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Sustainable regional development in rural Africa

Urs Wiesmann

Sustainable regional development in rural Africa

conceptual framework and case studies from Kenya

by Urs Wiesmann

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Published by University of Berne Switzerland, Institute of Geography in Berne, Switzerland .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Africa, Sub-Saharan.,
  • Kenya
    • Subjects:
    • Sustainable development -- Africa, Sub-Saharan,
    • Rural development -- Africa, Sub-Saharan,
    • Sustainable development -- Kenya -- Case studies,
    • Rural development -- Kenya -- Case studies

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. 269-286).

      StatementUrs Wiesmann.
      GenreCase studies.
      SeriesGeographica bernensia. Africa studies series ;, A14, Geographica Bernensia., 14.
      ContributionsUniversität Bern. Geographisches Institut.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsHC800.Z9 E582 1998
      The Physical Object
      Pagination286 p. :
      Number of Pages286
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL482427M
      ISBN 10390615128X
      LC Control Number98210086

        Goal 4 addresses the target of having a healthy environment, with outcomes being sustainable management of natural resources, hazard risk reduction, climate change adaptation, as well as sustainable urban and rural development. The plan recognizes urban sprawl and dilapidated housing as problems emerging from the lack of spatial planning. Towards sustainable development in rural Africa. Paris: OECD Development Centre, © (OCoLC) Material Type: Document, Internet resource: Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File: All Authors / Contributors: David Turnham; Leif E Christoffersen; J Tomas Hexner.

      The Federal Government has pledged support to other ECOWAS member states to develop appropriate mechanisms to strengthen enforcement of biodiversity law and mobilize means of implementation. Towards Sustainable Development in Rural Africa A growing recognition of the need to delimit the role of the government, to promote the market framework, and to rely on the private sector as the engine of growth, offers the prospect of a new beginning in rural development in Africa.

      The African Development Bank hosted a webinar to present the findings and recommendations of the Angola Green Mini-Grid Market Assessment report, implemented through the Sustainable Energy Fund. “COVID is reversing the development progress made by the African continent in recent years and is threatening its ability to meet the Sustainable Development Goals by The pandemic is fast leading to a food and nutrition crisis and exacerbating the challenges in Africa’s already-fragile food system,” said African Union.


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Sustainable regional development in rural Africa by Urs Wiesmann Download PDF EPUB FB2

panding the role of the Rural Extension Centre in rural community development and a s-sisting in the development of the Centre for Rural and Regional Innovation.

He is also a senior fellow at the Institute for Sustainable Regional Development. JRAP ()File Size: 66KB. Sustainable rural development is vital to the economic, social and environmental viability of nations.

It is essential for poverty eradication since global poverty is overwhelmingly rural. The manifestation of poverty goes beyond the urban-rural divide, it has subregional and regional contexts.

A conceptual framework for sustainable regional development in rural Africa is developed. The development crisis in sub-Saharan Africa is examined and its relation to present development and environmental problems in smallholder areas in rural Africa is discussed.

It is argued that an actor-oriented perspective on regional development can reconcile the conceptually contradictory positions Cited by: This book highlights the important role of the complex nature of interactions between rural and urban areas in Africa and how this relates to sustainable development on the continent – one with a fast urbanization rate.

The volume critiques the widely held assumption of a societal divide where rural areas are mostly agricultural, whilst urban areas engage in industry and services. Task force rural Africa. The EU is committed to support partner countries through external policies and instruments.

Emphasised in the Communication on the future of food and farming in Novemberthe future common agricultural policy will play a greater role in enhancing policy coherence for sustainable development. In the spirit of the ‘Africa-Europe alliance for sustainable investment.

Key words: sustainable rural development, region, rural areas, urban agglomeration JEL: Q18, P25 Introduction Rural development, aimed at improvement of quality of life, is the key factor of sustainable growth of agricultural production effectiveness, as well as social stability in rural areas.

Sustainable urban and rural development is about improving the quality of life in a locality, including ecological, cultural, political, institutional, social and economic components without leaving any burden—e.g., the result of a reduced natural capital and an excessive local debt—on future generations.

agricultural growth and development in Africa than the integrated rural development approach or whether this approach needs to be revisited as a means of putting agriculture at the center of processes to transform rural Africa and promote growth of the rural sector.

Rural development policies in South Africa changed in the s. The new framework combined poverty alleviation strategies with an attempt to shift rural communities away. development processes to identify priorities and maximize positive impacts on people’s lives.

to support implementation of the Agenda for Sustainable Development, we must work alongside governments, businesses, and communities, using inte-grated approaches to achieve sustainability, inclusion, and resilience.

Rural development is about a process that seeks social change and sustainable economic development for the rural community´s ongoing progress.

The ultimate goal is to improve their life quality and preserve the environment. There are three basic needs in rural development for a sustainable future: 1. Agriculture has been the most prominent occupation among major rural dwellers in Africa, yet rural development is accepted as much broader than agricultural development, because some other activities associated with rural development provide a substitute to agriculture and serve alternative sources of income and means of survival to the rural poor.

Area Studies - Regional Sustainable Development Review: Africa is a component of Encyclopedia of Area Studies - Regional Sustainable Development Reviews in the global Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS), which is an integrated compendium of twenty one Encyclopedias.

Report on Energy for Sustainable Development vii ACRONYMS A21 Agenda 21 ADB African Development Bank AFREC African Energy Commission AMCEN African Ministerial Conference on the Environment ARIA Assessment of Regional Integration in Africa AU African Union BOAD Banque Ouest Africaine de Développement (WADB) CEB Chief Executives Board for Coordination.

Vectors of transition to sustainable rural development Obstacles to transition The issue of coalitions Interlinking social innovation systems for rural development and the Sustainable Development Goals Markets Social protection Technology Conclusion 2 Innovation for Sustainable Rural Development Technology, Sustainability, and Rural Development in Africa provides research, analytical methods, techniques, and development policies in ICT adoption and diffusion in Africa and around the globe.

Highlighting the major trends in ICT applications and rural development, this book is useful for scholars, academics, researchers and government. The book will be an important resource for academic researchers, students and early career development professionals as well as policymakers and NGOs engaged in dialoguing the infrastructure development options for infrastructure is essential for socio-economic growth and sustainable development.

rural transformation has lifted nearly as many people out of poverty as urban development (as shown in the Figure 1). An additional million rural people now have incomes above the moderate poverty line of US$ (PPP) per person per day, thanks to both agricultural development and non-farm, rural employment generation.

Towards sustainable development in rural Africa. Paris: OECD Development Centre, © (OCoLC) Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: David Turnham; Leif E Christoffersen; J Tomas Hexner. This article is intended to be a contribution to the discussion on culture and development, the central place that culture must occupy at the heart of development.

Criticism of the concept of sustainable development has shown that it does not integrate culture. This discussion is applied in this study to the rural water sector in Africa, which is a key sector of development. Development of rural areas has witnessed increasing attention globally, especially over the past three to four decades.

The highpoint in the renewed global interest in the development of rural people and their environment was reached with the setting of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in the year All of the set goals are basically rural development goals. With less than. Agriculture is central to fostering economic growth, reducing poverty, and improving food security in the Southern African region.

More than 70 percent of the rural population depends on agriculture for their livelihoods, and regional economic growth has been constrained by poor performance in the agriculture sector. Achieving the Millennium Development Goals on poverty in Southern Africa .Indigenous knowledge has assumed a significant status globally in line with the goal of sustainable development.

Analytical studies by Senanayake (), Abdullah and Hassan () and Wang (