There is important evidence to suggest that corruption is a key factor contributing to the degradation of renewable natural resources. Forestry officials and law enforcement officers who are in the pockets of corrupt logging firms often turn a blind eye to activities that threaten the sustainable management of a forest’s biodiversity. Similarly, fishery inspectors endanger stocks when they accept bribes to ignore official quotas for trawlers.
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Library ResourceConference Papers & ReportsJanuary, 2007Global
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2007Bangladesh, Switzerland, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Indonesia, Australia, Bolivia, Cuba, Iran, Ethiopia, Republic of Korea, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Lesotho, Vietnam, Costa Rica, Mexico, Netherlands, Argentina, India, Senegal, Uganda
Food availability, access, stability and utilization are all part of the multi-dimensional nature of food security. The “availability” aspect, discussed here, refers to the availability of sufficient quantities of food of appropriate quality, supplied through domestic production or inputs.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2007Bangladesh, China, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Republic of Korea, Thailand, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Mexico, Malaysia, Turkmenistan, Madagascar, Myanmar, Cambodia, Japan, India, Vietnam, Asia
Most of the large rice irrigation systems in Southeast Asia have been designed for rice irrigation under a supply-driven mode. Despite their huge contribution to agricultural production, there is a general consensus that these large rice irrigation systems have not lived up to expectations because of a legacy of poor institutional arrangements and system design, degraded infrastructure, poor management and stagnation in the face of rapid transformations of agriculture and pressures on their water supply.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2007Egypt, Bangladesh, United States of America, Chile, Germany, Peru, Indonesia, Norway, Canada, Republic of Korea, Thailand, Italy, Japan, Uganda, Myanmar, Tanzania, Netherlands, India, Russia, China, Brazil, Cambodia
Several decades ago, the efforts of public administrations were concentrated on developing fisheries and aquaculture and ensuring growth in production and consumption. Then, in the 1980s, as many resources became fully or overexploited, the attention of policy-makers began to focus instead on fisheries management, in addition to development of aquaculture. Aquaculture continues to expand, while marine capture fisheries – when summed together worldwide – seem to have reached a ceiling.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2007
Les Etudes sur les régimes fonciers réalisées par la FAO sont des exposés concis explorant le domaine, souvent complexe et sujet à controverse, du régime foncier, en particulier dans ses interactions avec la sécurité alimentaire, la réduction de la pauvreté et le développement rural. Ces études ne prétendent pas à l’exhaustivité, mais reflètent plutôt les «bonnes pratiques» identifiées par la FAO et ses nombreux collaborateurs internationaux dans le contexte spécifique d’un aspect donné des régimes fonciers et de leur administration.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2007Nepal, Laos, Bangladesh, Vietnam, Guatemala, China, Myanmar, Indonesia, Australia, Canada, India, Pakistan, Thailand, Asia
A quarterly news bulletin dedicated to the exchange of information relating to wildlife and national resources management for the Asia-Pacific region.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2007India, Asia
This paper is based on the outcomes of a training workshop on modernization of irrigation management organized in 2007 for 40 participants with a focus on the Hemavathi project.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2007France, United States of America, Egypt, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, United Kingdom, Pakistan, Thailand, Nepal, Morocco, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, India, Sudan, Vietnam
The performance of many canal irrigation delivery systems is unsatisfactory in terms of: (i) water resources management; (ii) service to irrigated agriculture; and (iii) costeffectiveness of infrastructure management. In recent years, participatory approaches and management transfer reforms have been promoted as part of the solution for more cost-effective and sustainable irrigation services. Large agency-managed systems have been turned over partially or completely to various types of management bodies. However, the results have usually been disappointing.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2007Angola, Egypt, Benin, Nigeria, France, Guinea-Bissau, Congo, Djibouti, Comoros, Cameroon, Seychelles, Mozambique, Somalia, Madagascar, Italy, Tanzania, United Arab Emirates, Togo, Africa
The world’s mangroves 1980–2005 is a thematic study undertaken within the framework of the Global Forest Resources Assessment 2005. It was led by FAO in collaboration with mangrove specialists throughout the world, and was co-funded by the International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO). It builds on the 1980 assessment, on the FAO Global Forest Resources Assessment 2000 (FRA 2000) and 2005 (FRA 2005), and on an extensive literature search and correspondence with mangrove and fo rest resources assessment specialists.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2007France, Estonia, United States of America, Sweden, Germany, China, Australia, Latvia, Canada, Colombia, Lithuania, South Africa, Malaysia, Italy, Netherlands, India, Mexico, Brazil
Bioenergy sits at the intersection of three of the world’s great challenges - energy security, climate change, and poverty reduction - and has received an enormous amount of attention in the past few years. Joint work on these issues is vital considering that together, the G8 +5 Countries account for about 55 percent of the world’s population, 70+ percent of global GDP, and about 72 percent of world energy-related and industry CO2 emissions (excluding deforestation). Bioenergy statistics are inadequate and not up to date.