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    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2011
    Burkina Faso, Bangladesh, Mauritius, Kenya, Zimbabwe, China, Ukraine, Australia, United Kingdom, Republic of Korea, Thailand, New Zealand, Mozambique, United States of America, South Africa, Italy, Tanzania, Portugal, Netherlands, India, Sri Lanka

    The aim of this paper is to discuss how the entire food sector, from the farmer’s fi eld to the consumer’s plate, can become more ‘energy-smart’. Becoming energy-smart will require a transformation along the food chain that involves: - relying more on low-carbon energy systems and using energy more effi ciently; - strengthening the role of renewable energy within food systems; - providing greater access to modern energy services for development, and at the same time supporting the achievement of national food security and sustainable development goals.

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    Reports & Research
    December, 2011
    Nepal, Kenya, South Africa, Israel, Uganda, Spain, Chile, Haiti, Italy, Canada, Nicaragua, India, Sierra Leone, Mexico, Brazil

    Urbanization is one of the key drivers of change in the world today. The world‟s urban population currently stands at around 3.5 billion. It will almost double to more than 6 billion by 2050. This is a challenge not only for urban areas but also for rural areas, because many people, especially the young, will migrate from rural areas to urban areas over this period. When addressing urbanization challenges, we are also addressing, directly or indirectly, rural and territorial development. What do we have to do to ensure people‟s access to good nutrition in cities?

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    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2011
    Austria, South Africa, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, China, Italy, Australia, Netherlands, Tunisia, Argentina, Senegal, Brazil, Cuba, Europe, Asia, Africa, Northern America

    LADA (Land Degradation Assessment in Drylands project) is a scientifically-based approach to assessing and mapping land degradation at different spatial scales ? small to large ? and at various levels ? local to global. It was initiated in drylands, but the methods and tools have been developed so as to be widely applicable in other ecosystems and diverse contexts with minimal required adaptation.

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    Policy Papers & Briefs
    December, 2011
    South Africa, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, China, Italy, Netherlands, Australia, Canada, Tunisia, Argentina, Senegal, Sudan, New Zealand, Brazil, Cuba

    This document is the second part of a two part manual on local level assessment of land degradation and sustainable land management: ? Part 1 ? Planning and Methodological Approach, Analysis and Reporting ? Part 2 ? Field Methodology and Tools The two parts should be used together as Part 1 provides the background information for the conduct of the methods and tools that are provided in Part 2.

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    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2011
    France, Nigeria, Kenya, Zambia, Israel, Indonesia, Australia, Ireland, Ghana, Congo, Senegal, Malawi, Niger, Cameroon, Rwanda, South Africa, Lesotho, Hungary, Italy, United Kingdom, Gabon, Africa

    This issue examines the ¿Economic and social significance of forests for Africa¿s sustainable development¿. It addresses efforts of African nations to sustainably manage their forests. Authors share cases and experiences highlighting attempts made by forest and natural resource managers to develop innovative partnerships with new stakeholders outside the traditional forest sector. The present edition of Nature & Faune points out where to obtain information on the contribution of wildlife to national economies. The regular feature Country Focus shines the spotlight on Lesotho.

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    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2011
    Switzerland, South Africa, Lesotho, China, Italy, Eswatini, Cuba, Tunisia, Argentina, Senegal, Netherlands, Europe, Asia, Africa, Northern America

    The WOCAT-LADA-DESIRE mapping tool is based on the original WOCAT mapping questionnaire (WOCAT, 2007). It has been expanded to pay more attention to issues such as biological and water degradation, it also places more emphasis on direct and socio-economic causes of these phenomena, including their impacts on ecosystem services. It evaluates what type of land degradation is actually happening where and why and what is being done about it in terms of sustainable land management (SLM) in the form of a questionnaire.

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    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2011
    Honduras, United States of America, Chile, Peru, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Grenada, United Kingdom, Canada, Costa Rica, Niger, Colombia, Thailand, Japan, South Africa, Nicaragua, Philippines, Italy, Tanzania, India, Asia

    The continuing and rapid degradation of rural watersheds has been a major concern for governments and civil society in Asia and the Pacific region. A root cause is the segmented management of land and water resources. This has been exacerbated by the cumulative and linked effects of an increase in demand for food, fuel and water due to population growth, competition for scarce land resources from biofuel production and a shift in preference for protein-rich diets. The expected adverse impact of climate change in the coming decades will most likely worsen the situation.

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