This document is a synthesis of outcomes from a knowledge process that was a collaborative effort involving researchers, scientists, and technicians from Iran, Jordan, Morocco, Tunisia, and Yemen.
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Library ResourceInstitutional & promotional materialsMarch, 2014Iran, Jordan, Morocco, Tunisia, Yemen, Northern Africa, Southern Asia, Western Asia
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsMarch, 2014Iran, Jordan, Morocco, Tunisia, Uzbekistan, Yemen, Northern Africa, Southern Asia, Central Asia, Western Asia
The Menarid Knowledge Management initiative offers three services that will improve the effectiveness and wider use of IFAD projects – and potentially other rural development initiatives active in sustainable land and water management.
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 ResourceInstitutional & promotional materialsMarch, 2014Iran, Jordan, Morocco, Tunisia, Uzbekistan, Yemen, Northern Africa, Southern Asia, Central Asia, Western Asia
MENA’s permanent cropland – currently at less than 6% of the total land area – is shrinking due to serious land degradation and recurrent droughts. The region faces the most severe water shortage in the world with annual renewable water resources per capita estimated to decline from 1,045 m3/yr in 1997 to 740 m3/yr in 2015.
Library ResourceInstitutional & promotional materialsApril, 2014Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, Syrian Arab Republic, Tunisia, Yemen, Northern Africa, Western Asia
The year 2013 witnessed progress both in research and overall operations of the Initiative. Two bilaterally funded programs for Iraq and Tunisia were launched offering new opportunities and models for engagement of US and regional research capacities. The research agenda was strengthened with increased collaboration and partnership. During 2013 the United States Department of Agriculture-Agricultural Research Service (USDA-ARS) increased its engagement in the WLI taking a prominent role in the WLI Tunisian Program.
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsJanuary, 2015Armenia
In Armenia, the forestry sector and forest restoration policy development and decision making in natural resources management processes have been shaped as a result of women’s historical every day practices—which are also often drivers of deforestation and degradation—and yet women’s direct participation in these matters is frequently neglected. Forests in Armenia are state property and the management system is top-down, meaning that decisions are made at the government level and passed down through a hierarchy of power.
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsDecember, 2014Turkey
Turkey is the fourth producer country among the other countries in the world and tomato are produced around 11 million tons per year. Over many years, tomato adapted to the geography of Turkey has shown a high biodiversity. In this research, with 76 local tomato genotypes collected from 52 different provience, 4 foreign and 8 wild species, total 88 tomato genotypes were used. Morphological variations among these materials were investigated. Some of the local genotypes were determined to be accessions increasing variations.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2014Turkey
This paper reports on an exercise in obtaining landform information from a Digital Elevation Model (DEM) using Geographic Information Systems (GIS), and relating land cover information from satellite data to the landform classes and soil formation. The Beypazari area (northern Turkey) was chosen because of its varied landforms, land use and land cover. Soil samples, collected from forty-four soil pits were analysed and classified. Most of the soils were classified as Entisol and Inceptisol. In general, the effect of parent material on soil formation was dominated by landform.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2014Burkina Faso, Philippines, Nicaragua, Mali, Sweden, Netherlands, Canada, India, Niger, Brazil, Lebanon
This book tells the story of these seven decades of the history of FAO, its protagonists and their endeavours. We have dug into the FAO archives to bring to light unpublished black and white images, which form a portfolio of evocative images of the early years of the Organization.
Library ResourceInstitutional & promotional materialsDecember, 2014Saudi Arabia
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and FAO have a significant history of cooperation. For more than 50 years, FAO assistance has spanned the full spectrum of agricultural and rural development, with interventions carefully selected to meet top priority areas identified by the country and its regional setting. Some notable features of cooperation include the formulation of policy and regulatory frameworks, including national capacity development, and technical assistance to high-value horticulture.
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