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Land and water resources of West Africa

J. A. Hocking

Land and water resources of West Africa

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Published by Moray House College of Education in Edinburgh .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementJ.A. Hocking and N.R. Thomson.
ContributionsThomson, N. R., Moray House College of Education.
The Physical Object
Pagination126p. :
Number of Pages126
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL13755307M


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Land and water resources of West Africa by J. A. Hocking Download PDF EPUB FB2

Inward investment in land and natural resources comes and goes in West Africa, sometimes leaving its scars on the landscape. Acquisitions are facilitated by infrastructure development and emerging, but not very transparent, land markets, which make it easier to transfer rural land from customary land tenure systems to ‘new actors’ using Cited by: 1.

Efforts to change the race based systems of land ownership and land tenure in Namibia, South Africa, and Zimbabwe have pushed land issues to the forefront of social and economic discourses in Africa. This collection examines the broader context for the re-emergence of land reform and resource Price: $   The geographical scope of this book will be the African continent, where land has attracted the attention of risk-taking investors because much land is under-utilised marginalized land, with associated water resources and rapidly growing domestic food by: This book is dedicated to the many colleagues and The principal aim is to provide a broad view of students with whom we have worked in West Africa West African geology as a whole, for undergraduates and who have stimulated and encouraged our teach­ who are studying for honours degrees in geology and ing and research in various by: The State of Land and Water Resources in West Africa I.

Status and Trends II. Towards nges ahead ed Priorities V. The Way Forward. West Africa Investing in sustainable land and water management in northern reaches of the Volta and Niger River basins is critical if farming is to remain an attractive livelihood option.

This is vital for securing food security in a region where urbanization puts undue pressure on the ecosystems that support production. The West Africa Water Resources Policy (WAWRP) sets out objectives, means and actions to improve the management of water resources in West Africa in order to put water at the service of sub-regional development, in particular by guaranteeing access to water and to sanitation, supporting economic development and ensuring the health of ecosystems.

What West Africa needs is a treaty position that accommodates the reality of Land and water resources of West Africa book management of its transboundary water resources.

Adoption of global treaties by the states of West Africa is not sufficient because the universal law in those treaties needs to be complemented by regional or basin agreement for realistic implementation. put pressure on the available water resources Water and agriculture It is recognised that there is a need to increase food production in Africa through improved irrigation and water resources management.

Africa fresh water resources is primarily drawn for. FAO works to promote coherent approaches to sustainable land and water management. FAO's work in land and water is relevant to several dimensions of sustainable development, such as the governance and management of food production systems; the provision of essential ecosystem services; food security; human health; biodiversity conservation; and the mitigation of, and adaptation to, climate.

The global agricultural trade system and Asian investments in African land and water resources Martin Keulertz and Suvi Sojamo Part IV: Environment Green and blue water dimensions of foreign direct investment in biofuel and food production in West Africa: the case of Ghana and Mali Fred Kizito, Timothy O.

Williams, Matthew McCartney and. The land of West Africa consists of contrasting kinds of physical environment. The forest environment differs from the savanna environment, a mountainous area from a flat lowland area, riverine area from one away from a river, an area with predominantly sandy soils from one with predominantly loamy soils.

Overall, Africa has about 9% of the world's fresh water resources and 16% of the world's population. However, there is very significant inter-and intra-annual variability of all climate and water resources characteristics, so while some regions have sufficient water, Sub-Saharan Africa faces numerous water-related challenges that constrain economic growth and threaten the livelihoods of its people.

African agriculture. This study investigated the impacts of climate and land use changes on water resources in the Dano catchment combining hydrological processes understanding, hydrological simulations and climate and land use scenarios application.

Land and water resources of West Africa book The catchment covers about km 2 and is located in the Southwest of Burkina Faso in West Africa. The study area. Other documents in the climate change and water resources in West Africa series include: Transboundary River Basins, Mapping the Exposure of Socioeconomic and Natural Systems of West Africa to Coastal Climate Stressors, and an Assessment of Groundwater Management.

greenhouse, gas emissions are intimately connected with water and land surface. The ultimate impact of such changes is highly uncertain and difficult to predict.

The West African Region, despite its substantial water resources, experiences chronic shortages owing to uneven distribution of rainfall and water. The search for natural resources especially precious stones in West Africa started since the colonial era.

In Nigeria for example, the search for crude oil can be traced back to the s where exploration for oil, coal and bitumen were intensely undertaken. Nigeria today is the largest producer of crude oil in Africa and probably [ ].

Introduction [2] Land water storage plays a fundamental role within the global water cycle and on climate, particularly in regions where the coupling between land surface and the atmosphere is theorized to be important, such as West Africa [Koster et al., ].In this region, land processes related to soil moisture and vegetation have been shown to have an important impact on the Cited by: This is “West Africa”, section from the book Regional Geography of the World: Globalization, People, and Places Niger is a land of subsistence farmers, and most of the population lives in the southern regions.

