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  • What happens to the small farmers when the large ones take over?

    What happens to the small farmers when the large ones take over?

    Imported, WLE February 28, 2013 at 07:58 Comments are Disabled

    Africa’s small farm sector is failing to lift millions out of poverty and policy makers are frustrated. So frustrated that they are urging the consolidation of smallholdings into larger commercial farms. The objective of such thinking is to increase the productivity of the land and improve the welfare of the […]

  • Satellite Image of the Sudd

    Seeing the Sudd from Space

    Imported, WLE February 1, 2013 at 05:44 Comments are Disabled

    Special feature post for World Wetlands Day, February 2nd.  Click here for more information about IWMI’s work on wetlands. First maps of the Sudd derived using radar remote sensing showing how flooding patterns change over time.   Satellite images based on synthetic aperture radar are enabling researchers to see water […]

  • Re-greening Uganda’s cattle corridor (New Agriculturist)

    Imported, Press clippings November 6, 2012 at 09:55 Comments are Disabled

    Uganda’s ‘cattle corridor’, which makes up the northern third of the country, is among the most degraded areas in the upper Nile basin, following years of overgrazing and charcoal production. Repeated attempts have been made to reseed and restore the bare land without success, as grass seedlings are quickly eaten […]

  • Research into Use Project on Termite and Land Degradation Management (RiU PN37)

    Basin, Nile, Research into Use January 5, 2012 at 10:03 Comments are Disabled

    Full Title: Uptake of integrated termite management for rehabilitation of degraded rangeland in Eastern Africa Introduction Termite damage is symptomatic of many degraded rangeland ecosystems and is associated with inappropriate land and water management. Addressing this problem has broader implications that are likely to impact on livelihoods of poor and […]

  • Enhancing food security using integrated management in Southern Uganda (SG513)

    Nile, Phase 1, Phase 1 Nile October 21, 2011 at 07:47 Comments are Disabled

    Full Project Title: Food security in Southern Uganda (SG513) Introduction The main goal of the project was to enhance food security using an integrated approach combining water management, appropriate technology and organic farming. The project aimed: to provide food security to 90 households by establishing three cohesive farmers’ groups practicing […]

  • Improving livestock water productivity in the Nile Basin (PN37)

    Nile, Phase 1, Phase 1 Nile October 21, 2011 at 05:33 Comments are Disabled

    Full Project Title: Nile Basin livestock water productivity (PN37) Introduction Livestock are particularly important in the Nile River Basin where domestic animals outnumber people and their demand for feed was thought to exceed the amount of food required by people. In the two largest Nile countries, Sudan and Ethiopia, animal […]

  • Improved planning of large dam operations (PN36)

    Nile, Phase 1, Phase 1 Nile October 21, 2011 at 05:31 Comments are Disabled

    Full Project Title: Improved planning of large dam operation: Using decision support systems to optimize livelihood benefits, safeguard health and protect the environment (PN36) Introduction The livelihoods of large numbers of people are dependent on natural resources and agriculture, both of which may be adversely affected by large dams. The […]

  • Re-greening the Ugandan cattle corridor

    Basin, Nile, Stories from the Field October 21, 2011 at 02:57 Comments are Disabled

    The Ugandan cattle corridor covers an area of about one third of the country, extending from the southwest to the northern and northeastern borders. Although ideally suited to livestock production, overgrazing aggravated by charcoal production led to a complete breakdown of the natural pastureland. Repeated efforts to rehabilitate the vegetative […]