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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
    Reports & Research
    November, 2006

    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.

  3. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    February, 2006

    Villagers in northern Pa'an District of central Karen State say their livelihoods are under serious threat due to exploitation by SPDC military authorities and by their Democratic Karen Buddhist Army (DKBA) allies who rule as an SPDC proxy army in much of the region. Villages in the vicinity of the DKBA headquarters are forced to give much of their time and resources to support the headquarters complex, while villages directly under SPDC control face rape, arbitrary detention and threats to keep them compliant with SPDC demands. The SPDC plans to expand Dta Greh (a.k.a.

  4. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    July, 2006

    1. Introduction
    1.1 Purpose of Discussion Paper
    2. Background History
    2.1 Ethnic Politics and Military Interference
    3. Land tenure legislation (1948-62)
    3.1 Earlier a brief period of Democracy (1948-1962)
    3.2 Under BSBP rule (1962 - 1988)
    3.3 Under Military ruling (1988 - Up to now)
    4. Socio-Economic Poverty and Land Ownership
    5. Summary of Findings
    6. Analysis of Findings
    7. Militarization and land confiscation
    8. No rights to a fair Market price and food sovereignty

  5. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    November, 2006

    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

  6. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    November, 2006

    ...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

  7. Library Resource
    Conference Papers & Reports
    July, 2006
    India, Asia, Southern Asia

    This workshop was conducted to assess the development prospects of India's livestock in the context of changing global economic environment and its impact on the rural poor, and to suggest politically feasible and practical strategies and approaches for pro-poor growth in livestock production. An additional aim of the workshop was to explore possibilities of enhanced research collaboration between the national agricultural research systems (NARS) and ILRI.

  8. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    November, 2006

    The First International Forum on Water and Food of the CGIAR Challenge Program on Water and Food (CPWF) was held in Vientiane, Laos from November 12 to 17, 2006. The Forum had two overarching objectives:

    • to link people together to discover what they are doing within the CPWF and in the world of water and food beyond the Program;

    • to articulate the links between research, policy and practice.

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