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.
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Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2018Nepal, Benin, Nigeria, United States of America, Kenya, Luxembourg, Niger, Vietnam, Mali, Malawi, China, Tanzania, Norway, Ethiopia, Finland, Uganda, Thailand
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksFebruary, 2019Kenya, Burkina Faso, Bangladesh, Nigeria, Philippines, Mauritania, Argentina, China, Italy, Indonesia, Ghana, Congo, South Sudan, India, Senegal, Brazil
The critical role of forests in climate change mitigation and adaptation is now widely recognized. Forests contribute significantly to climate change mitigation through their carbon sink and carbon storage functions. They play an essential role in reducing vulnerabilities and enhancing adaptation of people and ecosystems to climate change and climate variability, the negative impacts of which are becoming increasingly evident in many parts of the world.
Library ResourceInstitutional & promotional materialsApril, 2018Kenya, Burkina Faso, Nigeria, Gambia, Fiji, Haiti, Italy, Tanzania, Senegal, Ethiopia, Niger
Fact sheet on capacity development actvities of Action Against Desertification. Action Against Desertification is an initiative of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP) in support of the Great Green Wall initiative and UNCCD national action programmes to combat desertification, implemented by FAO and partners with funding of the European Union.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 1999Angola, France, Bangladesh, Rwanda, Zimbabwe, Sri Lanka, Venezuela, Eswatini, Canada, Ukraine, Sierra Leone, Pakistan, Uruguay, Panama, Kenya, Costa Rica, Philippines, Madagascar, Laos, Myanmar, Portugal, Cuba
Une analyse de l'état des plantations forestières ainsi que des tendances actuelles du secteur forestier aux niveaux mondial et régional. Le rapport traite des mesures à tenir en compte en ce qui concerne le développement des plantations forestières. Par ailleurs, la perspective des plantations forestières est présentée sous la forme de différents scénarios qui se basent sur la future croissance
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2008Egypt, Bangladesh, Mauritania, Mali, China, Namibia, Peru, Russia, Niger, Kenya, Philippines, Vietnam, Japan, India, Senegal, Sudan, Brazil, Ghana
Land Tenure Working Paper 2. This document analyzes the implications for land tenure and land policy of climate change. It assesses the implications of ongoing anthropogenic climate change resulting from greenhouse gas emissions for land tenure and the role that land policy can play in climate change adaptation planning in the developing world.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2016Algeria, Egypt, Bangladesh, Chile, Germany, Peru, Canada, Iran, Republic of Korea, Kenya, Morocco, Japan, Philippines, Italy, Tanzania, Tunisia, India, China, Brazil
<p>The purpose of this sheet is to provide comprehensive set of information on GIAHS Programme in a single document which summarizes all the core information uploaded in the website and written in the previously released sources.</p> The overall goal of the global initiative is to identify and safeguard Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems and their associated landscapes, agricultural biodiversity and knowledge systems through catalyzing and establishing a long-term programme to support such systems and enhance global, national and local benefits derived through thei
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2002Kenya, Burkina Faso, Morocco, Belarus, Hungary, Germany, China, Ukraine, Indonesia, Poland, Italy, Mexico
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2009Switzerland, United States of America, Israel, Chile, China, Australia, Cyprus, Ghana, Malawi, Colombia, Thailand, Kenya, Morocco, Mauritius, South Africa, Kyrgyzstan, Romania, Argentina, India, Sudan, Barbados
Insect pests, diseases and other biotic agents have considerable impacts on forests and the forest sector. They can adversely affect tree growth and the yield of wood and non-wood products. Damage caused by forest pests can significantly reduce wildlife habitat thereby reducing local biodiversity and species richness.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2002Angola, France, Bangladesh, Honduras, Mozambique, Iraq, El Salvador, Afghanistan, Burundi, Zimbabwe, Guatemala, Eswatini, Canada, Congo, Ukraine, Malawi, Pakistan, Kenya, Lesotho, Botswana, Nicaragua, Ghana
La situation mondiale de l’alimentation et de l’agriculture 2002 est le rapport annuel de la FAO sur les nouvelles tendances et les problèmes courants de l’agriculture mondiale. Il examine la situation agricole dans le monde et l’environnement économique global dans lequel s’inscrit aujourd’hui l’agriculture mondiale, _ et propose cette année un tour d’horizon du déroulement des négociations _ sur le commerce international des produits agricoles à la suite du lancement d’un nouveau cycle de négociations commerciales multilatérales de l’Organisation mondiale du commerce.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 1977France, Nigeria, Spain, Zambia, Iraq, Australia, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Jordan, Morocco, Syrian Arab Republic, Libya, Somalia, Madagascar, Tanzania, Botswana, Argentina, India, Sudan, Lebanon
There is a urgent need for a better understanding of the risks of soil degradation and their geographical distribution as well as a better knowledge of where degradation occurs at present. it would be desirable to combine soil conservation activities with other elements for increasing crop production.Erosion, salinity and alkalinity and the loss of soil fertility seriously reduce the natural potential of soils to produce food fibres. During the meeting, many criteria to assess the various types of soil degradation were outlined by the experts.
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