Small-scale farmers in Kilimanjaro region have improved production and raised family incomes thanks to adopting organic farming techniques.
The Independent Office of Evaluation of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), the UN agency specializing in rural development, will present the conclusions and recommendations of an independent evaluation of IFAD’s country strategy and programme in Ethiopia at a National Round-table Workshop, 5 November in Addis Ababa.
Rwanda’s Vision 2020 recognizes the private sector as one of the six main pillars for driving social and economic development. The private sector can play an important role in securing livelihoods, ensuring sustainable use of natural resources and minimizing environmental impacts of its operations. In 2013 PEI Rwanda signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the national Private Sector Federation to support the capacity of the private sector to adhere with environmental sustainability and poverty guidelines.
Studies & Presentations
The Responsive Forest Governance Initiative (RFGI) is an Africa-wide environmental-governance research and training program focusing on enabling responsive and accountable decentralization to strengthen the representation of forest-based rural people in local-government decision making. This Working Paper series will publish the RFGI case studies as well as other comparative studies of decentralized natural resources governance in Africa and elsewhere that focus on the intersection between local democracy and natural resource management schemes.
Drylands make up about 43 percent of the region’s land surface, account for about 75 percent of the area used for agriculture, and are home to about 50 percent of the population, including many poor. Involving complex interactions among many factors, vulnerability in drylands is rising, jeopardizing the livelihood for of millions.