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  1. Library Resource
    Instituto Socioambiental
    Reports & Research
    January, 2014
    Latin America and the Caribbean, South America, Brazil, Colombia
    O informe de avanços Cartografia dos sítios sagrados do Noroeste Amazônico que apresentamos a seguir, é uma compilação de exemplos e experiências que buscam dar conta, por um lado, da riqueza cultural e ambiental constituída pelos sistemas de lugares sagrados do Noroeste Amazônico; por outro, da diversidade de aproximações e entendimentos entre as visões de mundo indígenas e o modo como as organizações da sociedade civil e do Estado compreendem este patrimônio cultural.
  2. Library Resource
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    January, 2014
    Sierra Leone

    Since 2004, the World Bank has provided continuous “investment climate advisory services” to Sierra Leone. Business reforms and Bank-piloted programs such as Sierra Leone Business Forum and the Sierra Leone Investment and Export Promotion Agency led to the World Bank classifying Sierra Leone among “the top 15 economies that improved their business regulatory environment the most” since 2005 and rank the country third in the regional “Protection of Investors” category.

  3. Library Resource
    Institutional & promotional materials
    January, 2014
    Ethiopia, Eastern Africa

    Brochure on "Community based Rainfed Watershed Management" project. A collective research, learning & demonstration project for increasing productivity and adapting smallholder farmers to climate change in rainfed dry areas.

  4. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    January, 2014
    Syrian Arab Republic, Western Asia

    A large number of vegetation indices have been developed and widely applied
    in terrestrial ecosystem research in the recent decades. However, a certain limitation was
    observed while applying these indices in research in dry areas due to their low sensitivity
    to low vegetation cover. In this context, the objectives of this study are to develop a new
    vegetation index, namely, the Generalized Difference Vegetation Index (GDVI), and to
    examine its applicability to the assessment of dryland environment. Based on the field

  5. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    January, 2014
    Tunisia, Northern Africa

    Land degradation occurs in all continents and affects the livelihoods of millions of people, including a large proportion of
    the poor in the drylands. Opuntiaficus-indica (L.) Mill. is a xerophytic cactus species, widely cultivated in arid and semi-arid regions
    worldwide. As most of species of the Cactacee family, 0. fiCUS-indica exhibits Crassulacean Acid Metabolism (CAM), with
    nocturnal stomata opening and C02 uptake occurring, typically, from dusk to dawn. Many reasons may account for the great interest

  6. Library Resource
    Contested aquaculture development in the protected mangrove forests of the Kapuas estuary, West Kalimantan
    Peer-reviewed publication
    January, 2014
    Indonesia

    Indonesia comprises more mangroves than any other country, but also exhibits some of the highest mangrove loss rates worldwide. Most of these mangrove losses are caused by aquaculture development. Monetary valuation of the numerous ecosystem services of mangroves may contribute to their conservation.

  7. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    January, 2014
    Global

    This report draws on 10 case studies of recent large-scale land deals and aims to improve understanding of the investment chains that underpin the deals, and to identify ‘pressure points’ for effective public action to ensure that investments respond to local and national development agendas and promote inclusive sustainable development. The findings of this research demonstrate the wide scope for strategies to be targeted at diverse actors, by a wide range of players, to ensure that investments uphold the Voluntary Guidelines (VGGT).

  8. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    January, 2014
    Laos

    This paper examines and discusses issues concerning the smallholder teak forestry in taungya style in southern Laos. The Provincial department of Agriculture and Forestry of Champasack Province introduced teak forestry for two reasons; poverty reduction and reforestation. We have conducted surveys in a rural village which has typical features of population size and ethnic. Questionnaire survey and field survey with GPS were conducted to collect household-level information and to produce an accurate land-use map respectively.

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