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    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2004
    Bangladesh, United States of America, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Germany, China, Guatemala, Indonesia, Grenada, Jamaica, United Kingdom, Pakistan, Colombia, Costa Rica, Bolivia, Philippines, Japan, Tunisia, Argentina, India, Russia, Bahamas, Brazil

    This report shows a broad range of statistics pertaining to world food and agriculture. It presents, where appropriate, the differences between developed and developing countries, continents and regions. It is hoped that managers and policy-makers dealing with international issues relating to food and agriculture will find the tables useful.

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    Journal Articles & Books
    September, 2004
    Burkina Faso, Mauritania, Gambia, Mali, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Australia, Bolivia, Canada, Guinea, Niger, Cameroon, Mozambique, Laos, Philippines, South Africa, Uganda, Italy, Tanzania, Cambodia, India, Russia, Mexico

    In recent years, local people and rural communities have assumed increasing prominence in strategies for natural resource management.This paper briefly reviews some of the central legal issues that are associated with this shift. In doing so, its goals are limited. It does not ad dress fundamental questions about when, where and what kind of management works, nor attempt to identify the political, social, economic and environmental ingredient s for success – subjects on which there is a huge, if still inconclusive, literature.

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    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2004
    Egypt, Bangladesh, United States of America, Samoa, China, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Iran, Republic of Korea, Thailand, Pakistan, Philippines, Malaysia, Japan, Uzbekistan, Myanmar, Papua New Guinea, India, Sudan, Nauru, Cambodia, Asia

    The first in a new series of biennial reports, this publication describes FAO priorities and activities in the Asia-Pacific region during 2002 and 2003. The introduction contains a succinct analysis of the main socio-economic developments affecting agriculture in the region. Other sections describe the challenges facing the region and present solutions in support of food security and poverty alleviation while protecting the region's natural resource base.

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    Reports & Research
    December, 2004
    Fiji, Bangladesh, Switzerland, United States of America, Mali, Guatemala, Sri Lanka, Australia, Thailand, Nepal, Philippines, Norway, India, Senegal, Brazil, Mongolia, Asia

    A quarterly news bulletin dedicated to the exchange of information relating to wildlife and national resources management for the Asia-Pacific region.

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    Reports & Research
    December, 2004
    Egypt, Switzerland, Belgium, Dominican Republic, Mali, France, Mexico, Tonga, Ghana, United Kingdom, Cape Verde, Jordan, Morocco, Philippines, Lesotho, Turkey, Spain, Italy, Netherlands, India, Senegal, Gabon, Lebanon, Africa

    It is increasingly recognised that migrants constitute an invaluable resource for development and poverty reduction in their home countries. For many developing countries, remittances from overseas migrants exceed development aid and foreign direct investment volumes. Moreover, remittances from migrant relatives, either internal or international, are often the main component of rural households’ incomes. Unlike aid, remittances flow directly to individual households and unlike loans they incur no debt.

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    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2004
    Egypt, Pakistan, Bangladesh, United States of America, Philippines, Germany, Italy, Indonesia, Australia, India, Myanmar, France, Thailand, Africa

    Mangroves produce a number of very valuable ecological benefits. However, these benefits are largely intangible and do not provide income or revenue for the managers of the mangroves or for other stakeholders living in and around them. Therefore, they are often considered as “wasteland” rather than as highly prized ecosystems. In order to capture the interest and understanding of all stakeholders in and around mangroves, it is important to try to convert some of this intangible ecological value into a monetary value.

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    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2004
    Fiji, Switzerland, United States of America, Chile, China, Indonesia, Australia, Colombia, Thailand, New Zealand, Philippines, South Africa, Malaysia, Japan, Ecuador, India, Paraguay, Brazil, Asia, Americas, Oceania

    Over the past two decades, political developments as well as macro-economic and extra-sectoral policies have affected the forests of Asia and the Pacific to an unprecedented extent, resulting in deforestation and forest degradation. Responding to the diminishing capacity of the region's natural forests to produce timber, many countries have turned to forest plantations. Governments and their respective forest agencies are asking what it takes to encourage non-government entities to grow trees.

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    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2004
    Marshall Islands, Fiji, Samoa, Micronesia, Namibia, Vanuatu, Tonga, Iceland, Guinea, Solomon Islands, Palau, Philippines, Nauru, Kiribati, Japan, Australia, Tuvalu, Italy, Papua New Guinea, Brazil, Cambodia

    There is much interest in using customary marine tenure (CMT) as a basis for community-based fisheries management (CBFM) in the Pacific Island Countries (PICs). The laws of PICs lend general support to the use of CMT or tradition in fisheries management. Still, only modest efforts in the use of CMT-based community fisheries management in the PICs are observed. Further legislative action can enhance CMT use in community fisheries management.

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    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2004
    France, Laos, Philippines, Malaysia, Japan, China, Myanmar, Cambodia, Thailand, Asia

    An outcome of the second phase of a joint FAO-ESCAP pilot project, this document provides the study reports of three countries – Cambodia, Lao People's Democratic Republic and Myanmar – in their efforts to transform their national water visions to action in the quest for better management of water resources in the region. The process of formulating national water visions serves as a guide for integrated water resources management in all sector activities and at all levels of water resources management.

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