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  1. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    December, 2016
    Global

    This report prepared by FAO explores the challenges and opportunities represented by the complex interrelationship between forests, agriculture and sustainable development. It demonstrates that the sustainable management of both forests and agriculture, and their integration in land-use plans, is essential for achieving the SDGs, ensuring food security and tackling climate change.

  2. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    September, 2017
    Global

    A new United Nations report warns that a third of the planet’s land is now severely degraded thanks to a doubling in the consumption of natural resources over the past 30 years. Some 15 billion trees and 24 billion tonnes of fertile soil are lost each year, according to the Global Land Outlook (GLO), launched by the secretariat of the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), at the meeting of States parties taking place in Ordos, China. The GLO takes a critical look at financial and socio-economic values of land, and its impact on the poor.

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    Policy Papers & Briefs
    November, 2015
    Global

    In this brief, UNCCD identifies the key element in the climate change equation often missing in the current discussions. UNCCD offers an evidence-based argument that the mitigation  potential  of  the  land  use  sector,  realized  through  land  rehabilitation  and  ecosystem  restoration  activities,  can  make  a  significant  and  immediate contribution to reducing the emissions gap. 

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    A Report of the Science-Policy Interface

    Reports & Research
    September, 2017
    Global

    The report provides scientifically sound practical guidance for selecting SLM practices that help address DLDD, climate change adaptation and mitigation, and for creating an enabling environment for their large-scale implementation considering local realities. It targets a broad audience from scientists, policy makers, landowners, community stakeholders and enterprises.

  5. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    February, 2017
    Global

    Poor rural women in developing countries are critical to the survival of their families. Fertile land is their lifeline. But the number of people negatively affected by land degradation is growing rapidly. Crop failures, water scarcity and the migration of traditional crops are damaging rural livelihoods. Action to halt the loss of more fertile land must focus on households. At this level, land use is based on the roles assigned to men and women.

  6. Library Resource
    Conference Papers & Reports
    April, 2015
    Global

    The UNCCD 3rd Scientific  Conference,  held  from  9  to  12  March  2015  in  Cancún,  Mexico,  used  a novel,  participatory  approach  to  explore  the  various  forms  of  knowledge  that  link  biophysical  and  social systems,   the   vulnerabilities   of   these   systems   and   potential   pathways   to   reach   sustainable   land management.

  7. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    November, 2014
    Global

    Numbers can tell a compelling story. In this brochure, the numbers highlight how much we rely on productive land. Amongst other valuable  services, land feeds our families, provides fresh water and powers our future ambitions. Much of the data collected here, however, demonstrate  how close we are to pushing our relationship with the land to breaking point.

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    Create Wealth, Transform Lives

    Reports & Research
    November, 2016
    Global

    Becoming land degradation neutral is not simply about restoring degraded lands. It is about self interest making sure the land can still provide food and fresh water for us, our children, and to the third and fourth generations. It is about giving every child, from Mongolia to Afghanistan and from Ethiopia to China, the fighting chance for a better life. If this all sounds too good to be true, read this book.

  9. Library Resource
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    September, 2010
    Global

    This information brief describes the importance of dryland agricultural biodiversity, outlines the threats facing it, and points to the key role that local people play in conserving it.

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    A Study of Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka

    Reports & Research
    December, 2009
    Global

    This study was undertaken by the Rural Development Institute for the World Justice Project. The study reviews the formal and customary laws and practices governing the rights of women to inherit land in six South Asian countries (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka). The study includes an analysis of existing laws and customs and their impact on inheritance and land rights in all six countries. It also provides recommendations for how to design interventions that can attempt to improve women’s inheritance rights.

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