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  1. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2014

    Although women in Ecuador have relatively strong property rights, these are not always honored, resulting in
    their experiencing patrimonial violence. This is one of the reasons that, according to our national household assets
    survey, the value of women’s assets on average is less than that of men. Nonetheless, there are major differences
    in the average value of wealth attained depending on a person’s marital status (being much higher among those
    who are married in comparison to living in a consensual union) and in the size of the gender wealth gap (being

  2. Library Resource
    National Policies
    April, 2014
    Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

    The Food and Nutrition Security Policy and Action Plan constitute a national cross-sectoral strategic document of St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Its main objective is to ensure long-term food and nutrition security and the enjoyment by all in the Caribbean Community Member States of the “right to food”.The document provides for elimination of hunger, food security and malnutrition. To this end, it sets out measures concerning implementation of a Zero Hunger Initiative which will reduce the level of hunger and undernourishment in St.

  3. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    November, 2014
    Peru

    “Environmental Perception Process of Desertification in Perú”, try to do an analysis and evaluation of Peruvian territory in terms of enviromental degradation due to problems of biodiversity loss, progressive loss of productive capacity land ecosystem in the climaterelevant ecological Peruvian territory. The purpose is to know the territorial spaces with problems of environmental degradation and prevention alternatives to existing problems.

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    Reports & Research
    Training Resources & Tools
    May, 2014
    India, Southern Asia

    In the past 50 years, Indian agriculture has undergone a major transformation, from dependence on food aid to becoming a consistent net food exporter. The gradual reforms in the agricultural sector (following the broader macro-reforms of the early 1990s) spurred some unprecedented innovations and changes in the food sector driven by private investment. These impressive achievements must now be viewed in light of the policy and investment imperatives that lie ahead.

  5. Library Resource
    Climate Change 2014: Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability part A cover image

    Part A: Global and Sectoral Aspects. Contribution of Working Group ii to the Fifth Assessment Report of the IPCC

    Reports & Research
    December, 2014
    Global

    Climate change impacts, adaptation, and vulnerability span a vast range of topics.With the deepening of knowledge about climate change, we see connections in expanding and diverse areas, activities, and assets at risk. Early research focused on direct impacts of temperature and rainfall on humans, crops, and wild plants and animals. New evidence points to the importance of understanding not only these direct impacts but also potential indirect impacts, including impacts that can be transmitted around the world through trade, travel, and security.

  6. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    September, 2014
    Kenya

    The first set of the land laws were enacted in 2012 in line with the timelines outlined in the Constitution of Kenya 2010. In keeping with the spirit of the constitution, the Land Act, Land Registration Act and the national Land Commission Act respond to the requirements of Articles 60, 61, 62, 67 & 68 of the Constitution. The National Land Policy, which was passed as Sessional Paper No. 3 of 2009, arrived earlier than the Constitution, with some radical proposals on the land Management.

  7. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    November, 2014

    Tropical forage grasses and legumes as key components of sustainable crop-livestock systems in Latin America and the Caribbean have major implications for improving food security, alleviating poverty, restoring degraded lands and mitigating climate change. Climate-smart tropical forage crops can improve the livestock productivity of smallholder farming systems and break the cycle of poverty and resource degradation.

  8. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    November, 2014
    Global

    If the current trend in global meat demand persists, meat production will need to rise from 300 million tons today to 470 million tons by 2050. Climate and our natural resources would lose out, our author warns.

  9. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    December, 2014
    Vietnam

    The Government of Vietnam has identified the conversion of forests to plantations of industrial crops such as rubber as one of the five drivers of deforestation and degradation in the country. Presently, Vietnam is actively participating in various international initiatives such as the Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+) and Forest Law Enforcement, Governance, and Trade (FLEGT) programmes.

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