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  1. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    November, 2012
    Southern Asia, India

    Dryland (arid and semi-arid) ecosystems occupy more than 41% of global land area and are home to 2.5 billion people. More than 50% of South Asia’s dryland ecosystems are located in India. Drylands contribute about 40% of the total food grain production and support two thirds of livestock population. Despite these important roles, agricultural production systems in the drylands are facing numerous challenges that threaten their resilience and future sustainability. This paper demonstrates some of the challenges and draws implications for priorities research and strategies.

  2. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2012
    Nepal, France, Yemen, Switzerland, United States of America, Israel, Chile, Germany, China, Italy, Australia, Malta, India, Sri Lanka, Thailand

    En pocas palabras, la escasez de agua tiene lugar cuando la demanda supera el suministro de agua dulce en un área determinada. Escasez de agua = un exceso de demanda de agua para el suministro disponible Esta situación aparece como consecuencia de una elevada demanda agregada por parte de todos los sectores que consumen agua respecto al suministro disponible, bajo las condiciones de infraestructuras y las disposiciones institucionales existentes.

  3. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2012
    Pakistan, Kazakhstan, Afghanistan, India, Central Asia

    В настоящем отчете представлены результаты последнего исследования, проведенного в шести странах региона Центральной Азии, и анализируются изменения, произошедшие в течение 10 лет после первого исследования. Следуя методике АКВАСТАТ, исследование в максимальной возможной степени руководствовалось страновыми статистическими данными информацией. Отчёт состоит из трех разделов. Раздел I детально описывает использованную методику и содержит глоссарий использованных терминов.

  4. Library Resource
    May, 2012

    This Act contains provisions for the fixing of a ceiling on holding agricultural land and also provides for the acquisition and disposal of surplus agricultural lands. The Schedule of the Act provides the ceiling area of irrigated or crop land in hectares.

  5. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    December, 2012

    Forest rights are of utmost importance for the future of forest initiatives, be it for resource use, management, and conservation, or for climate change adaptation and mitigation. The growing trend towards acknowledging the relevance of the sustainable use and conservation of forests is intertwined with the recognition of the forest rights of people who have traditionally depended on the forests for sustenance – especially marginal indigenous and tribal people.

  6. Library Resource
    January, 2012
    Indonesia, India, Brazil

    This paper examines how developing countries have attempted to promote rural development through biofuel production, what social outcomes those strategies have created and what lessons can be learned. This is done by comparing the contexts of Brazil, India and Indonesia; three countries with important agricultural sectors that have put large-scale biofuel programmes in place. The analysis indicates a disparity between the social discourse and the adopted biofuel policy instruments.

  7. Library Resource
    January, 2012

    Greening rural development can stimulate rural economies, create jobs and help maintain critical ecosystem services and strengthen climate resilience of the rural poor. This report by the Ministry of Rural Development, India, with support from the United Nations Development Programme, presents strategies for inclusive rural development embodying the principles of environmental sustainability. It defines ‘green’ outcomes for major rural development schemes, reviews the design and evidence from the field to highlight potential green results and recommends steps to improve green results.

  8. Library Resource
    January, 2013
    India, Southern Asia

    Agriculture is the largest global user of biodiversity. Over-reliance on a handful of crops puts global food security at great risk especially in the context of climate change. Selected and used by generations of farmers, agricultural biodiversity contributes to reducing malnutrition, alleviating poverty and combating climate change challenges. This diversity has been in decline for decades and is now in danger of disappearing and efforts needed to conserve them using both ex situ and in situ approaches.

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