The publication offers an overview of different aspects of the highly complex field of land policy and land management providing the reader a number of principles, concrete tools and examples for dealing with land related problems in the German Development Coorperation.
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Library ResourceManuals & GuidelinesJanuary, 2016Africa, Americas, Asia, Europe, Global
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2015Serbia, Slovenia, North Macedonia, Croatia, China, Montenegro, Northern America
Analysis of collected data from 2011, in structure of used agricultural land in Serbia shows that dominated plough land and gardens and meadows and pastures, until in smaller percentage are orchards and vineyards. Almost the same relation is noticed in other republics of former Yugoslavia (meadow and pastures are the most prevalent view of using the agricultural land in Slovenia, Macedonia, B&H and Montenegro). Share of area under wheat notice smaller oscillation in all republics in the period 2008-2010, until yield per hectare is equalized for the same observed period.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2015Kenya, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Congo, Gabon, Burkina Faso, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Togo, Canada, United States of America, France
Le Bulletin d’Information sur les Glossines et les Trypanosomoses a été créé pour diffuser les informations courantes sur tous les aspects de la recherche et de la lutte contre les glossines et la trypanosomose à l’intention des institutions et des chercheurs qui s’intéressent au problème de la trypanosomose africaine.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2015Germany, France, Switzerland, United States of America, Japan, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Central African Republic, Tanzania, Syrian Arab Republic, Congo, South Sudan, Ethiopia, Italy, Mexico
This manual presents a methodology for assessing woodfuel supply and demand at the level of the displacement camp through the collection of primary data in the field and remote sensing analysis. The methodology uses a multi-sectoral approach to assess the energy-related needs and challenges of people in both displaced and host communities. The first part of the manual presents the methodology for assessing demand for woodfuel, which is structured around four sequential steps.
Library ResourcePeer-reviewed publicationMay, 2015Russia, Greenland, Sweden
The upper treeline of Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris L.) is renowned as a sensitive indicator of climate change and variability. By use of megafossil tree remains, preserved exposed on the ground surface, treeline shift over the past millennium was investigated at multiple sites along the Scandes in northern Sweden. Difference in thermal level between the present and the Medieval period, about AD 1000-1200, is a central, although controversial, aspect concerning the detection and attribution of anthropogenic climate warming.
Library ResourcePeer-reviewed publicationMarch, 2015Argentina, Europe
The urbanization trend in Latin American cities is currently one of the highest in the world. It determines that the increase in urban area is greater than the rate of population growth. In turn, cities use 75% of the energy consumed on the planet. For this reason, they are responsible in equal proportion for the production of greenhouse gases. In response, urban planning should incorporate design strategies to reduce said consumption. As an alternative to this trend, the objective of this investigation is to assess the impact of the different models of urban growth for the same city.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2015Russia, United States of America
Assessing the value of the state support for the agriculture is important for solving the problems of regional and federal agrarian policy. In the result of calculations carried out under the state support assessment procedure of the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) based on comparing domestic and world (reference) process for products and resources inadequate conclusions on the support of agriculture in Russia and its agrarian policy are made.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2015United States of America, Europe, Global, Northern America
Global trends in pollinatorâdependent crops have raised awareness of the need to support managed and wild bee populations to ensure sustainable crop production. Provision of sufficient forage resources is a key element for promoting bee populations within human impacted landscapes, particularly those in agricultural lands where demand for pollination service is high and land use and management practices have reduced available flowering resources.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2015Australia, Brazil, Canada, United States of America, India, Russia, China
Groundwater vulnerability assessment is an important task in water resources and land management. The most sophisticated among the vulnerability assessment techniques is the GIS-based DRASTIC model. However, despite its popularity, it is marred with excessive subjectivity glitches; little research has been conducted to address the shortcomings associated with this method. This study investigates various issues regarding the application of the GIS-based DRASTIC model through a critical review of relevant literatures.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2015France, Sweden, United States of America
Artificial neural networks (ANN) are nonlinear models widely investigated in hydrology due to their properties of universal approximation and parsimony. Their performance during the training phase is very good, and their ability to generalize can be improved by using regularization methods such as early stopping and cross-validation. In our research, two kinds of generic models are implemented: the feed-forward model and the recurrent model.
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