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Title:Harnessing land and water resources for improved food security and ecosystem services in Africa
Editors:Oku, Effiom E.
Asubonteng, Kwabena O.
Nutakor, Praise
Year:2014
Pages:172
Language:English
City:Ghana
Publisher:United Nations University Institute for Natural Resources in Africa
ISBN:9988633971; 9789988633974
Geographic terms:Africa
Ghana
Ethiopia
Nigeria
Subjects:land degradation
water pollution
natural resource management
waste management
food security
climate change
Abstract:Land degradation and water pollution are major challenges facing many African countries. This book examines land and water resources management and explores possible measures to improve food security and reduce poverty in Africa. It draws attention to the impact of human activities on land and water resources and the need for the sustainable management of Africa's ecosystem services to improve livelihoods. The individual chapters present case studies on the effects of water and land management practices including urban waste water uses, land grabbing and climate change issues, so as to draw lessons from best practices The monograph concludes with recommendations on strategies for managing wastelands to meet Africa's green energy needs. Contents: Land and water resources for improved food security and ecosystem services in Africa (Effiom E. Oku and Kwabena O. Asubonteng); Natural resource conservation in Ghana: an economic assessment of Lake Bosomtwi (Jonathan D. Quartey); Towards sustainable management of Ethiopia's Lake Chamo biodiversity resources: a geo-spatial supported approach (Alemayehu Hailemicael Mezgebe and A.J. Solomon Raju); Review of carbon sequestration under some agricultural water management practices (Oladimeji Oladele and Ademola Braimoh); An assessment of the quality of natural spring water used as alternative domestic water sources in Ibadan, Nigeria (Grace Adeniji-Oloukoi and Tunde Agbola); Combined constructed wetlands and stabilisation ponds: a key ecotechnology for treating Africa's wastewater (E.D.O. Ansa, H.J. Lubberding and H.J. Gijzen); Estimates of wastewater generation and use in urban Ghana (S.K. Agodzo and F.P. Huibers); The land rush in Africa: implications and institutional panacea (Evans S. Osabuohien, Adeyemi Ogundipe and Uchenna R. Efobi); Introduction of new input combination package for rice production in Ebonyi State, Nigeria (Emmanuel Ogbodo, Chukwuma Okereke, Victor Chukwu and John Nwite); Economic impact of climate change on value of irrigated rice farms in Nigeria: a Ricardian approach (Ajemotobi Joshua Olusegun, Ajiboye Abiodun and Rashid Hassan); Land and water resources for improved food security and ecosystem service in Africa: looking ahead (Elias T. Ayuk, Effiom E. Oku and Kwabena O. Asubonteng). [ASC Leiden abstract]
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