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Title:The IUCN Sahel studies: 1991
Editors:Wood, Adrian P.ISNI
Rydén, PerISNI
City of publisher:Gland
Publisher:World Conservation Union
Geographic term:Sahel
Subjects:natural resource management
agricultural ecology
Abstract:Since 1987 the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN) - the World Conservation Union - has had a programme in the Sahel, and especially in Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger and Ethiopia. In 1989 it published the first volume of IUCN Sahel Studies, which provided basic information on the situation in the region in terms of rainfall, population, food and agricultural production and conservation areas. The present volume is a sequel. It begins with an overview of the IUCN approach in the Sahel before going on to detail the natural resource base and people and looking at the ecological limits to the conservation and sustainable exploitation of natural resources in sub-Saharan Africa and the predicament of water scarcity for agricultural production. Subsequent sections describe the experiences of multilateral agencies, notably the United Nations Sudano-Sahelian Office (UNSO) and the World Bank; outline strategic planning frameworks for natural resources management, such as the National Conservation Strategy (NCS) in Ethiopia and the Rural Code in Niger; discuss conceptual and practical approaches to land use management, with a case study of the Tin Telloust Watershed Management Programme in Niger; and present examples of comparative experience from other arid regions (Botswana, Arabia, Australia).