Bangladesh is the most densely populated country in the world. Its 144,000 square kilometres are home to an estimated 150 million people. About 45 percent (2004) of them live below the national poverty line and around 36 percent are living on US$ 1 per day. Agriculture contributes largely to the national economy, with 60 percent of employment provided by the agricultural sector (including crops, livestock, fisheries and forestry) in 1995/6. Rural poverty is highest but urban poverty is growing.
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Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2010Bangladesh
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsSeptember, 2017Bangladesh, Asia, Southern Asia
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2016India, Nepal, Bangladesh
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2014Bangladesh, Southern Asia
Library ResourceReports & ResearchJuly, 2018Mozambique, Burkina Faso, Bangladesh, Honduras, Philippines, South Africa, Italy, Iran, Argentina, India, Niger
In developed and developing countries all over the world, farmers and indigenous and local communities have traditional knowledge, expertise, skills and practices related to food security and to food and agricultural production and diversity. Since its creation in 1945, FAO has recognized the significant contributions these make to food and agriculture, and the relevance of on-farm/in situ and ex situ conservation of genetic resources for food and agriculture.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksJanuary, 2018Nepal, Republic of Korea, Bangladesh, Philippines, China, Indonesia, Australia, India, Pakistan, Thailand, Asia
Degradation of forests can have severe negative local impacts and far-reaching consequences, including soil erosion, loss of biodiversity, greenhouse gas emissions, dust storms, diminished livelihood opportunities and reduced yields of forest products and services. Reversing the adverse conditions requires urgent and scaled-up action, through scientific and holistic landscape-level restoration approaches, balancing both socio-economic and environmental goals and the diverse needs of various sectors and stakeholders in the landscape.
Library ResourceInstitutional & promotional materialsDecember, 2016Nepal, Bangladesh, Philippines, Mali, Samoa, Indonesia, Tonga, Thailand, Solomon Islands
This issue contains stories on country level activities and news and updates on events, publications and trainings relater to the gender work in FAO in Asia and the Pacific. There is a report on FAO's contribution to the Sustainable Development Goal Five (SDG5) and a feature article on Isan Indigenous Thai Silk Yarn production.
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 ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2018Bangladesh, United States of America
Bangladesh is faced by a number of environmental crises, including an increase in the frequency and severity of extreme climatic events, a scarcity of natural resources and the degradation of the natural environment. Combined with high rates of poverty, these heighten vulnerability to environmental shocks. To address these challenges, effective investment in the environment and forestry sectors is essential.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksMarch, 2018Republic of Korea, Bangladesh, United States of America, Philippines, Malaysia, Japan, Germany, China, Myanmar, Indonesia, Australia, Cambodia, Canada, Italy, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Mongolia, Asia
There are numerous global, regional, national and even subnational targets for increasing forest area and forest restoration. In light of these global targets and emerging ambitious national commitments, it is imperative to develop low-cost strategies and techniques for landscape restoration. The most widely used restoration strategies involving planting of tree seedlings are often costly and their application for restoring vast expanses of degraded forest lands in the region may be limited.
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