Turkey’s National Action Program on Combating Desertification is a national policy with a cross-sectoral approach.
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Library ResourceNational PoliciesJanuary, 2006Turkey
Library ResourceNational PoliciesJanuary, 2006Fiji
The Rural Land Use Policy for Fiji is a national policy with a multi-sectoral approach. The general principle of this Policy is to determine responsibilities of the State, landowners and land users in the fields of sustainable rural development, land management, protection of natural resources, having regard to biophysical, cultural, social and commercial factors.Technical, institutional and legal framework will be strengthened and assessment will be carried out on agricultural land, pastures and forests to ensure efficient land use.
Library ResourceNational PoliciesJanuary, 2006Tonga
Tonga’s biological diversity and natural resources are protected, conserved and enriched and are appreciated and enjoyed by her present and future generations and the rest of the world. The Guiding Principles are: Tonga has full sovereign rights over her biological diversity and natural resources. 2) The Government of Tonga takes the leading role to ensure the protection, conservation and sustainable management of its biodiversity, through effective governance and leadership and in full consultation with all stakeholders.The following 8 Theme Areas are defined: 1) Forest Ecosystems.
Library ResourceJanuary, 2006Indonesia, Eastern Asia, Oceania
The promotion of forestry activities is seen as a means by which to reduce poverty while protecting the environment. But if clearing of forests for agricultural activities can prove more profitable, will such efforts be effective?
Library ResourceJanuary, 2006Philippines
This paper reviews the impact of the Landcare Program on, farming households, communities, and the local environments in three sites in Mindanao, Philippines: Claveria in Misamis Oriental; Lantapan in Bukidnon; and Ned, Lake Sebu in South Cotabato. This paper reviews and synthesizes various studies conducted throughout the period from 1996 to 2004, during which the Landcare Program was established and matured. The key intervention studied is the landcare approach which consists basically of two components: conservation farming technologies and landcare processes and institutions.
Library ResourceJanuary, 2006
This is the draft report of a scoping study for the Forestry Commission on forests and climate change. The report discusses the role that sustainable forest management can play in mitigating climate change.
Library ResourceJanuary, 2006Uganda, Sub-Saharan Africa
This report is an assessment of possible elements in a new and expanded programme related to environment and natural resources in Uganda.The report includes an analysis of important forest and environmental resource sector elements; key challenges, political and administrative structures, policies, activities and future plans.
Library ResourceJanuary, 2006
Avoided deforestation (AD) has become a global concern with the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). This paper discusses financial incentive schemes to reduce rates of deforestation and forest degradation in tropical countries may be established and considers some of the issues from the perspective of host countries and the forest-dependent poor.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchJanuary, 2006Myanmar
Despite political restrictions, monks in Burma are a force to preserve nature...
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsJanuary, 2006India
This FAO study document provides information on formal and legal basis of forests and forest management types in Odisha along with trends and changes; describes status and impact of forest management regimes including JFM, CFM and mainstream forest management; delineates lesson learnt and future challenges.
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