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.
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Library ResourceConference Papers & ReportsSeptember, 2016South Africa, India, China, Brazil
Library ResourceJanuary, 2016Rwanda, Zambia, Nicaragua, Vietnam, Madagascar, China, Peru, India, Malawi, Ethiopia, Cambodia
This paper reviews the literature to identify the relationship between tenure security and food security. The literatures on tenure issues and food security issues are not well connected and the scientific evidence on the causal links between tenure security and food security is very limited. The paper explores the conceptual linkages between land tenure reforms, tenure security and food security and illustrates how these vary across diverse contexts.
Library ResourceJanuary, 2012Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, China, Myanmar, India, Pakistan, Southern Asia
Current land management approaches focus on achieving ecological resilience for natural resources and biological diversity, and socioeconomic resilience for the people who depend on the land for their livelihoods and wellbeing. In the Hindu Kush Himalayan region, landscapes extend across national boundaries and their effective management requires cooperation among the countries sharing the transboundary area, particularly in light of the impacts being experienced from a wide range of drivers of change, including climate change.
Library ResourceJanuary, 2012Bangladesh, Vietnam, Guatemala, Peru, Tanzania, Ghana, India, Thailand, Sub-Saharan Africa, Southern Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, Eastern Asia, Oceania
This comparative study highlights that rainfall variability and food insecurity are key drivers for human mobility. The empirical research is based on eight country case studies, including a 1,300 household survey and participatory research sessions involving 2,000 individuals. The results reveal that migration is an important risk management strategy for vulnerable households. Land scarce households trying to cope with food insecurity send migrants during the hunger season to find food or money to buy food.
Library ResourceJanuary, 2013India, Kenya, China
Through the analysis of newspaper articles and a survey of journalists, this publication identifies gaps and highlights differences in how the media portray pastoralism in Kenya, China and India. In discussing their methodology, the authors note that their reliance on national, English-language publications meant that they were not able to include data from vernacular language press in pastoral regions.Although able to make significant contributions to food security, livelihoods and economic prosperity, the benefits of pastoralism often go unnoticed.
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsDecember, 1995Bangladesh, United States of America, Japan, Malaysia, Denmark, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, United Kingdom, Netherlands, India, Maldives, Thailand, Asia
This is a weighty report of formidable bulk and understandably so. Rarely has a Workshop in Bangladesh or anywhere else been so comprehensive in mandate or assembled such an array of fisheries expertise. Why was the workshop held? Quite simply, to give effect to Bangladesh's vision of fisheries development and management, set forth in its Perspective Development Plan for 1995-2010.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 1950Egypt, Pakistan, Israel, Hungary, China, Italy, Netherlands, Australia, Ireland, Denmark, India, New Zealand, Finland, Norway, Canada
An international journal of forestry and forest industries
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2001Philippines, Malaysia, China, Italy, Indonesia, India, Thailand, New Zealand, Asia, Oceania
The natural forests used to be the only source of commercial timber in tropical timber producing countries. In the past several years however, governments have begun implementing strict conservation policies, which have curtailed the harvest levels from this fast depleting resource base. To meet their respective wood requirements and at the same time revegetate denuded areas, most tropical countries have started to embark in tree plantation programs.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 1949Egypt, United States of America, China, Australia, United Kingdom, Denmark, Pakistan, Finland, New Zealand, South Africa, Hungary, Italy, Netherlands, India, Norway, Canada
An international journal of forestry and forest industries
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2012France, Nigeria, Chile, Germany, China, Australia, Latvia, Austria, Malawi, Kenya, Morocco, Somalia, Italy, Syrian Arab Republic, Netherlands, Argentina, India, Senegal, Mexico, Canada
The objective of the workshop was to discuss in particular the various aspects of global soil information (Pillar 4 of the GSP) and the related information gathered by the e-SOTER project. The presentations and discussion were subdivided in four main sessions dealing with the following subjects: Status and needs of Global Soil Information Tools for polygon-based soil mapping (e-SOTER) Tools for Digital Soil Mapping The way-forward for Global Soil Information
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