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Conference Papers & Reports
February 2016
Jordan
Western Asia

The management and rehabilitation of degraded rangelands are inherently complex in south
Mediterranean where state and tribal owned pastures are grazed commonly by the agro-pastoralists. The
prospect for increased degradation primarily caused by overgrazing and recurrent droughts is currently at

Policy Papers & Briefs
February 2016
Western Asia
Jordan

Research on micro-catchment rainwater harvesting techniques by ICARDA and Jordanian
scientists has led to the establishment of semicircular bunds on contour ridges and furrows
(using GPS laser-guided Vallerani machine) and runoff strips in two communities of Jordan
Badia. As an outcome of this research, an effective micro-catchment laser-guided system was

January 2016
Sub-Saharan Africa
Northern Africa
Western Asia

How Africans access – or ‘own’ – their landholdings is a matter of profound importance for the continent’s future. It touches on social welfare as well as prospects for economic development. This policy briefing provides an overview of the land question, drawing heavily on the Country Review Reports (CRRs) of the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM).

Reports & Research
December 2015
Egypt
Ethiopia
Kazakhstan
Kyrgyzstan
Lebanon
Morocco
Tajikistan
Turkmenistan
Uzbekistan
Eastern Africa
Northern Africa
Central Asia
Western Asia

This issue of Caravan showcases some of ICARDA’s efforts of coping with climate change in dry areas with improved water land management and resilient production systems. These include initiatives in conservation agriculture which provide sustained production levels while conserving the ecosystems on which our entire food system is dependent upon.

Conference Papers & Reports
December 2015
Western Asia
Jordan

Jordanian rangelands are a source of valued livestock produce, carbon storage, biodiversity, and medicinal plants. They also serve as watersheds that receive rainfall, yield surface water, and replenish groundwater throughout the area east and south of the western Jordan highlands. Appropriate land management, which is currently lacking, can protect and maximize these services for society.

Journal Articles & Books
July 2015
Western Asia
Jordan

Land degradation resulting from improper land use and management is a major cause of declined productivity
in the arid environment. The objectives of this study were to examine the effects of a sequence of land use changes,
soil conservation measures, and the time since their implementation on the degradation of selected soil properties.

Reports & Research
Policy Papers & Briefs
June 2015
Western Asia
Northern Africa

This report summarizes the experiences of 19 companies from across the region. Each of the case studies highlights the key corporate governance changes made and the positive impacts that resulted, as reported by the company. The companies represent various countries, sectors, types, and sizes. All of the companies featured are former IFC Advisory Services clients.

June 2015
Africa
Northern Africa
Western Asia
Global

This report provides an overview of the
World Bank Group’s engagement in the Middle East and North
Africa (MENA) region, highlighting the new operating model
of the World Bank Group. In particular, the report provides
insight on the key challenges and strategic engagement of

Reports & Research
Training Resources & Tools
April 2015
Western Asia
Northern Africa

The North Eastern Region (NER) in India is endowed with rich energy resources but faces significant bottlenecks in electricity access and availability levels. The per capita power consumption in NER is one-third of the national average. The region has a shortfall of about 500MW installed capacity against peak demand of about 1950 MW.

Journal Articles & Books
March 2015
Syrian Arab Republic
Western Asia

Growing populations and intensification of land-use in West Asia and North Africa (WANA) are prompting
a need for viable alternatives to fallow and cereal mono-cropping systems common in dry areas of this region. The
sustainability and economic viability of such rotations can only be assessed accurately by using long-term trials.Atwo-course

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