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.
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Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2009Angola, 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
Library ResourceRegulationsJuly, 2009Bulgaria
This Regulation determines the correct manner and way for conducting inventory and field studies on soils damaged by erosion, acidification, siltation, compacting and reducing of soil organic matter.The Regulation further sets the necessary related restorative measures (soil functions), as well as the maintenance and execution of such activities, that are performed in order to establish the areas with potential and actual risks of soil damage.These survey and additional studies will be carried out by and at the expense of the budget of the Executive Agency for Soil Resources of the Republic
Library ResourceRegulationsMarch, 2009Bulgaria
This Regulation provides for several soil monitoring rules and provisions, including the establishment of the National Soil Monitoring System (NSMF) as competent national body and registry.The above mentioned National Soil Monitoring System is part of the National Environmental Monitoring System and includes the collection, assessment and summarization of all soil related information as well as the maintenance of a soil information system and its necessary modifications and updates.These rules are aimed at assessing the actual status of soils, analyzing and forecasting the development of va
Library ResourceLegislationDecember, 2009Russia
This Law regulates relations concerning ownership, land tenure, and disposal of agricultural land, establishing plenary powers of regional administration and local government in the sphere of turnover of agricultural land. It establishes terms and conditions for allotment of plots of agricultural land pertaining to state and municipal property. Agricultural land shall be used exclusively for agricultural production.
Library ResourceRegulationsNovember, 2009Bulgaria
This Regulation hereby officially suspends the decision that previously granted the use of land plots (farmland, forests, buildings and moveable property) for which the effective recognition and restoration decisions have been made as compensation for the recognized successors of the former kings Ferdinand I and Boris III (also suspends the exploitation and construction activities).
Library ResourceRegulationsMay, 2009Bulgaria
This Regulation determines the necessary quality and monitoring requirements for the water (surface, underground and waste waters) intended for agricultural crops irrigation on the territory of the Republic of Bulgaria.This text further sets the criteria and indicators for irrigation water quality assessment, also aimed to prevent the damage caused by hydro-technical facilities engaged in irrigation related activities (possible adverse impacts of irrigation water or waterworks); rules for areas identified as vulnerable zones; maintenance of land and soil in good agricultural and environment
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2009Slovenia, Liechtenstein, Slovakia, Hungary, Croatia, Poland, Germany, Switzerland, Australia, Czech Republic
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2009Ukraine
There are millions of hectares of land in the Ukraine which either have been abandoned, or are farmed with a low land productivity due to severe land degradation. The Netherlands Embassy has requested a study to assess the opportunities and benefits of restoration of degraded steppe areas. The goal of this project is the restoration of degraded land and to develop more sustainable land use with a higher biodiversity. Innovative farming systems are proposed which are both economically and environmentally sustainable agricultural production systems.
Library ResourceJanuary, 2009Eastern Europe, Sub-Saharan Africa, Northern Africa, Eastern Asia, Oceania, Western Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean
Conflicts associated with natural resources are twice as likely to relapse into conflict in the first five years, an imminent report suggests. Indeed the natural resource curse has been a primary determinant of intra-state conflict in terrible theatres of war such as the Democratic Republic of Congo and Liberia. Yet it extends far beyond the battle to acquire precious commodities.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchPolicy Papers & BriefsMay, 2009Vietnam, Kyrgyzstan, China, Russia, Kazakhstan, Eastern Europe, Europe, Central Asia, Eastern Asia, Oceania
This paper analyzes the political and institutional factors which are behind the dramatic changes in distortions to agricultural incentives in the transition countries in East Asia, Central Asia, and the rest of the former Soviet Union, and in Central and Eastern Europe. The paper explains why these changes have occurred and why there are large differences among transition countries in the extent and the nature of the remaining distortions.
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