New Frontiers In Natural Resources Management In Africa by Elias T. AyukNew Frontiers In Natural Resources Management In Africa by Elias T. Ayuk

New Frontiers In Natural Resources Management In Africa

byElias T. AyukEditorNgozi F. Unuigbe, Praise Nutakor

Hardcover | July 28, 2019

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This book discusses policy strategies for the effective management of natural resources in Africa within the context of the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).  While natural resource wealth has the potential to lift many out of poverty, sustain economic growth, and foster political stability, it does not guarantee these benefits. The absolute levels of human development in many resource-rich countries remain low, despite their apparent wealth. The challenge is to adopt policies that better harness the potential of natural resources, not only as an opportunity for development, but also to foster policies and institutional innovations that manage resource wealth equitably and boost human capital. To this end, this volume highlights key opportunities and solutions for harnessing natural resources for sustained economic development and explain how such approaches should be incorporated into the SDG agenda. These opportunities are communicated in the form of policy recommendations that in some cases, are country specific but can (and should) be adapted by individual African countries where applicable. With a broad perspective supplied by a diverse group of authors, this book will be useful for graduate students and academicians studying Africa, development economics, economic policy, and resource management, as well as policy makers, NGOs, and IGOs.

Dr Elias Takor Ayuk is the Director of the United Nations University Institute for Natural Resources in Africa (UNU-INRA). He has over 20 years experience in Sub-Saharan Africa on development issues including institutional capacity building, poverty reduction, food security, natural resources management, strategic planning and developm...
Title:New Frontiers In Natural Resources Management In AfricaFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:142 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inShipping dimensions:9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:July 28, 2019Publisher:Springer NatureLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3030118568

ISBN - 13:9783030118563


Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Domestication and Localization of Sustainable Development Goals in Africa.-   Chapter 2:Effect of Shea Fruit Sugar Content on Shea Butter Quality.-  Chapter 3: Some Theoretical and Policy Issues and Green Economy.-  Chapter 4: Climate Change and Rapidly Evolving Pests and Diseases in South Africa.-  Chapter 5: Ensuring Food and Nutrition Security: Challenges of Land Degradation and Climate Change in Southern Nigeria.-  Chapter 6: Global Warming and Carbon Sequestration in Africa's Forests.-   Chapter 7: The Potential of Acacia Seyal Agro Forestry Species with Emphasis on its Allelopathic Effecton Sorghum.-  Chapter 8:  Assessment of Wood and Fuel Utilization and Efficiency of Cooking Stoves in Likia, Njoro Subcounty, Kenya.-  Chapter 9: Potential of Mine Waste Rock to Generate Acid Mine Drainage.-  Chapter 10: Analysis of Agricultural Production Options for Sustaining Uluguru Mountain's Natural Resource Base.-  Chapter 11: Promoting Jatropha Agriculture for Sustainable Soil Capital Improvement.-  Chapter 12: Medicinal Plants Trade in Africa: Policy Directions.-  Chapter 13: The Potential of Natural Resources in Influencing the Change Towards new Governance and Policy Strategies.