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Atlas of water resources and irrigation in Africa

Africa is the first continent for which the information system has been completed. This CD-ROM contains all the information collected and processed concerning the African continent, namely: A set of digital tables and maps on water resources and irrigation at continental level and by river basin (major basins and sub-basins) resulting from simulations on the water balance model. A set of GIS coverages and Avenue scripts on water resources and irrigation (Annex 1) intended for advanced users willing to adapt the model to their specific needs. A georeferenced database of African dams in Microsoft� Excel. AQUASTAT country profiles for the 53 countries of Africa. The programme was partly financed by the Dutch Directorate-General for International Cooperation through the Associate Professional Officer Programme. The geographical modelling tool was initially developed with technical assistance of the Center for Research in Water Resources of the University of Texas in Austin under the joint FAO/UNESCO project andrdquoWater Balance of Africaandrdquo.

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Small dams and weirs in earth and gabion materials

This manual is aimed at the developing world and addressed to those engineers with only specific experience. All the technical methods proposed are described within the context that they will be used in areas where access, available skills and material resources may be limited.

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Farming systems and poverty; Improving Farmers' Livelihoods in a Changing World

An estimated 500 million small farmers — men and women — produce most of the developing worlds food, yet their families suffer more hunger than even the urban poor, have higher rates of poverty and enjoy less access to basic social services. Meeting international commitments halve hunger and poverty in the developing world by 2015 means reaching these farm households. However, traditional approaches have not worked. In order to provide the conditions that will permit poor farm households to improve their own lives, governments, non-governmental organizations and international agencies must understand more clearly the agroecological, physical, economic and cultural environment within which farmers and their families live — their farming systems. Only in this way can realistic policies, investments and technical assistance programmes be developed and implemented, and the latent capacity of the farming population fully released. Through an examination of a wide variety of farming systems across the developing world, this book shows how the farming systems approach can be used to identify key local, regional and international priorities for the reduction of hunger and poverty. It examines the various strategies open to poor farm families seeking better lives, and shows how such strategies differ in relative importance from one farming system to another. Finally, the book discusses how an effective response to these priorities and strategies will require a rethinking of the roles of key stakeholders in the development process — farmers themselves, their communities, civil society, governments and the international community.

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