The continuing and rapid degradation of rural watersheds has been a major concern for governments and civil society in Asia and the Pacific region. A root cause is the segmented management of land and water resources. This has been exacerbated by the cumulative and linked effects of an increase in demand for food, fuel and water due to population growth, competition for scarce land resources from biofuel production and a shift in preference for protein-rich diets. The expected adverse impact of climate change in the coming decades will most likely worsen the situation.
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Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2011Honduras, United States of America, Chile, Peru, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Grenada, United Kingdom, Canada, Costa Rica, Niger, Colombia, Thailand, Japan, South Africa, Nicaragua, Philippines, Italy, Tanzania, India, Asia
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2011Nepal, Kenya, South Africa, Israel, Uganda, Spain, Chile, Haiti, Italy, Canada, Nicaragua, India, Sierra Leone, Mexico, Brazil
Urbanization is one of the key drivers of change in the world today. The world‟s urban population currently stands at around 3.5 billion. It will almost double to more than 6 billion by 2050. This is a challenge not only for urban areas but also for rural areas, because many people, especially the young, will migrate from rural areas to urban areas over this period. When addressing urbanization challenges, we are also addressing, directly or indirectly, rural and territorial development. What do we have to do to ensure people‟s access to good nutrition in cities?
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2011Kenya, South Africa, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, China, Italy, Zambia, Australia, Netherlands, Tunisia, Argentina, Senegal, New Zealand, Mongolia, Cuba
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2011Austria, South Africa, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, China, Italy, Australia, Netherlands, Tunisia, Argentina, Senegal, Brazil, Cuba, Europe, Asia, Africa, Northern America
LADA (Land Degradation Assessment in Drylands project) is a scientifically-based approach to assessing and mapping land degradation at different spatial scales ? small to large ? and at various levels ? local to global. It was initiated in drylands, but the methods and tools have been developed so as to be widely applicable in other ecosystems and diverse contexts with minimal required adaptation.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2011South Africa, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, China, Italy, Netherlands, Australia, Canada, Tunisia, Argentina, Senegal, Sudan, New Zealand, Brazil, Cuba
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2011Switzerland, South Africa, Lesotho, China, Italy, Eswatini, Cuba, Tunisia, Argentina, Senegal, Netherlands, Europe, Asia, Africa, Northern America
The WOCAT-LADA-DESIRE mapping tool is based on the original WOCAT mapping questionnaire (WOCAT, 2007). It has been expanded to pay more attention to issues such as biological and water degradation, it also places more emphasis on direct and socio-economic causes of these phenomena, including their impacts on ecosystem services. It evaluates what type of land degradation is actually happening where and why and what is being done about it in terms of sustainable land management (SLM) in the form of a questionnaire.
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsDecember, 2011South Africa, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, China, Italy, Netherlands, Australia, Canada, Tunisia, Argentina, Senegal, Sudan, New Zealand, Brazil, Cuba
This document is the second part of a two part manual on local level assessment of land degradation and sustainable land management: ? Part 1 ? Planning and Methodological Approach, Analysis and Reporting ? Part 2 ? Field Methodology and Tools The two parts should be used together as Part 1 provides the background information for the conduct of the methods and tools that are provided in Part 2.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2011Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, South Africa, Senegal, Barbados, Grenada, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Ecuador, Canada, United States of America, Republic of Korea, Cambodia, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, India, Norway, Italy, New Zealand
The Workshop on Governance of Tenure for Responsible Capture Fisheries was convened by the FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Department in collaboration with the Land Tenure Unit of the Natural Resources and Environment Department to generate inputs and guidance on the contents and process of developing fisheries sector specific implementation guidelines on the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the Context of National Food Security.
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