Report which alleges that International Monetary Fund (IMF) loans and policies have caused extensive deforestation in each of the 15 countries of Africa, Latin America, and Asia studied.This forest loss, the author claims, has occurred both directly and indirectly through:the IMF's promotion of foreign investment in natural resource sectorsausterity measures that cut spending on environmental programsprograms that have unwittingly worsened the conditions of povertythe IMF.s insistence upon export-oriented economic growth.The report finds that:IMF induced cuts have impeded:Promotion of resp
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Library ResourceJanuary, 2001Honduras, Chile, Ukraine, Indonesia, Kyrgyzstan, Ghana, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Guyana, Belarus, Central African Republic, Nicaragua, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Madagascar, Uzbekistan, Cameroon, Tanzania, Ecuador, Papua New Guinea, Russia, Armenia, Brazil, Oceania, Sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, Eastern Asia
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2000France, Switzerland, United States of America, Japan, Portugal, Australia, Austria, Russia, Finland, Norway
Meeting symbol/code: EFC 00 5
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2000Costa Rica, Thailand, Italy
This issue of Unasylva considers the future for teak, with an emphasis on plantation management.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2000Angola, Burkina Faso, Benin, Mauritania, Gambia, Burundi, Canada, Guinea, Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Italy, Niger, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Kenya, Morocco, Japan, Comoros, Eritrea, Tanzania, Zambia, India, Senegal
Meeting symbol/code: ARC 00 5
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2000Honduras, United States of America, Japan, El Salvador, Belize, Guatemala, Germany, United Kingdom, Canada, Spain, Costa Rica, Finland, Mexico, Panama, Cuba
Meeting symbol/code: NAFC 2000 3
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2000Morocco, United States of America, Philippines, Japan, Germany, China, Italy, United Kingdom, Canada, Iran, Niger
A broad range of actions that can aid in the efforts to end hunger are described in this issue of Food, Nutrition and Agriculture. Improving the methods and tools to work drectly with food-insecure households is critical. For decades, growth monitoring has been practised by community health workers in many developing countries. Authors show how techniques for assessing children's growth status can be made more effective.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2000France, United States of America, Spain, Chile, Germany, China, Ukraine, Indonesia, Bulgaria, United Kingdom, Canada, Finland, New Zealand, Japan, South Africa, Australia, Italy, Portugal, Argentina, India, Russia, Brazil
An analysis of the present state of forest plantations and of current trends in plantation forestry both on a global basis and region-by-region. Economic and policy considerations in the development of plantation forestry are discussed. The outlook for plantation forestry is then presented in the form of alternative scenarios according to future growth in plantation area.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2000France, Benin, United States of America, Mozambique, Zambia, Gambia, Burundi, Zimbabwe, Eswatini, Ghana, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Malawi, Rwanda, Mauritius, South Africa, Lesotho, Madagascar, Tanzania, India, Kenya, Africa
One of the guiding mandates within the FAO Constitution is the following: “The Organization shall promote and, where appropriate, shall recommend national and international action with respect to: … the conservation of natural resources and the adoption of improved methods of agricultural production ...”. In many African countries, in addition to low yields, food production is limited by the availability of land and water resources.
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsDecember, 2000Laos, Bangladesh, United States of America, Sweden, Vietnam, Chile, China, Italy, Canada, India, Republic of Korea, Thailand, Asia
In its recent examination of global water scarcity (1997) the United Nations system identified water quality as one of the key concerns in Asia in the next century. This concern is based on the fact that water quality degradation is so severe in many Asian countries that it is placing serious constraints on economic growth; it continues to be a serious problem for human health and it is causing widespread negative environmental effects.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2000Fiji, Bangladesh, United States of America, Samoa, Micronesia, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Vanuatu, Tonga, Republic of Korea, Pakistan, Vietnam, Cambodia, Maldives, Mongolia, China, Australia, Italy, Guinea, Solomon Islands, New Zealand, Palau, Nepal, Laos, Philippines, Japan, Thailand, Myanmar, Brunei Darussalam, India, Bhutan, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, Americas, Asia, Northern America, Oceania
This document provides an overview of the status of forest resources in Asia and the Pacific and their sustainable management through national forest programmes in 30 countries in the region, including new country profiles for Brunei Darussalam, Maldives and the United States of America. The update is based on information derived from a variety of sources, including country reports to the eighteenth Asia Pacific Forestry Commission meeting in Australia in May 2000. Major changes have emerged in forests and forestry policies in recent years.
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