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Library ResourceReports & ResearchJanuary, 2014Latin America and the Caribbean, South America, Brazil, ColombiaO 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.
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsJanuary, 2014Sierra 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.
Library ResourceInstitutional & promotional materialsJanuary, 2014Ethiopia, 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.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksJanuary, 2014Kenya, Eastern Africa
Book Chapter on the role of trees in regulating soil erosion
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksJanuary, 2014Syrian 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
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksJanuary, 2014Tunisia, 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
Library ResourcePeer-reviewed publicationJanuary, 2014Indonesia
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.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchJanuary, 2014Global
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).
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksJanuary, 2014Laos
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.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksJanuary, 2014
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