HARARE, ZIMBABWE - Two years ago, Innocent Mavhuto traded one illegal activity for another.

This overview assembles existing evidence on the ways in which tobacco affects human well-being from an environmental perspective – i.e. the indirect social and economic damage caused by the cultivation, production, distribution, consumption, and waste generated by tobacco products.

Soil degradation is a major threat for farmers of semi-arid north-central Namibia. Soil conservation practices can be promoted by the development of soil quality (SQ) evaluation toolboxes that provide ways to evaluate soil degradation. However, such toolboxes must be adapted to local conditions to reach farmers. Based on qualitative (interviews and soil descriptions) and quantitative (laboratory analyses) data, we developed a set of SQ indicators relevant for our study area that integrate farmers' field experiences (FFE) and technical knowledge.

Sumbawanga — Straddling four riparian regions, Lake Rukwa is now officially designated an environmentally sensitive area on account of serious degradation from unsustainable human activities.

Investing in forest and landscape restoration as well as ensuring their sustainability will improve livelihoods of African people.

This catalogue provides an overview of management options that can enhance the ecological and economic benefits of exclosures, promote local ownership and support communities to adopt exclosures. Particularly, this catalogue discusses management option that can be implemented during the regeneration of phase of exclosure land management.

A National Strategic Review of Food Security and Nutrition, leading to “Zero Hunger”, was launched in September 2016 to accelerate the pace towards attaining SDG2 by 2030 in Sri Lanka.

New Delhi: Time and again, we are confronted with massive changes around the world that bear testimony to the haunting impact of the ever-changing climate.

Sustainable land management practices can be enhanced by reconciling environmental and development objectives while incorporating climate resilience. A growing international consensus indicates a need to look at the bigger picture and not just treat sectors selectively and independently.

To achieve food security for all, new resource policies for sustainable land and water use are needed. Land, water, and energy need to be considered jointly in policies, not in isolation.

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