Sexospécificités

Sexospécificités

New agricultural techniques have helped settle conflicts over land use in Arsaal, Lebanon. In doing so, they’ve improved soils and increased fruit crops. The research, supported by IDRC, also introduced new income-earning activities for women, further reducing pressures on the land.

In the remote mountainous village of Arsaal, a land dispute between herders, fruit growers, and quarry operators had degraded water and land—and thus threatened livelihoods.

English

In India’s remote mountainous Nagaland region, food security was boosted and the health of threatened forests restored. With new cash crops, many residents from the region’s 1,000 villages report increases in income, up to a five-fold rise. For the first time, women have purchased land and established tree nurseries. Increased prosperity has led to better nutrition, improved homes, and education for children.

English

Ces fiches sont une publication du programme Mondialisation, croissance et pauvreté (MCP) du CRDI. Elles sont fondées sur les constatations des projets appuyés par le programme MCP.

 

French

Throughout Africa and the Middle East, supplies of fresh water for growing and processing food, for household and urban uses, and for industrial cooling and processing have not kept pace with population growth and economic growth. As well, additional sources of supply are becoming scarce and more expensive to develop. In these circumstances, water demand management (WDM) offers perhaps the only significant hope for major improvements in the standard of living and quality of life for people living in Africa and the Middle East.

English

Partout en Afrique et au Moyen-Orient, les réserves d’eau potable pour la culture et la transformation des aliments, les utilisations domestiques et urbaines et, ainsi que pour les activités industrielles de refroidissement et de transformation, n’ont pas suivi la croissance de la population et celle de l’économie. Les sources supplémentaires d’approvisionnement deviennent en outre rares et plus coûteuses à aménager.

French

African economies need deep technological revolutions to bring about rapid structural shifts, to deepen their industry, and build up their endogenous technological capability. The case studies presented here demonstrate the need to pay greater attention to an enabling macroeconomic environmentand the ways that environment interacts with an effective technology policy.

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