Identification of Land Quality Indicators (LQIs) is a key requirement of sustainable land management. They are required to assess, monitor, and evaluate changes in the quality of land resources and environmental impacts. The Land Quality Indicator (LQI) program monitors the environment and the sector performance of managed ecosystems. The program is being developed on a national and regional scale, but it is also part of a larger global effort to improve natural resource management. The LQI program recommends addressing issues of land management by agroecological zones.
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Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksSeptember, 1998Global
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksJanuary, 2014Global
Sustainable agricultural intensification holds promise to play a
role in the broader effort to ensure food security while protecting our natural
resource base. But what would such a sustainable intensification look like in
practice? This chapter presents the results of an ex ante assessment of the yield
and food security potential of 11 technologies for the sustainable intensification
of the key staple crops of maize, rice, and wheat.
Library ResourceMultimediaNovember, 2010Laos
Amnote expresses the importance of protecting the land for future generations.
Library ResourceMultimediaNovember, 2010Laos
Malee's views on the importance of protecting the land.
Library ResourceMultimediaMarch, 2010Cambodia, Laos
Village Focus helps families in rural villages in Laos and Cambodia. Dependent on the natural abundance of the wilderness around them for all things, they are often victims of profiteering in many forms. Images from Pajujeun, Pajudon, Ta-oy, Saneung and Phorbeuy villages in Laos, and Siem Reap province, Battambang and Mondulkiri provinces in Cambodia. Scenes of bomb craters, Typhoon Ketsana's destruction, a sacred forest reserve, water and sanitation projects, and food cultivation.
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsJanuary, 2015Philippines
This publication is a lobby material to advocate the passage of the National Land Use Act. As one of the major outputs of the high level experts forum held last June 4, 2015, this abridged version of the proceedings highlights the experts’ discussion, answering the following key questions related to agriculture:
How do we define prime agricultural lands?
Should we have protected areas for agriculture i.e. prime agricultural lands, and how many hectares are needed to achieve food security?
What can LGUs do to ensure proper land use and protect agricultural lands?
Library ResourceReports & ResearchAugust, 2016Brazil
Brazil lags behind much of the world in taking advantage of an important driver of economic growth: secure land rights. In 2015, Brazil ranked 64th on the International Property Rights Index (IPRI). It ranked even lower, at 95th, for secure property rights on the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Global Competitive Index.
When property rights are secure, the nation’s lands can be managed, improved, or protected to their fullest potential. This could unlock new economic opportunities, develop markets more fully, and improve the use of the country’s resources.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchNovember, 2016Global
Marrakech, 11 November 2016 – A new report launched today by the UN’s International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) reveals the crucial role the world’s drylands play in buffering the negative impacts of climate change, land degradation and drought.
Library ResourceMultimediaDecember, 2016Bolivia
EL Curso de Agricultura sostenible y Seguridad Alimentaria es el primero de tres que desarrolló SEMTA, Servicios Múltiples de Tecnología Aplicadas. El video recupera reflexiones sobre el estudio de suelos, explicando paso a paso cómo desarrollar una cromatografía. El IPDRS participó de la actividad como parte de sus acciones en red.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchApril, 2008Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, Asia, Europe
El presente documento es un summary del Informe de síntesis: Todos los países que asistieron a la sesión plenaria intergubernamental final llevada a cabo en Johannesburgo (Sudáfrica) en abril de 2008 reciben con agrado la labor de la IAASTD y el carácter singular de este proceso independiente y multidisciplinario en el que participan múltiples partes interesadas, así como la magnitud del desafío de abordar una gran variedad de cuestiones complejas.
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