Book
xxi, 171 p.
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xix, 355 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 23 cm
  • ISSUES. Environmental education in Nigeria / Michael Adetunji Ahove
  • Environmental economics : issues and applications / Musa A. Ajisegiri
  • Sustainable forest management / Abiodun Tajudeen Afolabi
  • Understanding environmental issues for better environmental protection / Ayo Tella
  • Environmental finance : carbon trading and carbon offset / Babajide Olakunle
  • POLICIES. Learning for a sustainable future / Babatunde M. Lawal
  • Climate change, ethics, policy and development / Francisca E. Nlerum
  • Environmental law, legislation and policy making in Sub-Saharan Africa / Olanrewaju Fagbohun
  • Reconciling the challenges of sustainable city planning in the 21st century / Abiola Labisi
  • Environment and human health : towards an etiological classification / Oluwaseun Olusegun Babalola
  • The effects of the structural adjustment programme on the African environment : a historical review / Ayo Omotayo.
  • CONTENTIONS. Environmental politics and governance / Suraj Muda
  • Popular education for environmental and social justice / Adewale Olumuyiwa Noah
  • Women, the environment and justice : climate change in North-east Ghana / Patricia Glazebrook & Rebecca Tiessen
  • Environmentalism and environmental movements in Nigeria / John Agbonifo
  • Gender differentials in environmental disaster management / Emmanuel Ajiboye and Adesumbo Elizabeth Omotayo
  • Energy, militarization and security in the Niger Delta / Sylvester Odion Akhaine and Kenneth Akali
  • Corporate social responsibility and sustainability / Anthony Kola-Olusanya.
Green Library
Book
xxxiv, 188 p. : maps ; 24 cm.
  • Synthesis and analysis-- Botswana-- Eritrea-- Ethiopia-- Republic of Guinea-- Kenya-- Nigeria-- Serengeti-- Tanzania-- Uganda-- Zambia-- Zimbabwe.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781853832703 20160528
This is a regional review of multi-sectoral strategies for sustainability at the national, provincial and local levels, complementing the volume on "Strategies for National Sustainable Development". It summarizes the status of strategies in Africa, and reviews and analyzes case studies to provide an analytical history and status report on each strategy. The book has been prepared with the assistance of the World Bank, UNDP, UNSO, IIED and WRI. Produced by IUCN ad its partners, this series is designed to help countries and communities to implement Agenda 21, the action programme of the Earth Summit. The series includes handbooks on national strategies, local strategies, biodiversity action plans, involving indigenous peoples, and integrating population and resource use planning, with regular companion volumes of case studies.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781853832703 20160528
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
xxi, 171 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Green Library
Book
23 p. : ill. ; 30 cm.
Green Library
Book
xiv, 122 p. : ill.
African exporters suffer from low survival rates on international markets. They fail more often than others, incurring time and again the setup costs involved in starting new relationships. This high churning is a source of waste, uncertainty, and discouragement. However, this trend is not inevitable. The high "infant mortality" of African exports is largely explained by Africa's low-income business environment and, once properly benchmarked, Africa's performance in terms of exporter failure is no outlier. Moreover, African exporters show vigorous entrepreneurship, with high entry rates into new products and markets despite formidable hurdles created by poor infrastructure, landlocked boundaries for some, and limited access to major sea routes for others. African exporters experiment a lot, and they frequently pay the price of failure. What matters for policy is how to ensure that viable ventures survive. Research carried out for this book demonstrates that governments can and should help to reduce the rate of failure of African export ventures through a mixture of improvements in the business environment, as well as well-targeted proactive interventions. The business environment can be made more conducive to sustainable export entrepreneurship through traditional policy prescriptions such as reducing transportation costs, facilitating trade through better technology and workflow in border management, improving the effectiveness of banking regulations to ensure the availability of trade finance, and striving for regulatory simplicity and coherence. In addition, governments can help leverage synergies between exporters. Original research featured in this book shows that African exporters improve each other's chances of survival when a critical mass of them penetrates a given market together. They also benefit from diaspora presence in destination markets. With adequate donor support and private-sector engagement, export-promotion agencies and technical-assistance programs can help leverage those synergies.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780821395592 20160617
Book
35 p. ; 28 cm.
