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Sustainable rural livelihoods in Mali
(Institute of Development Studies, 1999)
This report describes research on Sustainable Rural Livelihoods which was carried out in two villages in Mali, selected to represent the rain fed cereal and cotton producing regions. The research was carried out using an ...
Indicators of Land Quality and Sustainable Land Management: An Annotated Bibliography
(The World Bank, 1998)
This bibliography is a review of available information on indicators of sustainable land management and land quality. As expected, the emphasis is on agricultural land management, but references to forest land management ...
Atlas of African agriculture
(Rome: FAO, 1986)
This report contains various maps that show the climatic zones, rainfall reliability, natural vegetation, land use, and the length of the growing period.
The SAMBA role play game in Northern Vietnam: An innovative approach to participatory natural resource management
(Berkley, CA: University of California Press for the United Nations University and the International Mountain Society, 2004)
The present article describes an experiment using the SAMBA role play game as a research tool in Bac Kan province of Vietnam, in the framework of the Mountain Agrarian Systems Program, a joint research project of the Vietnam ...
The Political Economy of African Famine
(Philadelphia Penn.: Gordan and Breach Science Publishers 1991, 1991)
This volume explores the combination of political and economic forces that influence the various levels of food supply. The book begins with a discussion of the various theories of famine, ranging from cultural ecology to ...
Flashback: Fifty years of donor aid to African agriculture
(New Partnership's for African Development, 2004)
This paper provides a long-term perspective on donor aid and African agricultural development. The starting point is 50 years ago in 1953 when a World Bank mission helped Nigeria lay the groundwork for its independence. ...
Exploiting multi-scale cariability of land use systems to improve natural resource management in the Sudano-Sahelian Zone of West Africa (MUSCLUS)
The impact of research on the agricultural development and sustainability of millet and sorghum based systems in the semi arid tropics of West Africa is low. One reason is the considerable variability of land use systems ...
Land and livelihoods: The politics of land reform in southern Africa
(Brighton, U.K.: Kensington Press, 2003)
This article examines the politics of land in southern Africa and, in particular, current processes of land reform in Mozambique, South Africa and Zimbabwe. It argues that, despite the considerable attention given to land ...
Agro-biodiversity in subsistence-oriented farming system in a Philippine upland region: Nutritional considerations
(Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2004)
The implications of agro-biodiversity for nutrition were studied in traditional subsistence oriented mixed farming systems in an upland region of the Philippines. An interdisciplinary approach was adopted: firstly, the ...
Facilitating Sustainable Agriculture: Participatory Learning and Adaptive Management in Times of Environmental Uncertainty
(New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 1998)
This book examines the implications of adapting more ecologically sound agricultural practices, both at the level of individual farmers and at the level of larger-scale agro-ecosystems such as water catchments. The emphasis ...