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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Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksNovember, 2018Kenya, South Africa, United States of America, United Kingdom
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksJuly, 2018Kenya, 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.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksSeptember, 2018Tanzania, Switzerland, United States of America, Kenya, South Africa, Tajikistan, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Indonesia, Botswana, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Pakistan, Finland, Mexico, Mongolia
Wildlife management is the focus of considerable international debate because of its importance for biodiversity conservation, human safety, livelihoods and food security. Local people have been managing wildlife for millennia, including through hunting. Sufficient examples are presented in this edition to show that sustainable wildlife management is also feasible in the modern era.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksMarch, 2018Kenya, Egypt, United States of America, Philippines, Vietnam, Japan, Guatemala, Denmark, Italy, Guinea-Bissau, Bolivia, Canada, Papua New Guinea, Sudan, Cameroon, Finland, Mexico, Brazil, Cambodia
The Global Forest Resources Assessment of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) celebrates its 70th Anniversary in 2018. FAO's forestry department whishes to commemorate this important occurrence with a special publication on the history of the past 70 years of Global Forest Resources Assessemnt.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2009Angola, 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.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksJanuary, 2019Mozambique, Burkina Faso, Benin, Nigeria, United States of America, Kenya, Zambia, Somalia, Uganda, Mali, Ethiopia, Italy, Tanzania, Botswana, Ghana, Congo, Senegal, Guinea, Sudan, Cameroon, Central African Republic
Geospatial datasets and analysis techniques based on geographic information systems (GIS) have become indispensable tools in the planning, implementation and evaluation of a wide range of development programmes, including actions addressing sustainable agriculture and rural development. The growing volume of spatially explicit environmental information, combined with the widening utilization of GIS, allows ecological and socioeconomic factors to be integrated more fully into the decision-making process, thus laying the foundation for a holistic approach to development.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2018Nepal, Benin, Nigeria, United States of America, Kenya, Luxembourg, Niger, Vietnam, Mali, Malawi, China, Tanzania, Norway, Ethiopia, Finland, Uganda, Thailand
Soil loss is a major threat to agricultural development in Malawi, and the size of the agricultural sector in the Malawian economy renders it a major limitation to the overall economic development of the country. Soil loss reduces cultivable soil depth, but also takes away fertile soils from farmlands. The net effect is a loss of agricultural productivity, increased expenditure on fertilizers, and a general decline in profitability of crop production.
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 & BooksMarch, 2018Algeria, Benin, United States of America, Sweden, Germany, United Kingdom, Canada, Congo, Ethiopia, Central African Republic, Jordan, Cameroon, Chad, Gabon, Burkina Faso, Spain, Burundi, Uruguay, Kenya, Tajikistan, Norway, Ghana
<p>The <i>State of the World’s Forest Genetic Resources</i> addresses the conservation, management and sustainable use of forest tree and other woody plant genetic resources of actual and potential value for human well-being in the broad range of management systems. This report complements two other FAO flagship publications in the field of forestry, the annual State of the World’s Forests and the periodic Global Forest Resources Assessment (FRA).
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksJune, 2018United States of America, Germany, Bolivia, Ethiopia, Niger, Cameroon, Jordan, Uganda, Tanzania, Chad, Romania, Mongolia, Spain, Mali, China, Australia, Iran, Kenya, Morocco, Italy, India, Lebanon
The Technical Guide on Pastoralism builds on a number of initiatives and studies from recent years that have shone a light on pastoral governance and land tenure: on the inherent challenges pastoralists face, the shortcomings of governments in securing pastoral tenure, and the emerging examples of success and progress from around the world. This Technical Guide provides solutions to securing pastoral governance and tenure without undermining the inherent, necessary complexity of customary arrang ements.
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