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    Journal Articles & Books
    March, 2018
    Republic of Korea, Bangladesh, United States of America, Philippines, Malaysia, Japan, Germany, China, Myanmar, Indonesia, Australia, Cambodia, Canada, Italy, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Mongolia, Asia

    There are numerous global, regional, national and even subnational targets for increasing forest area and forest restoration. In light of these global targets and emerging ambitious national commitments, it is imperative to develop low-cost strategies and techniques for landscape restoration. The most widely used restoration strategies involving planting of tree seedlings are often costly and their application for restoring vast expanses of degraded forest lands in the region may be limited.

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    Journal Articles & Books
    February, 2018
    Jordan, Sweden, Greece, United States of America, Italy

    This report constitutes part of the project GCP/JOR/018/SWI: “Reduce vulnerability in Jordan<p></p>in the context of water scarcity and increasing food/energy demand” project, funded by the<p></p>Swiss Agency for Development and Corporation (SDC).<p></p>The objective of this report is to address project output 4: “Prepared appropriate long-term<p></p>policy, regulatory and institutional frameworks to facilitate the adoption and scale-up of the<p></p>three-pronged approach and integrate it within national food-water-energy related p

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    Institutional & promotional materials
    October, 2018
    France, Moldova, United States of America, Hungary, Kyrgyzstan, Albania, Ukraine, Poland, Russia, Georgia, Armenia

    Geographical indication (GI) schemes can play a special role in promoting sustainable rural development, improving farm income and opening new export potential. Natural factors such as soil, climate and plant varieties play a major role in producing a unique product. Usually, GIs comprise knowledge and skills passed on from generation to generation, helping to protect local heritage. This report is a synthesis of the five national reviews of the legal and institutional frameworks in Armenia, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, the Republic of Moldova, and the Russian Federation.

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    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.

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    Journal Articles & Books
    June, 2018
    France, Belgium, United States of America, Philippines, Canada, Nicaragua, Bulgaria, Madagascar, Denmark, Luxembourg, Poland, Netherlands, Venezuela, New Zealand, Brazil, Ghana

    La première édition de la Base de référence mondiale pour les ressources en sols (WRB) a été publiée lors du 16ème Congrès Mondial de la Science du Sol à Montpellier en 1998. Lors du même événement, elle fut adoptée comme système de corrélation des sols et de communication internationale de l'Union Internationale des Sciences du Sol (IUSS). La seconde édition de la WRB a été publiée au 18ème Congrès Mondial à Philadelphie en 2006.<p></p>Après huit années de tests intensifs et de collectes de données dans le monde entier, la troisième édition de la WRB est publiée en 2014.

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    Journal Articles & Books
    June, 2018
    France, United States of America, Luxembourg, Bulgaria, Chile, Australia, Denmark, Austria, Poland, Netherlands, Argentina, New Zealand, Canada, Brazil, Ghana

    La tercera edición de la WRB incorpora, en el nuevo capítulo 2, elementos que permiten generar nombres taxonómicos mucho más informativos que llevan a deducir con facilidad la génesis y funciones de los suelos. Por otro lado, esta nueva versión de la WRB facilita la elaboración de leyendas de mapas a varias escalas para uso multifinalitario.

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    Journal Articles & Books
    July, 2018
    Burkina Faso, Nigeria, United States of America, Gambia, Fiji, Haiti, Senegal, Ethiopia, Niger, Sudan

    The Action Against Desertification (AAD) project supports eight ACP countries, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Gambia, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Fiji and Haiti in the sustainable management and restoration of degraded land. Baseline assessments have been carried out in each of these countries to establish a reference against which to monitor changes and project impacts, as well as to better target project activities and inform other stakeholders and restoration initiatives in these countries.

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    Journal Articles & Books
    September, 2018
    Kenya, Morocco, United States of America, Mauritania, Somalia, Uganda, Ethiopia, Chile, Peru, Namibia, Tanzania, Ecuador, Liberia, China, India, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Sri Lanka, Eritrea, Brazil

    Drought is one of the main causes of food insecurity. In 2011, the horn of Africa has faced the worst drought in 60 years. An estimated 12.4 million people suffered from a massive food shortage. To mitigate the impact of agricultural drought, it is of high importance to dispose of timely and reliable information of the condition of food crops and grassland areas in all regions and countries in the world.

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    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2018
    Seychelles, Angola, Democratic Republic of the Congo, United States of America, Mauritius, Botswana, South Africa, Lesotho, Mozambique, Madagascar, Namibia, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Canada, Malawi, Italy, Eswatini, Switzerland

    This document details the activities that were undertaken by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and cooperating agencies (the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries of South Africa (DAFF), the Africa Union Inter-African Bureau for Animal Resources (AU-IBAR) and the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC)) leading to the production of a Regional Aquatic Biosecurity Strategy for the Southern African Development Community (SADC) and its subsequent adoption by SADC and incorporation into SADC programmes.

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    Journal Articles & Books
    May, 2018
    Italy, Honduras, United States of America, Nicaragua, Madagascar, Colombia, Indonesia, Ecuador, Jamaica, Netherlands, Congo, Venezuela, Costa Rica, Montenegro, Brazil

    La dificultad de definir y cuantificar la degradación de bosques es una limitación importante para que la mayoría de los países en desarrollo incluyan compromisos de reducción de emisiones por degradación en el contexto del enfoque de Reducción de Emisiones por Deforestación y Degradación de Bosques (REDD+), que abarca además, el aumento de las Reservas de Carbono, la conservación de Bosques y el Manejo Sostenible de los estos ecosisetemas.

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