| Land Portal
Displaying 171 - 180 of 994
Journal Articles & Books
December 2015
South Africa
Southern Africa

This study investigated whether the current lateral boundary for estuaries in South Africa, i.e. the estuarine functional zone (EFZ), includes all estuarine habitats. The EFZ covers 173 930 ha in 304 estuaries/outlets nationally.

Journal Articles & Books
December 2015
Eastern Africa
Southern Africa

Effective facilitation enables farmer-based water user organizations to analyse contextual issues, identify causal links, formulate clear challenges, develop partnerships with stakeholders, and innovate and implement solutions. However, facilitation is often provided by international partners, such as advanced research institutions or non-governmental organisations (NGOs).

Peer-reviewed publication
Journal Articles & Books
December 2015
Western Africa
Eastern Africa
Southern Africa
Southern Asia
Sub-Saharan Africa
Central Asia
South America
Africa
Asia

This 2014–2015 Global Food Policy Report is the fourth in an annual series that provides a comprehensive overview of major food policy developments and events. In this report, distinguished researchers, policymakers, and practitioners review what happened in food policy in 2014 at the global, regional, and national levels, and—supported by the latest knowledge and research—explain why.

Journal Articles & Books
December 2015
South Africa
Southern Africa

Despite continued efforts to eradicate black‐backed jackals (Canis mesomelas), they are considered an abundant mesopredator on agricultural land across South Africa, resulting in ongoing human–wildlife conflict and concern for farmers and wildlife managers.

Conference Papers & Reports
December 2015
Northern Africa
Egypt
Morocco
Sudan
Tunisia
Eastern Africa
Burundi
Djibouti
Eritrea
Ethiopia
Kenya
Madagascar
Malawi
Mozambique
Rwanda
South Sudan
Tanzania
Zambia
Zimbabwe
Middle Africa
Angola
Cameroon
Central African Republic
Chad
Congo
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Gabon
Southern Africa
Botswana
Lesotho
Namibia
South Africa
Eswatini
Western Africa
Benin
Burkina Faso
Ghana
Guinea
Côte d'Ivoire
Liberia
Mali
Mauritania
Niger
Nigeria
Senegal
Sierra Leone
Togo

Land degradation and desertification are among the biggest environmental challenges of our time. In the last 40 years, we lost nearly a third of the world’s arable farmland due to erosion, just as the number of people to be fed from it almost doubled. That’s why the UN General Assembly declared 2015 as the International Year of Soils.

Reports & Research
December 2015
Southern Africa

SERI worked with the Housing Development Agency in the course of 2015 on a research project on securing tenure in informal settlements on customary land. It involved in-depth research in four informal settlements in four provinces and culminated in a set of recommendations for the HDA and other role players.

Reports & Research
November 2015
South Africa
Southern Africa

While land reforms have long been motivated as a potential policy lever of rural growth and development, there is remarkably little evidence of the direct impacts of such reforms. In an effort to fill this lacunae, this paper examines South Africa's Land Redistribution for Agricultural Development (LRAD) program.