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  1. 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 This unique inventory is now out of date.

  2. 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 This unique inventory is now out of date.

  3. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    December, 2009
    Angola, Liechtenstein, Bangladesh, United States of America, Congo, Comoros, Cameroon, Uzbekistan, Switzerland, Kenya, Zambia, Denmark, Rwanda, Philippines, Kyrgyzstan, Italy, Brazil, Tunisia, Argentina, Sudan, Papua New Guinea, Czech Republic

    Forests, trees and woodlands cover almost one-third of the Earth’s land area. They are a crucial source of food and income for more than a billion people around the globe. They provide a variety of wood and non-wood products and vital ecosystem services – preventing erosion from wind and water, preserving water quality, shading crops and livestock, absorbing carbon which contributes to countering climate change, and providing habitat for many species of plants and animals, thus helping to conserve the planet’s biological diversity.

  4. Library Resource
    Conference Papers & Reports
    December, 2009
    Switzerland, United States of America, Germany, Denmark, Italy, Ghana, Norway, Europe, Asia, Africa, Central America, Northern America, South America, Oceania

    The paper reveals that ever since the 1950s, after the first land reform of distributing landownership (or possession under public ownership) to small farmers, the irrational and polyopolisticland use by able-bodied part-time and absent small farmers earning higher off-farm income butunwilling to lease the under-producing land beyond their family consumption need to full-timefarmers, has been a global obstacle with both public and private land ownership, traditional andmodern agriculture, fragmented small and consolidatorily enlarged land, low and high incomeeconomies, food under-self-suffi

  5. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2009
    France, Belgium, Spain, Gambia, Croatia, Burundi, China, Bulgaria, Austria, Congo, Rwanda, Cyprus, United States of America, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Albania, Australia, Italy, Portugal, Senegal, Mongolia, Canada, Europe, Asia, Africa, Northern America

    The completion of this comprehensive harmonized soil information database will improve estimation of current and future land potential productivity, help identify land and water limitations, and enhance assessing risks of land degradation, particularly soil erosion. The HWSD contributes sound scientific knowledge for planning sustainable expansion of agricultural production and for guiding policies to address emerging land competition issues concerning food production, bio-energy demand and threats to biodiversity.

  6. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    December, 2009
    Equatorial Guinea, Brazil, United States of America, Chile, Germany, China, Indonesia, Australia, Canada, Italy, Solomon Islands, New Zealand, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand, India, Russia, Gabon, Papua New Guinea, Mongolia, Asia

    Developments in China will have substantial impacts on forestry in the rest of the region. This wide-ranging country outlook study discusses a host of topics including prospects for China's afforestation/reforestation efforts, supply and demand for forest products and ecological services, key drivers of change, impacts of globalization, policy developments, and social objectives of forestry.

  7. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2009
    Liechtenstein, France, Bangladesh, Honduras, Guatemala, China, Canada, Venezuela, Costa Rica, Colombia, Panama, Kenya, Philippines, Singapore, India, Mexico

    Dans de nombreuses régions du monde, la quantité d’eau potable et sa qualité sont menacées par la surexploitation, le mauvais usage et la pollution. Il est nécessaire à cet égard d’accorder une haute priorité aux relations entre les forêts et l’eau. Les bassins versants boisés fournissent un pourcentage important de toute l’eau utilisée à des fins domestiques, agricoles, industrielles et écologiques, dans les zones situées tant en amont qu’en aval.

  8. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2009
    Bangladesh, Switzerland, United States of America, China, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Australia, Ethiopia, Niger, Uruguay, Thailand, Japan, Italy, Netherlands, Tunisia, India

    يشهد قطاع الثروة الحيوانية تحولاً سريعاً استجابة للتحولات التي تحدث في الاقتصاد العالمي وتغير توقعات المجتمع. فالمجتمع يتوقع من قطاع الثروة الحيوانية أن يوفر أغذية وأليافاً مأمونة ووفيرة لأعداد متزايدة من سكان الحضر، وأن يوفر سُبل العيش لأكثر من مليار شخص من المنتجين والتجار الفقراء، وكذلك السلع العامة العالمية المتعلقة بالأمن الغذائي، والاستدامة البيئية، والأمراض التي تحملها الحيوانات. ولكن سرعة وتيرة التغير أدت إلى نمو القطاع بطريقة غير متوازنة.

  9. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    December, 2009
    Burkina Faso, Honduras, Mozambique, Chile, Mali, Burundi, Zimbabwe, Sri Lanka, Laos, Ghana, Venezuela, Sierra Leone, Malawi, Pakistan, Niger, Rwanda, Liberia, Philippines, Madagascar, Eswatini, Kenya, Europe, Asia, Africa, Northern America

    Document de travail sur les régimes fonciers 11. Cette publication conjointe entre la FAO et UN-HABITAT cherche à améliorer et à mieux définir les processus, mécanismes et institutions de gouvernance foncières dans les zones rurales et urbaines. Ce document, tout en soulignant l’excellence des politiques, législations et réformes techniques foncières, en termes d’élaboration, relève toutefois un certain nombre de problèmes de mise en œuvre, en constatant des glissements, des interruptions, voire même des inversions.

  10. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2009
    France, Switzerland, United States of America, Denmark, Australia, United Kingdom, Ghana, Ethiopia, Republic of Korea, Malawi, Thailand, Nigeria, Kenya, Japan, Malaysia, Madagascar, Italy, Ecuador, India, China, Brazil

    The livestock sector is transforming rapidly in response to shifts in the global economy and changing societal expectations. Society expects the livestock sector to provide safe and plentiful food and fibre for growing urban populations, livelihoods for more than a billion poor producers and traders as well as global public goods related to food security, environmental sustainability and animal-borne diseases. However, the rapid pace of change has led to unbalanced growth of the sector.

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