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  1. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2009
    Algeria, Sudan, Burkina Faso, Nigeria, Mauritania, Chad, Mali, Cameroon, Senegal, Central African Republic, South Sudan, Ethiopia, Niger, Eritrea
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    Reports & Research
    December, 2009
    Angola, Liechtenstein, Bangladesh, United States of America, Congo, Comoros, Cameroon, Uzbekistan, Switzerland, Kenya, Zambia, Denmark, Rwanda, Philippines, Kyrgyzstan, Italy, Brazil, Tunisia, Argentina, Sudan, Papua New Guinea, Czech Republic

    Forests, trees and woodlands cover almost one-third of the Earth’s land area. They are a crucial source of food and income for more than a billion people around the globe. They provide a variety of wood and non-wood products and vital ecosystem services – preventing erosion from wind and water, preserving water quality, shading crops and livestock, absorbing carbon which contributes to countering climate change, and providing habitat for many species of plants and animals, thus helping to conserve the planet’s biological diversity.

  3. Library Resource
    January, 2009
    Malawi, Sub-Saharan Africa

    Deforestation arising from conversion of forest areas into agriculture is a serious problem in Malawi. This paper discusses competition for agricultural land and investigates why the poor are closely associated with forests. Furthermore, the paper examines the effects of changes in crop land use on changes in forest cover. The author notes that the government of Malawi, like many others in sub-Saharan Africa, is currently faced with the problem of poverty. Moreover, being agricultural based most poverty reduction policies are streamlined along the agricultural sector.

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    A Brazil–Mozambique initiative for Zero Deforestation with Pan-African Relevance

    Reports & Research
    August, 2009
    Mozambique

    The implementation of the South–South REDD process was made achievable by those who assumed leadership roles (political and technical), facilitated the meetings and the logistics on the ground (especially the consultations and training) and acted as resources people. It would be impossible to name everyone, but in particular we would like to thank the Minister of Environment, Alcinda Abreu, and Vice-Minister, Ana Chichava, who provided the leadership and often challenged the technical experts.

  5. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2009
    Liechtenstein, France, Bangladesh, Honduras, Guatemala, China, Canada, Venezuela, Costa Rica, Colombia, Panama, Kenya, Philippines, Singapore, India, Mexico

    Dans de nombreuses régions du monde, la quantité d’eau potable et sa qualité sont menacées par la surexploitation, le mauvais usage et la pollution. Il est nécessaire à cet égard d’accorder une haute priorité aux relations entre les forêts et l’eau. Les bassins versants boisés fournissent un pourcentage important de toute l’eau utilisée à des fins domestiques, agricoles, industrielles et écologiques, dans les zones situées tant en amont qu’en aval.

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    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2009
    Switzerland, United States of America, Israel, Chile, China, Australia, Cyprus, Ghana, Malawi, Colombia, Thailand, Kenya, Morocco, Mauritius, South Africa, Kyrgyzstan, Romania, Argentina, India, Sudan, Barbados

    Insect pests, diseases and other biotic agents have considerable impacts on forests and the forest sector. They can adversely affect tree growth and the yield of wood and non-wood products. Damage caused by forest pests can significantly reduce wildlife habitat thereby reducing local biodiversity and species richness.

  7. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2009
    Liechtenstein, Fiji, Bangladesh, Honduras, Kenya, El Salvador, Chile, Micronesia, China, Guatemala, Australia, Austria, Venezuela, Guinea, Costa Rica, Colombia, Nepal, Argentina, India

    En muchas regiones del mundo, la disponibilidad y calidad del agua potable cada vez está más amenazada por su explotación excesiva, el mal uso y la contaminación. En este contexto, la relación entre los bosques y el agua debe recibir una gran prioridad. Las cuencas de captación forestales suministran una gran parte del agua destinada a satisfacer las necesidades domésticas, agrícolas, industriales y ecológicas, tanto en las zonas de río arriba como en las de río abajo.

  8. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2009
    Algeria, Burkina Faso, United States of America, Sweden, France, China, Canada, Congo, Italy, Colombia, Thailand, Kenya, Morocco, Myanmar, Chad, India, Russia, Sudan, Georgia, Brazil, Ghana, Asia, Africa, Americas
  9. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2009
    Ghana, China, Namibia, Indonesia, Australia, Denmark, Congo, Thailand, Kenya, Myanmar, Poland, Argentina, India, Chad, Georgia, Mexico, Brazil, Canada, Asia, Africa, Americas

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