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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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As witnessed during the recent crisis in the Horn of Africa and the unfolding emergency in the Sahel, development agencies such as FAO have a key role to play in strengthening the resilience of vulnerable rural communities in addition to providing short term humanitarian assistance.
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At its 16th and 17th sessions in 2008 and 2010 respectively, the African Forestry and Wildlife Commission deliberated on the issue of viable community involvement in forest and wildlife management and called upon its members and the international community to implement policies and actions to achieve this. This publication is yet again one of FAO's attempts at providing such support to the continent. 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.
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Serious challenges confront effective pesticides management by sub-regional and national institutions responsible for coordinating and supervising the production, importation, distribution, use as well as disposal of obsolete pesticide stocks in African countries. The recent experiences of FAO and AU/IAPSC confirm that initiatives towards promoting harmonization of pesticides legislation/registration within countries in a sub-region is a viable mechanism for more effective management of pesticide matters. Against the background of this experience, the FAO Regional Office for Africa organized a regional work on the harmonization of pesticides legislation/ registration to explore procedures and institutional arrangements for pesticides management in West and Central Africa. This special issue of the FAO/ECOWAS Pesticides Management Newsletter focuses attention on the outcome of this important workshop.
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In this edition, an update on FAO assistance to Somalia is featured highlighting the commitment of the organization in delivering sustainable programme support. Information on the recent FAO sub regional policy consultation on food prices is presented, in addition to an overview one of our flagship regional projects, The Green Wall for the Sahara delivered in partnership with the African Union & the EU.
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