The main aim of this study is to assess the benefits provided by the ecosystems of traditional agricultural landscapes (TAL) and compare them to the outputs of large-scale agriculture. Assessment of ecosystem services (ES) was performed in four case-study areas situated in Slovakia, representing different types of TAL: Viticultural landscape, meadow–pasture landscape, and agricultural landscape with dispersed settlements and mosaics of orchards. The methodological approach was focused on assessment of all the principal types of ES—regulation and maintenance, provisioning, and cultural.
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Library ResourcePeer-reviewed publicationJuly, 2018Slovakia
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsDecember, 2018Latvia, Ukraine
The research studies the issue of ecological stability of rural territories that is the most important component of the national environmental policy of Ukraine. A special attention is paid to degradation of arable lands as the main ecological problem of land management. On the example of Lviv region, the authors calculated the index of ecological nonconformity of current use of arable lands, proving a considerable excess of permissible ploughing of lands in the region.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchSeptember, 2018Equatorial Guinea, United States of America, Dominican Republic, Sweden, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Republic of Korea, Costa Rica, Poland, Netherlands, Latvia, Austria, Iran, Finland, Thailand, Morocco, Japan, Italy, Norway, Sudan, Brazil, Cuba
Report of the 24th Session of the Committee on Forestry
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2009Angola, Liechtenstein, Bangladesh, United States of America, Congo, Comoros, Cameroon, Uzbekistan, Switzerland, Kenya, Zambia, Denmark, Rwanda, Philippines, Kyrgyzstan, Italy, Brazil, Tunisia, Argentina, Sudan, Papua New Guinea, Czech Republic
Forests, trees and woodlands cover almost one-third of the Earth’s land area. They are a crucial source of food and income for more than a billion people around the globe. They provide a variety of wood and non-wood products and vital ecosystem services – preventing erosion from wind and water, preserving water quality, shading crops and livestock, absorbing carbon which contributes to countering climate change, and providing habitat for many species of plants and animals, thus helping to conserve the planet’s biological diversity.
Library ResourceInstitutional & promotional materialsJune, 2018Russia, Italy
The Voluntary Guidelines for Sustainable Soil Management (VGSSM) were adopted by the 4th GSP Plenary Assembly (Rome, 25 May 2016), approved by the 25th session of the FAO Committee on Agriculture (Rome, 28 September 2016) and finally endorsed by the 155th session of the FAO Council (Rome, 5 December 2016). These guidelines provide technical and policy recommendations on how sustainable soil management can be achieved. The successful implementation of these guidelines should pave the way to boost ing soil health
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2016France, Slovakia, Belgium, Peru, Jamaica, Canada, Iran, Costa Rica, Thailand, Switzerland, Republic of Korea, Japan, South Africa, Italy, Tanzania, Brazil, Russia, China, Mexico, Norway, Lebanon
Meeting Name: FAO Committee on Forestry
Meeting symbol/code: COFO 2016/REP
Session: Sess. 23
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2015Algeria, France, Morocco, Switzerland, Spain, Turkey, Italy, Portugal, Poland, Tunisia, Finland, Lebanon, Europe
Meeting Name: European Forestry Commission
Meeting symbol/code: FO:EFC/2015/14 - ECE/TIM/2015/14
Session: Sess.38 - Sess.73
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2015Spain, Mexico, Malaysia, Chile, China, Italy, Bolivia, Paraguay, Hungary, Brazil
Meeting Name: North American Forest Commission
Meeting symbol/code: FO:NAFC/2016/4
Session: Sess. 28
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2015United States of America, Dominican Republic, Ukraine, China, Indonesia, Australia, Austria, Guinea, Pakistan, Thailand, Morocco, Philippines, South Africa, Japan, Haiti, India, South Sudan, Sudan
This double issue of Unasylva aims to tease out the complex interrelationship between forests, trees and disasters, and to examine the ways in which forests and trees can best be managed both to resist shocks and to protect from shocks. Forests and trees can act as natural buffers against disasters and shocks. They have a powerful role to play in protecting against disasters and in reducing their impact. Indeed, the long-term perspective implicit in sustainable forest management is also a valuable approach to planning for disaster risk reduction.
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsDecember, 2015Serbia, Slovenia, United States of America, Hungary, Croatia, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Montenegro, Austria, Europe
The Woodfuel Integrated Supply and Demand Overview Mapping (WISDOM) in Serbia form part of a series of initiatives undertaken by FAO to promote strategic wood energy planning and policy formulation. As in many countries all over the globe the wood energy sector suffers from a widespread lack of recognition in national planning contexts, especially in forest and energy policies.
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