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    Volume 7 Issue 4

    Peer-reviewed publication
    December, 2018
    India, United States of America, Europe

    Very high resolution (VHR) satellite imagery from Google Earth and Microsoft Bing Maps is increasingly being used in a variety of applications from computer sciences to arts and humanities. In the field of remote sensing, one use of this imagery is to create reference data sets through visual interpretation, e.g., to complement existing training data or to aid in the validation of land-cover products. Through new applications such as Collect Earth, this imagery is also being used for monitoring purposes in the form of statistical surveys obtained through visual interpretation.

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    Researching and documenting innovative responses to urban pressures

    Journal Articles & Books
    November, 2018
    Kenya, South Africa, United States of America, United Kingdom

    This publication provides an overview of the theory and practice of urban innovation together with perspectives, trends and international experiences in this area. The publication seeks to stimulate debate and creative thinking around different approaches to dealing with every day urban challenges by presenting a collection of potetnially replicable local and international case studies.

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    Journal Articles & Books
    October, 2018
    Italy, Bolivia, Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay, Brazil

    This river basin overview describes the state of the water resources and water use, as well as the state of agricultural water management in the La Plata basin. The aim of this report is to describe the particularities of this transboundary river basin and the problems met in the development of the water resources, and irrigation in particular.

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    Journal Articles & Books
    November, 2018
    Nepal, United States of America, Jamaica, Canada, Mexico, Netherlands

    More than 80 percent Canadians live in cities with almost one-quarter of country’s total population living in the Greater Golden Horseshoe (GGH) area. The GGH stretches in a curve around the western side of Lake Ontario with the City of Toronto occupying the northern side of the horseshoe. The GGH is an area of high potential food production as well as rapid population growth creating a mix of difficult to reconcile, opposing demands. For example, the need for housing and residential infrastructure conflicts directly with the need to preserve prime agricultural lands.

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    Reports & Research
    July, 2018
    Mozambique, Burkina Faso, Bangladesh, Honduras, Philippines, South Africa, Italy, Iran, Argentina, India, Niger

    In developed and developing countries all over the world, farmers and indigenous and local communities have traditional knowledge, expertise, skills and practices related to food security and to food and agricultural production and diversity. Since its creation in 1945, FAO has recognized the significant contributions these make to food and agriculture, and the relevance of on-farm/in situ and ex situ conservation of genetic resources for food and agriculture.

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    Institutional & promotional materials
    October, 2018
    France, Moldova, United States of America, Hungary, Kyrgyzstan, Albania, Ukraine, Poland, Russia, Georgia, Armenia

    Geographical indication (GI) schemes can play a special role in promoting sustainable rural development, improving farm income and opening new export potential. Natural factors such as soil, climate and plant varieties play a major role in producing a unique product. Usually, GIs comprise knowledge and skills passed on from generation to generation, helping to protect local heritage. This report is a synthesis of the five national reviews of the legal and institutional frameworks in Armenia, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, the Republic of Moldova, and the Russian Federation.

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    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2018
    Luxembourg, Papua New Guinea, Madagascar, United States of America

    Madagascar est en train d’initier son processus de préparation à la REDD+, incluant le développement d’une stratégie REDD+, bien qu’une vision REDD+ pour Madagascar reste encore à établir.

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    Journal Articles & Books
    July, 2018
    Kenya, Liberia, Bangladesh, United States of America, Philippines, South Africa, Malaysia, Mali, China, United Kingdom, Ghana, India, Malawi, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Netherlands

    A survey of business models that provide opportunities for smallholders.

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    Institutional & promotional materials
    October, 2018
    Angola, Rwanda, France, Laos, Guatemala, Philippines, Lesotho, Mali, Burundi, Madagascar, Myanmar, Eswatini, Ghana, Congo, Ukraine, Sierra Leone, Malawi, Pakistan, Niger, Gabon, Kenya

    Le 11 mai 2017 a marqué le 5ème anniversaire de l’approbation des Directives volontaires pour une gouvernance responsable des terres, des pêches et des forêts dans le contexte de la sécurité alimentaire nationale (DV) par le Comité de la sécurité alimentaire mondial (CSA). Les DV ne sont plus simplement des mots dans un document et leurs principes et processus incitent les personnes du monde entier à agir et à changer leur réalité.

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    Journal Articles & Books
    June, 2018
    Montenegro, Nicaragua, Chile, Italy, Indonesia, Portugal, Bolivia, Canada, Argentina, India, Uruguay, Colombia, Brazil, Netherlands

    El manual proporciona información sobre los procedimientos que siguen las brigadas de campo para realizar el establecimiento de los conglomerados y parcelas permanentes del Inventario Forestal Nacional (IFN). Asimismo, suministra información acerca de la planificación y ejecución de cada una de las fases que contempla el operativo, describe los métodos, técnicas e instrumentos que se emplean en la toma de los datos, y detalla el proceso de diligenciamiento de los formatos creados por IDEAM para registrar los datos e información de campo.

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