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Nature & Faune: Natural resource tenure systems and their implication for agriculture, food security and nature conservation in Africa

As population density increases and available natural resources diminish, tensions and competition increase among stakeholders for access to land for farming and animal husbandry as well as access to forest, fishery and wildlife resources. The scramble for resources involves communities, economic interest groups, governments and the private sector as they...
Benin - Botswana - Burkina Faso - Cameroon - Côte d'Ivoire - Gambia - Ghana - Kenya - Mozambique - Namibia - South Africa - Zimbabwe
2010 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Documento/nota de orientación
Producer organisations

Reclaiming opportunities for development
Producer organisations are widely heralded as leading contributors to poverty reduction and the achievement of food security. Following the withdrawal of state support as part of measures for liberalization, producer organizations in Africa have been in a process of transition, attempting to define appropriate strategies in a competitive open market...
Ethiopia - Ghana - Kenya - Malawi - United Republic of Tanzania - Zimbabwe
2010 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Estudio de caso
Technology for improved income of smallholder pineapple

Pineapple is by far the most important crop within the horticultural sub-sector of the Ghanaian economy. The crop employs over 15,000 individuals out of which 40% are women and generates rural incomes of over 6 million USD. Large and medium commercial farms account for about 70% of production with the...
Ghana
2010 - SNV Netherlands Development Organisation

Artículo de revista especializada
Sustainable inclusion of smallholders in the emerging high quality cassava flour value chains in Africa

Challenges for agricultural extension services
Based on the premise that smallholders often get excluded as markets become more commercial, this paper draws lessons from the Cassava: Adding Value for Africa (C:AVA) Project by exploring the main issues and challenges facing extension service partners in five African countries (Nigeria, Ghana, Tanzania, Uganda and Malawi). These lessons...
Ghana - Malawi - Nigeria - Uganda - United Republic of Tanzania
2010

Documento técnico
Scaling-up Conservation Agriculture in Africa

Strategy and Approaches
This publication is an outcome of a Joint Workshop organized by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the African Soil Science Society (ASSS), Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences (JIRCAS), Kenya Agricultural Research Institute (KARI) and the Africa Conservation Tillage Network (ACT) in Nanyuki, Kenya...
Burkina Faso - Ethiopia - Ghana - Kenya - Lesotho - Malawi - Nigeria - Somalia - South Africa - Sudan - Uganda - Zambia - Zimbabwe
2009 - Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO)

Documento técnico
Can the smallholder model deliver poverty reduction and food security for a rapidly growing population in Africa?

Despite the achievements of smallholders in Asia during the green revolution, there is scepticism that Africa’s smallholders — who dominate the farm area in most countries — can imitate this model and deliver agricultural growth. This paper assesses whether such pessimism is justified. Given the high transactions costs of hiring...
Burkina Faso - Central African Republic - Chad - Comoros - Congo - Democratic Republic of the Congo - Equatorial Guinea - Eritrea - Ethiopia - Ghana - Guinea-Bissau - Madagascar - Mali - Mauritius - Namibia - Sao Tome and Principe - Seychelles - Somalia - South Sudan - Uganda - Zimbabwe
2009 - Overseas Development Institute

Revista especializada
Nature & Faune: The relevance of mangrove forests to African fisheries, wildlife and water resources

The present edition offers a collection of 14 diverse articles highlighting different aspects of mangroves - from the lush natural stands, wildlings, nursery practices, enrichment planting, to the various uses of the mangrove ecosystems as paddy rice fields, along with fisheries and wildlife sanctuaries and salt exploitation areas. The Special...
Cameroon - Côte d'Ivoire - Ghana - Kenya - Madagascar - Nigeria - Senegal
2009 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Revista especializada
Nature & Faune: Success stories in management of wildlife and nature in Africa

This Issue of the magazine aims at reflecting on and rekindling interest in successful field projects, capacity-building initiatives and networking of natural resources practitioners. It is a strategy to sustain ideas that could enhance conservation of wildlife and natural ecosystems and improve Africa's rural livelihoods. This edition of Nature &...
Côte d'Ivoire - Ethiopia - Ghana - Liberia - Sudan
2009 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Artículo de revista especializada
Boosting smallholder production for food security

Some approaches and evidence from studies in sub-Saharan
This paper uses the sustainable livelihoods framework to explore the contribution of smallholder production to food security in some sub-Saharan African countries and relates it to the South African case. Noting that many of the world’s hungry are smallholder farmers, it is clear that food insecurity is closely linked to...
Angola - Benin - Botswana - Burkina Faso - Cabo Verde - Chad - Congo - Eritrea - Ethiopia - Gabon - Gambia - Ghana - Guinea - Guinea-Bissau - Kenya - Lesotho - Liberia - Madagascar - Mali - Mauritius - Mozambique - Namibia - Niger - Nigeria - Rwanda - Senegal - Sierra Leone - South Africa - Eswatini - Uganda - Zambia - Zimbabwe
2009

