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close this bookEnvironment, Biodiversity and Agricultural Change in West Africa (UNU, 1997, 141 pages)
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close this folderThe context
close this folder1: General background
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close this folder2: People, land management and environmental change: Conceptual background, with focus on Africa
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View the documentPopulation, agriculture and environment in sub-Saharan Africa
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close this folder3: Indigenous African farming systems: Their significance for sustainable environmental use (Keynote address)
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close this folder4: Criteria for designing sustainable farming systems in tropical Africa
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View the documentSustainable agriculture
View the documentFarming systems of tropical Africa and their sustainability under changing conditions
View the documentIngredients of sustainable farming systems and issues to be considered in the design of these systems
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close this folderPilot study of production pressure and environmental change in the forest-savanna zone of southern Ghana
close this folder5: Background and objectives of the study of production pressure and environmental change in the southern forest-savanna transition zone
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close this folder6: A multidisciplinary integrated methodology
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close this folder7: Land use and cover patterns
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close this folder9: Floral and faunal diversity
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close this folder10: Population growth and urban demand
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close this folder11: Ability of the farming systems to cope and strategies for sustaining farming
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View the documentThe agroenvironmental changes and adaptations
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close this folder12: Gender and non-governmental organizations in environmental management
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close this folder13: Interacting with the environment: Adaptation and regeneration on degraded land in upper Manya Krobo
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close this folder14: Land use and cover change in the southern forest-savanna transition zone in Ghana: A sequence model
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close this folder15: Women, environmental change and economic crisis in Ghana
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close this folder16: Conclusions and directions for future research
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