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  1. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    November, 2018
    Nepal, United States of America, Jamaica, Canada, Mexico, Netherlands

    More than 80 percent Canadians live in cities with almost one-quarter of country’s total population living in the Greater Golden Horseshoe (GGH) area. The GGH stretches in a curve around the western side of Lake Ontario with the City of Toronto occupying the northern side of the horseshoe. The GGH is an area of high potential food production as well as rapid population growth creating a mix of difficult to reconcile, opposing demands. For example, the need for housing and residential infrastructure conflicts directly with the need to preserve prime agricultural lands.

  2. Library Resource
    International Conventions or Treaties
    January, 1979
    Egypt, Libya, Morocco, Sudan, Tunisia, Burundi, Comoros, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Rwanda, Seychelles, Somalia, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Sao Tome and Principe, Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa, Eswatini, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Haiti, Jamaica, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Trinidad and Tobago, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay, Venezuela, Canada, United States of America, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, China, Japan, Mongolia, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Vietnam, India, Iran, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Georgia, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syrian Arab Republic, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Yemen, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Ukraine, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Sweden, United Kingdom, Croatia, Greece, Italy, North Macedonia, Malta, Montenegro, Portugal, San Marino, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain, France, Germany, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Palau, Cook Islands, Niue, Samoa, Tonga

    The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) - currently ratified by 187 countries - is the only human rights treaty that deals specifically with rural women (Art. 14). Adopted in 1979 by the United Nations Generally Assembly, entered into force in 1981. The Convention defines discrimination against women as follows:

  3. Library Resource
    June, 2014
    Jamaica

    This economy profile presents the Doing
    Business indicators for Jamaica. In a series of annual
    reports, Doing Business assesses regulations affecting
    domestic firms in 189 economies and ranks the economies in
    10 areas of business regulation, such as starting a
    business, resolving insolvency and trading across borders.
    This year's report data cover regulations measured from
    June 2012 through May 2013. The report is the 11th edition

  4. Library Resource

    Jamaica

    Reports & Research
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    December, 2012
    Jamaica, Latin America and the Caribbean

    Doing business sheds light on how easy or difficult it is for a local entrepreneur to open and run a small to medium-size business when complying with relevant regulations. It measures and tracks changes in regulations affecting 10 areas in the life cycle of a business: starting a business, dealing with construction permits, getting electricity, registering property, getting credit, protecting investors, paying taxes, trading across borders, enforcing contracts and resolving insolvency.

  5. Library Resource

    Jamaica

    Reports & Research
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    October, 2012
    Jamaica, Latin America and the Caribbean

    This tenth edition of Doing Business sheds light on how easy or difficult it is for a local entrepreneur to open and run a small to medium-size business when complying with relevant regulations. It measures and tracks changes in regulations affecting eleven areas in the life cycle of a business: starting a business, dealing with construction permits, getting electricity, registering property, getting credit, protecting investors, paying taxes, trading across borders, enforcing contracts, resolving insolvency and employing workers.

  6. Library Resource
    January, 2015
    Jamaica

    This economy profile for Doing Business
    2015 presents the 11 Doing Business indicators for Jamaica.
    To allow for useful comparison, the profile also provides
    data for other selected economies (comparator economies) for
    each indicator. Doing Business 2015 is the 12th edition in a
    series of annual reports measuring the regulations that
    enhance business activity and those that constrain it.
    Economies are ranked on their ease of doing business; for

  7. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2003
    Jamaica

    The shortage of forest products and unsustainability of current land use practices experienced by many hillside farmers in the Caribbean is associated with increasing rates of conversion and degradation of remaining natural forests. This pressure could be alleviated by the establishment of trees in community/farm forests or more integrated agroforestry systems.

  8. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    December, 2000
    Switzerland, Belgium, El Salvador, Zimbabwe, China, Indonesia, Jamaica, Austria, Guinea, Ethiopia, Cameroon, Thailand, Philippines, Uganda, Italy, Tanzania, Eritrea

    Historically, land improvement schemes were based on encouraging, through financial incentives, land users to adopt specific soil management and conservation measures. Insufficient attention was paid to the constraints faced by farmers or to the policy, biophysical and socio-economic environment. In many cases such approaches have failed in restoring the natural resources and in increasing productivity in sustainable manner. For too long farmers have been the passive recipients of externally derived research and extension recommendations for soil management and conservation.

  9. Library Resource
    Legislation & Policies
    August, 1897
    Jamaica

    This is a resource from the Resource Equity LandWise database of resources.

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