Zero Hunger

2020 Edition
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Natural Resource Management and Food Security in Africa

  • Z. Henri-Noël BoudaEmail author
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Natural resources

are capital materials that occur naturally. After the World Trade Organization (WTO) (2010), natural resources can be thought of as natural capital assets, distinct from physical and human capital in that they are not created by human activity. Natural capital may be a potentially important input in a country’s “production function” – that is, Y = f (K, L, N), where “Y” is output, “K” is capital, “L” is labor, and “N” is natural resources.

Natural Resource Management (NRM)

is about managing our natural resources to ensure environmental, social, and economic sustainability for both present and future generations in accordance with the principles of ecologically sustainable development (ESD).

In simplified terms, the natural resources management deals with managing the way in which people and natural landscapes interact.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.African Forest ForumNairobiKenya

Section editors and affiliations

  • Vincent Onguso Oeba
    • 1
  1. 1.African Forest Forum, C/o World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF)NairobiKenya