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  1. Library Resource
    Monitoring land quality : assuring more   sustainable agricultural production systems cover image
    Journal Articles & Books
    September, 1998
    Global

    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.

  2. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    June, 2013
    Peru

    Not only is biodiversity a valuable asset, but it also represents a possible source of income for rural communities. The article shows how Peru is making use of this potential in the context of the BioTrade concept to sustain both, rural livelihood and conservation of native biodiversity. It further analyses the challenges farmers face and how targeted support for supply chains can help to overcome these challenges.

  3. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    August, 2013
    Global

    Rangelands cover 30 per cent of the global land surface. They support a considerable share of the global ruminant value chains, are habitat for a high plant and animal diversity and have various ecological, economic and social functions. But rangelands are currently under pressure from global change processes. A focus on humananimal- environment interactions is necessary to avoid resource overexploitation and degradation.

  4. Library Resource
    Let’s put soils on the global sustainable development agenda cover image
    Journal Articles & Books
    August, 2013
    Global

    In order to adequately address the important role of soils and land for sustainable development, a holistic approach is needed. This article discusses why biophysical but also socio-economic aspects have to be considered – using the example of Guatemala, one of the first countries to support the proposal to create the Sustainable Development Goals.

  5. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    August, 2013
    Zimbabwe

    Zimbabwe used to be well-known for its high-quality meat exports. The sector was hard hit by the economic crisis that set in during the 1990s and coincided with the impact of a failed land reform and recurrent drought. Now, a new livestock-fattening scheme is to contribute to the survival of the branch and help resource-poor smallholders earn a living by marketing their meat.

  6. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    March, 2011
    Global

    Every year, 13 million hectares of forest are lost worldwide; that is an area the size of Austria and Switzerland combined. 90 percent of this deforestation involves tropical forests. Forest loss has devastating effects on the climate and is the source of between 15 and 20 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions. If global warming is to be kept below the critical threshold of two degrees Celsius, forest loss and degradation must be halted without delay

  7. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    Global

    Rural areas are not exempted from the impacts of globalisation. Global trends affecting agriculture are particularly significant in this respect. A number of options are available to developing countries in responding to these trends. Given the scarcity of resources it is important that they choose carefully. If they fail to respond, rural areas will become even more marginalized than they are already.

  8. Library Resource
    Legislation & Policies
    Legislation
    National Policies
    March, 2015
    Kenya

    The Land Act, 2012

    The Land Registration Act, 2012

    The National Land Commission Act, 2012

    The Environment & Land Court Act, 2011

    The Urban Areas & Cities Act, 2011

  9. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    Legislation & Policies
    December, 2012
    Kenya

    The constitution of Kenya , 2010

    Sessional Paper No.3 of 2009 on the National Land Policy

  10. Library Resource
    Legislation & Policies
    May, 2016
    Kenya

    THE MINING ACT No. 12 of 2016

    Date of Assent: 6th May, 2016

    Date of Commencement: 27th May, 2016

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