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.
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Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2017India, Nepal, Morocco, South Africa
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2016Algeria, 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
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2009Switzerland, 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.
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsDecember, 2012Morocco, Spain, Turkey, Azerbaijan, Italy, Greece, Iran, India, Asia
Saffron production is confined to a limited geographical area in the State. Saffron has traditionally been associated with the famous Kashmiri cuisine, its medicinal values and the rich cultural heritage of Kashmir. Its role in enriching the local cuisine, its medicinal value and its use in important religious rituals is well known. However, Saffron production is currently suffering on several counts, especially those relating to productivity as well as post harvest management. This has resulted in lower production and poor quality.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2003Burkina Faso, United States of America, France, China, Pakistan, Australia, Republic of Korea, Morocco, Mexico, Uganda, Italy, Botswana, Netherlands, Tunisia, Argentina, India, Senegal, Vietnam
This report summarizes the findings of the e-mail conference that took place from 9 October to 4 November 2002 and which was organized by the Land Degradation Assessment in Drylands project (LADA). The report contains exchanges of views on data sets and methods that may be used to assess land degradation and a discussion on the biophysical, socio-economic and institutional indicators that explain the root causes, driving forces, status, impact and reponses to land degradation at various scales.
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