The country is less than 20 percent urban. poverty and the lack of resources, the people of West Africa hold vibrant. Policies regarding land tenure and resource access are of great significance for assuring the sustainable management and use of West Africa’s natural resources.

Despite continued economic growth and diversification, most West African countries still rely heavily on their. Physical Geography of West Africa The 8 million square kilometers and 17 countries covered by this atlas encompass a wide range of landscapes from alluvial valleys in Senegal and Ghana, sandy plains and low plateaus across the Sahel, and rolling hills of Togo to rugged mountains with summits reaching over 1, m in Guinea and 1, m in Niger.

World Seas: An Environmental Evaluation, Second Edition, Volume One: Europe, The Americas and West Africa provides a comprehensive review of the environmental condition of the seas of Europe, the Americas and West Africa.

Each chapter is written by experts in the field who provide historical overviews in environmental terms, current. This book examines tropical resource management in West Africa.

Drawing widely on field examples, it argues that more account should be taken of ecological conditions and indigenous land-use methods in decision-making about tropical management projects. Explanations of Conditions in West Africa Today 13 Environment and History in West Africa 14 Environmental Zones of West Africa 17 The Windward and Leeward Coasts 26 Geography and Underdevelopment 29 Languages and Migrations in West Africa 31 Chapter 2 Tradition, Civic Culture & Kinship 39 European Views of the African 39File Size: KB.

This technical report, as part of a series on the studies of climate change vulnerability and adaptation in West Africa, reviews the potential impacts of climate change on groundwater in the region. To build sustainability of these resources, it is recommended to start from the local level and slowly build up larger and more formal.

IWMI in West Africa West Africa faces a number of water management challenges. These are due to rapid urbanization, high climate variability, the potential effects of climate change, and farmers’ limited access to water and their limited capacity to cope with changes in water.

ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: xiii, pages: illustrations ; 26 cm: Contents: 1 The geological settingl.- The African continent.- The major subdivisions of geological time.- The structural framework of Africa.- The global context.- Age provinces and mineral deposits.- The geological framework of West Africa.- Problems of.

West Africa covers an area of about one-fifth of the continent, or 6, sq km. The northern part of the region is a semi-arid terrain, south of the Sahara Desert.

The southern part is covered by savannahs. The total population of West Africa exceeds million. The most populous country is Nigeria with million inhabitants (). The country is endowed with rich natural resources. Timber, gold, diamonds, bauxite, manganese, and oil contribute to making Ghana among the wealthier nations in West Africa.

While its economy is one of the most successful in the region, it remains heavily dependent on international finance. Started inthe West Africa Land Use Dynamics project represents an effort to map land use and land cover, characterize the trends in time and space, and understand their effects on the environment across West Africa.

The outcome of the West Africa Land Use Dynamics project is the production of a three-time period (,and ) land use and land cover dataset for the Sub-Saharan Cited by: 3.

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Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible : Hardcover. This study, which is a first direct assessment of the basin, provides for not only the basin but also other sub-catchments of the Volta basin and in general in West Africa, good information and guidelines for the integrated land and water resources management (ILWRM), an appropriate approach to strive for sustainable management of water.

This website hosts a textbook aimed at West African students taking West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) History Paper 1, “West Africa and the Wider World from Earliest Times to ”. This free resource covers all the current syllabus, as well as including two chapters ( Women, Gender and Political Authority; COVID Resources.

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Mismanagement of natural resources in West Africa is partly a legacy of colonialism and the abandonment of traditional agricultural techniques. True West Africa has tropical wet and dry forests, also known as tropical ________ forests, which receive.

According to estimates by the International Land Coalition based at the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), 57 million hectares of land have been leased to foreign investors since Current research has focused on human rights issues related to inward investment in land but has been ignorant of water resource issues and the challenges of managing scarce water.

The region may be divided into several broad physiographic regions. The northern portion of western Africa is composed of a broad band of semiarid terrain, called the western Sudan, stretching from the Atlantic Ocean on the west to the area of Lake Chad on the east, a distance of about 2, miles (4, km).

It is largely a plateau of modest elevation and borders the Sahara (desert) on the. The IUCN-WESCANA Water Publication – The Conservation and Sustainable Use Of Freshwater Resources in West Asia, Central Asia and North Africa - is the first publication of the IUCN-WESCANA Office, Amman-Jordan.

It is to be launched during the World Conservation Congress (WCC) in Bangkok, NovemberFile Size: 2MB. The long-running clashes between herders and farmers in north-west Nigeria have been aggravated by "an explosion in criminal activity and infiltration by jihadi groups," says a new report. West Africa or Western Africa is the westernmost region of United Nations defines Western Africa as the 16 countries of Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Togo, as well as the United Kingdom Overseas Territory of Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da : 5, km² (1, sq mi) (7th).

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Rivers and Wetlands. Nigeria’s main river is the Niger, Africa’s third-longest river and the main source of Nigeria’s water. The Niger drainsmiles of west Africa.Twenty-five municipal and district assemblies in the Greater Accra Region yesterday received 30 waste containers worth GH¢, from the Ministry of Sanitation and Water Resources (MSWR) to.