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Policy Papers & Briefs
December 2018
Southern Africa
Western Africa
Sub-Saharan Africa
Southern Asia
Asia
Africa
Bangladesh
Ghana
Zambia

As climate change makes precipitation shocks more common, policymakers are becoming increasingly interested in protecting food systems and nutrition outcomes from the damaging effects of droughts and floods (Wheeler and von Braun, 2013).

Journal Articles & Books
December 2018
Namibia
Southern Africa
Africa

Recent estimates show that one third of the world’s land and water resources are highly or moderately degraded. Global economic losses from land degradation (LD) are as high as USD $10.6 trillion annually.

Peer-reviewed publication
December 2018
South Africa
Southern Africa

Urban agriculture is said to be increasing with global urbanization. However, there is little examination of the temporal or spatial dynamics of urban agriculture. We investigated the benefits and challenges experienced by community gardeners in four towns in South Africa, along with GIS analysis of the number, area, and location of urban food community gardens over the last three decades.

Peer-reviewed publication
December 2018
South Africa
Southern Africa

Innovative, pragmatic approaches are needed to support sustainable livelihoods and landscape management in complex social-ecological systems (CSES) such as river catchments. In the Tsitsa River Catchment, South Africa, researchers and natural resource managers have come together to apply such innovative approaches.

Journal Articles & Books
December 2018
South Africa
Zimbabwe
Southern Africa

Revisiting South Africa's land and agrarian questions / Grasian Mkodzongi and Femke Brandt -- Broadening conceptions of democracy and citizenship : the subaltern histories of rural resistance in Mpondoland and Marikana / Sarah Bruchhausen and Camalita Naicker -- From material to cultural : historiographic approaches to the Eastern Cape's agrarian past / Elene Cloete -- South Africa's dangerous

Journal Articles & Books
December 2018
South Africa
Southern Africa

Although advances in remote sensing have enhanced mapping and monitoring of irrigated areas, producing accurate cropping information through satellite image classification remains elusive due to the complexity of landscapes, changes in reflectance of different land-covers, the remote sensing data selected, and image processing methods used, among others.

Journal Articles & Books
December 2018
Namibia
Southern Africa

Bush encroachment is a matter of growing concern in the semi-arid regions of Namibia. Locally adapted, long-term solutions for land restoration must be elaborated. It is crucial that local scientists are empowered to map and monitor the degradation process themselves, our authors maintain.

Journal Articles & Books
December 2018
Egypt
Sudan
Kenya
Tanzania
Southern Africa
South Africa
Nigeria
Mexico
Brazil
Colombia
Ecuador
Peru
United States of America
Japan
Philippines
Iran
Nepal

Agriculture influences and shapes the world’s ecosystems, but not always in a positive way. More than 2.5 billion people are globally involved as stewards of land and water ecosystems that constitute the natural resource base for feeding the current and future world population.