The character of Amman, Jordan, as the "City of Waters"—referring to the abundance of water flowing in its known stream—has faded away because of the municipal policy to cover the stream in the 1960s which gradually changed the ecological character. This paper traces and explores the impacts of stream-coverage policy on the city character, morphology and land use changes. The purpose is to understand how an engineered problem-solving policy changed physical and perceptive factors and affected the character of the city.
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Library ResourcePeer-reviewed publicationDecember, 2019Jordan
Library ResourcePeer-reviewed publicationNovember, 2019Syrian Arab Republic
After eight years of civil war, parts of Syria are now free from conflict. In recognition of the return to peace, the government officially welcomes back all who fled the country to escape violence. Yet, a pattern of property expropriation supported by the government during the war limits the ability of some to return and reclaim their homes and businesses.
Library ResourcePeer-reviewed publicationMarch, 2019United Arab Emirates, Western Asia, Northern Africa
Abu Dhabi, the capital city of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), is one of the pioneering cities in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region that have recently prepared urban sustainability agendas for their cities. Nonetheless, the recently developed urban neighborhoods in Abu Dhabi mostly rely on Land Use planning and their urban forms are still missing essential sustainability qualities.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksJanuary, 2019Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan, Germany, Australia, United Kingdom, Kazakhstan
Сельское хозяйство Восточной Европы и Центральной Азии является разнообразным по характеру и обладает огромным потенциалом для развития экономики стран региона посредством повышения урожайности и общей продуктивности продовольственных, кормовых и технических культур. В этом плане, почвозащитное и ресурсосберегающее земледелие (ПРЗ) сможет выполнить масштабную задачу по устойчивой интенсификации производственных систем в регионе.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksFebruary, 2019Qatar, Bangladesh, Honduras, United States of America, Germany, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Jordan, Tanzania, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Netherlands, Iraq, China, India, Iran, Philippines, Nicaragua, Italy, United Arab Emirates, Malta, Brazil, Global
Water - Source of food security. World Food Day: 16 October 2002.<p></p>Water and food security are intimately connected. Many of the over 800 million people in the world who still go hungry live in water-scarce regions. When FAO launched its Special Programme for Food Security in 1994, it was well aware that limited access to water was often a major constraint to increasing food production.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksFebruary, 2019Qatar, Burkina Faso, Bangladesh, Honduras, Philippines, Iraq, Guatemala, Sri Lanka, Botswana, Iran, Nicaragua, Niger, Togo, Kenya
l'eau - source de sécurité alimentaire Journée mondiale de l'alimentation: 16 octobre 2002
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksJanuary, 2019Algeria, United States of America, Samoa, Peru, Indonesia, Tonga, Ivory Coast, Congo, Guyana, Cameroon, Cyprus, Malaysia, Belize, Tanzania, Botswana, Ethiopia, Gabon, Rwanda, Uruguay, Nepal, Italy, Sudan
The present study, by the Chief of the Agrarian and Water Law Section of the FAO Legislation Branch, is intended to explore in greater depth the value of legislation to the land use planning process. It is, on the one hand, an exploration of the ways in which legislation serves to provide the structural underpinnings for and connections between the technical disciplines which have long been associated with the land use planning effort.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksJanuary, 2019Venezuela, Kenya, France, Mali, Philippines, Israel, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Iran, India, Pakistan, Paraguay, Mexico, Panama
La FAO a soumis ft titre de contribution ft la Conférence des Nations Unies sur l'eau un document de base intitulé "L'eau pour l'agriculture" (DOC. E/CONF. 70/11). Ce document passe en revue les aspects techniques, économiques et sociaux de l'eau en agriculture et propose un programme d'action pour augmenter la production alimentaire.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksFebruary, 2019Indonesia, Burkina Faso, Bangladesh, Honduras, Qatar, Zambia, Israel, Guatemala, China, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Botswana, Guinea-Bissau, Bolivia, Kuwait, Malta, Nicaragua, India, Niger, Togo
El agua - fuente de seguridad alimentaria/Día mundial de la alimentación: 16 Octubre 2002
Library ResourceReports & ResearchMay, 2019Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan, Italy, Syrian Arab Republic, Kazakhstan, Myanmar, Turkey
This evaluation assessed strategic positioning of the first phase of the FAO-Turkey programme, its results and contributions, sustainability, as well as coherence and catalytic effects. It noted that the programme facilitated a beneficial collaboration between the Turkish Government and regional and international experts. It however found that the absence of a real results-oriented design has led to the lack of programme coherence, with the outputs and outcomes not leading to the goals initially envisaged for the programme.
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