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Books

  • Local Development and Community Management of Woodlands: Experience from Mali

    Local Development and Community Management of Woodlands: Experience from Mali

    Malians continue to depend on forests and trees, using them in different but overlapping ways: as a source of household fuel and food, as fodder, bedding and fertiliser in agricultural production, and as a source of revenue and employment. Nationwide, wood is the main source of energy, but it is under increasing pressure as forest reserves dwindle and the population expands. Tradional natural resource management systems can no longer cope with ...

  • Contesting Inequality in Access to Forests: Zimbabwe Country Study.

    Contesting Inequality in Access to Forests: Zimbabwe Country Study.

    Inequitable land distribution and anachronistic policies combine to provide the wealthy with incentives for forest land management while the poor are ensnared in a web of contradictory regulations. The state’s control of forestry is now under challenge from alliances in the private sector and civil society. This report describes the initiatives and coalitions that have begun to generate a more widely shared vision of the role of forests and ...

  • Is Soil Fertility Declining? Perspectives on Environmental Change in Southern Ethiopia

    Is Soil Fertility Declining? Perspectives on Environmental Change in Southern Ethiopia

    The Office of Niger (ON) in Mali is one of the largest irrigation schemes in Sub-Saharan Africa and has provided a much improved source of income for rice farmers. Production in the ON has recently diversified, and farmers have started supplementing their income by growing vegetables on the rice fields in the dry season. The scheme is currently being expanded, which should improve rural people’s livelihoods. However, this could have negative ...

  • The Miombo in Transition

    The Miombo in Transition

    Miombo woodlands are the most extensive vegetation type in Africa south of the equator. These dry tropical woodlands cover some 2.5 million hectares and are home to over 40 million people. Miombo products are very important to the livelihoods and basic needs of an additional 15 million urban Africans.Miombo woodlands are the most extensive vegetation type in Africa south of the equator. These dry tropical woodlands cover some 2.5 millio