Proyecto
Increasing Incomes And Food Security Of Small Farmers In West And Central Africa Through Exports Of Organic And Fair-Trade Tropical Products: Project Impact Study In Ghana - Mango

The project has supported the Volta Mango Growers Association (VOMAGA). This report presents the results of a survey among a sample of the mango farmers on the impact of the project. The report first gives an introduction to the mango sector in Ghana and the project partners and activities. Subsequently...
Ghana
2009 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Proyecto
Increasing Incomes And Food Security Of Small Farmers In West And Central Africa Through Exports Of Organic And Fair-Trade Tropical Products: Project Impact Study In Ghana - Pineapple

The FAO project “Increasing incomes and food security of small farmers in West and Central Africa through exports of organic and fair-trade tropical products” has supported the Ekumfi Atwia WAD Organic Farmers Association (EAWOFA) and its exporter Weya Agricultural Development/African Foods Ltd (WAD). This report presents the results of a...
Ghana
2009 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Boletín informativo
Dimitra Newsletter: New Listeners’ Clubs in Katanga

Welcome to Dimitra Newsletter No. 16! This issue is devoted – as all our newsletters are – to the empowerment of women and men living in rural areas. FAO’s efforts in the Great Lakes Region highlight the fact that Farmer Field Schools can be instrumental in addressing a range of...
Democratic Republic of the Congo - Ghana - Kenya - Senegal - Uganda
2009 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Boletín informativo
Dimitra Newsletter: Rural radios and participatory communication

Among the experiences shared in this newsletter, we would like to focus on Dimitra and its partners’ work in the Democratic Republic of Congo in the field of rural radio and participatory communication. A rural radio and listeners’ club project, conducted in South Kivu province with SAMWAKI and GTZ-Santé, is...
Democratic Republic of the Congo - Ghana - Uganda
2008 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Documento técnico
Rural Income Generating Activities

Whatever Happened to the Institutional Vacuum? Evidence from Ghana, Guatemala, Nicaragua and Vietnam
This paper assesses the current rural development practice against the main trends in recent rural development thinking, based on evidence from four country case studies. While much progress has been made in understanding the need to look beyond only agriculture for the promotion of productive activities in rural areas, and...
Ghana - Guatemala - Nicaragua - Viet Nam
2008 - World Bank

Estudio de caso
Conservation Agriculture in Africa

Conservation agriculture as practised in Ghana
This case study presents the status of conservation agriculture in Ghana. It is one in a series of eight case studies about conservation agriculture in Africa, which were developed within the framework of collaboration between CIRAD (French Agricultural Research Centre for International Development), FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization of the...
Ghana
2007 - African Conservation Tillage Network (ACT), Centre de Coopération Internationale de Recherche Agronomique pour le Développement (CIRAD), Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Documento técnico
Defining smallholders agriculture in Ghana

Who are smallholders, what do they do and how are they linked with markets?
Smallholders in Ghana, as elsewhere, are widely considered to be the largest as well as the most vulnerable component of the rural sector. Ghana professes national development objectives of reducing rural poverty through the increased productivity and commercialization of smallholder agriculture. As a starting point for more detailed discussion of...
Ghana
2007 - International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

Documento/nota de orientación
Impact of EU’s agricultural trade policy on smallholders in Africa

IMF and World Bank liberalisation policies have had an uncertain impact on African economies and their agricultural sector. Despite some improved macro-economic data these liberalisation measures had a negative impact on smallholder farmers and their right to food. The shift in the EU-ACP partnership during the 1990s away from preferential...
Ghana - Uganda - Zambia
2007 - Germanwatch e.V

Documento técnico
Women farmers’ productivity in sub-Saharan Africa

The need to focus on women farmers' productivity, which can be an effective engine for social change, has become increasingly clear in sub-Saharan Africa. Women have a significant role in farming and post-harvest activities in most countries in the region. Nevertheless, a complex set of rights and obligations reflecting social...
Burkina Faso - Ghana - Kenya - Malawi - Nigeria - Sierra Leone - Sudan - Zambia - Zimbabwe
2007 - United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

Boletín informativo
Dimitra Newsletter: The dynamics of women’s networks

This is the 11th Dimitra newsletter. Our last edition was replaced by the distribution of the Dimitra CD-ROM. Many of you took time to return the short survey we enclosed with it and we would like to thank you for this valuable feedback. We have also received numerous messages telling...
Burundi - Democratic Republic of the Congo - Ethiopia - Ghana - Kenya - Namibia - Niger - Senegal
2005 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Documento técnico
Contribution of farm power to smallholder livelihoods in sub-Saharan Africa

Rural livelihoods in many parts of sub-Saharan Africa are under considerable stress. Economies and the political environment are experiencing a period of significant transformation, and poverty is endemic. Agriculture remains at the core of rural livelihoods and farm power (from human, draught animal and tractor sources) is a crucial input...
Ethiopia - Ghana - Malawi - Nigeria - Uganda - United Republic of Tanzania - Zambia
2005 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
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