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  1. Library Resource
    January, 2008
    Nepal, Mauritania, Mali, China, Uzbekistan, India, Chad, Eastern Europe, Sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, Southern Asia

    Across vast areas of the world, human activity has degraded once fertile and productive land. Deforestation, overgrazing, continuous farming and poor irrigation practices have affected almost 2 billion hectares worldwide, threatening the health and livelihoods of over one billion people. In this edition of New Agriculturist, a collection of articles explores some of the approaches and policies that can help to successfully rehabilitate degraded land.

  2. Library Resource
    January, 2007
    Philippines, South Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Colombia, Ghana, Oceania, Europe, Sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, Eastern Asia

    This report documents the performance of the world’s second largest mining company with regard to corporate social responsibility (CSR). Despite Anglo American’s participation in various voluntary CSR initiatives, it continues to abuse human rights, fuel conflict and damage the local environment and livelihoods. The report documents a number of Anglo American’s activities which highlight that there is still a long way to go as far as the company's commitment to CSR, including:

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    Reports & Research
    December, 2007
    Bangladesh, 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.

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    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2007
    Egypt, 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.

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    Reports & Research
    December, 2007
    Angola, 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.

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    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2007
    France, 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.

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    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2007
    France, Nigeria, Mozambique, Zambia, Afghanistan, Guatemala, Iran, Sierra Leone, Ethiopia, Niger, New Zealand, Nepal, Laos, Turkey, Kyrgyzstan, Cambodia, India, Mongolia, Africa

    Le Service des Régimes Fonciers de la FAO a identifié, dans le cadre de son programme de travail pour la période 2006-2007, le thème de l’accès des ruraux pauvres aux informations et procédures légales pour la sécurisation des droits fonciers comme un élément important de son thème de travail.

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    Reports & Research
    December, 2007
    Nepal, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia, Italy, Indonesia, Brunei Darussalam, Australia, Papua New Guinea, India, Guinea, Myanmar, Thailand, Asia

    A quarterly news bulletin dedicated to the exchange of information relating to wildlife and national resources management for the Asia-Pacific region.

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    Reports & Research
    December, 2007
    Nigeria, United States of America, Mali, China, Australia, Ethiopia, Niger, Kenya, Yemen, Syrian Arab Republic, Brazil, Argentina, India, Senegal, Sudan, Norway, Asia, Africa, Americas

    Este informe está dirigido a revisar y resumir la información existente sobre el secuestro de carbono, con el fin de analizar como los recursos disponibles y los programas específicos se pueden implementar en las tierras áridas que constituyen las regiones con mayor degradación del suelo en el mundo.

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    Reports & Research
    December, 2007
    United States of America, China, Sri Lanka, Bulgaria, United Kingdom, Canada, Pakistan, Finland, Thailand, New Zealand, Nepal, Philippines, South Africa, Australia, Myanmar, Netherlands, India, Asia

    A quarterly news bulletin dedicated to the exchange of information relating to wildlife and national resources management for the Asia-Pacific region.

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