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  1. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2005
    Cameroon, Spain, United States of America, Armenia, South Africa, Singapore, Kyrgyzstan, Chile, Azerbaijan, China, Romania, Indonesia, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Japan, India, Russia, Pakistan, Mexico, Democratic Republic of the Congo

    This publication offers a fresh look at the theory and practice of modern water rights, from a comparative law angle. It sheds light on a number of key features of such rights, and contrasts these to traditional forms and kinds of water rights. It teases out and discusses the relevant problematique, including in particular that elicited the sale and leasing of water rights. Finally, a stock-taking and assessment of modern water rights systems impacts are volunteered. This publication complements two earlier issues featured in the FAO Legislative Studies series, i.e.

  2. Library Resource
    January, 2006
    Nepal, Bangladesh, India, Bhutan, China, Myanmar, Southern Asia, Eastern Asia, Oceania

    Hundreds of millions of people in Asia are dependent on shifting cultivation, yet the practice has tended to be seen in a negative light and discouraged by policy makers. This document challenges prevailing assumptions, arguing that shifting cultivation – if properly practised – is actually a ‘good practice’ system for productively using hill and mountain land, while ensuring conservation of forest, soil, and water resources. Focusing on Eastern Himalayan farmers, it looks at whether there is a need for new, more effective and more socially acceptable policy options that help to improve shi

  3. Library Resource
    January, 2005
    India, Southern Asia

    The Sixth Schedule of the Constitution of India, enacted fifty years ago, allows autonomy to tribal communities in administrative, legislative and financial matters and was supposed to protect them from domination and exploitation by external forces. This paper examines the extent to which self-governance by tribal groups facilitated sustainability of common resources, especially forests, in the hill regions of North East India.

  4. Library Resource
    January, 2006
    India, Bangladesh, Southern Asia

    This paper follows the 2005 Dhaka workshop on "Peri-urban aquatic production and improvement of the livelihoods of the urban poor in south east Asia". It aims to raise awareness and create dialogue amongst policy-makers and development practitioners concerning the nature, extent and potential of urban and peri-urban aquaculture in Bangladesh and West Bengal, in support of the Bengal Platform established at the workshop.

  5. Library Resource
    April, 2005
    South Africa, Nepal, India, Thailand

    Having enough water for food production is a key issue in many countries. As water becomes scarce and food requirements increase, there will be a need to produce more food using less water, to protect the quality of water and the environment, particularly in Africa. To achieve this, it will be necessary to improve women’s access rights to water.Research from
    the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) of the United Nations looks at the
    issues facing poor communities, and especially women, trying to ensure access

  6. Library Resource
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    December, 2005
    India, Pakistan, Asia

    The full poverty-fighting potential of existing irrigation schemes is not being realized?largely because of inequitable water distribution and unsustainable land and water management practices. An integrated water resources management (IWRM) approach reveals opportunities to reduce poverty and improve overall agricultural productivity and sustainability in these systems. Research in India and Pakistan has highlighted one such opportunity?integrated management of surface water and groundwater?that has great potential for water-short systems with variable groundwater resources.

  7. Library Resource
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    December, 2005
    India, Pakistan, Asia

    The full poverty-fighting potential of existing irrigation schemes is not being realized?largely because of inequitable water distribution and unsustainable land and water management practices. An integrated water resources management (IWRM) approach reveals opportunities to reduce poverty and improve overall agricultural productivity and sustainability in these systems. Research in India and Pakistan has highlighted one such opportunity?integrated management of surface water and groundwater?that has great potential for water-short systems with variable groundwater resources.

  8. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    December, 2005
    Bhutan, Laos, Nepal, Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Eritrea, Ghana, Honduras, India, Iran, Kenya, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Peru, South Africa, Sudan, Thailand, Vietnam, Zimbabwe, Western Africa, Middle Africa, South America, Central America, Western Asia, Southern Asia, South-Eastern Asia, Southern Africa

    The breadth and scope of the CGIAR Challenge Program on Water and Food’s (CPWF) mandate is substantial. This research strategy attempts to define this mandate by reviewing and refining its objectives and principles, and by clearly defining the path that will be followed to achieve its goals.

    In addition, the strategy outlines the kinds of outputs expected.

    This Strategy will serve as an overall research guide for CPWF participants from 2005 to 2008

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