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    Reports & Research
    December, 2013
    Chile, United States of America, Israel, Sweden, Guatemala, China, Australia, Bolivia, Suriname, Venezuela, Eritrea, Yemen, Peru, South Africa, Ecuador, Argentina, Paraguay, Mexico, Brazil, South America, Americas

    En todas las regiones áridas y semiáridas del mundo se considera a “las tunas”, como proveedoras de usos múltiples con notables condiciones para zonas marginales. Los tunales, fueron siempre de interés para Santiago del Estero, Argentina, desde su fundación, iniciándose luego una serie ininterrumpida de esfuerzos para alcanzar un conocimiento exhaustivo sobre las mismas, tarea que aun continua. El grupo de trabajo de la Universidad Nacional de Santiago del Estero ha trabajado en el tema por largo tiempo, en forma constante, sostenida.

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    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2013
    Turkmenistan, Switzerland, Spain, Israel, Turkey, Sweden, Ukraine, Denmark, Ireland, Canada, Moldova, Japan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Netherlands, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Georgia, Armenia, Asia

    This paper was prepared within the “Cooperatives and their alternatives” component of the Agrarian Structures Initiative (ASI) which a regional program of FAO in Europe and Central Asia. The purpose of this paper is to introduce Central Asian policy makers to the Western paradigm of service cooperative and to explore the constraints – both physical and ideological – to faster development and acceptance of cooperatives. We also discuss the need for a complete reorientation of the government’s approach to cooperative development.

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    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2013
    Serbia, Slovenia, North Macedonia, Slovakia, Lithuania, Armenia, Croatia, Azerbaijan, Ukraine, Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Hungary, Moldova, Albania, Montenegro, Poland, Germany, Georgia, Romania, Czech Republic, Eastern Europe

    The countries in Central and Eastern Europe began a remarkable transition from a centrally-planned economy towards a market economy in 1989 when the Berlin Wall fell and the Iron Curtain lifted. Land reforms with the objective to privatize state-owned agricultural land, managed by large-scale collective and state farms, were high on the political agenda in most countries of the region at the beginning of the transition. More than 20 years later the stage of implementation of land reform varies.

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    Reports & Research
    December, 2013
    Luxembourg, Republic of Korea, Nigeria, Denmark

    The Global Soil Partnership (GSP) was formally established by members of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) during its Council in December 2012. The Council recognized soil as an essential natural resource, which is often overlooked and has not received adequate attention in recent years, despite the fact that production of food, fiber, fodder, and fuel critically depends on healthy soils.

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    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2013
    Switzerland, Germany, Indonesia, Australia, United Kingdom, Ghana, Guyana, Cameroon, Nepal, Uganda, Italy, Tanzania, Netherlands, India, Ireland, Canada

    Forests help us breathe and they give us homes, food and energy. Moreover, human well-being and the health of our whole planet depend on whether and how we grow and look after forests. So ‘forest governance’ – or who is allowed to decide what about forests and how – is a matter of life and death for millions of people around the world and is profoundly relevant for us all. But decisions about forests and trees are often in the wrong hands or made badly. Much depends on ‘tenure’ – on who owns and controls the forests and trees themselves.

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    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2013
    Rwanda, Kenya, South Africa, Somalia, Zimbabwe, China, Italy, Tanzania, Zambia, Ireland, Malawi, Africa

    This report contains the proceedings of the first workshop of an EC funded project designed to help Malawi obtain the tools, knowledge and capacities to adopt, advance, scale up and roll out solutions towards Climate-Smart Agriculture (CSA). The aim of the workshop was to produce qualitative scenarios of Malawi's socio-economic futures, which will help make the analysis and quantitative modelling around CSA more robust and comprehensive.

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    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2013
    Angola, Algeria, France, United States of America, Zambia, Burkina Faso, Indonesia, Australia, United Kingdom, Ghana, Congo, Malawi, Cameroon, Kenya, Liberia, Japan, South Africa, Italy, Tanzania, Senegal, Gabon, Africa

    The present issue of Nature & Faune looks at the theme “Promoting good governance in natural resource management in Africa”. It is made up of some 17 articles, a good number of which dwell on structures and processes. They describe and analyse how projects and programs were designed and how committees etc. were composed; how transparent the governance is, whether adequately decentralized or participatory etc.

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    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2013
    Angola, Greece, United States of America, Rwanda, China, Namibia, Australia, Eswatini, Canada, Iran, Iceland, Thailand, New Zealand, Kenya, Mozambique, Jordan, South Africa, Vietnam, Italy, Tanzania, Botswana, Kazakhstan, Mongolia

    Under the current challenges of food security, climate change adaptation and mitigation, further provision of ecosystem services and sustainable intensification of agriculture, soil information becomes fundamental to guide wise policies and decisions. This document reviews the present availability of soil information from legacy maps and reports and from ongoing Digital Soil Mapping efforts. Currently, the soil science community is limited in its capacity to provide accurate and updated information to the different soil users.

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    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2013
    Switzerland, Japan, Germany, United Kingdom, Papua New Guinea, Russia, Mexico, Brazil, Democratic Republic of the Congo

    This document builds on the brief paper presented at the 7th Meeting of the UN-REDD Programme Policy Board, held in Berlin, October 2011 (UNREDD/PB7/2011/13), which lays out ways to consider the REDD+ monitoring and information provision needs in the broader context of national development and environmental strategies, at the implementation level.

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