The residents of the Ganges and Mekong River deltas face serious challenges from rising sea levels, saltwater intrusion, pollution from upstream sources, growing populations, and infrastructure that no longer works as planned. In both deltas, scientists working for nearly two decades with communities, local governments and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) have demonstrated the potential to overcome these challenges and substantially improve people’s livelihoods.
Search resultsShowing items 1 through 9 of 12.
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsDecember, 2018Laos, Bangladesh, Vietnam, China, Myanmar, Cambodia, India, Thailand
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsAugust, 2018Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Philippines, Malaysia, Japan, China, Myanmar, Indonesia, Kuwait, India, Republic of Korea, Maldives, Thailand
This paper attempts to summarize available knowledge, and identify the gaps in that knowledge, on marine fisheries and fishery resources in the Bay of Bengal region. It provides information on Bangladesh, Burma, India, Indonesia, Maldives, Malaysia, Sri Lanka and Thailand—their marine fisheries, fishery resources, status of important stocks, etc.
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsDecember, 2015Cambodia, China, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam
This study uses publicly available financial and spatial data to examine the geography of land-intensive investment in Southeast Asia, and to identify the
limits imposed by problems with data availability. It focuses on three regions where land has been widely seen to be available for new investment: Indonesia’s outer islands; the “development triangle” where Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam meet; and the Golden Quadrangle region which comprises the borderlands of northeastern Myanmar, northwestern Laos, southern and western Yunnan, and northern Thailand.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchPolicy Papers & BriefsSeptember, 2010Malaysia, Thailand, China, Indonesia, Vietnam, Cambodia, Russia, India, Kazakhstan, Eastern Asia, Oceania, Southern Asia, South-Eastern Asia
This report presents the results of extensive work of the smart green infrastructure task force commissioned by the World Bank under the Global Tiger Initiative (GTI). The report benefited from advice, ideas, and information about tigers and tiger-friendly infrastructure development from staff at the World Bank, and from several institutions that promote tiger and biodiversity conservation throughout the world.
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsDecember, 2011Cambodia, China, Thailand, Myanmar, Asia, South-Eastern Asia
With 48% forest cover, the Greater Mekong Subregion still has large areas of forest remaining. The area of primary forest is, however, low and falling, while large tracts of forest are highly degraded and forest planting rates remain low in most countries. Reinvestment in forests is necessary to maintain wood and timber production, support biodiversity conservation and climate change mitigation, revitalise rural economies and protect against natural hazards and the impacts of climatic alterations. For a greener future, investment in forestry is essential.
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsDecember, 2011Nepal, Thailand, Philippines, India, China, Mongolia, Asia
Addressing the role of women in forestry is central to sustainable resource management and rural livelihood improvement. Improving women’s access to forest resources and effectively including them in decision making leads to greater investment in children’s welfare and has positive effects on economic growth and sustainable resource management. Opportunities for women to adopt new roles and improve their livelihoods are increasing but gender imbalances still threaten sustainable development.
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsDecember, 2008Nepal, Laos, Philippines, Israel, Malaysia, China, Indonesia, Cambodia, India, Pakistan, Thailand
A FAO mission visited Uttar Pradesh India to carry out a MASSCOTE training workshop in Sultanpur Uttar Pradesh from 7th to 19 December 2007 as part of a collaborative program between the Government of Uttar Pradesh and FAO. This mission is the first MASSCOTE exercise organised by FAO for GOUP, other two studies are planned as part of the FAO-GOUP collaborative activities aiming at developing the capacity in modernization of irrigation management.
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsDecember, 2000Laos, Bangladesh, United States of America, Sweden, Vietnam, Chile, China, Italy, Canada, India, Republic of Korea, Thailand, Asia
In its recent examination of global water scarcity (1997) the United Nations system identified water quality as one of the key concerns in Asia in the next century. This concern is based on the fact that water quality degradation is so severe in many Asian countries that it is placing serious constraints on economic growth; it continues to be a serious problem for human health and it is causing widespread negative environmental effects.
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsDecember, 2016Algeria, Morocco, Iran, Dominican Republic, Gambia, Turkey, Chile, China, Uruguay, Ghana, Tunisia, Costa Rica, Georgia, Vietnam, Thailand, Asia, Africa, Americas
An overview of: why forests are vital for sustainable agriculture; trends in land-use change; countries that show good practices; recommended action.</p> This flyer promotes the 2016 edition of the biannual FAO<i> State of the World’s Forests </i>report. <i>The State of the World’s Forests (SOFO) 2016</i> shows that it is possible to increase agricultural productivity and food security while halting or even reversing deforestation, highlighting the successful efforts of Costa Rica, Chile, the Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Tunisia and Viet Nam.
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsDecember, 2014Algeria, Burkina Faso, Benin, Burundi, Azerbaijan, China, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Australia, Myanmar, Ethiopia, Republic of Korea, Central African Republic, Thailand, Nepal, Philippines, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Cameroon, Japan, India, Kazakhstan
Land Library Search
Through our robust search engine, you can search for any item of the over 60,000 highly curated resources in the Land Library.
If you would like to find an overview of what is possible, feel free to peruse the Search Guide.