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Conference on Human Livelihoods in Drylands, Constraints and Possibilities

Conference on Human Livelihoods in Drylands, Constraints and Possibilities (1993 Sigtuna, Sweden)

Conference on Human Livelihoods in Drylands, Constraints and Possibilities

Sjudarhöjden, Sigtuna, Sweden, November 23-25, 1993.

by Conference on Human Livelihoods in Drylands, Constraints and Possibilities (1993 Sigtuna, Sweden)

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Published by SAREC in Stockholm .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Tropics,
  • Africa, Sub-Saharan
    • Subjects:
    • Arid regions agriculture -- Tropics -- Congresses.,
    • Arid regions agriculture -- Africa, Sub-Saharan -- Congresses.,
    • Desertification -- Control -- Tropics -- Congresses.,
    • Desertification -- Control -- Africa, Sub-Saharan -- Congresses.,
    • Desert resources development -- Tropics -- Congresses.,
    • Desert resources development -- Africa, Sub-Saharan -- Congresses.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references.

      Other titlesHuman livelihoods in drylands
      SeriesSAREC documentation
      ContributionsSweden. Beredningen för u-landsforskning.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsS616.T76 C66 1993
      The Physical Object
      Pagination180 p. :
      Number of Pages180
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL559089M
      LC Control Number96142376

      Dryland Ecosystems: Their Features, Constraints, Potentials and Managements salinity is the major constraint in drylands especially in the closed basins due to lack of surface water outflow. However, despite the fact that lots of authors wrote the desperate characteristics and livelihoods, and for contributing knowledge and skills ( Size: KB. Dryland communities have learnt to exploit their environment, including the cycles of flood and drought, leading sustainable livelihoods. But policymakers hold many misconceptions about drylands, and there are few government policies, investments or planning processes to .

      Drylands are characterised by low and erratic rainfall; examples are the African Sahel, Australian Outback and South American Patagonia. They occupy 41 per cent of the earth’s land area and are home to 2 billion people. However, desertification and land degradation are reducing their capacity to sustain ecosystems and human livelihoods. participants would be able to meet multiple human needs in the course of a multi-faceted, participatory learning process.3 Over time, the workshops evolved into a valued platform where community members could share insights, generate new ideas, and plan collective actions on a regular basis. The workshops came to encompass and address.

        This book asks how such processes can be supported and what policies are needed to promote sustainable livelihoods in Africa’s drylands. Based on a three year study in Zimbabwe, it explores the rich diversity of farming practices and survival strategies. over time happening in eastern Africa drylands, with a specific focus on pastoralism. It presents evidence and data of these changes, as well as an approach (Pastoralist Livelihood Systems Analysis) for understanding longer-term pathways for pastoral livelihoods and their consequences for poverty, vulnerability and resilience.


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Conference on Human Livelihoods in Drylands, Constraints and Possibilities by Conference on Human Livelihoods in Drylands, Constraints and Possibilities (1993 Sigtuna, Sweden) Download PDF EPUB FB2

CONFERENCE ON HUMAN LIVELIHOODS IN DRYLANDS. The "Conference on Human Livelihoods in Drylands - Constraints and Possibilities" was held in Sigtuna, Sweden from November The theme of the Conference was the supply of basic requirements of food, water and energy in drylands.

This book is a global resource aimed to aide dryland management as it is the first comprehensive analysis of dryland biodiversity that is of global importance and significance.

Many people in the drylands pursue livelihoods that conserve biological diversity in innovative ways, and often with little recognition. 2 CHANCE, CHANGE AND CHOICE IN AFRICA’S DRYLANDS limitations of the natural resource base rather than on the people, their knowledge, skills and capacity for innovation in overcoming or circumventing environmental constraints.

Examples from other times and places illustrate the potential. African drylands supported. Conserving Dryland Biodiversity is intended to raise awareness amongst all stakeholders and galvanise wider action to boost drylands conservation and development.

It is a call to action as well as a guide to how dryland conservation and development can be equitably pursued. The book is designed to inform and remind us of the.

Drylands have been cradles to some of the world’s greatest civilizations, and contemporary dryland communities feature rich and unique cultures. Dryland ecosystems support a surprising amount of biodiversity. Desertification, however, is a significant land degradation problem in the arid, semi-arid.

