Land consolidation – an important stage of agricultural and rural development. This is a significant land use planning process, when private, municipal and state land parcels located in rural areas are redistributed in a complex way, their boundaries and location are changed by the prepared land consolidation project of a certain area. Recently, there has been a lot of talk about the benefits of land consolidation to farm structure and productivity, restructuring of rural areas and development, but there is not enough emphasis on the benefits of our environment, landscape and biodiversity.
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Library ResourceMultimediaDecember, 2017Latvia, Lithuania
Library ResourceConference Papers & ReportsDecember, 2017Latvia
The global economic growth results in the increase of intensity of land use, which is one of the main natural resources. The degradation processes of land and soil occur as a result of economic activities and natural conditions creating degraded territories. Restoration of degraded territories and degradation risk prevention is an important task of each local government for sustainable development of a territory. It is determined by international and national legislation.
Library ResourceConference Papers & ReportsDecember, 2017Latvia, Belarus
In article is considered the existing system of documents of socio-economic planning of administrative and territorial units of the Republic of Belarus. It is expedient to develop a package of documents of a sustainable development of primary administrative and territorial units (village councils) for improvement of this system. Within implementation of the project of the international technical assistance the analysis of potential opportunities of rural territories for sustainable development goals is carried out.
Library ResourceConference Papers & ReportsDecember, 2017Latvia, Lithuania, Belarus
The article considers the role and importance of the borderline position of the Belarusian-Lithuanian region, which influences the transformation processes of territorial structures. Particular attention is paid to the areas of coordinated activities on the formation and functioning of transboundary protected natural areas, as well as spatial planning activities for the sustainable use of their constituent natural complexes. The resulted results of researches are received within the limits of realization in 2014-2015.
Library ResourceConference Papers & ReportsDecember, 2017Latvia, Germany
The main tasks of land consolidation are to eliminate land fragmentation and to facilitate farms of optimal size. One of the most important preconditions of land consolidation is forming of optimal size farmland plots in property and use, and land fragmentation, which has a major impact on both the operating conditions and other rural development processes. Land fragmentation bothers not only land management, but also increases transport costs. During the land reform in the rural areas, land plots in ownership and rented land plots are developed per several land units.
Library ResourceConference Papers & ReportsDecember, 2013Poland, Latvia
Other papers concerning agricultural economics frequently emphasise a problem of low resource productivity. However, the measuring methods are controversial, because they do not consider a progressive depreciation of fixed assets in agriculture and the new utilities of land on the conditions of sustainable development. These preconditions entitle to formulate a hypothesis that a productivity of capital in agriculture in Poland is increasing because of intrinsic values of agricultural areas. This implies a need of rethinking the neoclassical land rent theories.
Library ResourceConference Papers & ReportsDecember, 2018Latvia, Ukraine
Land resources of Ukraine, having economic, social, natural, cultural and historical significance, mainly are located within rural areas. Despite the fact that Ukraine has a significant land and resource potential of the territories, intensification of the use of land resources, in particular in agriculture, leads to the depletion of soil cover, land degradation and landscape destruction. The environmental policy of Ukraine provides for introduction of the principles of sustainable development in all fields of environmental management.
Library ResourceMultimediaDecember, 2017Latvia, Ukraine
Land as a production factor occupies a special position in the economic activities of the urban population. Land resources in big cities are not only territorial basis for placing industrial and production structures, but also a space for urban life in general. However, to assess the effectiveness of urban land use, primarily the ecological and economic potential of the use of the urban land resources should be determined aimed at sustainable development of urban agglomerations (Volodchenkov, 2010).
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2014Burkina Faso, Philippines, Nicaragua, Mali, Sweden, Netherlands, Canada, India, Niger, Brazil, Lebanon
This book tells the story of these seven decades of the history of FAO, its protagonists and their endeavours. We have dug into the FAO archives to bring to light unpublished black and white images, which form a portfolio of evocative images of the early years of the Organization.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksFebruary, 2018Jordan, Sweden, Greece, United States of America, Italy
This report constitutes part of the project GCP/JOR/018/SWI: “Reduce vulnerability in Jordan<p></p>in the context of water scarcity and increasing food/energy demand” project, funded by the<p></p>Swiss Agency for Development and Corporation (SDC).<p></p>The objective of this report is to address project output 4: “Prepared appropriate long-term<p></p>policy, regulatory and institutional frameworks to facilitate the adoption and scale-up of the<p></p>three-pronged approach and integrate it within national food-water-energy related p
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