Much is reported about the destruction of natural forests and the consequences for global warming, while on the other hand, exotic plantations in some regions struggle to gain public acceptance. The earth's population is projected to rise to around 9 billion by 2050, with a concomitant increase in demand for forest products. Inevitably, forests in general, and managed forest in particular, will be called on to provide an ever-increasing proportion of local supplies and the international wood trade.
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Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2007United States of America, Japan, China, India, Russia
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2007China, United States of America, India, Spain, Australia
Library ResourceConference Papers & ReportsDecember, 2007Canada, United States of America, Europe
This study develops a dynamic multi-output model of farmers crop allocation decisions that allows estimation of both short-run and long-run adjustments to a wide array of economic incentives. The method can be used to inform decision makers on a number of issues including agricultural policy reform and environmental regulation. The model allows estimation of dynamic effects relating to price expectations adjustment, investment lags, and crop rotation constraints.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2007Indonesia, Australia, United States of America, Germany, Europe
Fires have attracted interest and generated alarm since the early 1980s. This concern has been particularly evident in tropical forests of Southeast Asia and the Amazon, but disastrous fires in recent summers in Australia, Europe, and the United States have drawn worldwide attention.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2007Hungary, Brazil, United States of America, Europe
A dráguló olajár „felszínre hozta” a fosszilis energiahordozók környezetbarát energiahordozókkal való kiváltásának problémáját. Az olajkészletek korlátozottságamellett a bizonytalan kitermelés és a folyamatosan növekvő árak a bioüzemanyagokfelé irányítják a politikai döntéshozók és a befektetők figyelmét.
Library ResourceConference Papers & ReportsDecember, 2007Latvia, United States of America
The current support policy is increasing gaps in land management intensity among different regions of the country. The support policy for agricultural and rural development does not deal with solutions for land abandonment or environmental objectives, because the abandonment is becoming a hidden, environmental policy and rural development process, which is more expensive for society. Some alternative approaches and principles for designing a new agricultural land policy for Latvia could decrease the policy costs and make land management more targeted and acceptable for society.
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, 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 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.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2007Nigeria, 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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