" Njoka T.J - Animal Production in the Tropics, Possibilities and Constraints. Invited Paper for the Workshop on Human Livelihoods in Drylands: Constraints and Possibilities Conference sponsored by Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sjudarhjd.". Seventh International Dryland Development Conference: Sustainable Development and Management of Drylands in the 21th Century, Tehran, Iran, 8.

Eighth International Dryland Development Conference: Human and Nature working together for Sustainable Development of Drylands, Beijing, China. Global Drylands: A UN system-wide response Preface Global Drylands: A UN system-wide response sets out for the first time a coherent strategy by the United Nations to address the special needs of drylands from the perspective of the environment and human settlements.

Prepared by members of the UN Environment Management Group (EMG), the report. Eighth International Dryland Development Conference: Human and Nature working together for Sustainable Development of Drylands, Beijing, China, 9. Ninth International Conference on Dryland Development: Sustainable Development in the Drylands – Meeting the Challenge of Global Climate Change, Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria, Egypt, area is considered to be drylands (according to the UNCCD classification system), the extent of drylands in various regions ranges from about 20 percent to 90 (Table 1 and Figure 1).

Drylands are a vital part of the earth’s human and physical environments. They encompass grasslands, agricultural lands, forests and urban Size: 1MB. Traditional Dryland Livelihoods Drylands and Other Systems Climate Change and Carbon Sequestration Human Well-being in Dryland Systems.

Indicators of Human Well-being in Drylands Human Well-being Components in Drylands The Relative Dependence of Human Well-being on Ecosystems and.

Conference Program & Book of Abstracts March, IITA Headquarters in Ibadan, Nigeria. (Drylands) and Aquatic Agricultural Systems (AAS), the international conference on associated both with livelihoods of smallholder farmers and maintenance of natural resources underpinning system productivity.

It will. Dryland Opportunities A new paradigm for people, ecosystems and development. Dryland energy, human livelihoods and greening the world economy by supporting scientific research, managing field projects all over the world, and bringing governments, NGOs, the UN and companies together to develop policy, laws and best practice File Size: 1MB.

Economic opportunities in the drylands under the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification Background paper: UNCCD Conference of the parties Dryland Systems Ecosystems and Human Well Author: Bhim Adhikari.

adaptation and livelihoods of pastoralists and agropastoralists in drylands. The document highlights the importance of drylands, grazing lands and livestock-based livelihoods and illustrates the interrelations between climate change, biodiversity loss, desertification and drought in these systems.

Building on estimates of the potential carbon (C) storage and sequestrationFile Size: KB. Anthropologists will participate in the conference and present a self-organised session (arranged pre-workshop) relating to 'Localities and Livelihoods in Asian Drylands.' The conference draws together researchers across social and physical sciences for two days of presentations, discussions and interaction on dryland themes.

In spite of the variable and extreme environmental conditions of drylands, they have been supporting human populations for thousands of years. Today, some of the world’s biggest urban centres are located in these regions and an estimated one billion people depend on rural drylands for their livelihoods.

Rural drylands consist primarily of. African drylands today Drylands (including arid, semi-arid and dry sub-humid areas) account for: 43% of land area 50% of population 70% of cropland 66% of cereal production 80% of livestock holdings They are hot-spots of natural disasters, social conflicts, and poverty In particular, about 75% of Africa’s poor (living on less than $/day).

Njoka T.J - Animal Production in the Tropics, Possibilities and Constraints. Invited Paper for the Workshop on Human Livelihoods in Drylands: Constraints and Possibilities Conference sponsored by Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sjudarhjd.

Drylands are key to global food and nutrition security for the whole planet, with up to 44 per cent of the world’s cultivated systems located in drylands. Drylands also support important ecosystems ranging from rangelands and grasslands to semi-desert, and host billion hectares of forest – more than a quarter of the world’s forest area.

opportunities and the world will lose the inherent potential of the drylands. Desertification means land degradation in arid, semi-arid and dry sub-humid areas resulting from various factors including climatic variation and human activity.

It affects the livelihoods of rural people in drylands, particularly.The book have been categorized into six chapte rs relevant to the drylands of Nigeria which presents various challenges and way forward for better management of natural resources in Nigeria.

Following the use of enclosures, livelihoods have become less dependent on livestock migration, are increasingly directed towards agribusinesses and present new opportunities and constraints for women.

These livelihood changes are closely associated with, and depend on, an ongoing privatization of land under different tenure by: