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  1. Library Resource

    Volume 9 Issue 1

    Peer-reviewed publication
    January, 2020
    Australia, United States of America, United Kingdom, Germany, China

    Land degradation is a global issue receiving much attention currently. In order to objectively reveal the research situation of land degradation, bibliometrix and biblioshiny software packages have been used to conduct data mining and quantitative analysis on research papers in the fields of land degradation during 1990–2019 (data update time was 8 April 2019) in the Web of Science core collection database. The results show that: (1) during the past 20 years, the number of papers on land degradation has increased.

  2. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2018
    Nepal, Benin, Nigeria, United States of America, Kenya, Luxembourg, Niger, Vietnam, Mali, Malawi, China, Tanzania, Norway, Ethiopia, Finland, Uganda, Thailand

    Soil loss is a major threat to agricultural development in Malawi, and the size of the agricultural sector in the Malawian economy renders it a major limitation to the overall economic development of the country. Soil loss reduces cultivable soil depth, but also takes away fertile soils from farmlands. The net effect is a loss of agricultural productivity, increased expenditure on fertilizers, and a general decline in profitability of crop production.

  3. Library Resource
    Institutional & promotional materials
    March, 2019
    Algeria, Indonesia, Costa Rica, United States of America, Rwanda, Luxembourg, Nicaragua, Spain, Sweden, Denmark, Italy, Tanzania, Norway, Morocco, Ghana, Tunisia, Lebanon, China, Brazil, Canada

    Public policy makers from developed and developing countries, at all levels (national, regional, local), have the opportunity to take leadership as FLR financing champions. Even without controlling private capital, they can support resource mobilization in a number of ways This publication shares the experiences of some initiatives from around the world which public policy makers can learn from and adapt.

  4. Library Resource
    January, 2011
    Qatar, Egypt, Nigeria, United States of America, Ukraine, Kyrgyzstan, Indonesia, Brazil, United Kingdom, Ghana, Russia, Moldova, Ethiopia, Belarus, Mozambique, Laos, Turkmenistan, Philippines, Libya, Tajikistan, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Kuwait, Argentina, Kazakhstan, Sudan, Bahrain, Armenia, Saudi Arabia, Cambodia, Oceania, Western Asia, Europe, Eastern Asia, Southern Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, Northern America, Northern Africa

    Recent increases in the level of agricultural commodity prices and the resulting demand for land has been accompanied by a rising interest in acquiring agricultural land by investors. This paper studies the determinants of foreign land acquisition for large-scale agriculture.

  5. Library Resource
    Peer-reviewed publication
    May, 2015
    Russia, Greenland, Sweden

    The upper treeline of Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris L.) is renowned as a sensitive indicator of climate change and variability. By use of megafossil tree remains, preserved exposed on the ground surface, treeline shift over the past millennium was investigated at multiple sites along the Scandes in northern Sweden. Difference in thermal level between the present and the Medieval period, about AD 1000-1200, is a central, although controversial, aspect concerning the detection and attribution of anthropogenic climate warming.

  6. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2011
    France, South Africa, Denmark, Italy, Australia, Ireland, United Kingdom, New Zealand, Europe, Asia, Northern America, Africa, South America, Southern Africa

    We used the process-oriented niche model CLIMEX to estimate the potential global distribution of serrated tussock under projected future climates. Serrated tussock is a drought-tolerant, wind- and human-dispersed grass of South American origin that has invaded pastures in Australia, Europe, New Zealand, and South Africa. The likely effect of climate change on its potential global distribution was assessed by applying six climate-change scenarios to a previously developed model.

  7. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2015
    France, Sweden, United States of America

    Artificial neural networks (ANN) are nonlinear models widely investigated in hydrology due to their properties of universal approximation and parsimony. Their performance during the training phase is very good, and their ability to generalize can be improved by using regularization methods such as early stopping and cross-validation. In our research, two kinds of generic models are implemented: the feed-forward model and the recurrent model.

  8. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2007
    France, United States of America, Egypt, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, United Kingdom, Pakistan, Thailand, Nepal, Morocco, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, India, Sudan, Vietnam

    The performance of many canal irrigation delivery systems is unsatisfactory in terms of: (i) water resources management; (ii) service to irrigated agriculture; and (iii) costeffectiveness of infrastructure management. In recent years, participatory approaches and management transfer reforms have been promoted as part of the solution for more cost-effective and sustainable irrigation services. Large agency-managed systems have been turned over partially or completely to various types of management bodies. However, the results have usually been disappointing.

  9. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    December, 1976
    Egypt, Bangladesh, Burundi, Mali, Chile, China, Australia, Bolivia, Canada, Italy, Costa Rica, Colombia, Rwanda, Cyprus, Denmark, Cameroon, Brunei Darussalam, Ecuador, Cuba, Argentina, Ivory Coast, Brazil, Austria, Africa

    This manual is a translation and adaptation 11Le sol - comment conserver le sol? ", published by the ri-Service- Afrique of the lnstitut africain pour le developpement economique et social (INADES).</p> The course covers erosion, soil conservation and farming techniques that protect soil resources.

  10. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2015
    Mozambique, Americas, Grenada, Haiti, Jamaica, Saint Lucia, Guyana, United States of America, China, Japan, Malaysia, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Georgia, Denmark, Italy, Netherlands, Australia, New Zealand

    This thematic issue on land tenure and disaster risk management (DRM) stems from the recent work done at FAO on normative aspects of land tenure governance that address natural disasters through the DRM framework. The Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the Context of National Food Security provide, among other issues, guidance on improving tenure governance and strengthening tenure security of vulnerable people in line with the DRM framework.

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