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  1. Library Resource
    January, 2002
    India, Turkey, Western Asia, Northern Africa, Southern Asia

    How can links between disaster mitigation and urban planning be strengthened? Can urban livelihood strategies reduce poor city dwellers’ vulnerability to disaster? Scant attention is currently paid by relief organisations to urban planning and disaster mitigation, according to a recent Care International report.

  2. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    December, 2001
    Turkey

    Describes the use of a distributed hydrologic model to evaluate different data scenarios. The study attempted to answer questions such as; what will happen to the basin water resources if a)there is a change in climate; b)it is decided that more water must be retained in the river for environmental reasons; c)more water is extracted for urban and industrial use; d)the timing and accounts used for water are changed?

  3. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    December, 2001
    Sri Lanka, India, Egypt, Turkey

    Changes in the way water is used in one part of a river basin often affect how water is used somewhere else in that basin. This report introduces the concept of hydronomic ( hydro water + nomus management) zones that were developed to help untangle some of the complexities of basin-wide water resource use.

  4. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    December, 2001
    France, Dominican Republic, Samoa, Germany, China, Indonesia, Australia, Burkina Faso, Italy, Thailand, Japan, Mexico, Malaysia, Myanmar, Tanzania, Netherlands, Turkey, Brazil

    The paper briefly reviews the mandates and main activities of some major governmental and non-governmental international organizations concerned with the management of forest genetic resources, and the role that such organizations play in this field. It is noted that national forest genetic programmes will continue to constitute the building blocks of regional and global programmes, but that these can be usefully complemented by harmonization of action at international level.

  5. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2001
    Algeria, Egypt, Nigeria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Ukraine, China, Australia, Canada, Iran, Kazakhstan, Pakistan, New Zealand, Jordan, Morocco, Japan, Turkey, Tunisia, India, Russia, Romania, Brazil

    Five years after the World Food Summit, and at the beginning of the twenty-first century, The State of Food and Agriculture reflects on some of the main challenges faced in eliminating world hunger and poverty. The task may be daunting, but so are the numbers of hungry and undernourished people whose fate is dependent on decisive and accelerated action. I am convinced that, with a renewed commitment and determined, concerted effort, the goal of the World Food Summit can be met.

  6. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2001
    Burkina Faso, Bangladesh, Kenya, Sweden, China, Thailand, Nepal, Jordan, Philippines, Turkey, Italy, Syrian Arab Republic, Netherlands, Senegal, Paraguay, Uganda, Norway

    Conflicts over the appropriation, management and use of forest resources can pose significant constraints to sustainable forest management. Often, there are long-standing conflicts between governments, their agencies, the private sector and local communities, as well as among and within communities, over forest resources and their use and control.

  7. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2001
    Jordan, Cyprus, Iraq, Turkey, Afghanistan, Italy, Pakistan, Syrian Arab Republic, Kuwait, Iran, Bahrain, Lebanon

    This regional study presents an overview of the socio-economic importance and ecological impact of the use of non-wood forest products (NWFP) in the Near East. The document consists of two main parts: i) presentation of background information on the programme activities and analysis of the available information on the regional level; and ii) presentation of data on NWFP on the national level (so-called "country profiles"). The country profiles were originally compiled to be made available on the FAO Web site.

  8. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    December, 2001
    United Kingdom, Netherlands, India, Turkey, Norway, Austria

    Genetic diversity is the basis of the ability of organisms to adapt to changes in their environment through natural selection. Populations with little genetic variation are more vulnerable to the arrival of new pests or diseases, pollution, changes in climate and habitat destruction due to human activities or other catastrophic events. The inability to adapt to changing conditions greatly increases the risk of extinction. Gene conservation management aimed to save adaptive genetic diversity should be based on the knowledge of the genetic basis of adaptation.

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