Book
xiv, 122 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
African exporters suffer from low survival rates on international markets. They fail more often than others, incurring time and again the setup costs involved in starting new relationships. This high churning is a source of waste, uncertainty, and discouragement. However, this trend is not inevitable. The high "infant mortality" of African exports is largely explained by Africa's low-income business environment and, once properly benchmarked, Africa's performance in terms of exporter failure is no outlier. Moreover, African exporters show vigorous entrepreneurship, with high entry rates into new products and markets despite formidable hurdles created by poor infrastructure, landlocked boundaries for some, and limited access to major sea routes for others. African exporters experiment a lot, and they frequently pay the price of failure. What matters for policy is how to ensure that viable ventures survive. Research carried out for this book demonstrates that governments can and should help to reduce the rate of failure of African export ventures through a mixture of improvements in the business environment, as well as well-targeted proactive interventions. The business environment can be made more conducive to sustainable export entrepreneurship through traditional policy prescriptions such as reducing transportation costs, facilitating trade through better technology and workflow in border management, improving the effectiveness of banking regulations to ensure the availability of trade finance, and striving for regulatory simplicity and coherence. In addition, governments can help leverage synergies between exporters. Original research featured in this book shows that African exporters improve each other's chances of survival when a critical mass of them penetrates a given market together. They also benefit from diaspora presence in destination markets. With adequate donor support and private-sector engagement, export-promotion agencies and technical-assistance programs can help leverage those synergies.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780821395592 20160617
Book
xxxii, 359 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Green Library
Book
xi, 139 p. : ill. ; 30 cm.
Green Library
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xxx, 378 pages ; 29 cm
The emerging use of information and communication technologies has expanded the opportunities for rural development in Africa. Technology, Sustainability, and Rural Development in Africa provides research, analytical methods, techniques, and development policies in ICT adoption and diffusion in Africa and around the globe. Highlighting the major trends in ICT applications and rural development, this book is useful for scholars, academics, researchers and government policy makers.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781466636071 20160612
Green Library
Book
xii, 360 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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xii, 84 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 22 cm
Green Library
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xxv, 253 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
  • PART I: Introduction.- Chapter 1 Managing knowledge and innovation for sustainable knowledge-based economy in Africa (Allam Ahmed).- PART II: Regional dimensions.- Chapter 2 The role of an innovative ICT-based entrepreneurial evolution on Africa's development - the case of university-based incubators (Sherif Kamel).- Chapter 3 Impact of education quality on sustainable development in Africa (Adil A. Dafa'Alla, Elmouiz S. Hussein and Marwan A. A. Adam).- Chapter 4 MIDLAND: a strategic successful initiative in the African market (Vimi Jham).- Chapter 5 Policy support for innovation at grassroots in Africa (Chux Daniels).- Chapter 6 Globalisation, innovation activities and the technology gap between Sub-Saharan Africa and the industrialised countries (Khaled Elmawazini, Mohd Shukri Hajinoor and Ibrahim Ngouhouo).- Chapter 7 Understanding how failing a job interview may be a source of innovation: The case of WhatsApp founders (Alain Ndedi and Kelly Mua Kingsley).- PART III: Country-specific perspective.- Chapter 8 Design engineering capacity building and innovation in the industrial sector in North African countries: the case of Algeria (Abdelkader Djeflat).- Chapter 9 Foreign Direct Investment in Zimbabwe and Botswana: the elephant in the room (Mavis Gutu, Constantia Anastasiadou, Maktoba Omar and Collins Osei).- Chapter 10 Prospects and challenges of managing clusters as entrepreneurship development interventions for sustainable development in Nigeria: a discourse analysis (Lukman Raimi, Stephen Bolaji Peluola and Morufu Oladimeji Shokunbi).- Chapter 11 Assessment and way forward of the Douala Stock Exchange in Cameroon (Alain Ndedi).- Chapter 12 Mind mapping in Sudanese medical education (Nahlaa A. Khalifa).- Chapter 13 Absorptive capacity of human capital and international R&D spillover in Egypt (Eman Elish and Hany El Shamy).
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319410890 20170530
Addressing the issues that will be central to Africa's various attempts to effectively manage knowledge and innovation for sustainable business management, this edited book makes a timely contribution to research on business in Africa. Coinciding with the recently launched Science, Technology and Innovation Strategy for Africa 2024 (STISA-2024) by the African Union (AU), which emphasises the critical role of science, technology and innovation for Africa's socio-economic development and growth, the book echoes these themes with a multi-disciplinary and multi-sectoral approach to knowledge and innovation management in Africa. Also containing case studies relating to various growing collaborations between education and research institutions, private and public entities as well as commercialisation of research and innovation outputs, Managing Knowledge and Innovation for Business Sustainability in Africa covers the key themes to provide an enabling environment for STI development in the African content.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319410890 20170530
Green Library
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iv, 16 p. : ill. ; 30 cm.
