The completion of this comprehensive harmonized soil information database will improve estimation of current and future land potential productivity, help identify land and water limitations, and enhance assessing risks of land degradation, particularly soil erosion. The HWSD contributes sound scientific knowledge for planning sustainable expansion of agricultural production and for guiding policies to address emerging land competition issues concerning food production, bio-energy demand and threats to biodiversity.
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Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2009France, Belgium, Spain, Gambia, Croatia, Burundi, China, Bulgaria, Austria, Congo, Rwanda, Cyprus, United States of America, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Albania, Australia, Italy, Portugal, Senegal, Mongolia, Canada, Europe, Asia, Africa, Northern America
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2009Africa, Libya, Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa, Eswatini, Germany
FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations), GTZ (Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit) and other development partners are working together with countries to prepare Voluntary Guidelines that will provide practical guidance to states, civil society, the private sector, donors and development specialists on the responsible governance of tenure.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2009Angola, Mozambique, Sweden, Denmark, Namibia, Botswana, Ireland, Netherlands, Guinea, Africa
Land Tenure Working Paper 13: Secure land rights are crucial if local populations are to engage actively as stakeholders in rural development.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2009Namibia, Burkina Faso, Asia, China, Mongolia, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Jordan, Romania, Finland, Germany, Netherlands
FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations), Germany, IFAD (International Fund for Agricultural Development), Finland, GTZ (Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit), UN-Habitat, World Bank and UNDP, and IPC (International NGO/CSO Planning Committee for Food Sovereignty), Food First International Action Network (FIAN), ILC (International Land Coalition), FIG (International Federation of Surveyors) and other development partners are working together with countries to prepare Voluntary Guidelines that will provide practical guidance to states, civil society, the private se
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2009Fiji, Bangladesh, Switzerland, Germany, Sri Lanka, Norway, Iceland, Namibia, New Zealand, Philippines, South Africa, Japan, Italy, Netherlands, India, Maldives, Gabon, Papua New Guinea
This study provides an introduction to the right to food and human rights principles in international law, explores the relationship between international fisheries instruments and the right to food and seeks to identify components that are considered important for the implementation of the right to food in fisheries legislation.
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