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 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 & BooksJune, 2018Switzerland, United States of America, Philippines, Uganda, Japan, Germany, Tanzania, Cambodia, India, Senegal, Ethiopia, Cameroon, Netherlands
The massive increase in demand for woodfuel for cooking caused by sudden influxes of refugees and other displaced people is usually the main driver of forest degradation and deforestation in displacement settings. It places enormous pressure on nearby forests and woodlands and is often a source of tension between the host and displaced communities. A lack of sufficient cooking fuel also has an impact on the nutrition and health of vulnerable people in such settings.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksAugust, 2018Rwanda, Republic of Korea, Benin, Nigeria, United States of America, Philippines, Zambia, Singapore, Malaysia, Japan, Thailand, China, Indonesia, Tanzania, Cuba, India, Malawi, Pakistan, Vietnam, Uganda
Food Systems for an Urbanizing World is a joint report prepared by the World Bank and FAO. It aims to stimulate discussion and suggest pathways to support local and national governments, and civil society and private sector actors in their efforts to improve the performance and capacity of food systems. The report describes the diversity and ever-changing nature of food systems, with interlinked traditional, modern and informal channels that respond to different market segments and different consumer preferences.
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.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksMarch, 2018Republic of Korea, Bangladesh, United States of America, Philippines, Malaysia, Japan, Germany, China, Myanmar, Indonesia, Australia, Cambodia, Canada, Italy, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Mongolia, Asia
There are numerous global, regional, national and even subnational targets for increasing forest area and forest restoration. In light of these global targets and emerging ambitious national commitments, it is imperative to develop low-cost strategies and techniques for landscape restoration. The most widely used restoration strategies involving planting of tree seedlings are often costly and their application for restoring vast expanses of degraded forest lands in the region may be limited.
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