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  1. Library Resource

    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.

  2. Library Resource
    Secure Land Tenure Rights For All

    Successful Approaches and Their Impacts

    Policy Papers & Briefs
    July, 2019
    Africa, Ethiopia, Uganda, Namibia, Latin America and the Caribbean, Brazil, Peru, Asia, Cambodia, Laos, Eastern Europe, Global

    The aim of this policy paper is to present successful approaches to secure land tenure rights in rural and urban areas. To support future programmatic decisions by he Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ, this paper focusses especially on impacts and good practices. It discusses examples from the German technical cooperation but also includes good practices and impacts achieved by other development partners.

  3. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2007
    United States of America, Japan, China, India, Russia

    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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    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2009
    China, Spain, India, Brazil, New Zealand

    Data from the 1990-1994 period presented in the "Brazil's Initial National Communication" document indicated that the country is one of the top world greenhouse gas (GHG) emitters. A large majority of Brazil's GHG emissions come from deforestation mainly of the Amazon biome for agriculture and livestock land uses. This unique inventory is now out of date.

  5. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2015
    Serbia, 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.

  6. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2009
    China, Spain, India, Brazil, New Zealand

    Data from the 1990-1994 period presented in the "Brazil's Initial National Communication" document indicated that the country is one of the top world greenhouse gas (GHG) emitters. A large majority of Brazil's GHG emissions come from deforestation mainly of the Amazon biome for agriculture and livestock land uses. This unique inventory is now out of date.

  7. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2012
    United States of America, China, Europe, Africa

    Over the past decade, sustainable development has become a pivotal element of innovation in various areas. Industrial biotechnology - through its potential to reform our energy resources - is of specific interest given its controversial reception. With the ongoing shift from a fossil-fuel-based to a bio-based economy, the demand for biomass production for biofuels and biomaterials has increased dramatically. Although countries such as the USA may have enough land-surface available, it is not likely that the necessary biomass to 'fuel' Europe can be grown domestically.

  8. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    May, 2013
    Sudan, Burundi, Haiti, Afghanistan, Georgia, Iraq, North Macedonia, Kosovo

    This volume examines and evaluates the impact of international statebuilding interventions on the political economy of conflict-affected countries over the past 20 years. It focuses on countries that are emerging, or have recently emerged, from periods of war and protracted conflict. The interventions covered fall into three broad categories:

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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.

  10. Library Resource
    Institutional & promotional materials
    October, 2018
    Germany, Kenya, France, Laos, Benin, Switzerland, Belgium, Zambia, Somalia, Sweden, Madagascar, Italy, Sierra Leone, Ireland, Tunisia, Senegal, United Kingdom, Malawi, Pakistan, Finland, Colombia

    The leaflet will provide an overview of in-country projects and achevements as well as regional initiatives. Articles include but are not limited to: Community lands at the core of Kenya’s new legal reforms; The Voluntary Guidelines: an instrumental tool in the pursuit of climate mitigation goals and REDD+; Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure: an opportunity for peacebuilding in Colombia; Strengthening collaboration for the successful implementation of Sierra Leone’s Na tional Land Policy ; Enhancing food security through land policy reform in Somalia.

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