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The Potential of Electric Vehicles to Contribute to South Africa’s Greenhouse Gas Emissions Targets and other Developmental Objectives How Appropriate is the Investment in Electric Vehicles as a NAMA?

"Transport consumes 28% of final energy in South Africa, 97% of which is in liquid fuels, and subsequently contributes 13.1% of South Africa’s greenhouse gas(GHG)emissions. The sector is vital for economic development. As the demand for transport...

Sustainable Development Planning in South Africa: a Case of Over-Strategizing?

"Cross-governmental planning and coordinating policies are among the main challenges for sustainable, low carbon development. Why is sustainable development planning so ineffective? How can governments plan and coordinate public policy interventio...

Environmental Impact Assessment as a Policy Tool for Integrating Environmental Concerns in Development

"Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) is the tool that is most commonly utilised across Africa and in most developing countries for the purpose of integrating environmental concerns in development projects. South Africa’s experience with EIA date...

The Lesotho Highlands Water Project and Sustainable Livelihoods Policy Implications for SADC

"This paper examines some of the different ways in which Phase IA and B of the LHWP impacted on the livelihoods of the communities in Lesotho, and how these impacts have policy implications for sustainable development and livelihoods for SADC memb...

Sanitation, Potable Water Supply and Environmental Protection Benefits, Progress and Issues for Sustainability in Developing Countries

"At the World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD) in Johannesburg in 2002, the international community agreed to a target to halve the proportion of people who lack access to basic sanitation by 2015. Available information paints a grim pictu...

Governing Africa's Mangroves: A Sustainable Future

"Despite their widely recognised socioeconomic and ecological value, mangroves are among the world’s most threatened vegetation types. More than a fifth of the world’s mangroves have been lost over the past 30 years alone, and many surviving fores...

Dynamiques de Restructuration et Accès aux Marchés des Ménages Ruraux / Restructuring Dynamics and Rural Household Market Access

"The privatisation processes implemented in Senegal in the 1980s led to the liberalisation and restructuring of the agricultural and food markets. Investments in agriculture increased, and agricultural operations diversified to include activities ...

Building an Effective Advocacy Movement for Sustainable and Equitable Agricultural Development in Africa Agricultural Policy-Making in Kenya

"This study examines the historical and current performance of the smallholder sector in Kenya. It analyses some of the strategies smallholders and their allies have forged to respond to the diminishing government budgetary allocations to the sect...

Building an Effective Advocacy Movement for Sustainable and Equitable Agricultural Development in Africa An Analysis of Smallholder Agriculture, Policy-Making And Advocacy In Ghana

"On October 2009, the Government of Ghana pledged to fulfil the commitments laid out in the Food and Agriculture Sector Development Policy (FASDEP II) and Sector Plan agenda in a new Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Program (CAADP) com...

Building an Effective Advocacy Movement for Sustainable and Equitable Agricultural Development in Africa Agricultural Policy Making in Mali

"The discussion above has shown that the disengagement of the state from the agricultural sector through “the imposition” of international financial institutions has negatively impacted the development of family farms. Other factors constraining t...

Agricultural Productivity, Climate Change and Smallholder Farmer’s Entrepreneurship:A Case Study of the Central and Western Regions of Liberia

"The principal objective of the study is to assess the extent to which agricultural productivity and climate change impact affect smallholder farmers’ entrepreneurship in Western and Central Regions of Liberia. The specific objectives are: to dete...

Small-scale Maize Seed Production in West and Central Africa:Profitability, Constraints and Options

"Seed can play a critical role in increasing agricultural productivity. Seed has been described as an essential, strategic, and relatively inexpensive input that often determines the upper limit of crop yields and the productivity of all other agr...

South Africa’s Municipal Integrated Development Plans

"The IDP is the principal statutory planning instrument for local governments in South Africa. In both cities, climate change interventions were initiated prior to the inclusion of climate change as a strategic priority in the IDP, which almost c...

Climate and Development Outlook: Stories of Change from CDKN Issue No 8

"Rwanda is pioneering steps towards a climate resilient green economy. This publication summarises CDKN’s partnership work with Rwanda to date, highlighting key achievements and signposting further information.In “Rwanda: Pioneering steps toward...

Climate and Development Outlook: Stories of Change from CDKN Issue No 3

In this newsletter the first article title: Raising the voice of Mountain Governments covers the Government of Nepal need to become a world leader in highlighting the special needs and interests of mountain regions in a changing climate. Protecti...

Towards the Fifth Review of the UNFCCC’s Financial Mechanism

"Financial support for mitigation and adaptation actions in developing countries is at the core of the climate negotiations under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). This is due to the legal obligations created by the Conventio...

Villages en Exil / Villages in Exile

"Senegal was particularly affected by the soaring of food prices in 2008. Currently it is now the country in Sub Saharan Africa that is most dependent for imports of rice, wheat and milk. After the independence of the country in 1960, the State ha...

Public Policy Participation by Senegalese Producers' Organizations Lessons Learned from Capatilization on the Land Reform and EPA Negociation Process - Educational Booklet

"This document is based on two capitalization studies conducted in Senegal on the participation of producers’ organizations in land reform and economic partnership agreement negotiations. Based on these two experiences, it attempts to provide a fe...

Goana qui Soulève des Tempêtes La Grande Offensive Dont on Rêva / Goana Who Raises Storms The Great Offensive of Which one Dreams

"To end the food crisis, the president of Senegal has launched an ambitious programme of agricultural production, called the great agricultural offensive for food and abundance(Goana), which even earned him an award from the University of Gembloux...

Il Faut Vite Transformer L'Agriculture Africaine / The Necessity to Quickly Change African Agriculture

"Jacques Faye was the rural sociologist and former Director of the Senegalese Agricultural Research Institute (Isra). In his opinion, dealing with environmental problems and predicting ongoing and increasing agricultural prices on the world market...

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