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This booklet presents an overview of the issue of soil management practices in Africa. It briefly presents the 12-Resolution “Abuja Declaration on Fertilizer for the African Green Revolution” adopted in 2006 and contextualizes the 2014 adoption by the 23rd Summit of the African Union of the Malabo Declaration on Accelerated Agricultural Growth and Transformation for Shared Prosperity and Improved Livelihoods that reaffirmed that agriculture should remain high on the development agenda of the continent. The challenges to sustainable soil management such as erosion, fertility depletion and nutrient imbalances are presented and the sustainable use and management of terrestrial ecosystems, forests, mountains, land, biodiversity and soils with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are summarized and presented clearly and succinctly.
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Sub-Saharan Africa is generally characterized by low production and productivity in the agriculture sector and a large number of smallholders whose use of agricultural inputs is minimal. Hence, the tendency is to continue to expand the land area, through encroachment into forests and rangelands, in the hope of increasing production. However, the rangelands are being used by pastoralists that thus lose their grazing grounds. Additionally, low precipitation is a limiting factor for the majority of these smallholders and the majority are focused more on self-consumption than selling into commercial markets.
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One of the main challenges to achieving food security in Eastern Africa has been related to unfavourable weather and climate conditions, including the occurrence of droughts and floods as well as increasingly unreliable rainfall and gradually increasing temperatures. Climate-smart agriculture, as defined and presented by FAO at the Hague Conference on Agriculture, Food Security and Climate Change in 2010, contributes to the achievement of sustainable development goals. It integrates the three dimensions of sustainable development (economic, social and environmental) by jointly addressing food security and climate challenges. CSA is composed of three main pillars – sustainably increasing agricultural productivity and incomes; adapting and building resilience to climate change; and reducing and/or removing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, where possible. This study was commissioned by the FAO Sub-regional Office for Eastern Africa under the auspices of the project “FAO Technical Support to the COMESA-EAC-SADC Programme on Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation in...
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Abstract: Chaque secteur de l’industrie animale, les services qui y sont associés, et le bien-être animal et humain sont influencés par l’alimentation animale. La disponibilité de données analytiques précises, fiables et reproductibles représente un impératif pour une formulation correcte d’aliments pour animaux. Seule une analyse fiable peut conduire à la génération de données scientifiques saines. Ce manuel fourni un relevé exhaustif de bonnes pratiques de laboratoire, de procédures d’assurance qualité et des exemples de procédure standard de fonctionnement telles qu’elles sont pratiquées dans des laboratoires individuels spécialisés. L’adoption de leurs pratiques et procédures vont aider les laboratoires à acquérir la reconnaissance de la compétence requise à la certification et l’accréditation et améliorer la qualité des données supportées par les laboratoires d’analyse pour l’alimentation animale. De plus, assurer de bonnes pratiques de laboratoire, telles que présentées dans le document va augmenter la sécurité du personnel. Le document sera utilisé pour les techniciens...
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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.
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