1 edition of Environmental change in the West African Sahel found in the catalog.
Environmental change in the West African Sahel
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|Statement||Advisory Committee on the Sahel, Board on Science and Technology for International Development, Office of International Affairs, National Research Council, United States of America.|
|Contributions||National Research Council (U.S.). Advisory Committee on the Sahel.|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||vii, 96 p. :|
|Number of Pages||96|
A vast literature has accumulated on land use and society in West African drylands, the ‘greening’ of the Sahel and the implications of climate change. Yet the paper remains still relevant. Ornithologists studying African-Palaearctic birds identify environmental degradation or desertification in the Sahel as a factor in their : William M. Adams. A farmer-managed, agroenvironmental transformation has occurred over the past three decades in the West African Sahel, enabling both land rehabilitation and agricultural intensification to support a dense and growing population.
Hastrup and Rubow in this important book show why the answer is a decisive ‘no’. Drawing upon a rich and diverse array of sites around the world, Living with Environmental Change: Waterworlds offers dozens of compelling portraits of what climate change means to different people living in different : Kirsten Hastrup. Trees on farm and in the landscape provide income and environmental outcomes. • Climate change and food security challenges can be eased through trees in the landscape. such as the West African Sahel [36, 37]. The book provides information on ways to optimize livelihoods from ecosystem services using landscape approaches. Cited by:
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Book Description. The West African Sahel is predicted to be heavily affected by climate change in the future. Slow-onset environmental changes, such as increasing rainfall variability and rising temperature, are presumed to worsen the livelihood conditions and to increase the out-migration from the affected regions.
Suggested Citation:"Environmental Rehabilitation: Discussion and Recommendations."National Research Council. Environmental change in the West African Sahel book Change in the West African Sahel. Suggested Citation:"The Impact of Human Activity on Sahelian Ecosystems."National Research Council.
Environmental Change in the West African gton, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: / Get this from a library. Environmental change in the West African Sahel. [National Research Council (U.S.). Advisory Committee on the Sahel.;]. The West African Sahel is predicted to be heavily affected by climate change in the future.
Slow-onset environmental changes, such as increasing rainfall variability and rising temperature, are presumed to worsen the livelihood conditions and to increase the Brand: Taylor And Francis. Buy The West African Sahel: Human Agency and Environmental Change (University of Chicago Geography Research Papers) on FREE SHIPPING on qualified ordersCited by: agroforestry in the west african sahel Download agroforestry in the west african sahel or read online books in PDF, EPUB, Tuebl, and Mobi Format.
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Category: Environmental change in the Sahel Tree cover promoted in semi-arid Sahelian farms – new publication in Nature Geoscience May 1, May 1, by Martin Brandt, posted in Environmental change in the Sahel, Research results. Landscapes of West Africa, A Window on a Changing World presents a vivid picture of the changing natural environment of West Africa.
Using images collected by satellites orbiting hundreds of miles above the Earth, a story of four decades of. The West African Sahel is a harsh environment stressed by a fast-growing population and increasing pressure on the scarce natural resources. Agriculture is the main source of livelihood of the majority of the people living in the area.
Increases in temperature and/or modifications in rainfall quantities and distribution will substantially impact on the Cited by: With kind support from the Department for International Development (West and North Africa Department) the Drylands Programme at IIED; the Developing Areas Research Group of the RGS-IBG and British Airways.
It is time to reassess the nature and direction of research into the African Sahel's problems. This region is frequently viewed as a microcosm for the 'African.
The Sahel has long experienced a series of historic droughts, dating back to at least the 17th century. The Sahel region is a climate zone sandwiched between the Sudanian Savanna to the south and the Sahara desert to the north, across West and Central Africa. While the frequency of drought in the region is thought to have increased from the end of the 19th century, three long.
“West Africa and the Sahel, Between Security Challenges and the Need to Consolidate Peace” – Press Release, 12/3/19, United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel “The Sahel is engulfed by violence: Climate change, food insecurity and extremists are largely to blame” -1/23/19, Robert Muggah & José Luengo Cabrera, World Economic.
The Sahel region has often been acclaimed as one of the “hot spots” of environmental change. Degradation of environmental conditions was accelerated by droughts and an overall decrease in precipitation.
The resulting loss of woody vegetation cover was often considered as irreversible desertification. West African Arabic Manuscript Database. BNF Gallica provides a digital library of published works, largely in French. University of Florida Sahel Research Group offers a portal into a variety of resources related to the Sahel.
African Studies Centre Leiden provides research focused on the by: 1. West Africa has been a prominent region for research on the linkages between environmental change and migration.
To a large extent, this has been motivated by the great Sahel droughts of the s and s. Most studies start from the assumption that environmental factors, such as rising temperature, increasing rainfall variability, land degradation and periodical droughts, Author: Victoria van der Land, Clemens Romankiewicz, Kees van der Geest.
The West Africa Sahel region is a semi-arid area that runs from the Atlantic Ocean eastward to Chad, separating the Sahara Desert to the north and the Sudanian Savana to the south. The region is one of the poorest and most environmentally degraded in the world, and is considered one of the world’s most vulnerable regions to climate change.
Buy Migration and Environmental Change in the West African Sahel at Angus & Robertson with Delivery - The West African Sahel is predicted to be heavily affected by climate change in the future.
Slow-onset environmental changes, such as increasing rainfall variability and rising temperature, are presumed to worsen the livelihood conditions and to increase the out Brand: Victoria Van Der Land.
The West African Papers series explores African socio-economic, political and security dynamics from a regional and multidisciplinary seeks to stimulate discussion and gather information to better anticipate the changes that will shape future policies.
The series is designed for a wide audience of specialists, development practitioners, decision makers and the Author: Kirsty Lewis, Carlo Buontempo. The West African Sahel is a harsh environment stressed by a fast-growing population and increasing pressure on the scarce natural resources.
Agriculture is. Climate change is without doubt one of the greatest global challenges of our time. But to suggest it is responsible for causing conflict in the Sahel is overstretching its impact. This risks undermining long-term public engagement in climate change. It also risks overlooking the political factors that drive disputes.This study attempts to analyse the complex interactions between ecosystems and social systems of the Sahelian region of West Africa and presents a framework for environmental rehabilitation.
Part 1 describes the nature of Sahelian environmental systems. Part 2 discusses their modifications and declining biological productivity. It is argued that human activity, rather than Author: J.
A. Gritzner.The environmental crisis. Historically the Sahel has been characterized by strong climatic variations and irregular rainfalls, which pose two of the .