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.
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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
Library ResourceJanuary, 2002India, Turkey, Western Asia, Northern Africa, Southern Asia
How can links between disaster mitigation and urban planning be strengthened? Can urban livelihood strategies reduce poor city dwellers’ vulnerability to disaster? Scant attention is currently paid by relief organisations to urban planning and disaster mitigation, according to a recent Care International report.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2002Nepal, Morocco, Kenya, South Africa, Lesotho, Syrian Arab Republic, Ecuador, Gambia, India, Senegal, Thailand, Lebanon
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2002Algeria, Egypt, Lithuania, Spain, Israel, Ukraine, Germany, Bulgaria, Austria, Hungary, Belarus, France, Uruguay, Turkey, Italy, Poland, Argentina, India, Kazakhstan, Georgia, Romania, Europe
In this report, we present a review of the oilseed production and processing sector in Ukraine. We begin by analysing oilseed, oil and meal supply and demand, and concentrate more specifically on sunflower seed. We then proceed to discuss the main policy issues that currently have an impact in the crushing sector.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2002Angola, Egypt, Bangladesh, Nigeria, Belgium, Mali, Burundi, Germany, China, Indonesia, Burkina Faso, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Benin, Ethiopia, Niger, Eritrea, Mozambique, Turkey, Haiti, Italy, India, Brazil
This report is a shorter version of World agriculture: towards 2015/2030, FAO's latest assessment of the long-term outlook for the world's food supplies, nutrition and agriculture. It summarizes the projections, distills the messages and presents them for the generalist. The projections cover supply and demand for the major agricultural commodities and sectors, including fisheries and forestry. This analysis forms the basis for a more detailed examination of other factors, such as nutrition and undernourishment, and the implications for international trade.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2002Estonia, Kenya, Israel, China, Indonesia, Australia, Ireland, Ghana, Congo, Venezuela, Guinea, Guyana, Colombia, Nepal, Uganda, Tanzania, Portugal, India, Senegal, Brazil
¿Es mejor, y se administra mejor, un bosque con 1 000 especies que un bosque con 500 especies? Este número de Unasylva trata de cuestiones relacionadas con la diversidad biológica forestal y su conservación y uso sostenible. Una de las conclusiones básicas es que los números no son lo único que importa.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2002United States of America, Sweden, Chile, China, Australia, United Kingdom, Canada, Republic of Korea, Holy See, New Zealand, Cyprus, Japan, Nicaragua, Turkey, Italy, Portugal, Brazil, Argentina, India, Paraguay, Norway
Temperate broad-leaved trees grow in different ecosystems in the northern and southern hemispheres, but are also found extensively in many tropical and subtropical mountain areas. A wide range of non-wood forest products derived from temperate broad-leaved trees, and their description is organized in this volume according to the part of the tree from which they are obtained (whole tree, foliage, flowers, etc.).
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2002Slovenia, France, North Macedonia, Slovakia, United States of America, Sweden, Denmark, Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Canada, Republic of Korea, Japan, Hungary, Moldova, Albania, Italy, Poland, India, Czech Republic, Georgia, Armenia, Greece, Eastern Europe, Central Asia
This guide on Rural property tax systems in Central and Eastern Europe has been prepared to support governments in the design and implementation of systems to raise revenues at local levels. An increasing number of countries are introducing policies to decentralize the provision of rural services but very often local levels of government have insufficient funds to carry out these newly decentralized responsibilities. Raising revenues through property taxes on rural land represents one way to improve the capacity of local levels to deliver services.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2002United States of America, China, Australia, Malawi, Niger, Kenya, South Africa, Uzbekistan, Italy, Tunisia, Argentina, India, Senegal, Georgia, Mexico, Brazil
This report contains the proceedings of the first stakeholders meeting held by the Land Degradation Assessment in Drylands (LADA) project, which aims to develop and validate quantitative reproducible assessment methods to make them widely available and to demonstrate and build capacity for their application in teh dryland areas of the world.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2002Qatar, Bangladesh, Honduras, United States of America, Iraq, Brazil, Germany, China, Sri Lanka, Malta, Iran, Pakistan, Jordan, Philippines, Nicaragua, United Arab Emirates, Italy, Tanzania, Kuwait, India, Saudi Arabia, Netherlands
Water - Source of food security. World Food Day: 16 October 2002
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