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Journal Articles & Books
December 2014
Senegal
Mauritania
Mali
Burkina Faso
Algeria
Niger
Nigeria
Chad
Sudan
South Sudan
Eritrea
Cameroon
Central African Republic
Ethiopia
Africa
Sub-Saharan Africa
Middle Africa
Eastern Africa
Northern Africa
Southern Africa
Western Africa

In Africa, where most agriculture is rainfed, crop growth is limited by water availability. Rainfall variability during a growing season generally translates into variability in crop production.

October 2014
Tanzania
Africa
Eastern Africa
Southern Africa

Smallholder dairy farming is seen as a viable and promising activity to support the livelihoods of cattle keepers in low-income countries. This farming system, characterized by small herds of improved cattle raised under zero-grazing, is proven to lead to better milk yields, but also to require more constant and demanding inputs and resources to sustain production.

Policy Papers & Briefs
September 2014
Africa
Eastern Asia
Southern Africa
Western Africa

Transitioning to climate-smart agriculture (CSA) in the African context requires a transformational architecture — a systematic shift away from business as usual and a comprehensive programme for building the adaptive capacity of physical, socio-economic, human and institutional dimensions of farming systems.

September 2014
Kenya
Tanzania
Africa
Eastern Africa
Southern Africa

Pastoralism is a farming system in societies that derive majority of their food and

income from livestock production. This form of farming system is practised in the

world’s arid and semi arid lands (ASALs). It is estimated that 70% of the landmass

in the Horn of Africa is dry land; in Kenya 80% of the landmass is classified as ASAL

Manuals & Guidelines
September 2014
Africa
Eastern Africa
Tanzania
Southern Africa

This field manual provides guidance to support, mapping, planning and management in rangelands. It is based on experiences in Tanzania, but the tools presented can be useful for other contexts too.