Climate change poses severe threats on agriculture. Even though some countries may experience beneficial change to agricultural gross domestic product (GDP), the majority, particularly developing countries, will experience significant negative impacts. This paper by the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) promotes an integrative, holistic framework for climate change adaptation. It presents the potential impacts of climate change and the different approaches to adaptation, as well as knowledge gained through FAO's experience in the field.
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Library ResourceConference Papers & ReportsJanuary, 2007Global
There is important evidence to suggest that corruption is a key factor contributing to the degradation of renewable natural resources. Forestry officials and law enforcement officers who are in the pockets of corrupt logging firms often turn a blind eye to activities that threaten the sustainable management of a forest’s biodiversity. Similarly, fishery inspectors endanger stocks when they accept bribes to ignore official quotas for trawlers.
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.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2006Timor-Leste, Fiji, Micronesia, China, Indonesia, Australia, Republic of Korea, Thailand, New Zealand, Nepal, Italy, Philippines, Marshall Islands, Singapore, Malaysia, Japan, Myanmar, Cambodia, Kiribati, India, Bhutan, Mongolia, Asia
The initial Asia-Pacific Forestry Sector Outlook Study (APFSOS) drew together the myriad forestry dimensions to provide a coherent description and analysis of the situation and prospects for forestry in the region. The study resulted in 50 working papers on a variety of forestry themes. The formal aspects of the study culminated in a comprehensive main report, published in November 1998. APFSOS provided an important roadmap for forestry sector development in the Asia-Pacific region to 2010, which is still being used to guide policy makers in the region today.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2006Qatar, Kyrgyzstan, Iraq, Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Iran, United Arab Emirates, Jordan, Cyprus, Yemen, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Oman, Uzbekistan, Syrian Arab Republic, Kuwait, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Bahrain, Georgia, Armenia, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Central Asia, Western Asia
FAO has initiated a series of global and regional sector outlook studies to examine linkages between forests and societies and to indicate emerging opportunities and challenges. The Forestry Outlook Study for West and Central Asia (FOWECA) has considered these issues through an extended consultative process in 23 different national contexts in West and Central Asia.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2006United States of America, Chile, Peru, Italy, Colombia, Ecuador, Bolivia, Argentina, Venezuela, Uruguay, Americas
To address the needs of individual regions, such as LAC, more detailed regional and sub regional strategies are needed to ensure that forestry contributes fully to the challenges of poverty, inequity, environmental degradation and sustainable development. This report presents such a strategy for four Andean Countries of South America, that is, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru. Venezuela could not be included because of time constraints, and the difficulties of obtaining a suitable consultant to carry out the field work.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2006Algeria, France, United States of America, Chile, Ukraine, China, Indonesia, Bulgaria, United Kingdom, Iran, Italy, New Zealand, Philippines, South Africa, Malaysia, Japan, Australia, Myanmar, Argentina, India, Turkey, Brazil
Globally, according to FRA 2000, planted forests account ed for only 5% of forest area, but up to 35% of industrial roundwood supply. This is anticipated to rise to 40-44% by 2020. Planted forests reflect a higher social, environmental and economic importance than their area would suggest. Many countries have existing planted forest data that is not based upon forest inventory, is incomplete and often outdated. Thus it is difficult to measure and plan the quantity and quality of planted forest resources and the provision of goods and services that they supply.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2006Switzerland, Nepal, Zambia, Guatemala, Denmark, Sri Lanka, Australia, Austria, Ethiopia, New Zealand, Mozambique, Laos, Philippines, South Africa, Vietnam, Kyrgyzstan, Cambodia, India, Mongolia, Mexico, Canada, Asia
This paper represents part of an area of work in support of enhancing access to land and forest resources in support of rural livelihoods in Mongolia. It is based on learning emerging from an ongoing FAOsupported project called: Support to the development of participatory forest management (TCP/MON/2903). This project has involved the development (through extensive community-level consultations in forest areas) of a detailed Concept Document for the design and implementation of participatory forestry.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2006Nepal, Laos, Mozambique, Zambia, Kyrgyzstan, Guatemala, China, Cambodia, India, Ethiopia, Mongolia, New Zealand, Asia
This paper represents part of an area of work in support of enhancing access to land and forest resources in support of rural livelihoods in Mongolia. . This synthesis report draws on field studies undertaken recently in five rural areas of Mongolia, covering all ecological zones from montane and northern taiga forest to arid forest in the Gobi. Our findings document and explain, with case studies and documentation from participatory analysis, the downward cycle of resource depletion and descend into poverty that is in action.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2006Qatar, Kyrgyzstan, Iraq, Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Iran, Jordan, Cyprus, Yemen, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Oman, Uzbekistan, Syrian Arab Republic, Kuwait, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Bahrain, Georgia, Armenia, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates
A thematic study on “Urban and peri-urban forestry” focuses on the potentials and constraints for urban forestry development at regional and sub-regional levels considering the current experience and future prospects of urbanization in the region that is expected to take place in the next 15 years. As a complement to this thematic Urban and peri-urban forestry study, a livelihoods analysis of the contribution of forests and trees to urban poor livelihoods has been carried out the Sub-programme on access to natural resources of the Livelihood Support Programme (GCP/INT/803/UK).
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