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  1. Library Resource
    National Policies
    January, 2008
    Asia, Southern Asia, Bhutan

    The Royal government of Bhutan launched the Tenth Five Year Plan that outlines strategies from 2008-2013 to reduce poverty and to increase education initiatives.

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    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2008
    Fiji, Bangladesh, Honduras, United States of America, China, Australia, Venezuela, Costa Rica, Colombia, Thailand, Switzerland, Japan, South Africa, Singapore, Malaysia, Panama, India, Mexico, Papua New Guinea

    The availability and quality of clean water in many regions of the world is more and more threatened by overuse, misuse and pollution. In this context, the relationship between forests and water must be accorded high priority. Forested catchments supply a high proportion of the water for domestic, agricultural, industrial and ecological needs in both upstream and downstream areas. A key challenge faced by land, forest and water managers is to maximize the benefits that forests provide without detriment to water resources and ecosystem function.

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    Reports & Research
    December, 2008
    Poland, Switzerland, Japan, Turkey, Spain, Finland, Italy

    This note has been prepared for the plenary session of the European Forest Week on “Forests and Water” taking place on Thursday, 23 October 2008 1 . Its objective is to stimulate a lively and well informed discussion by providing the reader with background information and proposing questions which participants in the session may wish to address during the discussion. The note presents linkages between the forest and water sectors, discusses collaboration between the communities and presents international legal and policy frameworks.

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    Reports & Research
    December, 2008
    United States of America, China, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, United Kingdom, Pakistan, Thailand, New Zealand, Nepal, Republic of Korea, Philippines, Malaysia, Japan, Myanmar, Brunei Darussalam, Netherlands, India, Bhutan, Cambodia, South-Eastern Asia, Southern Asia

    Does forest tenure matter? In what way does it matter? What are the links among tenure, sustainable forest management (SFM) and poverty alleviation (PA)? This paper presents the main findings of research that was conducted by FAO and partners from the Asia Forest Partnership with the aim of analysing and understanding the role of tenure arrangements, their enabling impacts and their limitations. The paper presents a summary of different tenure instruments’ performance in supporting SFM and PA, and provides recommendations for more effective forest tenure systems.

  5. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    December, 2008

    подготовлена для пленарного заседания на тему " Леса и вода", которое состоится в четверг, 23 октября 2008 года, в рамках Недели европейских лесов1. Она призвана стимулировать оживленную и содержательную дискуссию. С этой целью вниманию читателей будет представлена справочная информация и предложены вопросы, которые участники заседания, возможно, пожелают рассмотреть в ходе обсуждения.

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    Reports & Research
    December, 2008

    La présente note a été établie en vue de la sessio n plénière de la Semaine européenne des forêts intitulée «Les forêts et l’eau», qui se tiendra le jeudi 23 octobre 2008 1 . Elle a pour objet de promouvoir un débat nourri et éclairé en donnant au lecteur de s informations générales et en soulevant des questi ons que les participants à la session souhaiteront peut -être examiner au cours du débat.

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