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.
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Library ResourceJanuary, 2008Nepal, Mauritania, Mali, China, Uzbekistan, India, Chad, Eastern Europe, Sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, Southern Asia
Library ResourceJanuary, 2007Philippines, 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:
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 ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2007Angola, Timor-Leste, Rwanda, Iraq, Afghanistan, Burundi, Guatemala, Sri Lanka, Cyprus, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Congo, Pakistan, Colombia, Mozambique, Liberia, South Africa, Vietnam, Somalia, Italy, Cambodia, Sudan, Georgia, Uganda
The Pinheiro Principles provide restitution practitioners, as well as States and UN and others agencies, with a consolidated text relating to the legal, policy, procedural, institutional and technical implementation mechanisms for housing and property restitution. As such, the Principles provide specific policy guidance regarding how to ensure the right to housing and property restitution in practice and for the implementation of restitution laws, programmes and policies, based on existing international human rights, humanitarian, refugee and national standards.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2007Kenya, Burkina Faso, Nigeria, Philippines, Zambia, Mali, Senegal, Italy, Ireland, Ghana, Argentina, India, United Kingdom, Chad, Brazil, Africa
The aim of this policy brief is to: Show how new information and communications technologies (ICTs) can link with established methods to enhance opportunities for development Review the uses and potential impact of existing and emerging information and communications technologies in fisheries and fishing communities Suggest policy strategies and partnerships to encourage access to and usage of ICT for fisheries management and for livelihood support and poverty reduction
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2007United States of America, Chile, Italy, Indonesia, Canada, Gabon, Cameroon, Brazil
FAO has been coordinating global forest resources assessments every five to ten years since 1946 (FAO, 2006), with the objective to provide a periodic global and uniform picture of existing forests, derived trends and statistics. Especially FAO’s periodically reported deforestation rates enjoy a high degree of public attention and are widely cited in literature.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2007Bangladesh, United States of America, Nepal, Gambia, China, Indonesia, Congo, Ethiopia, Republic of Korea, Colombia, Thailand, Rwanda, Italy, Philippines, Malaysia, Japan, Myanmar, Cambodia, India, Uganda, Brazil, Kenya
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2007Angola, Mozambique, Zambia, Guatemala, China, Sierra Leone, Ethiopia, Myanmar, Thailand, New Zealand, Nepal, Laos, Philippines, Vietnam, Kyrgyzstan, Italy, Tanzania, Netherlands, India, Mongolia, Cambodia, Asia
Laos depends heavily on rice based agriculture systems and there is evidence that the traditional diversified diet and income base is being eroded, resulting in a negative effect on the livelihoods of the people. The opportunity to gather food in forests is diminishing and dietary diversity is being narrowed.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2007Angola, Nepal, United States of America, Zambia, South Africa, Gambia, Mali, Sweden, Zimbabwe, Italy, Botswana, Germany, Namibia
This publication is part of a series of training materials on natural resources conflict management developed by FAOs Livelihood Support Programme. It supports the discussions presented in Negotiation and mediation techniques for natural resource management (2005) a conceptual guide by sharing recent, real-life experiences of Africans who have used the processes and principles of consensual negotiation and mediation to address natural resource conflicts.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchMay, 2007Algeria, Sudan, Egypt, Benin, Mauritania, Mali, Burkina Faso, China, Eswatini, Congo, Guinea, Niger, Cameroon, Morocco, South Africa, Lesotho, Madagascar, Zambia, Brazil, Tunisia, Senegal, Chad, Norway, Africa
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