Land and Natural Resources

Overview

Land and natural resources such as biodiversity, forests, wetlands, water, dry lands, fisheries and minerals are the mainstay of livelihoods in many developing countries, particularly in Africa. But socio-economic activities continue to exert pressure on these critical resources. Human settlements, unsustainable agricultural practices, investments in extractive resources, industry and tourism are causing serious changes in landscapes and ecosystems. These changes have adverse environmental consequences including losses of biodiversity, loss of soil fertility, and agrochemical pollution of soils, freshwater and coastal resources.

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