Very high resolution (VHR) satellite imagery from Google Earth and Microsoft Bing Maps is increasingly being used in a variety of applications from computer sciences to arts and humanities. In the field of remote sensing, one use of this imagery is to create reference data sets through visual interpretation, e.g., to complement existing training data or to aid in the validation of land-cover products. Through new applications such as Collect Earth, this imagery is also being used for monitoring purposes in the form of statistical surveys obtained through visual interpretation.
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Library ResourcePeer-reviewed publicationDecember, 2018India, United States of America, Europe
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2007United States of America, Japan, China, India, Russia
Much is reported about the destruction of natural forests and the consequences for global warming, while on the other hand, exotic plantations in some regions struggle to gain public acceptance. The earth's population is projected to rise to around 9 billion by 2050, with a concomitant increase in demand for forest products. Inevitably, forests in general, and managed forest in particular, will be called on to provide an ever-increasing proportion of local supplies and the international wood trade.
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsMarch, 2009India, Brazil, China, United States of America
We quantify the emergence of biofuel markets and its impact on U.S. and world agriculture for the coming decade using the multi-market, multi-commodity international FAPRI (Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute) model. The model incorporates the trade-offs between biofuel, feed, and food production and consumption and international feedback effects of the emergence through world commodity prices and trade.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksJuly, 2018Kenya, Liberia, Bangladesh, United States of America, Philippines, South Africa, Malaysia, Mali, China, United Kingdom, Ghana, India, Malawi, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Netherlands
A survey of business models that provide opportunities for smallholders.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksFebruary, 2019Qatar, Bangladesh, Honduras, United States of America, Germany, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Jordan, Tanzania, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Netherlands, Iraq, China, India, Iran, Philippines, Nicaragua, Italy, United Arab Emirates, Malta, Brazil, Global
Water - Source of food security. World Food Day: 16 October 2002.<p></p>Water and food security are intimately connected. Many of the over 800 million people in the world who still go hungry live in water-scarce regions. When FAO launched its Special Programme for Food Security in 1994, it was well aware that limited access to water was often a major constraint to increasing food production.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksJune, 2018Montenegro, Nicaragua, Chile, Italy, Indonesia, Portugal, Bolivia, Canada, Argentina, India, Uruguay, Colombia, Brazil, Netherlands
El manual proporciona información sobre los procedimientos que siguen las brigadas de campo para realizar el establecimiento de los conglomerados y parcelas permanentes del Inventario Forestal Nacional (IFN). Asimismo, suministra información acerca de la planificación y ejecución de cada una de las fases que contempla el operativo, describe los métodos, técnicas e instrumentos que se emplean en la toma de los datos, y detalla el proceso de diligenciamiento de los formatos creados por IDEAM para registrar los datos e información de campo.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2014Burkina Faso, Philippines, Nicaragua, Mali, Sweden, Netherlands, Canada, India, Niger, Brazil, Lebanon
This book tells the story of these seven decades of the history of FAO, its protagonists and their endeavours. We have dug into the FAO archives to bring to light unpublished black and white images, which form a portfolio of evocative images of the early years of the Organization.
Library ResourceInstitutional & promotional materialsJuly, 2018Nepal, 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.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksJanuary, 2019Venezuela, Kenya, France, Mali, Philippines, Israel, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Iran, India, Pakistan, Paraguay, Mexico, Panama
La FAO a soumis ft titre de contribution ft la Conférence des Nations Unies sur l'eau un document de base intitulé "L'eau pour l'agriculture" (DOC. E/CONF. 70/11). Ce document passe en revue les aspects techniques, économiques et sociaux de l'eau en agriculture et propose un programme d'action pour augmenter la production alimentaire.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksOctober, 2018Turkmenistan, United States of America, Italy, Kiribati, Tajikistan, Afghanistan, Germany, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Iran, Kazakhstan, India, Russia, Chad, Pakistan
This river basin overview describes the state of the water resources and water use, as well as the state of agricultural water management in the Aral Sea basin. The aim of this report is to describe the particularities of this transboundary river basin and the problems met in the development of the water resources, and irrigation in particular.
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