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  1. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    December, 2009
    Sri Lanka, Southern Asia

    This paper presents data collection for a component of the project related to the Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) plan and its indicators. It focuses on strengthening community participation via the Community Development Committee (CDC). As the implementation activities of the Focus Cities (FC) project have maximised, the work load and pressures of responsibility on the CDC members has increased.

  2. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    December, 2009
    Afghanistan, Algeria, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Iran, Libya, Morocco, Mauritania, Pakistan, Sudan, Tunisia, Turkey, Western Africa, Eastern Africa, Northern Africa, Southern Asia, Western Asia

    ICARDA has long-standing outreach programs in North Africa, the Nile Valley, and the Red Sea region (Fig 2). In its current strategic plan, the Center will extend its work to the drylands of Sub-Saharan Africa.

  3. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2009
    China, Spain, India, Brazil, New Zealand

    Data from the 1990-1994 period presented in the "Brazil's Initial National Communication" document indicated that the country is one of the top world greenhouse gas (GHG) emitters. A large majority of Brazil's GHG emissions come from deforestation mainly of the Amazon biome for agriculture and livestock land uses. This unique inventory is now out of date.

  4. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2009
    China, Spain, India, Brazil, New Zealand

    Data from the 1990-1994 period presented in the "Brazil's Initial National Communication" document indicated that the country is one of the top world greenhouse gas (GHG) emitters. A large majority of Brazil's GHG emissions come from deforestation mainly of the Amazon biome for agriculture and livestock land uses. This unique inventory is now out of date.

  5. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2009
    Nepal

    The livelihood of the Himalayan people depends on rangeland-based livestock farming in Nepal. Above 2500 m altitude, the contribution of rangelands to livestock feed supply is more than 65%. Rangeland comprises about 11.5% of the total land resources of Nepal and over 98% are located in high mountains and Himalayan regions. Nepal is rich in biodiversity, with over 6500 species of flowering plants, including 180 species of grasses and legumes.

  6. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    December, 2009
    Angola, Liechtenstein, Bangladesh, United States of America, Congo, Comoros, Cameroon, Uzbekistan, Switzerland, Kenya, Zambia, Denmark, Rwanda, Philippines, Kyrgyzstan, Italy, Brazil, Tunisia, Argentina, Sudan, Papua New Guinea, Czech Republic

    Forests, trees and woodlands cover almost one-third of the Earth’s land area. They are a crucial source of food and income for more than a billion people around the globe. They provide a variety of wood and non-wood products and vital ecosystem services – preventing erosion from wind and water, preserving water quality, shading crops and livestock, absorbing carbon which contributes to countering climate change, and providing habitat for many species of plants and animals, thus helping to conserve the planet’s biological diversity.

  7. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2009
    Afghanistan

    This report has three objectives: 1. To synthesise and analyse the current water resources management policy environment as it pertains to engaging community structures in development planning, 2. To describe and comparatively analyse the social, structural and operational characteristics of traditional water management institutions around the country, 3. Drawing upon these findings, to analyse the principal opportunities and challenges of using community institutions within formal water rights management structures.

  8. Library Resource
    Peer-reviewed publication
    December, 2009
    Iran

    In order to achieve sustainable development, it is necessary to obtain and adopt planning procedures on the basis of Multi Criteria Evaluation of natural environment. Since biophysical (natural) environment has limited ecological capabilities for human use, ecological capability assessment, as an essence for environmental studies and with the aim of preventing existing crises, yields proper grounds for environmental planning. The analysis of land capability and sufficiency for urban development is one of the main categories with which urban planners deal.

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