ABSTRACTED FROM THE FIRST TWO PARAGRAPHS: Over the past several years, the enormity of the environmental challenges facing the Mekong River Delta region of southern Vietnam has become increasingly clear. Climate change and dam construction on the upper reaches of the Mekong threaten to disrupt the flow of the river, making both droughts and floods ever more common. Meanwhile, the rapid intensification of rice agriculture in the Mekong Delta and the export-oriented cultivation of farmed fish and shrimp have increasingly strained.
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Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2014Vietnam
Library ResourcePeer-reviewed publicationJanuary, 2014Indonesia
Indonesia comprises more mangroves than any other country, but also exhibits some of the highest mangrove loss rates worldwide. Most of these mangrove losses are caused by aquaculture development. Monetary valuation of the numerous ecosystem services of mangroves may contribute to their conservation.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2014Cambodia
Over the past 15 years, northwest Cambodia has seen dramatic agrarian expansion away from the central rice plain into the peripheral uplands fuelled by peasant in-migration. Against this background, we examine the nature of relations between the peasantry and the state. We first show the historical continuities of land control processes and how the use of violence in a post-conflict neoliberal context has legitimised ex-Khmer Rouge in controlling land distribution.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchNovember, 2014Myanmar, South-Eastern Asia
This chapter aims to overcome the gap existing between case study research, which typically provides qualitative and process based insights, and national or global inventories that typically offer spatially explicit and quantitative analysis of broader patterns, and thus to present adequate evidence for policymaking regarding largescale land acquisitions. Therefore, the chapter links spatial patterns of land acquisitions to underlying implementation processes of land allocation.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchJanuary, 2014Myanmar, South-Eastern Asia
As the economy thrives, we examine the plight of Ethiopians forced from their land to make way for foreign investors...the growth seen in agriculture, which accounts for almost half of Ethiopia’s economic activity and a great deal of its recent success, is actually being driven by an out of control ‘land grab', as multinational companies and private speculators vie to lease millions of acres of the country’s most fertile territory from the government at bargain basement prices...
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2014Indonesia, Vietnam, Cameroon, Peru, South America, Asia, South-Eastern Asia, Africa, Middle Africa, Central America
The REDD-ALERT (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation from Alternative Land Uses in the Rainforests of the Tropics) project started in 2009 and finished in 2012, and had the aim of evaluating mechanisms that translate international-level agreements into instruments that would help change the behaviour of land users while minimising adverse repercussions on their livelihoods. Findings showed that some developing tropical countries have recently been through a forest transition, thus shifting from declining to expanding forests at a national scale.
Library ResourceOther legal documentDecember, 2014Kenya, North Macedonia, South Africa, China, Italy, Indonesia, Ghana, Guinea, Guyana, Costa Rica, Colombia, Uruguay, Mongolia
Esta guía describe dos de los principales enfoques para la planificación de la mitigación de gases de efecto invernadero en los países en desarrollo: las Estrategias de Desarrollo con Bajas Emisiones (LEDS, siglas en inglés) y las Medidas de Mitigación Apropiada para Cada País (NAMA, siglas en inglés). Explica las posibles relaciones entre las mismas y su estatus en la Convención Marco de las Naciones Unidas sobre el Cambio Climático (CMNUCC).
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksJuly, 2014Vietnam, Japan, France, Austria, Italy
El presente informe analiza el nuevo conocimiento sobre emisiones antropogénicas de gases de efecto invernadero (GEI) procedentes de actividades de la agricultura, la silvicultura y otros usos de la tierra (AFOLU por sus siglas en inglés) disponibles gracias a la nueva base de datos sobre Emisiones de FAOSTAT. La base de datos está disponible mundialmente, detallada por países, para todas las subcategorías de agricultura, silvicultura y suelos disponibles en FAOSTAT y en la Evaluación de Recursos Forestales (FRA por sus siglas en inglés).
Library ResourcePeer-reviewed publicationJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2014South-Eastern Asia, Asia, Vietnam
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2014Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam
For centuries, farmers in the mountainous region of mainland Southeast Asia have practiced shifting cultivation, with plots of land cultivated temporarily and then allowed to revert to secondary forest for a fallow period. Today, more than one million hectares have been converted to rubber plantation. By 2050, the area under rubber trees in the montane regions of Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam, and China's Yunnan Province is predicted to increase fourfold.
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