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  1. Library Resource
    January, 2000

    These guidelines contain principles of and rules for the management of hilly and mountainous areas. They define functions and duties of District Environment Committees and other local authorities in respect of management of hilly and mountainous areas duties of land owners in respect to use of grazing of livestock, cultivation, agroforestry and water run-off. Each District Council shall make bye-laws identifying mountainous and hilly areas within their jurisdiction which are at risk from environmental degradation.

  2. Library Resource
    January, 2000
    India, Southern Asia

    Local governance has become increasingly significant as devolution from central and provincial levels is being attempted in India as a result of the enactment of the 73rd and 74th Amendment of the Constitution in 1993. The essence of local self governance is to enable a small community to maintain access and control over their natural and physical resources, to take collective decisions in the common public good and to provide resources in priority developmental actions. Another dimension of local self governance is to demand accountability from people in public positions.

  3. Library Resource
    January, 1999
    Kenya, Sub-Saharan Africa

    This review explores environmental change in northern and south-central Kenya, roughly covering three decades from the 1960s to the 1990s. The report answers three questions:has vegetation change occurred in these districts?if vegetation change has occurred, why and how has this happened?what are the trends for livestock populations?The article concludes that:rangeland sites have been fundamentally altered by woody encroachment over the past 40 years.

  4. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    January, 1999

    Con el objeto de conocer las concentraciones sanguíneas de Triyodotironina (T3) y Tiroxina (T4) en vacas lecheras en el sur de Chile, se seleccionaron 110 muestras de sangre de vacas Frison Negro, 55 pertenecian a vacas al inicio de lactancia y 55 a vacas en el período final de gestación. Las muestras de sangre fueron obtenidas por punción yugular o coccígea en tubos heparinizados. El plasma obtenido por centrifugación fue mantenido a -20º C hasta el análisis.

  5. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    January, 1999

    Looks at criteria for assessing the bills, problems of definition, alienation of land, titling and management of village land, dispute settlement, and validation of villagisation.

  6. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 1999

    Livestock kept or produced in smallholder farming systems are an important component of the agricultural economy in the developing world. The role of livestock on smallholder farms varies widely, providing draught power for crop production or as a production activity for subsistence needs or market sale under systems ranging from extensive pastoralist to intensive, peri-urban feeder and dairy systems.

  7. Library Resource
    Conference Papers & Reports
    December, 1999

    A project proposal whose aim is to promote more appropriate resource management on smallholder crop-livestock farms in East Africa is described. Prototypes of mixed farming systems will be developed to characterise farming systems according to their management objectives. These prototypes will then be used to map improvements of the farming systems by combining prototyping and simulation modelling. Scenarios will be explored to assess natural resource management interventions that promote sustainability of these prototype-farming systmes.

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