Managing Natural Resources for Development in Africa

Managing Natural Resources for Development in Africa

A Resource Book

eBook - 2010
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This work is written by a multidisciplinary team from universities in Africa, plus experts in natural resources management (NRM) from research organizations operating on regional and international scales. The book offers a detailed review and analysis of scientific, economic, social, and political aspects of NRM issues related to development in Africa, especially in Eastern and Southern Africa. Case studies demonstrate various tools and processes used in NRM research and activity. The book begins with an overview of principles of sustainable development and NRM and theories for understanding social-ecological systems as they relate to NRM. The authors then provide an operational framework for integrated NRM, which takes into account multiple disciplines and stakeholders. Other subjects examined include climate change, policy instruments, and approaches for project planning, such as outcome mapping. Learning features include review questions and group and individual activities for postgraduate students, researchers, policymakers, and NRM practitioners. The book also contains an extensive glossary and many charts and checklists. Ochola is a program manager at the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture. Distributed in North America by the African Books Collective. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: Nairobi : Co-published by University of Nairobi Press in association with International Development Research Centre, International Institute of Rural Reconstruction, Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture, 2010
ISBN: 9781552505069
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xxxii, 538 pages) : illustrations (some color), color maps


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