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Community Innovations in Sustainable Land Management : Lessons from the field in Africa, Paperback / softback Book

Community Innovations in Sustainable Land Management : Lessons from the field in Africa Paperback / softback

Edited by Maxwell Mudhara, Saa Dittoh, Mohamed Sessay, William Critchley, Sabina Di Prima

Part of the Earthscan Studies in Natural Resource Management series

Paperback / softback

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It is increasingly recognized that land can be managed most sustainably through involving local communities.

This book highlights the potential of a new methodology of uncovering and stimulating community initiatives in sustainable land management in Africa. Analyses of four contrasting African countries (Ghana, Morocco, South Africa and Uganda) show that as communities directly face the challenges of land degradation, they are likely to develop initiatives themselves in terms of sustainable land management.

These initiatives (or 'innovations') may be more appropriate and sustainable than those emanating from research stations located far from the communities.

The book describes the rationale of the approach used, the set of steps followed, how the project managed to engage the communities to understand the importance of the activities they were undertaking, and how they were stimulated to improve and extend their initiatives and innovativeness. Examples covered include soil fertility, community forestry, afforestation, water, invasive species and grazing land management.

Central to the book is the way communities, and scientists, interacted between the four countries and learnt from each other.

The book also shows how the initiatives were outscaled locally.

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