Africa

Reports & Research
December 2010

Increasing women’s access to land is crucial to fight hunger and poverty. However, gender disparities in land access remain significant in most countries, regardless of their level of development. A new FAO database helps to understand the factors that prevent women from accessing land; and to design better policies to effectively address this situation.

Reports & Research
December 2016

African agrifood systems are being transformed by multinational capital. To date, research on this transformation has focused most intently on the rise of supermarkets and demand for African land. Multinational investment in African grain trading has received less attention. Using a range of qualitative methods and representative household survey data from Zambia, this article seeks to understand the causes and consequences of multinational investment in smallholder grain markets.

Policy Papers & Briefs
November 2016

This publication will present efforts by FAO and partners on mapping the intervention area of the Great Green Wall initiative and restoration opportunities based on data gathered through Collect Earth and in support of presenting FAO's effort at COP22 in Marrakech on 14 November 2016.

Journal Articles & Books
December 2001

The purpose of this publication is to show how conservation agriculture can increase crop production while reducing erosion and reversing soil fertility decline, improving rural livelihoods and restoring the environment in developing countries. Soil organic matter and biological activity in the rooting zone, stimulated by continual additions of fresh organic material (crop residues and cover crops) are the basis of conservation agriculture, as described in the first chapter.

Reports & Research
December 2001

La présente publication «Situation des ressources génétiques forestières de la Côte d'Ivoire (Zone de Savanes)» est issue d’un rapport national présenté à l’Atelier sous-régional FAO/IPGRI/CIRAF sur la conservation, la gestion, l’utilisation durable et la mise en valeur des ressources génétiques forestières de la zone sahélienne (Ouagadougou, 22-24 sept. 1998).

Reports & Research
November 2016

Ce rapport fait partie d’une série d’analyses réalisées à l’échelle des pays par l’équipe d’analyse et des politiques de résilience (RAP) de la FAO, dans le but d’orienter les décideurs, praticiens, organismes des Nations Unies, ONG et autres parties prenantes quant aux politiques à mettre en oeuvre, et en identifiant les principaux facteurs qui contribuent à la résilience des ménages vivant dans des pays et des régions touchés par l’insécurité alimentaire. L’analyse est largement basée sur l’utilisation de la méthodologie de Mesure et analyse de l’indice de résilience (RIMA) de la FAO.

Journal Articles & Books
December 2003

The First International Workshop on Community Forestry in Africa was held in the Gambia in February 1999. It began the process of bringing together all of the African experiences in community-based natural resource management. Until the Gambia workshop, those looking for documentation of existing initiatives would have looked towards Asia for information about best practices and experience in participatory forest management.

Journal Articles & Books
December 1999

A short eight-teen-page report where the author describes the overall situation of fuelwood data in Chad. It is organised in three main parts; the first part is a broad description of the country's characteristics followed by a second part describing the country's vegetation and forest cover. Moreover, the author pays some attention to the trees outside forests and finishes with a brief conclusion.