Sustainable Land Management

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Policy Opportunities and Challenges in Dryland Areas of East Africa

The paper presents a summary of the challenges, opportunities and policies adopted by the three East African countries – Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania – to address the production and marketing of goods and services from drylands. It also provides recommendations on policy that could enhance production more

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Preventing Land Degradation, Sustaining Livelihoods

The brochure, part of UNDP/GEF's "Lessons for the future" series, highlights examples of UNDP/GEF activities to combat land degradation in Morocco, the Caucasus, Senegal, Lesotho, Pakistan and Sudan. Approaches covered include empowering traditional pastoralists, conserving arid and more

Reclaiming the Land, Sustaining Livelihoods - Lessons for the Future 2004

The brochure, part of UNDP/GEF's "Lessons for the Future" series, highlights examples of activities to combat land degradation. It focuses on "cross-cutting projects" that address land degradation but were primarily designed to deal with other environmental problems, and more

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Second African Drought Risk and Development Forum Report

The Second Forum on African Drought Risk and Development (ADDF2) was held in Nairobi in October 2006. The Forum focused on the Greater Horn of Africa, following a drought that triggered a food crisis in that region. The report outlines key messages and recommendations for practitioners and policy more

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The Forgotten Billion: MDG Achievement in the Drylands

The purpose of this publication is to highlight the development challenges faced by people who live in drylands and to outline how these challenges can be tackled successfully. Covering about 40 percent of the world’s land surface, dryland is home to more than 2 billion people in nearly 100 more

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The Global Drylands Imperative: Devolving Resource Rights and the MDGs in Africa

The paper analyzes a sample of existing or in-formulation policy frameworks governing access and security of tenure over major natural assets such as land, forests and wildlife. The fundamental question that runs through the analysis in the paper concerns the extent to which security of resource more

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The unresolved land reform debate: Beyond state-led or market-led models

In response to the problem of inequalities in the distribution of land, this Policy Research Brief points toward a land reform model that could both satisfy legitimate and urgent demands for social justice and develop an agrarian system that is economically viable. It draws primarily on a UNDP-ISS more

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The why and how of mainstreaming gender in Sustainable Land Management

As part of UNDP's new series "Gender Mainstreaming: a Key Driver of Development in Environment & Energy," this guide looks at why gender is relevant to policymaking and programming in sustainable land management. It details how UNDP can strengthen the gender dimension of its work in more

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Third African Drought Adaptation Forum Report

The Third African Drought Adaptation Forum was held in September 2008 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The Forum was organized so that participants could exchange practical experiences, findings and ideas on how to adapt to the increasing threat of drought and climate change in the drylands of Africa. The more