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  1. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2016
    India

    The province of Punjab is the main food basket of India. In recent years, many regions of Punjab are facing acute waterlogging problems and increased secondary salinity, which have negative impacts on food security of the nation. In particular, these problems are more pronounced in the Muktsar district of Punjab. The observed groundwater levels trend between 2005 and 2011 implies that groundwater levels are coming towards the land surface at the rate of 0.5 m/year in Lambi and Malout blocks.

  2. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    December, 2017
    India, Nepal, Morocco, South Africa

    With current rates of land degradation reaching ten to twelve million ha per year, there is an urgent need to scale up and out successful, profitable and resource-efficient sustainable land management practices to maintain the health and resilience of the land that humans depend on. As much as 500 million out of two billion ha of degraded land, mainly in developing countries, have restoration potential, offering an immediate target for restoration and rehabilitation initiatives.1 In the past, piecemeal approaches to achieving sustainable land management have had limited impact.

  3. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    January, 2018
    Nepal, Republic of Korea, Bangladesh, Philippines, China, Indonesia, Australia, India, Pakistan, Thailand, Asia

    Degradation of forests can have severe negative local impacts and far-reaching consequences, including soil erosion, loss of biodiversity, greenhouse gas emissions, dust storms, diminished livelihood opportunities and reduced yields of forest products and services. Reversing the adverse conditions requires urgent and scaled-up action, through scientific and holistic landscape-level restoration approaches, balancing both socio-economic and environmental goals and the diverse needs of various sectors and stakeholders in the landscape.

  4. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    September, 2018
    Angola, Fiji, Azerbaijan, Peru, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Ghana, Malaysia, Moldova, Ecuador, Maldives, Romania, Mongolia, Mali, Chile, Belarus, Georgia, Albania, Haiti, Myanmar, India, Armenia

    How to feed the world without degrading land and water resources, eroding biodiversity and contributing to climate change is among the greatest challenges of our times. FAO works with the Global Environment Facility (GEF) to support member countries in addressing the critical nexus between agriculture and the environment.

  5. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    June, 2018
    Switzerland, 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.

  6. Library Resource
    Institutional & promotional materials
    August, 2018
    India, Kenya, Equatorial Guinea, Madagascar

    To implement the ambitious REDD+ actions required to halve deforestation and forest degradation, developing countries need to adopt innovative and ambitious financing approaches. Financing to shift land-based investments and achieve deforestation-free commodity production is estimated at USD 200 billion, of which approximately USD 17-28 billion is needed for REDD+, an ambitious amount given the current level of climate finance.

  7. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    December, 2013
    India, Southern Asia, Asia

    Employs participatory approach to rehabilitate common property resources by developing biodiesel plantations through 1) consortium approach among govt. line departments, NGOs, CBOs, and ICRISAT; and 2) collective action

  8. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    December, 2013
    India, Southern Asia, Asia

    Through networking of partners by way of a consortium approach, the project has demonstrated that 50% of chemical fertilizers can be substituted with the locally-produced vermicompost that the farmers themselves make. In Madhya Pradesh 800 trials were conducted, and a 1000 in Rajasthan, during the post-rainy season, which demonstrated the productivity benefits that can be achieved by following the science-led farmer participatory approach.

  9. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    December, 2016
    Algeria, Egypt, Bangladesh, Chile, Germany, Peru, Canada, Iran, Republic of Korea, Kenya, Morocco, Japan, Philippines, Italy, Tanzania, Tunisia, India, China, Brazil

    <p>The purpose of this sheet is to provide comprehensive set of information on GIAHS Programme in a single document which summarizes all the core information uploaded in the website and written in the previously released sources.</p> The overall goal of the global initiative is to identify and safeguard Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems and their associated landscapes, agricultural biodiversity and knowledge systems through catalyzing and establishing a long-term programme to support such systems and enhance global, national and local benefits derived through thei

  10. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2009
    Switzerland, United States of America, Israel, Chile, China, Australia, Cyprus, Ghana, Malawi, Colombia, Thailand, Kenya, Morocco, Mauritius, South Africa, Kyrgyzstan, Romania, Argentina, India, Sudan, Barbados

    Insect pests, diseases and other biotic agents have considerable impacts on forests and the forest sector. They can adversely affect tree growth and the yield of wood and non-wood products. Damage caused by forest pests can significantly reduce wildlife habitat thereby reducing local biodiversity and species richness.

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