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  1. Library Resource
    Conference Papers & Reports
    September, 1985
    Africa

    The expert group meeting was held in the spirit of the Lagos Plan of Action9 particularly chapters I and IX dealing with Food and Agriculture, and UNEP Governing Council decision GC.11/7 of May 19C3 on the programme budget, for 1984, part eight on the Regional Programme for Africa, dealing with, inter alia, the prevention of post harvest food losses and encroachment on arable land. The objective of the meeting was to review on-going activities and identify gaps where future activities should be directed.

  2. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    September, 1985
    Nigeria

    Nigeria has a land area of 925,768 km2 or approximately 92,4 million ha., which places her as the 14th largest country in Africa. With a population estimated at 80 million, every inhabitant theoretically has only 1.15 ha of land available for meeting basic economic, industrial and social needs. Lying between latitudes 4°N and 12°N, on the west coast of Africa and with 680 km of coastline, land is not homogenous and is therefore not fully accessible ant! utilizable for any or all of these basic needs.

  3. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    September, 1985
    Africa

    The expert group meeting was held in the spirit of the Lagos Plan of Action,particularly chapters I and IX dealing with Food and Agriculture,UNEP Governing Council decision SC.11/7 of may 1983 on the program budget for 1984, part eight on the Regional Program for Africa, dealing with, inter alias, the prevention of

    post harvest food losses and encroachment on arable land. The objective of the meeting was to review on-going activities and identify gaps where future activities should he directed.

  4. Library Resource
    Eroding battlefields: Land degradation in Java reconsidered
    Peer-reviewed publication
    September, 2014
    Indonesia

    Land degradation has been a major political issue in Java for decades. Its causes have generally been framed by narratives focussing on farmers’ unsustainable cultivation practices. This paper causally links land degradation with struggles over natural resources in Central Java. It presents a case study that was part of a research project combining remote sensing and political ecology to explore land use/cover change and its drivers in the catchment of the Segara Anakan lagoon.

  5. Library Resource
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    December, 2018
    Brazil

    Hoje, uma porção do Vale do Guapiaçu, é ocupada por uma série de comunidades assentadas pelo Instituto Nacional de Colonização e Reforma Agrária (INCRA) ou via crédito fundiário pela Reforma Agrária de Mercado . Ao longo do tempo, foram diversos os grupos sociais que ocuparam a região e os processos de disputa por terra/ território pelos quais eles passaram, fazendo com que hoje, parte da formação

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    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2007

    Patches of wooded vegetation in nutrient-poor grassland characteristically contain high soil moisture and nutrient availability compared with surrounding grassland. These `islands of fertility¿ appear stable in size, suggesting that tree recruitment at the patch boundary is limited. We hypothesize that tree establishment in adjacent grassland is limited by (1) competition for resources, (2) fire or (3) herbivory. In a South African grassland, we measured moisture availability and conducted a bioassay experiment to analyse whether soil nutrient limits tree recruitment at the patch boundary.

  7. Library Resource
    Multimedia
    December, 2016
    India

    This is an inderactive portal to help citizrns of Bangalore check if their residence falls on a storm waterdrain. The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has notified properties with survey numbers that are encroaching on BBMP website. Our portal makes it easy to access these documents and give a summary view.

  8. Library Resource
    Conference Papers & Reports
    September, 2005
    Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa

    Paul Wolfowitz, President of the World Bank, congratulated the editorial team of National Geographic for the special issue on Africa. National Geographic has played a unique role in broadening the knowledge of the world. The World Bank partnered with National Geographic to produce a full-color wall map to raise awareness of the millennium development goals (MDGs) and to highlight each country's progress. We often hear about an Africa that is ravaged by poverty, disease and conflict. There is another face to Africa, one of hope, ambition, energy, intelligence and achievement.

  9. Library Resource
    Jurisprudence
    January, 2011
    India

    This is a judgment of Supreme Court of India to check grabbing of village common land including ponds and water bodies (called in different names) by unscrupulous persons, political clout, powerful vested interests, corrupt state authorities, etc by fraudulent practices and ensure their protection and safeguard.

  10. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2008
    Australia

    Woody plants have been increasing in many woodland and savanna ecosystems owing to land use changes in recent decades. We examined the effects of encroachment by the indigenous shrub Leptospermum scoparium (Myrtaceae) on herb-rich Eucalyptus camaldulensis woodlands in southern Australia. Species richness and compositional patterns were examined under the canopy of L. scoparium and in surrounding open areas to determine the species most susceptible to structural changes. Richness was significantly lower in areas of moderate to high L.

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