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A Delicate Balance: Land Use, Minority Rights and Social Stability in the Horn of Africa

"The authors of the various chapters examine whether investments amount to an additional threat to the lives and livelihoods of pastoralists (the others being climate change, land degradation, conflict, invasive species and others) or if investments…

Reframing the New Alliance Agenda: A Critical Assessment Based on Insights from Tanzania

"A dedicated investment in smallholder farmers to enable them to improve their land use and productivity is critical to achieve sustainable and inclusive growth in African countries. The New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition focuses on publi…

Farmers Moving Towards Resilience Suid Bokkeveld Case Study on Climate Change Adaptation, South Africa

This case study describes some aspects of development processes underway in the Suid Bokkeveld in recent years, and focuses on the adaptive aspects. The Suid Bokkeveld was a pilot site for this project, and the on-going adaptation processes withi…

Food Aid, Agriculture and the African Farmer: A Curate’s Egg?

"This occasional paper discusses the controversial issue of food aid which in the view of the World Bank and the World Food Programme is "an important and undervalued resource for development in Africa". The discussion, interestingly, includes the e…

Strengthening Southern Africa's NDCs to Bolster Farmers' Interests

Agriculture and other land-use sectors play a major role in the global response to climate change – as a large source of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, as a carbon sink, and as a sector vulnerable to climate extremes and variability. Nationally Det…

Effets de la Covid-19 sur les Exploitations Familiales Agricoles et des Organisations de Producteurs Membres du CNCR au Sénégal / Effects of COVID-19 on Family Farms and Members of producer Organizations of the CNCR in Senegal

The Covid-19 pandemic is a large-scale health crisis with socio-economic shocks that require effective response strategies to limit its spread and consequences. It has already led to the development of several initiatives at different levels (nation…

The Impact of COVID-19 on Local Food Production and Informal Food Markets in Nigeria with Niger Delta Region as Case Study

The covid-19 pandemic has had devastating effects in many countries across the World, affecting every aspect of humanity. Most countries in sub-Saharan Africa met the crises in a weak position. Aside from the heath/mortality effects of the pandemic …

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