Green Library
Book
289 p. : ill., maps ; 27 cm.
  • 1. Editorial 2. Overview - Sustainable Intensification in African Agriculture 3. Quncho: The First Most Popular Tefvariety in Ethiopia 4. The Ghana Grains Partnership 5. Orange-fleshed Sweet Potatoes for Food, Health and Wealth in Uganda 6. Soyabeans and Sustainable Agriculture in Southern Africa 7. Growing Sustainable Tea on Kenyan Smallholder Farms 8. The System of Rice Intensification (SRI) as a Sustainable Agricultural Innovation: Introducing, Adapting and Scaling up Sri Practices in the Timbuktu Region of Mali 9. Revival of Cassava Production in the Nakasongola District, Uganda 10. Addressing the Challenges of Agricultural Service Provision: The Case of Oxfam's Strategic Cotton Programme in Mali 11. Promoting Smallholder Seed Enterprises (SSE): Quality Seed Production of Rice, Maize, Sorghum and Millet in Northern Cameroon 12. Research, Development and Scaling up the Adoption of Fodder Shrub Innovations in East Africa 13. Trees, Agroforestry and Multifunctional Agriculture in Cameroon 14. Using Soil and Water Conservation Techniques to Rehabilitate Degraded Lands in Northwestern Burkina Faso 15. Agricultural Success from Africa: The Case of Fertilizer Tree Systems in Southern Africa (Malawi, Tanzania, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe) 16. Harnessing Sustainability, Resilience and Productivity through Conservation Agriculture: The Case of Likoti in Lesotho 17. Conservation Agriculture (CA) in Tanzania: The Case of Mwangaza B CA Farmer Field School (FFS), Rhotia Village, Karatu District, Arusha 18. An African Success: The Case of Conservation Agriculture in Zimbabwe 19. Push-pull Technology: A Conservation Agriculture Approach for Integrated Management of Insect Pests, Weeds and Soil Health in Africa 20. Sustainable Crop Production Intensification in the Senegal and Niger River Basins of Francophone West Africa 21. On-farm Biological Control of the Pearl Millet Head Miner: Realization of Thirty-five Years of Unsteady Progress in Mali, Burkina Faso and Niger 22. African Indigenous Vegetable Enterprises and Market Access for Small Scale Farmers in East Africa 23. Merudairy Goat and Animal Healthcare Project 24. Collective Livestock Research for Sustainable Disease Management in Mali and Burkina Faso 25. The Rakai Chicken Model: An Approach that has Improved Fortunes for Ugandan Farmers 26. The Malawi Agricultural Input Subsidy Programme: 2005/6 to 2008/9 27. Focal Area Approach: A Participatory Community Planning Approach to Agricultural Extension and Market Development in Kenya 28. Sharing Ideas Between Cultures with Videos 29. CARBAP and Innovation on the Pantain Banana in West and Central Africa 30. The Rise of Peri-urban Aquaculture in Nigeria 31. From Researcher to Farmer: Partnerships in Integrated Aquaculture - Agriculture Systems in Malawi, Ghana and Cameroon.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781849713320 20160605
Continued population growth, rapidly changing consumption patterns and the impacts of climate change and environmental degradation are driving limited resources of food, energy, water and materials towards critical thresholds worldwide. These pressures are likely to be substantial across Africa, where countries will have to find innovative ways to boost crop and livestock production to avoid becoming more reliant on imports and food aid. Sustainable agricultural intensification - producing more output from the same area of land while reducing the negative environmental impacts - represents a solution for millions of African farmers. This volume presents the lessons learned from forty sustainable agricultural intensification programmes in twenty countries across Africa, commissioned as part of the UK Government's Foresight project. Through detailed case studies, the authors of each chapter examine how to develop productive and sustainable agricultural systems and how to scale up these systems to reach many more millions of people in the future. Themes covered include crop improvements, agroforestry and soil conservation, conservation agriculture, integrated pest management, horticulture, livestock and fodder crops, aquaculture, and novel policies and partnerships.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781849713320 20160605
Green Library
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262 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Green Library
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189 p. ; 25 cm.
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v. : col. ill. ; 28 cm.
Green Library
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1 online resource.
  • Sustainability and Sustainable Livelihoods
  • The Theory Behind the Sustainable Livelihood Approach
  • Context of the Sustainable Livelihood Approach
  • The Sustainable Livelihood Approach in Practice
  • Livelihood into Lifestyle.
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