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Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2012Southern Asia, Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa, Eastern Africa, Western Africa, South-Eastern Asia, Guatemala, Indonesia, China, Nigeria, Yemen
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsDecember, 2001Western Asia, Northern Africa, Syrian Arab Republic
Arid shrub-lands in Syria and elsewhere in West Asia and North Africa are widely thought degraded. Characteristic of these areas is a preponderance of unpalatable shrubs or a lack of overall ground cover with a rise in the associated risks of soil erosion. Migrating pastoralists have been the scapegoats for this condition of the range. State steppe interventions of the last forty years have reflected this with programs to supplant customary systems with structures and institutions promoting western grazing systems and technologies.
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsDecember, 1998Northern Africa, Western Asia, Africa, Asia
An international conference was held in Amman, Jordan in September 1997 to examine mounting problems of poverty and environmental degradation in the low rainfall areas (LRAs) of the eight Mashreq and Maghreb countries of West Asia and North Africa (Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and Syria from the Mashreq region, and Algeria, Libya, Morocco and Tunisia from the Maghreb), and to seek solutions which reconcile economic growth with equity and environmental conservation -- the 3 E's of sustainable development.
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsDecember, 2007Middle Africa, Northern Africa, Western Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, Africa, Asia
Although several institutional and management approaches that address the degradation of the rangelands have been tested in the dry areas of Central and West Asia and North Africa (CWANA), impact has been limited. Nonetheless, the development of National Action Plans to combat desertification highlights the interest of governments to tackle this issue. Payment for Environmental Services (PES) may be a viable policy option, though, to date, most PES programs have focused on the management of different resources (forests, watersheds).
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