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The miombo in transition: woodlands and welfare in Africa.
Miombo woodlands are the most extensive vegetation type in Africa south of the equator. These dry tropical woodlands cover some 2.5 million hectares and are home to over 40 million people. MiomboExpand
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Reconceptualising adaptation to climate change as part of pathways of change and response
Abstract The need to adapt to climate change is now widely recognised as evidence of its impacts on social and natural systems grows and greenhouse gas emissions continue unabated. Yet efforts toExpand
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Climate-smart agriculture for food security
Climate-smart agriculture (CSA) is an approach to the development of agricultural systems intended to help support food security under climate change. This Perspective outlines a set of CSA actionsExpand
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Managing the Miombo Woodlands of Southern Africa: Policies, Incentives and Options for the Rural Poor
Abstract Miombo woodlands cover vast areas of southern Africa. Of comparatively little interest for export-oriented commercial logging, they are part of a complex system of rural land use thatExpand
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Forest Incomes and Poverty Alleviation Under Participatory Forest Management in the Bale Highlands, Southern Ethiopia
SUMMARY There is an increasing interest in understanding the role forest products and forest resource management in rural livelihoods and poverty reduction strategies. This study investigates theExpand
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Household livelihoods in semi-arid regions: options and constraints
The overall aim of this study was to explore what the development community can do, or facilitate, to significantly improve livelihoods in semi-arid systems.The authors based their analysis on twoExpand
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Sustainable Intensification: What Is Its Role in Climate Smart Agriculture?
The ‘sustainable intensification’ (SI) approach and ‘climate-smart agriculture’ (CSA) are highly complementary. SI is an essential means of adapting to climate change, also resulting in lowerExpand
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Devolution and community-based natural resource management: creating space for local people to participate and benefit?
This paper draws together evidence from a number of studies on the impacts of natural resource devolution policies in several Asian and southern African countries from the perspective of localExpand
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Options for support to agriculture and food security under climate change
Abstract Agriculture and food security are key sectors for intervention under climate change. Agricultural production is highly vulnerable even to 2C (low-end) predictions for global meanExpand
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Attitudes of Rural Communities to Animal Wildlife and Its Utilization in Chobe Enclave and Mababe Depression, Botswana
Rural communities in northern Botswana had negative attitudes towards animal wildlife even though they received benefits from it. The negative attitude was caused by wildlife damage to crops, lossesExpand
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