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Triggers and drivers for establishing a profitable aquaculture sub-sector

Aquaculture is growing in importance across the Africa Region. As part of renewed investment in agriculture given its pre-eminence in economic growth and food security in most African countries, the aquaculture sub-sector is being high-lighted as the likely source of needed aquatic products as supplies from traditional capture fisheries stagnate and even dwindle.

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Building the resilience in the Horn of Africa

Paths out of Poverty. Social Cash Transfers in Malawi

Working together in Mozambique

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The publication disseminates statistical information that will help all stakeholders to access, easily and quickly, a set of statistics on food and agriculture related to the current themes and domains of interest in the region. These statistics and indicators cover a wide range of themes: agricultural production, productivity and growth, investment, rural population and well-being, poverty, rural employment, gender, food security, food safety and nutrition, natural resource use in agricultural activities (e.g. land, water and forest), climate change, environmental pollution and biodiversity.

This publication is one of FAO's attempts at providing support for viable community involvement in forest and wildlife management in Africa. It proposes key institutional, policy and legislative measures that need to be put in place for the sustainable engagement of local communities in forest management and development. Furthermore, the document emphasizes the need for collective vision, equitable benefit sharing and value development of - and market access for - products, in order to make community forestry attractive to both governments and target communities. This document is intended for use by policy-makers and forestry practitioners in sub-Saharan Africa. 

The present publication focuses on the availability, access and utilization of crop residues and agro-industrial products in West Africa. It contributes to the efforts to strengthen mechanisms to establish and maintain feed assessments in West Africa. It is a first regional assessment attempt, based on literature review and fieldwork in a selected sample of seven countries from the Union économique et monétaire ouest-africaine (UEMOA), and utilizing databases available at the regional level in 2011-2012.