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  1. Library Resource
    Singapore as a sustainable city

    Past, present and the future

    Policy Papers & Briefs
    September, 2019
    Singapore

    This paper outlines Singapore’s major sustainability challenges and its policy response in the areas of land use, transportation, waste management, water, and energy. We review the current and past Concept Plans from the perspective of sustainable land use and provide an overview of transportation policy in Singapore. We also examine Singapore’s policies to manage increasing wastes and review the four tap water management plan. Finally, we look at various initiatives by the government for sustainable use of energy.

  2. Library Resource

    Volume 7 Issue 2

    Peer-reviewed publication
    June, 2018
    Kenya, Eastern Africa

    Rangelands throughout sub-Saharan Africa are currently undergoing two major pressures: climate change (through altered rainfall and seasonality patterns) and habitat fragmentation (brought by land use change driven by land demand for agriculture and conservation). Here we explore these dimensions, investigating the impact of land use change decisions, by pastoralists in southern Kenya rangelands, on human well-being and animal densities using an agent-based model.

  3. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    October, 1969
    Africa

    Research in the various agricultural experiment stations in Ethiopia has convincingly shown that the wheat variety is in many respects inferior to imported varieties (lower yield, weaker stems, more susceptible to rust, short stalks, small heads etc.) and required to be replaced for upgraded.

  4. Library Resource
    Institutional & promotional materials
    December, 2015
    Nepal, Liberia, Kenya, Zambia, Gambia, Guatemala, Myanmar, Bolivia, Nicaragua

    El Mecanismo para bosques y fincas (FFF, por sus siglas en inglés) es una asociación entre la Organización de las Naciones Unidas para la Alimentación y la Agricultura (FAO), el Instituto Internacional de Medio Ambiente y Desarrollo (IIED, por sus siglas en inglés), la Unión Internacional para la Conservación de la Naturaleza (UICN), y AgriCord que actualmente recibe financiamiento de Suecia, Finlandia, Alemania, Estados Unidos de América y AgriCord, a través del programa “Agricultores en lucha contra la pobreza”.

  5. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2004
    Thailand

    The emergence of social and environmental movements against plantation forestry in Southeast Asia positions rural development against local displacement and environmental degradation. Multi-scaled NGO networks have been active in promoting the notion that rural people in Southeast Asia uniformly oppose plantation development. There are potential pitfalls in this heightened attention to resistance however, as it has often lapsed into essentialist notions of timeless indigenous agricultural practices, and unproblematic local allegiances to common property and conservation.

  6. Library Resource
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    Reports & Research
    November, 2018
    Africa

    Date: novembre 2018

    Source: UNECA

  7. Library Resource
    Peer-reviewed publication
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2012
    Asia, Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa, Asia, Africa

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