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Sustainable Land Management in Sub-Saharan Africa

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Agriculture in Sub-Saharan Africa is constrained by highly variable rainfall, frequent drought and low water productivity. There is an urgent need, heightened managing and increasing the quantity of water on farmers' fields- by water harvesting.

This summary explains briefly the 12 mini-films by Critchley that show a Sustainable Land Management (SLM) practices that have been proven in Sub-Saharan Africa. As well as helping to control land degradation and improve production, the practices constitute important components within the climate change adaptation strategies of small-scale farmers. An analytical conclusión is also included.

The author, William Critchley, Senior Sustainable Land Management Specialist at the Centre for International Cooperation in the VU University of Amsterdam,  review development experience and set out the estate of the art of water harvesting for crop production and other benefits in sub-saharan Africa.

More info: Book: Water Harvesting in Sub-Saharan Africa
Produced by: Josephine Rogers (Countrywise Communication) William Critchley (VU University)
Year: 2012
Language: English

 

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