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  1. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    April, 2018
    Ghana

    This article draws on actor network theory (ANT) and assemblage to interrogate the potential future manifestation of open conflicts due to unresolved latent local socio-economic and political grievances associated with oil exploitation near fishing communities and the implications of oil-related environmental degradation on local livelihoods in the Western Region of Ghana.

  2. Library Resource
    Institutional & promotional materials
    June, 2019
    Jordan, Western Asia

    The objective of this study was to model and analyze the influence Vallerani rainwater
    harvesting (RWH) structures have on the soil moisture dynamics in the Jordanian Badia
    and to test viability of these structures when influenced by climate change. HYDRUS-2D
    was used for the modelling. A three-month fieldwork was performed to set up and
    calibrate the model. The results show that most of the soil moisture is located
    underneath the furrow of the Vallerani RWH structures. The impact on water availability

  3. Library Resource
    Conference Papers & Reports
    May, 2006
    Syrian Arab Republic, Western Asia

    In the Mediterranean mountain areas of NW Syria, land degradation is a serious problem (Masri et al, 2005). Olive orchards dominate the landscape in Afrin area, and olive oil represents the most important cash income source for rural communities in this area. However, olive yields in many orchards have been decreasing steadily over the last 20 years. Low return to labour has resulted in livelihood insecurity, increased reliance on off-farm labour, and out-migration.

  4. Library Resource
    Institutional & promotional materials
    September, 2019
    Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Central Asia

    Presentation on Economy of land degradation in the Republic of Tajikistan (Fayzabad district), delivered during CACIP Regional consultation meeting which was held in Dushanbe Tajikistan on the 27th of September 2019.

  5. Library Resource
    Institutional & promotional materials
    September, 2019
    Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Central Asia

    CACIP Региональная консультация. Презентация: ЭКОНОМИКА ДЕГРАДАЦИИ ЗЕМЕЛЬ В РЕСПУБЛИКЕ ТАДЖИКИСТАН (Файзабадский район). This presentation delivered during CACIP Regional consultation meeting which was held in Tajikistan on the 27th September 2019.

  6. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    October, 2011
    Jordan, Western Asia

    Mechanized construction of micro-catchments for water harvesting (WH) was successfully tested in the Badia (dry rangeland) areas in Syria and Jordan, using the “Vallerani” plow, model Delfino (50 MI/CM), manufactured by Nardi, Italy. The plow was able to construct intermittent and continuous contour ridges, and could potentially be used to rehabilitate degraded rangelands. However, one major issue for large-scale implementation is the high cost and time required to manually identify contours for the plow to follow.

  7. Library Resource
    Conference Papers & Reports
    July, 2016
    Egypt, Northern Africa

    The overall aim of the project is to identify physical and institutional interventions to improve water management using an integrated approach across scales (from farm to main canal levels) and encompassing water quantity–quality interactions. The project’s geographical focus is the Nile Delta in Egypt.
    The project was originally planned for four years. Due to a policy change announced by the Australian Government in reducing the aid investment in the Middle East and North Africa, including Egypt, the duration of the project was reduced to three years.

  8. Library Resource
    Institutional & promotional materials
    November, 2019
    Moldova, Eastern Europe

    Agriculture in the Republic of Moldova has been facing a number of challenges in recent decades, caused by both traditional agricultural practics and effects of climate change. Growing environmental issues, like soil degradation, water pollution, reduced biodiversity, require re-evaluating current agricultural methods.

  9. Library Resource
    Institutional & promotional materials
    March, 2014
    Iran, Jordan, Morocco, Tunisia, Yemen, Northern Africa, Southern Asia, Western Asia

    This document is a synthesis of outcomes from a knowledge process that was a collaborative effort involving researchers, scientists, and technicians from Iran, Jordan, Morocco, Tunisia, and Yemen.

  10. Library Resource
    Institutional & promotional materials
    October, 2017
    Ethiopia, Kenya, Mali, Niger, Tanzania, Western Africa, Eastern Africa

    The document presents the progress of three interrelated components: 1) MEL-platform for supporting project planning and implementation of review and monitoring strategy; 2) Framework for Project engagement with Development Partners, measuring project outcomes and impacts where possible; 3)
    Geoinformatics Options by Context (GeOC)

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