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Journal Articles & Books
June 2016
Malawi
Africa
Southern Africa

Smallholder farmers in Malawi must cope with small farm size, low soil fertility and production risks associated with rainfed agriculture. Integration of legumes into maize-based cropping systems is advocated as a means to increase production of diverse nutrient-dense grains and improve soil fertility. It is difficult to achieve both aims simultaneously, however.

Journal Articles & Books
May 2016
Burkina Faso
Nigeria
United States of America
Rwanda
Zambia
Mali
Burundi
Namibia
Ghana
South Sudan
Malawi
Niger
Sudan
Kenya
Uganda
Italy
Tanzania
Botswana
Netherlands
Senegal
Chad
Norway
Africa
Southern Africa

The focus of this review has been on both documenting the general resilience of many fish resources to climatic variability and its underestimation in livelihood importance, including in protracted crisis situations, but also on enhancing the potential supply of fish from dryland areas by better use of the available water bodies, and in particular from small reservoirs.

Journal Articles & Books
March 2016
Angola
Botswana
Mozambique
Malawi
Zambia
Zimbabwe
Eastern Africa
Middle Africa
Southern Africa

Variability in woody plant species, vegetation assemblages and anthropogenic activities derails the efforts to have common approaches for estimating biomass and carbon stocks in Africa. In order to suggest management options, it is important to understand the vegetation dynamics and the major drivers governing the observed conditions.

Journal Articles & Books
March 2016
Zambia
Zimbabwe
Africa
Southern Africa

Variability in woody plant species, vegetation assemblages and anthropogenic activities derails the efforts to have common approaches for estimating biomass and carbon stocks in Africa. In order to suggest management options, it is important to understand the vegetation dynamics and the major drivers governing the observed conditions.

March 2016
Africa
Southern Africa

Once concentrated among a few large
economies, global flows of goods, services, and capital now
reach an ever-larger number of countries worldwide. Global
trade in goods and in services both increased 10 times
between 1980 and 2011, while foreign direct investment (FDI)

Reports & Research
March 2016
Eastern Africa
Southern Africa

Application of Geomatics for Mapping Land and Natural Resource Use and Rights: A Case Study of IFAD Programmes in East and Southern Africa