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.
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Library ResourceConference Papers & ReportsDecember, 2014South Africa, India, China, Brazil, Australia
Library ResourceJanuary, 2004Equatorial Guinea, Central African Republic, Cameroon, Congo, India, Gabon, Thailand, Oceania, Sub-Saharan Africa, Southern Asia, Eastern Asia
Over ten million people have been displaced from protected areas by conservation projects. Forced displacement in developing countries is a major obstacle to reducing poverty. It should no longer be considered a mainstream strategy for conservation and only applied in extreme cases following international standards.
Library ResourceJanuary, 2003Kenya, Burkina Faso, Morocco, South Africa, Mali, China, Mauritania, India, Senegal, Sudan, Niger, Oceania, Western Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, Northern Africa, Eastern Asia, Southern Asia
With an estimated 40 percent of people in Africa, South America and Asia living in drylands, land degradation poses a significant threat to food security and survival. This report looks at the relationship between gender and dryland management based on an analysis of field experiences in Africa and Asia. Highlighting the roles of women and men in dryland areas for food security, land conservation/desertification, and the conservation of biodiversity, it makes available key findings on a number of projects and programs in the regions.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2000United States of America, India, Australia, Egypt
This publication reports on a study of the increase in river salinity and the implemented control programs in five major irrigated basins in the arid zone. The study is limited to salinity.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 1999Fiji, Samoa, China, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Netherlands, Laos, Tonga, Iran, Guinea, Pakistan, Thailand, Nepal, Republic of Korea, Philippines, Solomon Islands, Malaysia, Myanmar, Cambodia, India, Bhutan, Maldives, Mongolia, Asia
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Library ResourceReports & ResearchApril, 2016Africa, Mozambique, Sierra Leone, Americas, Brazil, Canada, United States of America, Asia, China, Japan, Republic of Korea, Malaysia, India, Europe, Russia, Denmark, Ireland, Norway, Sweden, United Kingdom, Italy, France, Germany, Netherlands, Switzerland, Australia
This paper summarizes the good practices by nine selected OECD countries that seek to promote responsible foreign investment in developing country agriculture, primarily by investors in their territory or jurisdiction. The study provides examples of the increasing trend of home countries in establishing binding legal norms and other mechanisms as safeguards that are relevant for agricultural investment.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2012Angola, Qatar, Burkina Faso, Bangladesh, Malta, Israel, Chile, Zimbabwe, China, Australia, Bolivia, Congo, Colombia, Kenya, Yemen, Kuwait, Argentina, India, Senegal, Chad
En un mundo cada vez más poblado y con unos patrones de consumo cambiantes, la humanidad aún puede hacer mucho para planificar y gestionar la futura evolución de los recursos hídricos y del suelo. Después de varias décadas de inversiones escasas, gestión inadecuada y falta de gobernanza, las pruebas son evidentes.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2003France, Switzerland, United States of America, Fiji, Afghanistan, Samoa, Zimbabwe, Sri Lanka, Australia, Jamaica, United Kingdom, Canada, New Zealand, Laos, Japan, Uganda, Italy, Ecuador, Cambodia, India
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2011Bangladesh, United States of America, China, Australia, Canada, Senegal, Ethiopia, Pakistan, Niger, Chad, New Zealand, Yemen, Mexico, Italy, Argentina, India, Russia, Sudan, Romania, Saudi Arabia
This edition of The State of the World’s Land and Water Resources for Food and Agriculture presents objective and comprehensive information and analyses on the current state, trends and challenges facing two of the most important agricultural production factors: land and water.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2010Honduras, United States of America, Kenya, Mali, United Kingdom, Ghana, Papua New Guinea, Ethiopia, Colombia, Mozambique, Japan, South Africa, Mexico, Malaysia, Malawi, Madagascar, Italy, Netherlands, Argentina, India, Vietnam, Brazil
Recent years have witnessed a renewed interest in agricultural investment. In many cases, this new momentum has translated into large-scale acquisitions of farmland in lower- and middle-income countries. Partly as a result of sustained media attention, these acquisitions have triggered lively if polarised debates about “land grabbing”. Less attention has been paid, however, to alternative ways of structuring agricultural investments that do not involve large-scale land acquisitions.
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