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  1. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    November, 2013
    Southern Asia, India

    Drylands are characterized by physical water scarcity, often associated with land degradation and
    desertifi cation. Other factors that contribute to these problems include high population densities,
    unwise agricultural practices and overgrazing. However, while desert ecosystems are fragile and
    vulnerable and can collapse in the short term, given the right conditions and protection, these
    areas also have a great potential for recovery. Examples of the recovery of areas have led to the

  2. Library Resource
    Conference Papers & Reports
    November, 2013
    India, Southern Asia

    International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) is implementing a project
    supported by Sir Dorabji Tata Trust (SDTT) for the last ten years in the states of Madhya Pradesh and
    Rajasthan and a project supported by Sir Ratan Tata Trust (SRTT) in four districts of Madhya Pradesh
    and Jharkhand for improving livelihoods of small and marginal farmers through sustainable management
    of natural resources. ICRISAT has adopted consortium approach in partnership with Non-Governmental

  3. Library Resource
    CEPF Western Ghats Special Series : Amphibian communities in three different coffee plantation regimes in the Western Ghats, India cover image
    Journal Articles & Books
    May, 2013
    India

    In the highly populated and diverse tropics, conservation in relatively pristine habitats is important but clearly inadequate for sustaining the earth biological diversity. Agro-forestry systems such as shade-coffee plantations that incorporate arboreal vegetation are known to be more resilient for biodiversity conservation than other more drastic land transformations.

  4. Library Resource
    Peer-reviewed publication
    March, 2013
    Southern Asia, India

    The article reviews changing land use relations in India and calls for a comprehensive land use policy. 

  5. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    December, 2013
    Southern Asia, India

    January 14, 2014 — This study analyzing the impact of the Girls Project, a pilot program designed and implemented by a partnership between the Indian government and Landesa, has found that participating girls are more likely to: stay in school longer, marry later, inherit land, and have an economic asset in their name.

  6. Library Resource
    January, 2013
    India, Southern Asia

    Agriculture is the largest global user of biodiversity. Over-reliance on a handful of crops puts global food security at great risk especially in the context of climate change. Selected and used by generations of farmers, agricultural biodiversity contributes to reducing malnutrition, alleviating poverty and combating climate change challenges. This diversity has been in decline for decades and is now in danger of disappearing and efforts needed to conserve them using both ex situ and in situ approaches.

  7. Library Resource
    January, 2014
    India, Southern Asia

    During the 1990s, powerful development institutions like the World Bank came to see the social networks and norms of the rural poor in developing countries as 'assets' to be tapped for poverty alleviation. Defined by Robert Putnam (1995:67) as 'features of social organisation such as networks, norms, and social trust that facilitate coordination and cooperation for mutual benefit', social capital was proclaimed the 'missing link' in development (Grooetaert 1997).

  8. Library Resource
    January, 2013
    Kenya, Laos, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mozambique, India, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Latin America and the Caribbean, Sub-Saharan Africa

    Payments  for  ecosystem  services (PES)  provide a market based instrument to motivate changes in land use that degrade ecosystem services. This investigation sought  to better understand how effective PES schemes are in meeting the goals of safeguarding ecosystem services,  while  also  benefitting  local  livelihoods and ensuring pro-poor outcomes.Based on an internet survey of 36 PES projects, including water-bio-diversity and carbon- leading  attributes, and analysis of a sub-set of nine case studies, we explore a range of insights and commonalities between projects.

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