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  1. Library Resource
    The State of the World’s Forests 2020. Forests, biodiversity and people.

    Forests, biodiversity and people

    Reports & Research
    December, 2020
    Global

    As the United Nations Decade on Biodiversity 2011–2020 comes to a close and countries prepare to adopt a post-2020 global biodiversity framework, this edition of The State of the World’s Forests (SOFO) examines the contributions of forests, and of the people who use and manage them, to the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity.

     

  2. Library Resource
    CEPF Western Ghats Special Series : Amphibian communities in three different coffee plantation regimes in the Western Ghats, India cover image
    Journal Articles & Books
    May, 2013
    India

    In the highly populated and diverse tropics, conservation in relatively pristine habitats is important but clearly inadequate for sustaining the earth biological diversity. Agro-forestry systems such as shade-coffee plantations that incorporate arboreal vegetation are known to be more resilient for biodiversity conservation than other more drastic land transformations.

  3. Library Resource

    Volume 8 Issue 2

    Peer-reviewed publication
    February, 2019
    Mexico, Northern America

    The Tehuacán-Cuicatlán Valley, Mexico, is the semiarid region with the richest biodiversity of North America and was recently recognized as a UNESCO’s World Heritage site. Original agricultural practices remain to this day in agroforestry systems (AFS), which are expressions of high biocultural diversity. However, local people and researchers perceive a progressive decline both in natural ecosystems and AFS.

  4. Library Resource

    Assessing forest landscape restoration opportunities at the national or sub-national level

    Manuals & Guidelines
    October, 2014
    Global

    Recent developments have seen forest landscape restoration (FLR) become widely recognized as an important means of not only restoring ecological integrity at scale but also generating additional local-to-global benefits. This handbook presents the Restoration Opportunities Assessment Methodology (ROAM), which provides a flexible and affordable framework for countries to rapidly identify and analyse FLR potential and locate special areas of opportunity at a national or sub-national level.

  5. 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.

  6. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    November, 2018
    Uganda

    Uganda has been monitoring its forest resources through mapping and forest inventories since the 1990s. However, the approach and frequency of data generation needs to be improved if the country is to construct a reference level compliant with the principles of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Efforts were also needed to assess forest cover change in the country.

  7. Library Resource
    January, 2004
    Uganda, Sub-Saharan Africa

    The economic advantages of improved agro forestry fallow systems over traditional continuous cropping systems are important tools that can be used to influence the choice of land use options at household levels. In Kigezi highlands Uganda, the upper parts of farmers’ crop field terraces are degraded due to continuous cropping. Improved fallows are being promoted in order to increase soil productivity while increasing fuelwood production.

  8. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2008
    Nepal

    The study documents practices of 28 community-based forest enterprises (CBFEs) in Nepal, representing different enterprise models - FUGs (CFUGs or LFUGs), networks, cooperatives, and companies. FUGs are primarily constrained by their limited scale in terms of membership and land area. The formation of intergroups and networks minimizes this limitation. Networks are often constrained from doing group enterprises since they do not have legal identity to transact as a group and this constraint can be overcome by registering as a formal business entity - either as a cooperative or a company.

  9. Library Resource
    Legislation & Policies
    September, 2016
    Kenya

    THE FOREST CONSERVATION AND MANAGEMENT ACT, 2016 No. 34 of 2016

    Date of Assent: 31st August, 2016

    Date of Commencement: By Notice

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