbA strategies can be evaluated against alternative adaptation options, and contributes to South African literature on the subject.

Library Resource
Publicação revisada por pares
Abril, 2015
África

The greater the benefit derived from using a piece of land for any particular purpose the higher the price the prospective user is willing to pay.  The demand for land is thus a reflection of the utility derived from its use by current or potential users.  The ability to compete for sites depends on whether they have the means to benefit from accessibility and complementarity within the urban framework. Conventional theory states that productivity determines urban rent, which is the highest at the place of maximum accessibility, i.e. the central business district (CBD).

Library Resource
Publicação revisada por pares
Janeiro, 2015
África

Land reform has traditionally had two objectives: equity and productivity. Food insecurity and the need for agriculture to contribute to development emphasise the need to maintain and improve productivity while improving equitability. Land must foster production and agriculture must attract good human material.

Library Resource
Publicação revisada por pares
Julho, 2014
Etiópia

This study explores the influence of incidence of poverty and plot-level perception of soil degradation, on soil conservation behaviour of small subsistence farmers in the central highlands of Ethiopia. The study results confirm that poverty in assets significantly reduces the probability of soil-conservation efforts as measured by use of stone/soil bund structures in the highlands of Ethiopia.

Library Resource
Publicação revisada por pares
Maio, 2014

The South African government provides access to agricultural land for people not adequately represented in the agricultural sector.  However, the government lacks sufficient funds and institutional infrastructure to provide post-settlement support to the settled developing farmers. A farmer-to-farmer mentorship programme between established and developing farm types has been identified as an institutional arrangement that could complement the government’s efforts.

Library Resource
Publicação revisada por pares
Maio, 2014
África do Sul, África austral

The grassland biome of the southern Drakensberg region of South Africa is characterized by a relatively rich floral biodiversity, including a high level of endemics.  Land use in the area was traditionally dominated by livestock ranching based mainly on indigenous grassland that conserved biodiversity to some degree.  Currently however, market demands and risk factors are shifting land use in the area to a matrix of beef, cropping, dairy and particularly, towards plantation forestry.  A spreadsheet model was constructed to understand how expected land use conversion will likely influence th

Library Resource
Publicação revisada por pares
Dezembro, 2013
China

With the rapid change of the social environment, Mainland China has become a new economic market due to the great domestic demand caused by its enormous population and the increasing economic growth rate. Taiwanese businesses have gradually turned to develop in China under the pressure of increasing domestic wages and land costs for expanding factories as well as the enhancement of environmental protection.

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