In several regions in Europe, the horse is becoming a common grazer on semi-natural and cultivated grasslands, though the pasturing benefits for animals and biodiversity alike are not universally appreciated. The composition of ground vegetation on pastures determines the value of both the forage for grazing animals as well as the biodiversity values for species associated with the pastoral ecosystems. We studied three pastures, each representing one of the management types in southern Finland (latitudes 60–61): semi-natural, permanent and cultivated grassland.
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Library ResourcePeer-reviewed publicationDecember, 2017Finland, Europe
Library ResourceConference Papers & ReportsDecember, 2018Latvia, Italy
There are many methods to estimate wild ungulate populations. One of these is represented by observations from vantage points usually employed in medium-low covered forest areas to estimate cervids. This method is subject to some limitations, such as the risk of double counting and the necessity to a high number of operators due to the small size of the observable areas. Such limitations could be reduced by integrating the “vantage points method” with Remote Piloted Aircraft System (R.P.A.S.) surveys.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksNovember, 2018Nepal, Jordan, Morocco, Kenya, South Africa, Nicaragua, Mali, China, Australia, Spain, Senegal, Ethiopia, Mongolia, Niger, Cameroon, Norway, Lebanon
The Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the Context of National Food Security explicitly mention pastoralists as users of the Guidelines and as targets of capacity building. Despite the historical and often ongoing marginalization of pastoralists, this technical guide has been developed in response to emerging opportunities to support pastoralists and to strengthen their land and resource rights.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksOctober, 2018Nicaragua, Iceland, Germany, Italy
This document presents the main outcomes of the Global Symposium on Soil Organic Carbon (GSOC17) held at FAO headquarters (Rome, 21-23 March 2017). It presents key messages intensively discussed and developed by the GSOC17 participants and subsequently reviewed and synthesized by the Scientific Committee. The GSOC17 Outcome Document highlights major issues and future directions regarding Soil Organic Carbon preservation and enhancement in research, practice and policy.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksJune, 2018Nepal, Jordan, Morocco, Kenya, South Africa, Nicaragua, Mali, China, Australia, Spain, Senegal, Ethiopia, Mongolia, Niger, Cameroon, Norway, Lebanon
تشير الخطوط التوجيهية الطوعية بشأن الحوكمة المسؤولة لحيازة الأراضي ومصايد الأسماك والغابات في سياق الأمن الغذائي الوطني بصراحة إلى الرعاة باعتبارهم المستخدمين النهائيين للخطوط التوجيهية والمستهدَفين بمساعي تنمية القدرات. وعلى الرغم من التهميش التاريخي والذي غالباً ما يكون مستمراً للرعويين، تم إعداد هذا الدليل الفني للاستجابة للفرص الناشئة التي من شأنها دعم الرعاة وتعزيز حقوقهم في الأراضي والموارد.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksJune, 2018Nepal, Jordan, Morocco, Kenya, South Africa, Nicaragua, Mali, Burkina Faso, China, Australia, Spain, Senegal, Ethiopia, Mongolia, Niger, Cameroon, Norway, Lebanon
Les Directives volontaires pour une gouvernance responsable des régimes fonciers applicables aux terres, aux pêches et aux forêts dans le contexte de la sécurité alimentaire nationale mentionnent de manière explicite les éleveurs nomades comme utilisateurs des Directives et comme cibles du renforcement des capacités. En dépit de la marginalisation historique des éleveurs nomades, souvent encore d’actualité aujourd’hui, ce guide technique a été élaboré en réponse aux possibilités qui sont en train d’émerger pour appuyer les pasteurs et renforcer leurs droits aux terres et aux ressources.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksJune, 2018Nepal, Jordan, Morocco, Kenya, South Africa, Nicaragua, Uganda, Mali, Burkina Faso, China, Australia, Spain, Argentina, Senegal, Ethiopia, Mongolia, Niger, Cameroon, Norway, Lebanon
As Diretrizes Voluntárias sobre a Governança Responsável da Posse da Terra, das Pescas e das Florestas no Contexto da Segurança Alimentar Nacional mencionam explicitamente os pastores como utilizadores das Diretrizes e como alvos de capacitação. Apesar da marginalização histórica e muitas vezes contínua dos pastores, este guia técnico foi desenvolvido em resposta às oportunidades emergentes para apoiar os pastores e para reforçar os seus direitos à terra e aos recursos.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksOctober, 2018Germany, Kenya, Laos, Ethiopia, Zimbabwe, Italy, Syrian Arab Republic, Cambodia, Thailand, India, Sudan, New Zealand, Niger, Malawi, Norway, Netherlands
Available evidence indicates that pastoral destitution in Ethiopia is principally driven by feed and water scarcity. Feed resources ought to be considered in the broader perspective and not predominantly during emergency as is the case now. Feed inventory and balance is therefore requisite such that the country is aware of its needs, resource availability, gaps, implications and how the gap can be filled within the country. This will make feed interventions in the country effective in the immediate, medium and long term as well as provide solutions for replication in the region.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksFebruary, 2018Nepal, France, Botswana, United States of America, Japan, South Africa, Mozambique, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, Ghana, New Zealand, Iceland, India, Ethiopia, Costa Rica, Netherlands
The publication was launched at the Global Symposium on Soil Organic Carbon (GSOC) held at FAO headquarters (Rome, 21-23 March 2017). It provides an overview to decision-makers and practitioners of the main scientific facts and information regarding the current knowledge and knowledge gaps on Soil Organic Carbon. It highlights how better information and good practices may be implemented to support ending hunger, adapting to and mitigating climate change and achieving overall sustainable developm ent.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchJuly, 2013Brazil, Canada, China, Denmark, India, Niger, Tanzania, Vietnam, Central America, South America, Northern America, Southern Asia, South-Eastern Asia, Western Africa, Africa, Asia, Eastern Asia, Eastern Africa
This paper identifies sixteen cases of large-scale actions in the agriculture and forestry sectors that have adaptation and/or mitigation outcomes, and distils lessons from the cases. The cases cover policy and strategy development (including where climate-smart objectives were not the initial aim), climate risk management through insurance, weather information services and social protection, and agricultural initiatives that have a strong link to climate change adaptation and mitigation.
Key lessons learned include:
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