Africa

Policy Papers & Briefs
December 2014

EPWS begins with the identification of a water problem (quantity and/or quality) downstream. this problem has significant financial impact for water users (domestic, industrial, commercial). causes of the problem are located upstream as a consequence of unsustainable land use (subsistence agriculture) by poor farmers who degrade the ecosystem.

Journal Articles & Books
December 2016

<p>Les informations contenues dans ce document correspondent à la situation en octobre 2014.

Journal Articles & Books
May 2016

The focus of this review has been on both documenting the general resilience of many fish resources to climatic variability and its underestimation in livelihood importance, including in protracted crisis situations, but also on enhancing the potential supply of fish from dryland areas by better use of the available water bodies, and in particular from small reservoirs.

Journal Articles & Books
December 2012

هذه الخطوط التوجيهية هي أول صكّ عالمي شامل خاص بالحيازات وإدارتها يُعدّ من خلال مفاوضات حكومية دولية. وتضع هذه الخطوط التوجيهية مبادئ ومعايير مقبولة دولياً للممارسات المسؤولة لاستخدام الأراضي ومصايد الأسماك والغابات وللتحكّم بها. وهي تعطي توجيهات لتحسين الأطر القانونية والتنظيمية والمتصلة بالسياسات التي تنظّم حقوق الحيازة ولزيادة شفافية نظم الحيازة وإدارتها ولتعزيز القدرات والإجراءات التي تتخذها الأجهزة العامة ومؤسسات القطاع الخاص ومنظمات المجتمع المدني وجميع المعنيين بالحيازات وإدارتها.

Journal Articles & Books
December 1993

Dans de nombreuses régions du monde, les ressources en eau de plus en plus limitées et la mauvaise utilisation de l’eau douce mettent en péril le développement durable. Plus des deux tiers de l’eau prélevée dans les fleuves, lacs et nappes aquifères étant utilisés pour l’irrigation, l’agriculture est de plus en plus considérée comme la soupape de sécurité du système.

Reports & Research
December 2007

A humanidade tem sido testemunha e participante nas múltiplas mudanças pelas quais a agricultura passou no decorrer dos séculos. Desde os primórdios desta antiga prática, o cultivo tem sido a espinha dorsal do desenvolvimento econômico de muitas sociedades e a principal fonte de preservação e evolução da vida. Nas civilizações pré-históricas e agrárias mais antigas, a agricultura não somente era uma fonte de alimento e de matérias-primas, mas também representava uma fonte de expressão da ordem inata da natureza.

Policy Papers & Briefs
December 2011

In cooperation with the Government of Ethiopia, the Subregional Office of Eastern Africa (SFE) of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) introduced a parasitic wasp to control a fast-spreading aphid pest infestation threatening to destroy cypress tree plantations in parts of the Amhara and Tigray Regional States in the north of Ethiopia.

Reports & Research
December 2001

Cette première édition d’un document synthétique regroupant un état des ressources génétiques forestières de la zone sahélienne et Nord-soudanienne et un plan sous-régional d’action pour la gestion durable de ces ressources est le fruit d’un processus engagé à l’initiative des pays de la sous-région en vue d’une meilleure prise en considération des problèmes importants mais complexes liés aux ressources génétiques forestières.

Reports & Research
December 2012

In this issue of the NR Newsletter, we welcome 2012 as the UN-declared International Year of Energy for All, an opportunity to concentrate global attention on the challenges facing both developed and developing countries when addressing access to and efficient use of sustainable energy sources. We also take a look at an interesting land tenure project that aims to bring advanced technology land registration systems to developing countries, through low-cost open-source software.