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Journal Articles & Books
December 2016
Iran
Western Asia

Quantifying recharge from agricultural areas is important to sustain long-term groundwater use, make intelligent groundwater allocation decisions, and develop on-farm water management strategies. The scarcity of data in many arid regions, especially in the Middle East, has necessitated the use of combined mathematical models and field observations to estimate groundwater recharge.

Journal Articles & Books
August 2016
Russia
Turkey
Western Asia
Eastern Europe

From 2009 to 2014 a nationwide effort was made to document, collect, conserve, and characterize wheat landraces grown by Turkish farmers. Spike samples were collected from more than 1600 farmers from 59 provinces, planted as single-spike progenies, and classified into species, subspecies, and botanical varieties (or morphotypes).

Journal Articles & Books
August 2016
Western Asia
Sub-Saharan Africa

Large-scale dislocation of populations due to land expropriations and armed conflictpresent significant difficulties for political stability and food security in fragile states.With increased use of mass claims programs by the international community andgovernments in order to attend to the problem, attention is focusing on what works.While organizing mass claims programs is challenging, the re

Reports & Research
Journal Articles & Books
July 2016
Morocco
Jordan
Tunisia
Western Asia
Northern Africa

The primary focus of this book is on a specific outcome of the rule of law: the practical enforcement of laws and policies, and the determinants of this enforcement, or lack thereof. Are there significant and persistent differences in implementation across countries? Why are some laws and policies more systematically enforced than others?

Reports & Research
Training Resources & Tools
May 2016
Iraq
Western Asia
Northern Africa

The Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI) is a constitutionally recognized semiautonomous region in northern Iraq.

Conference Papers & Reports
April 2016
Jordan
Western Asia

Rangelands are the mainstay of pastoral livelihoods worldwide. Within rangelands, there are landscape depressions or lowlands characterized by high production potentials with their unique edaphic and hydrologic properties.

Conference Papers & Reports
March 2016
Western Asia
Jordan

The main objective of this study is to introduce the first consistent long ­term land cover database for Jordan. The Jordan National Land Cover Database (JNLCD) consists of four land cover maps for the years 1984, 1991, 1998, and 2014 that were developed at 30m resolution using a total of 11 Landsat TM/OLI satellite scenes.

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