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  1. Library Resource
    January, 2007

    Drylands have potential for economic activity now markets are emerging for natural products such as aloe or gum Arabic. However it is difficult to take advantage of these opportunities because there is a lack of structure for this market. A regulatory framework providing an enabling environment for increasing investment in the sustainable use and management of land and natural resources would be beneficial.

  2. Library Resource
    January, 2006

    This report contributes to the aim of the International Union of Soil Sciences to put sustainable land management higher on the global agenda. The report is divided into three distinct sections:Part I discusses the global soils agenda and outlines experiences and strategies for sustainable land management. It also highlights challenges related to implementing this agenda globallyPart II presents summaries of papers on the development of international mechanisms and instruments for sustainable land management (SLM).

  3. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    January, 2006
    Myanmar

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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    December, 2006
    Qatar, 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.

  7. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    December, 2006
    United 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.

  8. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2006
    Qatar, 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).

  9. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2006
    Mozambique, Zambia, Sweden, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Eswatini, Congo, Malawi, Rwanda, Jordan, Laos, South Africa, Lesotho, Uganda, Kyrgyzstan, Tanzania, Botswana, Kenya, Africa, Eastern Africa, Southern Africa

    This paper focuses on legal and institutional aspects of children’s property and inheritance rights in Southern and East Africa. Chapter 2 discusses violations of children’s property and inheritance rights and discusses how the spread of HIV/AIDS has contributed to the violations. Chapter 3 assesses several norms of customary law that aim to protect children’s property and inheritance rights as well as the current practices of customary law that—in the context of the HIV/AIDS pandemic—serve to complicate and limit children’s ability to maintain their rights.

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