Africa

Africa is the world's second-largest and second most-populous continent, after Asia. At about 30.2 million km² (11.7 million sq mi) including adjacent islands, it covers 6% of the Earth's total surface area and 20.4% of the total land area.[2] With 1.0 billion people (as of 2009, see table) in 61 territories, it accounts for about 14.72% of the world's human population.

New Alliance: Framework for Responsible Land-Based Agricultural Investments

Food Security

Technical experts from G7 donors (UK, US, Germany, France), AU Land Policy Initiative and FAO have compiled a due diligence framework for land related investments based on existing standards, guidance and good practice, to support responsible investments under the New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition.

Date of publication
August 2012

Environmental concerns must be
integrated into the development process, but African
countries still face many challenges as they work to achieve

Publisher
World Bank Group
Date of publication
August 2012

The note summarizes the findings of the
Africa Forest Strategy Paper, which responded to the
problems confronting forest resources in the Sub-Saharan

Publisher
World Bank Group
Date of publication
August 2012

Law is society's institution which
articulates rules to govern legal and non-legal
institutions. Rules of legal institutions aim to protect the

Publisher
World Bank Group
Date of publication
August 2012

Largely due to the potential threats to
development, and human lives of well known climate changes,

Publisher
World Bank Group
Date of publication
August 2012

? This article outlines the role that
the World Bank will play in supporting a modified rural
development strategy for the Sub-Saharan Africa region: The

Publisher
World Bank Group
Date of publication
August 2012

Environmental degradation primarily
affects the poor, both in rural and urban areas. Reversing
the downward spiral of this degradation is essential to any

Publisher
World Bank Group
Date of publication
August 2012

Within the sub-region of West Central
Africa (Benin, Cote d'Ivoire, Burkina Faso, Ghana,
Niger, Nigeria, and Togo) several countries have completed

Publisher
World Bank Group
Date of publication
August 2012

The Sahel Operational Review (SOR) seeks
to accelerate the transfer of lessons learned in natural

Publisher
World Bank Group
Date of publication
August 2012

Over the past thirty years, most of
Sub-Saharan Africa has seen rapid population growth, poor
agricultural performance, and increasing environmental

Publisher
World Bank Group

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