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Title: Participatory Geographic Information Systems (P-GIS) for natural resource management and food security in Africa : ict4d article, October 2010
Other Titles: Mapping food : painting the right picture
Authors: Faal, Jojoh
Keywords: AFRICA
FOOD SECURITY
SUSTAINABLE NATURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
PARTICIPATORY GIS
HUNGER
MALNUTRITION
DATA COLLECTING
AGRICULTURE
AGRI-FOOD SYSTEMS
CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION
FOOD POLICY
Date: 2010
Publisher: ENDA Lead Africa, Dakar, SN
Abstract: Better data and data analysis will ensure that policies are informed by reality; for example basing policy on people’s access to food, rather than merely the country’s quantity of food supplies. Achieving food security remains a complex issue, crossing sectors such as agriculture, trade, health and environment and is affected by ongoing issues such as climate change, conflict, disasters, and urbanization. Information can be made more useful by using participatory-GIS methods to map food availability, accessibility, and utilization in relation to other sustainable livelihood indicators. This is the topic that is introduced in this issue of ICT4D.
Description: Library has French version: Systèmes d'information géographique participatifs (SIG-P) dans la gestion des ressources naturelles et la sécurité alimentaire en Afrique : ict4d article, octobre 2010
Related URI : http://idl-bnc.idrc.ca/dspace/handle/10625/47038
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10625/47037
Project Number: 105719
Project Title: Participatory GIS for Sustainable Management of Natural Resources and Food Security in Africa
Access: IDRC Only
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