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Making the Most of Natural Advantages: Intellectual Property and Natural Products in Botswana

"The purpose of this research was to work towards the development of an intellectual property regime for indigenous plants (and potentially other natural resources) in Botswana that promotes investment in the development of new products whilst pro...

Willingness-To-Pay for Protecting Endangered Environments The Case of Nechsar National Park

"In this study, it was tried to estimate people’s willingness-to-pay to protect the park and identify its determinants.The study used dichotomous choice contingent valuation method. Using a bivariate probit model, it was found that the local commu...

Valuing Tropical Grasslands: The Case of Overstocking in Northeastern Uganda

"One of the major concerns of the world community today is the loss of large areas of tropical grasslands and forests. Although there are various causes of grassland degradation, an important cause seems to be an under-valuation of grasslands by ...

Dryland Husbandry Ethnoveterinary Practices - Sudan

"In this monograph, an attempt is made towards recording and elucidating several aspects of the ethnoveterinary activities of pastoralists, mainly camelmen in North-eastern Sudan. The study was inspired by previous researches in the same area, dur...

Do Ghanaian Farmers have Preferences for the National Biodiversity Strategy? A Case Study of Farmers Living around the Kakum National Park in the Central Region

In Developing Countries the natural capital constitutes about 20% of GDP. However, international environmental agreements requires these countries to conserve these resources irrespective of immediate human preferences. The present study contingen...

Toward a Regional Policy on GMO Crops among COMESA/ASARECA Countries / Vers une politique régionale sur les cultures OGM dans les pays du COMESA/ASARECA

"Since 1995, genetically modified (GM) varieties of agricultural crops have been planted commercially and consumed widely in a growing number of countries. As of 2005, some 8.5 million farmers around the world were planting GMO crops. Over a tota...

Livelihood Interventions and Biodiversity Conservation in Quirimbas National Park

Coastal livelihood interventions can help communities by providing additional incomes, while protecting and maintaining resources and the environment. The identification and promotion of resilient and diversified livelihood opportunities are cruci...

Re-thinking the Application of Sustainable use Policies for African Elephants in a Changed World

"Despite increasing calls to recognise the intrinsic value of biodiversity, the need to incentivise people to choose conservation as a competitive form of land use through a sustainable use (SU) approach remains the de facto and de jure reality ac...

Natural Resource Governance in Africa No.5 Forests and Biodiversity in Africa

This infographic is the no.5 issue in the series called Natural Resource Governance. The data presented is on African forests and biodiversity. The statistical data presented depicts land areas covered with forest, visual material on the Congo ra...

Invasive Plants and Food Security in Africa: The potential of Earth Observation Data

"The spread of invasive plant species has serious consequences for Africa. Toxic weeds and harmful shrubs significantly shrink rangelands and lower the productivity of major grain foods such as maize (in some instances by up to 45%). Toxic w...

Harnassing Floating Cage Technology to Increase Fish Production in Uganda

The fishery sub-sector is the second largest foreign exchange earner in Uganda’s economy (estimated at US$ 135 million) after coffee. However, declining trends in annual fish production are a real threat in terms of the loss of potential foreign e...

Policy Implications for Intellectual Property Systems for Traditional Healers in Lesotho

Traditional Medicine is part of the daily life of the Basotho. Every village in ancient times had a traditional healer living near the chief's main house. Traditional healers are popular as they are affordable, accessible, adaptable and culturally...

A Circular Economy Approach to Agro-Biodiversity Conservation in the Souss Massa Region of Morocco: Project Case Study

"The article discusses the prospects of the Argan (Argana spinosa) Biosphere reserve conservation under the scope of the 2012 National Charter for Environment and Sustainable Development. The rate of degradation of the Argan ecosystem and the unfa...

A Status Quo, Vulnerability and Adaptation Assessment of the Physical and Socio-Economic Effects of Climate Change in the Western Cape

"Clear evidence of the early signs of anthropogenic climate change are evident in the temperature record in the Western Cape, and that rainfall trends, though more variable, also suggest some shifts in the “normal” climate regime. We suggest furth...

Framework for Adaptation to Climate Change in the City of Cape Town

"The 20th century has seen the greatest warning in the past thousand years due to anthropogenic emissions of greenhouse gases (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), 2001b). Climate models now predict that the atmosphere’s temperature ...

The Integrated Assessment of the Potential Impact of the EU ACP Economic Partnership Agreement on Uganda's Bio Diversity: A Case of the Horticulture Centre

"This integrated assessment (IA) examines the potential impacts on the horticulture sector of Uganda’s Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) with the European Union (EU). Horticulture was selected as the focus of the IA because it contributes sign...

In Defense of Farmers and Community Rights: Justifying their Inclusion in Uganda's Plant Variety Protection Legislation

"This paper has highlighted how the protection of farmers’ and community rights in the plant variety protection legislation can help in terms of achieving agro-biodiversity conservation and enrichment, food security, national security and poverty ...

Uganda National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan: The Crisis in Uganda's Biodiversity Policy Making Process

"It is important to recognize that Uganda's efforts to transform her economy, social services and politics are directly tied to the fate of our biological resources. Uganda's stock of biological diversity including forests, wildlife, wetlands, mic...

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