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  1. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2006
    India, Australia, Kenya, Africa, Eastern Africa

    The need to increase water productivity is a growing global concern as the World Commission on Water has estimated that demand for water will increase by c. 50% over the next 30 years and approximately half of the world's population will experience conditions of severe water stress by 2025. Three-quarters of African countries are expected to experience unstable water supplies, whereby small decreases in rainfall induce much larger reductions in streamflow.

  2. Library Resource
    National Policies
    January, 2006
    Turkey

    Turkey’s National Action Program on Combating Desertification is a national policy with a cross-sectoral approach.

  3. Library Resource
    January, 2006
    Indonesia, 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?

  4. Library Resource
    January, 2007
    Indonesia, Eastern Asia, Oceania

    There is an increasing global demand for oil palm, but its production provokes societal debate on the environmental and social aspects that surround it, particularly in southeast Asia. This study, at the request of request of the Dutch Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality (LNV), ISRIC-World Soil Information, Alterra and Plant Research International, assessed the biophysical land suitability for the production of oil palm in Kalimantan, Indonesia.

  5. Library Resource
    January, 2006
    Philippines

    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.

  6. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    January, 2007
    Southern Asia, Nepal

    Community-based natural resource management (CBNRM) is key to ensuring that local communities' livelihoods needs are met through the sustainable management of natural resources. Policies promoting CBNRM mean that government agencies, non-governmental organisations and other service providers are increasingly becoming involved in supporting these communities to form natural resource management (NRM) groups to make progress in areas of resource governance and realise its economic benefits through natural resource based enterprise.

  7. Library Resource
    Peer-reviewed publication
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2006
    South-Eastern Asia, Asia, Indonesia

    "The Lore Lindu region in Indonesia—as in many forest frontier areas in Southeast Asia—has experienced rapid deforestation due to agricultural expansion in the uplands, at the forest margins. This has resulted in aggravated problems of erosion and water availability, threatening agricultural productivity growth. At the same time, technical progress is promoting agricultural intensification in the lowlands. In this article, we examine how improved technologies for paddy rice cultivation in the lowlands have affected agricultural expansion and deforestation in the uplands.

  8. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    January, 2006
    Myanmar

    Despite political restrictions, monks in Burma are a force to preserve nature...

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