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Nature & Faune, 28(2)

Sustainable Natural Resources Management in Africa's Urban Food and Nutrition Equation








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    Nature & Faune Vol. 25, Issue 2
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    2011
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    This issue examines the ¿Economic and social significance of forests for Africa¿s sustainable development¿. It addresses efforts of African nations to sustainably manage their forests. Authors share cases and experiences highlighting attempts made by forest and natural resource managers to develop innovative partnerships with new stakeholders outside the traditional forest sector. The present edition of Nature & Faune points out where to obtain information on the contribution of wildlife to nati onal economies. The regular feature Country Focus shines the spotlight on Lesotho. The special article features the socioeconomic value of forests in Rwanda where wood for fuel and other uses are harvested from planted forests, while natural forests are protected. On the menu are eleven other articles presenting diverse and rich views of the theme from Zambia, Gabon, South Africa, Nigeria, Cameroon and Ghana, as well as subregional perspectives from West and Central Africa. These articles and features are set within the context of International Year of the Forests 2011. Keywords: Non-wood forest products, entrepreneurship, forest-lands, socioeconomic contribution of forests, wildlife, renewable natural resources management in Africa
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    African Youth in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Rural Development
    2013
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    This Issue of Nature & Faune puts forward the case of “African Youth in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Rural Development”. It comprises twenty one articles from authors of various backgrounds, including: policy makers, conservation NGOs; the private sector; civil society groups; research and academia as well as youth groups. The articles offer field experiences, conceptual frameworks, and ideas on what needs to be done at local, national, regional and international levels to support young Africans to deliver their full potential in rural development through agriculture and natural resources management. The editorial highlights an increasing acceptance of migration as a ‘development enabler’ that has to be considered once the current Millennium Development Goals phases out in 2015. It reveals how development partners and renewable natural resource management organizations can embrace migration and plan their interventions and investments efforts taking youth migration into a ccount. The Special Feature examines the fundamentals of adapting university education to produce graduates for a changing world and the importance of practical experience to promote entrepreneurship. A guest writer is of the opinion that African agriculture per se does not have the capacity to absorb the huge mass of young people reaching the job market – this can only be possible if agriculture triggers a set of associated value chain related activities that indeed will, to some extent, hav e this capacity. This edition is rich in success stories including the incisive exploration of the likelihood of South-South Cooperation to offer sustainable agriculture-led solutions to youth unemployment in Africa. Under the regular feature “Country Focus”, the spot light is on the Republic of Liberia show-casing it as the oldest independent republic in Africa as well as one of the most youthful countries in the world!
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    Managing Africa’s water resources
    integrating sustainable use of land, forests and fisheries
    2012
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    A lynch pin in water resources conservation in Africa is the integration of sustainable use of land, forests and fisheries. The present edition of Nature & Faune (Vol. 27, Issue #1) offers twenty articles from contributors working in and outside the African continent. It explores the different facets of the over-arching theme: “Managing Africa’s water resources: integrating sustainable use of land, forests and fisheries”. The articles reflect the interface between water resources and land, for estry and in-land fisheries management in the continent. Content and subject matter of articles featured contribute to the assessment of best practices, and offer applicable measures to ensure a secured access to abundant and good quality agricultural water, land, forests and fisheries

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