The Mediterranean region has more than 25 million hectares of Mediterranean forests and about 50 million hectares of other Mediterranean wooded lands. They make crucial contributions to rural development, poverty alleviation, food security, as well as, the agricultural, water, tourism, and energy sectors. Changes in climate, societies, and lifestyles to create appropriate financial incentives and tools.
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Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2018Algeria, Slovenia, France, Morocco, Belgium, United States of America, Spain, Israel, Turkey, Croatia, Albania, Germany, Italy, Portugal, United Kingdom, Greece, Tunisia, Lebanon
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksMarch, 2019Belgium, Sweden, Germany, Malaysia, Portugal, Netherlands, Lebanon, France, Slovakia, Spain, Chile, Guatemala, Denmark, Ireland, Greece, Finland, Thailand, New Zealand, Morocco, Italy, Hungary, Norway
Given its wide scope on the work on forests, FAO requests information from its member countries in many different ways, using various reporting formats and questionnaires. The collected information is used to produce several outputs such as databases, overviews, reports, case-studies and other analyses. Below the flow of information from countries to FAO is sorted in two main categories: 1. Regular reporting requests and 2. Other reporting requests. The regular reporting requests contain information regularly reported by countries to FAO.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksMarch, 2018Algeria, Benin, United States of America, Sweden, Germany, United Kingdom, Canada, Congo, Ethiopia, Central African Republic, Jordan, Cameroon, Chad, Gabon, Burkina Faso, Spain, Burundi, Uruguay, Kenya, Tajikistan, Norway, Ghana
<p>The <i>State of the World’s Forest Genetic Resources</i> addresses the conservation, management and sustainable use of forest tree and other woody plant genetic resources of actual and potential value for human well-being in the broad range of management systems. This report complements two other FAO flagship publications in the field of forestry, the annual State of the World’s Forests and the periodic Global Forest Resources Assessment (FRA).
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2015Gambia, Vietnam, Chile, Ghana, Tunisia, Costa Rica, Georgia
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2013Turkey
Turkey is expected to experience significant climate change, including increased temperatures and desertification. As these changes affect forestry, agriculture and animal husbandry, they threaten the livelihoods of forest communities across the country. In addition, other, institutional factors such as the property regime can act in tandem with physical stressors to increase communities’ overall vulnerability to climate change.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2008Jordan
This study was carried out to evaluate the effects of deforestation on physical and chemical properties of soils under native forest in the Mediterranean region of northwestern Jordan. Land use/cover maps of 1953, 1978 and 2002 were interpreted and analysed within GIS to quantify the shift from forest to rainfed cultivation. Six sites were sampled in a non-changed forest and in cultivated fields, three for each. Different soil properties of texture, bulk density, organic matter, total nitrogen, pH, cation exchange capacity (CEC), phosphorous and potassium were analysed.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2011Oman
The productivity of semi-arid rangelands on the Arabian Peninsula is spatially and temporally highly variable, and increasing grazing pressure as well as the likely effects of climatic change further threatens vegetation resources. Using the Al Jabal al Akhdar mountains in northern Oman as an example, our objectives were to analyse the availability and spatial distribution of aboveground net primary production (ANPP) and the extent and causes of vegetation changes during the last decades with a remote sensing approach.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2011Armenia
The impacts of deforestation and land cover change upon underlying soils were examined on one hillside in central Armenia. Soil characteristics in three land cover areas—forest, coppice, and pasture—were recorded and soil samples were analyzed. Deforestation and land cover change were found to increase erosion rates. From soil horizon and structural characteristics, it can be estimated that 40 cm of soil have been lost in the pasture and 20 cm have been lost in the coppice compared to the forest. Soil organic carbon was also affected by deforestation and land cover change.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 1992Nepal, Bangladesh, Nigeria, Kenya, Zambia, Israel, Chile, Peru, China, Lesotho, India, Sudan, Republic of Korea, Niger
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 1993Bangladesh, Nigeria, Nepal, Iran, Israel, Zimbabwe, Sri Lanka, Eswatini, Ghana, Congo, Pakistan, Niger, Panama, Kenya, Yemen, Philippines, Botswana, Senegal, Togo, Cuba
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