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ISBN: 1569732582Издательство: World Resources Institute
Africa is perceived by many as backward, war-torn, starvation-riddled, and mysterious. While problems abound, the continent also houses extraordinary resources, which, if wisely managed, can provide food, minerals, and many other essentials of economic growth, and social and political stability. This collection of essays highlights problems and opportunities surrounding natural resource management in Africa and describes some of the more promising strategies for improvement. Covering environmental planning, forests and farms, the roles of civil and public society, and information development and use, it is aimed at researchers, policy makers and analysts, resource managers, academics, and funders and investors already familiar with African issues.A twenty page appendix of maps, data, and indicators in easy-to-read form provides a quick guide to each country's natural-resource conditions and trends.