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  1. Library Resource
    Conference Papers & Reports
    April, 2014
    South Africa

    This was a presentation at a Workshop on Development of an Interim Framework for the National Land Use Classification Standard, Methodology and Symbology for South Africa.  It shows why land use and land cover are not the same, why land use often cannot be determined from imagery alone, and why land use, zoning and planning are not the same.

  2. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    September, 2014
    Bangladesh

    Bangladesh is located on a huge delta, an area of high population density. The study investigates the situation of commonly used resources in rural Bangladesh, with case studies in two villages in different hydrological situations. In rural Bangladesh, most land is owned privately or by the government, and the common properties are very few. Instead, swamps were open to local communities and anyone has access to it.

  3. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    December, 2014
    Ecuador

    Es evidente que a nivel de la historia, ha estado presente la dificultad de comprender el mundo rural; ligado esto, siempre a miradas de desarrollo que se plantean a nivel de región, asociadas a las estrategias de las grandes ciudades y a su crecimiento poblacional. Lo rural, dentro de la planificación territorial, ha cobrado sentido según la funcionalidad hacia la urbe y siempre relacionada con actividades específicamente agrarias.

  4. Library Resource
    Conference Papers & Reports
    December, 2014
    Estonia, Latvia

    The implementation of land reform has influenced the formation of property structure. The main procedures of land reform activities are stated in Estonian legislation. However, the provisions for determining the area and the boundaries for properties to be formed in the course of land reform are stated in legal acts in an unsystematic way. The aim of this study is to systematize the parcel area and the boundaries determination procedures that are used in the course of land reform for property formation.

  5. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2014

    In many cities worldwide, urbanization is leading to the rapid and extensive fragmentation of native vegetation into small and scattered urban remnants. We investigated the effects of fragmentation on plant species richness and abundance in 30 remnant Banksia woodlands in the rapidly expanding city of Perth, located in the southwestern Australian global biodiversity hotspot.

  6. Library Resource
    Conference Papers & Reports
    December, 2014
    Poland, Latvia

    The following article contains analysis of role played by the Agency of Agricultural Estates (in Polish: Agencja Nieruchomosci Rolnych – ANR) in the process of forming local development in rural areas. The Agency is in possession of the Resources of Agricultural Estates of National Treasury (in Polish: Zasoby Nieruchomosci Rolnych Skarbu Panstwa - ZNRSP). Due to wide-scale possibilities of acting, it has right to influence the estate market, housing economy, and development possibilities of rural municipalities.

  7. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2014

    This paper is a critical synthesis of the causes, effects and challenges of the Sahelian droughts. The results show that the four main causes of the Sahelian droughts are as follows: sea surface temperature changes, vegetation and land degradation, dust feedbacks and human-induced climate change. However, human-induced climate change is seen as the major drought-determining factor because it controls sea surface temperatures, dust feedbacks and vegetation degradation.

  8. Library Resource
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    April, 2014
    Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru

     
    A partir de la experiencia de un proyecto especializado en los denominados “circuitos cortos de mercado”, el autor de este artículo presenta y desglosa las conflictivas relaciones entre la producción de la agricultura campesina  y los mercados urbanos. Es indudable, nos dice el autor, que en la actualidad y en un marcado contexto de modernización en los países andinos, existen nuevas oportunidades y riesgos de exclusiones. Por ello, hoy más que nunca, se hace imprescindible indagar alternativas e innovaciones de mercado para nuevas relaciones entre el campo y las ciudades.

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