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  1. Library Resource
    March, 2012
    Global

    The 2007-2008 upsurge in agricultural
    commodity prices gave rise to widespread concern about
    investors causing a "global land rush". Large land
    deals can provide opportunities for better access to
    capital, transfer of technology, and advances in
    productivity and employment generation. But they carry risks
    of dispossession and loss of livelihoods, corruption,
    deterioration in local food security, environmental damage,

  2. Library Resource
    September, 2015
    Brazil

    This report on the assessment of land
    governance in Brazil summarizes and discusses the results of
    a series of standardized self-assessments of the land
    governance situation in Brazil, conducted entirely by
    Brazilian speakers. Therefore, these findings represent the
    perception of local experts based on their experience of
    news and data available. The main aim of this report are
    federal and state authorities directly involved in land

  3. Library Resource
    Stakeholder Assessment of Opportunities and Constraints to Sustainable Land Management in Ethiopia cover image
    Reports & Research
    June, 2012
    Ethiopia

    Stakeholders' perceptions of
    opportunities and constraints to sustainable land management
    in Ethiopia was assessed through interviews and a review of
    secondary data. Stakeholders included farmers as well as
    representatives of development agencies, agricultural
    organizations, donors, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs),
    and agricultural research systems. Stakeholders generally
    perceive that the numerous, well-intentioned but piecemeal

  4. Library Resource
    Combating Land Degradation in Production Landscapes : Learning from GEF Projects Applying Integrated Approaches cover image
    Reports & Research
    December, 2014
    Global

    During the Fifth Replenishment Phase of
    the Global Environment Facility (GEF-5), portfolio
    monitoring and learning review were introduced as key
    components of knowledge management in the GEF Secretariat.
    These strategies were intended to address the need to
    generate knowledge on innovative practices, experiences, and
    lessons from projects financed by the GEF. In that regard,
    the Land Degradation focal area strategy for GEF-5

  5. Library Resource
    The GEF-6 Biodiversity Strategy cover image
    Institutional & promotional materials
    December, 2014
    Global

    The Convention on Biological Diversity
    (CBD) defines biodiversity as the variability among living
    organisms from all sources including, inter alia,
    terrestrial, marine and other aquatic ecosystems and the
    ecological complexes of which they are part; this includes
    diversity within species, between species, and of
    ecosystems. The Millennium Ecosystem Assessment and TEEB
    (The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity) demonstrated

  6. Library Resource
    October, 2013
    North Macedonia

    Agricultural production is inextricably tied to climate, making agriculture one of the most climate-sensitive of all economic sectors. In countries such as the Former Yugoslav Republic (FYR) of Macedonia, the risks of climate change for the agricultural sector are a particularly immediate and important problem because the majority of the rural population depends either directly or indirectly on agriculture for their livelihoods.

  7. Library Resource
    Bouncing Back : Forests, Trees, and Resilient Households cover image
    Reports & Research
    November, 2013
    Global

    This paper examines some of the concepts
    surrounding the idea that forests and trees can contribute
    to making households more resilient to food insecurity. The
    paper begins with a discussion of the widely accepted
    definitions of food security, and the implications for our
    understanding of the role of forests and trees in
    contributing to food security. Authors discuss the origins
    of the idea of resilience, adaptability, and transformation

  8. Library Resource
    March, 2012
    Global

    Interest in farmland is rising. And,
    given commodity price volatility, growing human and
    environmental pressures, and worries about food security,
    this interest will increase, especially in the developing
    world. One of the highest development priorities in the
    world must be to improve smallholder agricultural
    productivity, especially in Africa. Smallholder productivity
    is essential for reducing poverty and hunger, and more and

  9. Library Resource
    February, 2013
    Uganda

    A Country Environmental Analysis (CEA)
    is a World Bank analytical tool used to integrate
    environmental issues into development assistance strategies,
    programs, and projects. To that end, the CEA synthesizes
    environmental issues, highlights the environmental and
    economic implications of development policies, and evaluates
    the country's environmental management capacity. It is
    composed of three analytical building blocks: the

  10. Library Resource
    April, 2015
    North Macedonia

    This country note for Macedonia is part
    of a series of country briefs that summarize information
    relevant to climate change and agriculture for four pilot
    countries in the Europe and Central Asia (ECA) Region, with
    a particular focus on climate and crop projections,
    adaptation options, policy development and institutional
    involvement. The note series has been developed to provide a
    baseline of knowledge on climate change and agriculture for

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