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  1. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    December, 2017
    India, Nepal, Morocco, South Africa

    With current rates of land degradation reaching ten to twelve million ha per year, there is an urgent need to scale up and out successful, profitable and resource-efficient sustainable land management practices to maintain the health and resilience of the land that humans depend on. As much as 500 million out of two billion ha of degraded land, mainly in developing countries, have restoration potential, offering an immediate target for restoration and rehabilitation initiatives.1 In the past, piecemeal approaches to achieving sustainable land management have had limited impact.

  2. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    December, 2006
    Kenya, Uganda, Peru, Sudan, Ecuador, Bolivia, India, Ethiopia, Colombia, Asia, Africa, South America, Southern Asia

    There are many options for enhancing food production from fish in managed aquatic systems.The most appropriate technology, however, will vary from place to place, and the conditions under which one technology is prefered over another are still not well defined.

  3. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    December, 2018
    Kenya, India, Ethiopia, Asia, Central Asia, Africa, Eastern Africa

    Agriculture is a major contributor to climate change,
    emitting the three major greenhouse gases (GHGs) –
    carbon dioxide (CO2), methane and nitrous oxide – into the
    atmosphere. According to the Fifth Assessment Report of
    the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC),
    the Agriculture, Forestry and Other Land Use sector “is
    responsible for just under a quarter (~10–12 Gt CO2eq/yr) of
    [all] anthropogenic GHG emissions mainly from deforestation
    and agricultural emissions from livestock, soil and nutrient

  4. Library Resource
    Conference Papers & Reports
    December, 2014
    South Africa, India, China, Brazil, Australia

    A Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) is an evolving concept, essentially consisting of policies, institutional arrangements, Geographical Information Systems (GISs), data bases, networks, Web services and portals to facilitate and coordinate the availability, exchange and sharing of geospatial data and services between stakeholders from different levels.

  5. Library Resource
    Conference Papers & Reports
    September, 2016
    South Africa, India, China, Brazil

    This compendium and analysis of Cities in the BRICS countries were developed through a partnership between the South African Cities Network (SACN) and the South African Research Chair in Spatial Analysis and City Planning (SA&CP) at the University of the Witwatersrand. Since South Africa joined BRICS in 2010, multiple connections have been forged between South Africa and its alliance partners. However, although there is a growing volume of engagements, there is still inadequate knowledge and understanding across the BRICS.

  6. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2006
    India, Australia, Kenya, Africa, Eastern Africa

    The need to increase water productivity is a growing global concern as the World Commission on Water has estimated that demand for water will increase by c. 50% over the next 30 years and approximately half of the world's population will experience conditions of severe water stress by 2025. Three-quarters of African countries are expected to experience unstable water supplies, whereby small decreases in rainfall induce much larger reductions in streamflow.

  7. Library Resource
    Institutional & promotional materials
    July, 2018
    Nepal, Burkina Faso, Central African Republic, United States of America, Guatemala, Italy, Cameroon, Australia, Netherlands, South Sudan, India, Gabon, Sudan, Costa Rica, Mexico, New Zealand

    This booklet contains the main points of the publication The State of the World’s Forests 2018.

  8. Library Resource
    Institutional & promotional materials
    April, 2018
    India, Burkina Faso

    Fact sheet on Monitoring and Evaluation activities of Action Against Desertification. Action Against Desertification is an initiative of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP) in support of the Great Green Wall initiative and UNCCD national action programmes to combat desertification, implemented by FAO and partners with funding of the European Union.

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