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Cover for Natural resources management in African agriculture: understanding and improving current practices.

This book synthesizes existing information on the adoption of natural resource management investments and strategies (such as soil fertility improvements or erosion control) for agriculture in sub-Saharan Africa. It also critically examines current analytical methods and generates research and...

Author(s)
Barrett, C. B.; Place, F.; Aboud, A. A.
ISBN
2002 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995847)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The challenge of stimulating adoption of improved natural resource management practices in African agriculture.

This paper presents an overview of the present situation of natural resource management (NRM) in African agriculture, as well as the historical context and current options for improved NRM. A summary of the key issues and previous findings in the literature is also presented.

Author(s)
Barrett, C. B.; Place, F.; Aboud, A. A.; Brown, D. R.
ISBN
2002 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995847)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Towards improved natural resource management in African agriculture.

This paper draws together lessons learned as to how governments and donors might stimulate necessary investment in improved natural resource management (NRM) in African agriculture. Policy interventions to support improved NRM are presented. These policy interventions are built on 5 points:...

Author(s)
Barrett, C. B.; Lynam, J.; Place, F.; Reardon, T.; Aboud, A. A.
ISBN
2002 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995847)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Social capital and social learning in the process of natural resource management.

This paper aims to generate insight into the characteristics and effects of social capital and social learning in fostering more ecologically sustainable natural resource management. The paper begins its discussions by elaborating the concept of social capital and highlighting relations between...

Author(s)
Pretty, J.; Buck, L.
ISBN
2002 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995847)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Sustainable management of private and communal lands in Northern Ethiopia.

This paper synthesizes results of a study conducted in the northern Ethiopian region of Tigray, which has experienced severe land degradation. The paper examines the technological and institutional factors determining the adoption of natural resource conservation at both the household and the...

Author(s)
Gebremedhin, B.; Swinton, S. M.
ISBN
2002 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995847)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Liquidity and soil management: evidence from Madagascar and Niger.

The main contention of this paper is that the adoption of natural resource management techniques that require an investment in cash or other resources depends not simply on the absolute profitability of the investment, but also on its relative profitability within the diverse activities undertaken...

Author(s)
Wyatt, T. J.
ISBN
2002 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995847)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Contradictions in agricultural intensification and improved natural resource management: issues in the Fianarantsoa Forest Corridor of Madagascar.

This paper reviews the way in which the Landscape Development Interventions (LDI) Program has addressed issues such as population, migration and large-scale agricultural intensification in a programme that seeks to reduce human pressure on a forest corridor that connects two major national parks in ...

Author(s)
Freudenberger, M. S.; Freudenberger, K. S.
ISBN
2002 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995847)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Synergies between natural resource management practices and fertilizer technologies: lessons from Mali.

This paper focuses on combined strategies of natural resource management (NRM) and fertilizer use. The two case studies examined in this paper provide evidence that some Malian farmers are now adopting these combined strategies and realizing important benefits as a result. The case-study subjects...

Author(s)
Kelly, V.; Sylla, M. L.; Galiba, M.; Weight, D.
ISBN
2002 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995847)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Soil and water conservation in semi-arid Tanzania: government policy and farmers' practices.

The objective of this paper is to assess national natural resource management policies, with particular reference to soil and water management in relation to farmers' actual practices in semiarid areas. The paper reviews policies on land, agriculture, forestry and water and then describe farmers'...

Author(s)
Hatibu, N.; Lazaro, E. A.; Mahoo, H. F.; Rwehumbiza, F. B. R.
ISBN
2002 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995847)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Lessons for natural resource management technology adoption and research.

This paper focuses on lessons for the study of natural resource management (NRM) technology adoption in smallholder African agriculture. The paper begins by presenting a NRM technology research and development framework that depicts the ways in which researchers engage in participatory processes of ...

Author(s)
Place, F.; Swallow, B. M.; Wangila, J.; Barrett, C. B.
ISBN
2002 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995847)
Type
Book chapter

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