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  1. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    November, 2006
    Jordan, Western Asia

    This report describes the use of improved methodologies developed for identifying water-harvesting sites. It also provides general guidelines for determining site potential in relation to various parameters. The approach integrates multi-disciplinary knowledge, use of GIS, and verification in the field to develop and test a methodology to identify watersheds with specific characteristics – in this case, watersheds most suited to project activities within the Jordanian Badia.

  2. Library Resource
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    November, 2006
    Morocco, Tunisia, Northern Africa

    A tragedy of the commons is unfolding in the rangelands of West Asia and North Africa (WANA), where land is either public or collectively owned. Overgrazing under this land tenure has led to severe land degradation and soil erosion. Poverty and environmental degradation are intertwined in this low-rainfall region, where more than 38 million people live in rural areas and depend mainly on agriculture. Traditional rangeland grazing provides fodder in winter and spring, while in summer and autumn the animals browse cereal stubble and other crop residues.

  3. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    November, 2006
    Global

    The year 2005 was an important milestone in the efforts of ICARDA and its partners in meeting the global challenges of agriculture in dry areas through the application of science. In an assessment of all 15 CGIAR Centers (based on science quality and relevance, impacts, partnerships, and financial and institutional health), conducted by the CGIAR in collaboration with the Science Council and the World Bank, ICARDA was rated outstanding" - one of only two centers to receive this rating.

  4. Library Resource
    Legislation
    November, 2006
    Australia

    This Act transfers certain State forest and Crown lands to the national park estate, makes provision with respect to special areas under the Hunter Water Act 1991 and sets apart areas in State forests as flora reserves.

  5. Library Resource
    November, 2006
    South Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa

    In South Africa, provision of affordable, well-situated housing close to existing services and work places is hampered by the high cost and scarcity of appropriate land. Consequently, most new low-income housing projects have been developed on the urban periphery. This tends to entrench the spatial differentiation of residential areas by race and class characteristics of the apartheid era and increased the cost of providing services to low-income housing projects inhabitants.

  6. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    November, 2006
    Africa

    Issues identified as being of major importance in relation to the land rights and land conflict situation are: questions related to governance; contradictions and lack of harmonisation between recent laws and policies in Tanzania; the existing power relations (including gender relations); and present development priorities. Makes it clear that dealing with land matters is in essence political and presents a series of recommendations for interventions in the field of land rights.

  7. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    November, 2006
    Africa

    Focuses on legal and institutional aspects of children’s property and inheritance rights in Southern and East Africa. Discusses violations of those rights and how the spread of HIV and AIDS has contributed to this. Assesses some norms of customary law that aim to protect these rights and some which complicate and limit children’s ability to maintain their rights. Reviews and assesses selection of international and national laws. Identifies several gaps in law and policy. Reviews National Plans of Action for orphans and vulnerable children.

  8. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    November, 2006
    Kenya, Africa

    Includes the Draft National Land Policy – a step into land-reform direction, addressing constitutional issues, challenges in addressing security of tenure, reforming land administration and management institutions, key issues and policy recommendations of the DNLP, news.

  9. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    November, 2006
    Myanmar

    This Handbook is designed for both farmers and students to use in the field and
    during training. It is divided into eight sections, each one containing several
    topics and all illustrated with large clear pictures. The Handbook can be read
    from beginning to end or each topic can be read separately. Space is provided
    for readers to take notes and to add their own local knowledge...Our people have always been farmers. Farmers of the river lands, of the
    mountains, and of the forests. Due to civil war in Burma, more and more of

  10. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    November, 2006
    Myanmar

    ...There are many good books and resources on sustainable agriculture and
    we have learnt much from them. However refugees are constrained in their
    agricultural practices due to limited access to land, water and other resources.
    This Handbook attempts to present a summary of simple adaptations of ideas
    found in other books, manuals and resources on sustainable agriculture.
    This Handbook is not a textbook as such, but a compilation of different
    subjects for people to pick and choose. We know that it is not complete and

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