Publications

Publications

  • In this report, the authors Birgitte Jallov and Sofie Jannusch present an analysis of a two week global online debate on Community Radio sustainability.  Read the report online.

  • Healthy soils provide the largest store of terrestrial carbon. When managed sustainably, soils can play an important role in climate change mitigation by storing carbon (carbon sequestration) and decreasing greenhouse gas emissions in the atmosphere. Conversely, if soils are managed poorly or cultivated through unsustainable agricultural practices, soil carbon can be released into the atmosphere in the form of carbon dioxide (CO2), which can contribute to climate change. The steady conversion of grassland and forestland to cropland and grazing lands over the past several centuries has resulted in historic losses of soil carbon worldwide. However, by restoring degraded soils and adopting soil conservation practices, there is major potential to decrease the emission of greenhouse gases from agriculture, enhance carbon sequestration and build resilience to climate change

    (FAO Source)

  • “Climate change threatens the natural resource base across much of the developing world. Climate change accelerates ecosystem degradation and makes agriculture more risky. As a result, smallholder farmers, who are so critical to global food security, are facing more extreme weather. Small-scale farmers are impacted more immediately by droughts, floods and storms, at the same time as they suffer the gradual effects of climate change, such as water stress in crops and livestock, coastal erosion from rising sea levels and unpredictable pest infestations.”

    IFAD, 2014, 12p.

    Read the full report online.

     

  • This briefing discusses a selection of the major policy themes in African land markets with a view to inform and engage with policy makers and development stakeholders on a rapidly changing land sector. It offers an overview of current trends and provides a set of recommendations on possible solutions to the challenges faced in relation to land reform within the region.

  • The Committee to Protect Journalists has published its 2015 Edition of Attacks on the Press, a report assessing the state of press freedom in the world. For the Africa region, many areas of concerns are addressed in the report, notably, the use of the war on terror as a reason to pressure journalists and the difficulties of the media during the Ebola outbreak.  

    Read the full report online.

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