Environmental conservation, management enhance better livelihoods
07 August 2014, NewsDay
A planned, collaborative and holistic management of natural resources promotes sustainable development for the enhancement of better livelihoods of people in various communities, it has been established.
According to the Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN) chief executive officer, Dr Lindiwe Majele Sibanda, there is need for knowledge and responsive action that allows stakeholders to create the appropriate policy frameworks for building and adapting agriculture in order to improve food security.
"We need to develop networks and platforms where farmers, policymakers, researchers, the private sector, extension workers and civil society organisations are linked together in joint learning and knowledge exchange - catalysing and developing appropriate networks and true partnerships for action," Sibanda said recently.
She was speaking at a workshop in Harare convened to generate valuable and timely evidence on climate change and household vulnerabilities.