A variety of sources of funding are available for sustainable land management (SLM). Traditionally these include resources originating either from domestic budgets (i.e. central government and decentralised authorities) or external sources (i.e. Official Development Assistance - ODA).
Increasingly however, private and semi-private sources, including foundations, private corporations and international civil society organisations are emerging as additional sources of financing SLM.
InTech is a world leader in the provision of STM Open Access content, including books and journals. We break down the traditional barriers to becoming published and provide authors with new choices and an equal opportunity to share their ideas and the results of their research with the global scientific community. It publishes Open Access books and journals in what appear to run a full range of the sciences, including in agriculture. There are 52 book titles in the agricultural and biological sciences as well as some journals.
Presenting the 2010 ReSAKSS Annual Trends and Outlook Report - Monitoring African agricultural development processes and performance: A comparative analysis
This report, is an output of the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) monitoring and evaluation (M&E) system, is primarily for review of policy, investment and growth trends in African agriculture at the continental level. The review process culminates in the annual CAADP Partnership Platform meeting (CAADP PP) to review progress in the implementation of CAADP at the Africa-wide level. Thus, a draft of the attached report was presented and endorsed at the 7th CAADP PP held on 23–25 March 2011 in Yaoundé, Cameroon. As you will see, the information and analysis are presented for regional aggregates in a manner that can also contribute to review at the regional level. Others interested in country-level trends may find the information provided in the annexes useful.
The ReSAKSS (Regional Strategic Analysis & Knowledge Support System) network continues to be dedicated to providing high-quality analysis, data and tools to promote evidence-based decision making, fill knowledge gaps, promote dialogue and improve awareness of the role of agriculture for development in Africa in support of CAADP, the agriculture-led development agenda of the African Union’s New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD), as well as for other regional agricultural development initiatives in Africa.
The System-wide Information Network for Genetic Resources (SINGER) : Is the germplasm information exchange network of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) and its partners.
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FAO has launched a online Crop calendar (database) that advises which crops to plant when, according to the type of agricultural zone from drylands to highlands covering 43 major African countries. The Crop Calendar provides information about sowing and planting seasons and agronomic practices of the crops grown by farmers in a particular agro-ecological zone.
It is a tool developed to assist farmers, extension workers, civil society and the private sector to be able to access and make available quality seeds of specific crop varieties for a particular agro-ecological zone at the appropriate sowing/planting season. It can be used by development-aid workers in the planning and implementation of seed relief and rehabilitation activities following natural or human-led disasters. Furthermore, the Crop Calendar can serve as a quick reference tool in selecting crop varieties to adapt to changing weather patterns accelerated by climate change.The Crop Calendar database is being maintained at a regional level and is based on inputs from member countries.
Highlights of the RUFORUM Business Plan 2011-2016