Book
xxi, 171 p.
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
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
294 p. : ill. maps ; 25 cm.
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
Book
xxiii, 159 p. ; 28 cm
Green Library
Book
85 pages ; 21 cm
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
681 p. ; 24 cm.
Green Library
Book
iv, 63 p. ; 30 cm.
Green Library
Journal/Periodical
v. : ill. ; 28 cm.
Green Library, SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
Book
xviii, 210 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Building resilience in sustainable development in a changing world : introduction and overview / Labode Popoola, Olanrewaju Olaniyan & Olawale Olayide
  • Overview of the global geopolitical economy / Ademola Oyejide
  • Multilaterialism and sustainable development : perspectives on international practices, policies and legal instruments / Peter Obutte
  • Multilateralism and sustainable development / Ben K. Bnaful
  • Importance of trans-boundary orientation of sustainability science / Janice Olawoye
  • Human migration, conflict, security and sustainable development / Isaac O. Albert
  • Human migration, conflict, security and sustainable development / Rasheed Olaniyi
  • Health-wealth-consumption nexus and sustainable development / Isaac Adewole & Olanrewaju Olaniyan
  • Natural resources, energy and sustainable development / Adeola Adenikinju
  • Private sector's role in building resilience in sustainable development / Charles Omoluabi
  • Sustainability : what impact and role for Africa? / Elias Ayuk
  • International processes and sustainable development : whither Africa? / Adewale Adeleke
  • Building resilience : the future road map / David Okali
  • A hospital-based pilot survey of acute respiratory infections among under five children in Ibadan, Nigeria / Margaret G. Ana, David Dairo, Steven Adebowale & Godson Ana.
Green Library
Book
xxviii, 289 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • 1Conservation Agriculture in Africa: An Overview Chapter 2Weather-Proofing Agriculture with Conservation Agriculture Chapter 3Conservation Agriculture: Growing more with less - the future of sustainable intensification Chapter 4Empowering Smallholder Farmers with Profitable and Sustainable Farming using Conservation Agriculture - the Case of East Africa Chapter 5Implementing the Principles of Conservation Agriculture in Malawi: Crop Yields and Factors Affecting Adoption Chapter 6Innovation Systems and farmer perceptions regarding Conservation Agriculture in Cabo Delgado, Mozambique Chapter 7Conservation Agriculture in North Africa: Experiences, Achievements and Challenges Chapter 8How Can We Cover Millions of Hectares with Conservation Agriculture in Africa? Chapter 9Climate-Smart push-pull - A conservation agriculture technology for food security and environmental sustainability in Africa Chapter 10How to Make Conservation Agriculture Ever Green Chapter 11Mechanization of smallholder Conservation Agriculture in Africa: contributing resilience to precarious systems Chapter 12Conservation Agriculture in South Africa: Lessons from Case Studies Chapter 13Extending Conservation Agriculture benefits through Innovation Platforms Chapter 14Summing Up.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781780645681 20170220
This book assesses the latest trends in the adoption of conservation agriculture. Focusing on the most recent technologies to improve agricultural resilience to climate change, as well as increase profitability and sustainability, it takes a continental and sub-regional approach to African agriculture. Covering climate-proofing, resilience, sustainable intensification, and the extension and adoption process for new techniques, this book is a vital resource for researchers of agriculture and sustainability.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781780645681 20170220
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
Book
xxx, 223 pages ; 25 cm
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
107 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
Book
vii, 57 p. ; 30 cm
Green Library
Book
16 pages : color portraits, color maps ; 28 cm
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
vi, 60 pages : color illustration ; 30 cm
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
xxxviii, 195 pages : color illustrations ; 30 cm
Green Library
Book
xvii, 77 pages ; 30 cm
Green Library
Book
2 v. : ill. ; 28 cm.
Green Library

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