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In the West Africa and Sahel region, millions of vulnerable people who depend on the production, marketing and consumption of crops, livestock, fish, forests and other natural resources are facing recurrent disasters and crises. These shocks undermine their livelihoods and threaten their food and nutrition security. The brochure follows the implementation of an FAO 18-months ‘CASH+’ project developed in Mali and Mauritania. It aims to illustrate the project activities’ positive impacts on food security, income and nutrition among beneficiaries.
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This desk review aims at mapping how nutrition is currently being mainstreamed into agricultural EAS pre-service and in-service training and to give recommendation on the way forward. The study is based on a desk-review of peer-reviewed literature and grey literature. The integration of nutrition into the agricultural EAS materials was analysed by looking at five specific steps and key potential nutrition actions. The assessed steps were: i) problem identification; ii) audience and needs; iii) development of core messages; iv) message form and delivery; and v) evaluation. The key potential nutrition actions were: horticulture and crops; livestock and fisheries; food processing , fortification and storage; hygiene; consumption and finally gender sensitivity.
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Climate change is predicted to have a marked effect on the agricultural sector in Eastern Africa. However, there is considerable potential to adapt to climate change. This can be done within the framework of the watershed management approach. There are compelling reasons for systematically integrating climate change adaptation and mitigation into the watershed management. This publication concludes that there is a need to find ways of systematically doing this while being able to measure the adaptation benefits for the inhabitants of these watersheds as well as the mitigation benefits accrued by the actions. It explains what is meant by integrating climate change adaptation and mitigation into the watershed management; describes the benefits; gives examples; and ultimately serves as a guide and advocacy tool for a greater focus on systematically integrating climate change adaptation and mitigation into watershed management, for environmental as well as social and economic benefits.
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Boko Haram-related violence in northeastern Nigeria has spilled over to areas of neighbouring Sahelian countries in the Lake Chad Basin – specifically, Cameroon, Chad and the Niger – with devastating effects on food security and livelihoods. The violence has driven millions from their homes and hampered access to agricultural lands and assets, creating massive humanitarian needs in an area already characterized by food insecurity, poverty and environmental degradation. In 2016, the reinforcing of the Multinational Joint Task Force operations enabled the recapturing of the main towns and many of the villages that were previously under the control of Boko Haram. Increased access to these areas, particularly in Borno State in northeastern Nigeria, has revealed an extensive and expanding humanitarian crisis. Despite the steady reduction in the areas under the control of Boko Haram, the violence has continued, focusing on suicide bombings and targeted attacks aiming at civilians and the security...
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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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