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  1. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    October, 2018
    Laos, United States of America, Singapore, Vietnam, China, Italy, Cambodia, Myanmar, Thailand

    This river basin overview describes the state of the water resources and water use, as well as the state of agricultural water management in the Mekong basin. The aim of this report is to describe the particularities of this transboundary river basin and the problems met in the development of the water resources, and irrigation in particular.

  2. Library Resource
    Institutional & promotional materials
    October, 2018
    Laos, Kiribati, Chile, Guatemala, Djibouti, Thailand

    The World Soil Day Photo book 2017 presents WSD photographic stories in a visual narrative. This publication recognizes and prizes the efforts of all WSD event organizers worldwide. On 5 December more people than ever celebrated soil, carbon, and the opportunities right under our feet under the slogan “Caring for the Planet starts from the Ground”. Healthy soils are the living, breathing ecosystems that help grow our food, clean our water, store carbon, and reduce risks of droughts and floods.

  3. Library Resource
    January, 2013
    Kenya, Laos, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mozambique, India, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Latin America and the Caribbean, Sub-Saharan Africa

    Payments  for  ecosystem  services (PES)  provide a market based instrument to motivate changes in land use that degrade ecosystem services. This investigation sought  to better understand how effective PES schemes are in meeting the goals of safeguarding ecosystem services,  while  also  benefitting  local  livelihoods and ensuring pro-poor outcomes.Based on an internet survey of 36 PES projects, including water-bio-diversity and carbon- leading  attributes, and analysis of a sub-set of nine case studies, we explore a range of insights and commonalities between projects.

  4. Library Resource
    January, 2011
    Qatar, Egypt, Nigeria, United States of America, Ukraine, Kyrgyzstan, Indonesia, Brazil, United Kingdom, Ghana, Russia, Moldova, Ethiopia, Belarus, Mozambique, Laos, Turkmenistan, Philippines, Libya, Tajikistan, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Kuwait, Argentina, Kazakhstan, Sudan, Bahrain, Armenia, Saudi Arabia, Cambodia, Oceania, Western Asia, Europe, Eastern Asia, Southern Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, Northern America, Northern Africa

    Recent increases in the level of agricultural commodity prices and the resulting demand for land has been accompanied by a rising interest in acquiring agricultural land by investors. This paper studies the determinants of foreign land acquisition for large-scale agriculture.

  5. Library Resource
    January, 2003
    Laos, Benin, Nigeria, Philippines, Peru, Togo, Cameroon, Colombia, Ghana, Chad, Romania, Papua New Guinea, Eastern Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, Oceania, Sub-Saharan Africa, Eastern Asia

    This report reviews the experience and outcomes of the funding by International Financial Institutions (IFIs) of projects in the extractive industries. It presents short case studies of experiences in the Philippines, Laos, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Romania, Colombia, Chad, Cameroon, Nigeria, Benin, Togo, Ghana, which then uses to make recommendations.

  6. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    October, 2011
    Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Chad, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Ethiopia, Ghana, India, Kenya, Laos, Nepal, Peru, South Africa, Thailand, Vietnam, Zimbabwe, South-Eastern Asia, Eastern Africa, Southern Asia, Southern Africa, South America, Western Africa

    Despite challenges in many river

    basins, overall the planet has

    enough water to meet the full range

    of peoples’ and ecosystems’ needs

    for the foreseeable future, but

    equity will only be achieved through

    judicious and creative management.

  7. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    July, 2009
    Colombia, India, Laos, Niger, Asia, South-Eastern Asia, Southern Africa, South America

    The CPWF-supported project ‘Models for implementing multiple-use water supply

    systems for enhanced land and water productivity, rural livelihoods and gender equity’

    (‘CPWF-MUS’) innovated, tested, and documented homestead-scale and communityscale

    models for Multiple Use water Services in 30 rural and peri-urban sites in 8

    countries: the Andes (Bolivia and Colombia), Indus-Ganges (India, Nepal), Limpopo

    (South Africa and Zimbabwe), Mekong (Thailand) and Nile (Ethiopia). Learning alliances

  8. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    December, 2010
    Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Ghana, Honduras, India, Iran, Kenya, Laos, Malawi, Mexico, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Peru, South Africa, Sudan, Thailand, Vietnam, Zimbabwe, Southern Africa, South America, Western Africa, Middle Africa, Eastern Africa, Central America, Western Asia, Northern Africa, Southern Asia, South-Eastern Asia

    IN response to an on-line survey, 76 project leaders and staff gave CPWF Phase 1 a

    generally favorable review. Respondents came from 68 CPWF projects in 45 countries on

    three continents. The survey sought to help learn what went well in Phase 1, what did not

    go so well and can be improved in Phase 2.

    Nearly three-quarters of respondents felt that they had achieved different research results,

    outcomes and impacts as a result of participation in the CPWF than otherwise possible from

  9. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    December, 2010
    Eritrea, Peru, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Burkina Faso, China, Colombia, Ecuador, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Honduras, India, Iran, Kenya, Laos, Mali, Mozambique, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, South Africa, Sudan, Thailand, Togo, Uganda, Vietnam, Zimbabwe, Western Africa, Southern Asia, South-Eastern Asia, Middle Africa, Central Asia, Eastern Africa, Central America, South America, Western Asia, Northern Africa, Southern Africa

    The CPWF was designed to be different. Developed in response to a call for change in a previous round of Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) system

    reform, the CPWF was intended to foster cross-CGIAR cooperation and find ways to bring in new partners. Over time the CPWF has successfully broadened the CGIAR’s sources of

    innovative research on water and food. Through its broad partnerships, the program conducts research that leads to positive impact on the poor and to policy change. The CPWF does this by

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