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  1. Library Resource
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    August, 2016
    Moldova, Europe

    The climate-smart agriculture (CSA) concept reflects
    an ambition to improve the integration of agriculture
    development and climate responsiveness. It aims to
    achieve food security and broader development goals
    under a changing climate and increasing food demand.
    CSA initiatives sustainably increase productivity, enhance
    resilience, and reduce/remove greenhouse gases (GHGs),
    and require planning to address tradeoffs and synergies
    between these three pillars: productivity, adaptation, and

  2. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    April, 2015
    Japan, Europe

    In recent years, wild boars (Sus scrofa) have caused growing damage to farm crops in a hilly and mountainous area of the Tohoku region. In particular, in designated evacuation zones following the accident at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant, there are growing concerns about the expanding range of wild boars and the resulting degradation of farmland.

  3. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    October, 2016
    Belarus

    In the conditions of new trends of economic development, aimed at replacing the administrative methods of management by mechanisms and principles of market economy, formation of land use of agricultural organizations is an important issue of theory and practice of land resources management. The subject of this research is the formation of land use of agricultural organizations. The object of research is the collection of land uses of agricultural organizations.

  4. Library Resource
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    September, 2007
    France, Belgium, Spain, Germany, Denmark, Italy, Austria, Netherlands, Czech Republic

    The effects of subsidies on the development of organic farming (OF) in the Czech Republic and in some selected EU countries are analysed in this article. The level of subsidies for OF in the Czech Republic is continuously increasing. In 1998, the total amount of subsidies was 48 million CZK, whereas in 2004, it increased to nearly 277 million CZK. The increase of subsidies led to an increase in the number of organic farms as well as the area under OF.

  5. Library Resource
    Conference Papers & Reports
    December, 2015
    Latvia

    Abandonment of the agricultural land is a common, topical problem in many post-soviet countries, including Latvia. These changes impact nutrient cycling, soil properties. The results of the study of abandoned agricultural lands in the hemiboreal zone in Latvia validated the theory that after afforestation, in long term, soil accumulates organic carbon (Corg). During the first 30 years of abandonment, Corg content in mineral topsoil does not present a significant increase; it varies from 42 to 43 t haE-1.

  6. Library Resource
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    December, 2016
    Latvia, Lithuania

    The article presents the analysis of the Associations of Gardeners of Lithuania as well as the undergoing changes in their territories. The objective of the article is to discuss the current situation in the territories allocated to the amateur gardens and to assess the current issues concerning the land use and management. The associations of gardeners have encountered a great number of problems concerning the territorial planning, engineering communication services and services maintaining the needs of the associations, the expansion as well as development of these areas.

  7. Library Resource
    Conference Papers & Reports
    December, 2018
    Latvia, Europe

    Increase in use of biomass as renewable source of energy in Europe is tightly linked to the policies aimed at mitigation of climate changes i.e. reductions of greenhouse gas emissions. Both for assessment of the carbon sequestration and emissions as well as for assessment of potential amounts of biomass for renewable energy, information of land cover dynamics are essential. Therefore, the aim of our study was to improve accuracy of estimates of the land use changes in the time period between 1990 and 2014.

  8. Library Resource
    Conference Papers & Reports
    December, 2018
    Latvia

    The study represents results on remote sensing methods based evaluation of land use and land use changes in former and existing peat extraction areas in Latvia. The aim of the study is to elaborate activity data set for the National GHG inventory for the wetlands remaining wetlands for peat extraction. The study results provide sufficient data for application of the default emission factors for the peat extraction sites and flooded lands.

  9. Library Resource
    Conference Papers & Reports
    December, 2016
    Estonia, Latvia

    The land use pattern is affected by different factors. One group of factors related to studies of land use change are socio-economics. The aim of the study is to test if the various indicators describing local government capacity have any impact on changes in arable land use. The study focuses on Estonian rural municipalities. The first task was determination of land use changes for the period 2009-2015. The GIS overlay technique was implemented for this. The second task was a correlation analysis among indicators of changes in arable land use and indicators of local government capacity.

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