Land degradation exacerbates the unique vulnerabilities of Small Island Developing States (SIDS) to environmental challenges, such as climate change, flash floods, soil erosion, lagoon siltation, coastal erosion and sea level rise, undermining their economic potential.
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Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsDecember, 2019Antigua and Barbuda, Belize, Comoros, Cape Verde, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Madagascar, Mauritius, Papua New Guinea, Suriname, Seychelles, Timor-Leste, Trinidad and Tobago, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksNovember, 2018Nepal, 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.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchPolicy Papers & BriefsDecember, 2012Jamaica, 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.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchPolicy Papers & BriefsOctober, 2012Jamaica, 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.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2003Jamaica
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.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2000Bangladesh, Nigeria, Philippines, South Africa, El Salvador, Brazil, Ghana, China, Indonesia, Jamaica, Peru, Ethiopia, Malaysia, Thailand, Honduras, Asia, Americas
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksAugust, 2016Antigua and Barbuda, France, Honduras, United States of America, Dominican Republic, Dominica, El Salvador, Jamaica, Guyana, Colombia, Panama, Mexico, Nicaragua, Belize, Haiti, Italy, Trinidad and Tobago, Bahamas, Barbados, Brazil, Caribbean
The seventh session of the Scientific Advisory Group (SAG) of the Western Central Atlantic Fishery Commission (WECAFC) was held in Panama City, Panama on 7-8 November 2015. The Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute (GCFI) hosted the session at the venue of its sixty-eight annual conference. The SAG discussed the outcomes of the work carried out by various joint working groups in 2014–2015 and their recommendations to WECAFC 16, the fisheries resource status in the Wider Caribbean Region, and activities to be undertaken by WECAFC in 2016–2017.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2000Switzerland, 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.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2007Germany, France, Bangladesh, Honduras, United States of America, Nepal, Israel, Burundi, Zimbabwe, China, Guatemala, Indonesia, Jamaica, Bolivia, Ghana, Costa Rica, Colombia, Kenya, Rwanda, Italy, Vietnam, Myanmar, Ecuador, India, Bhutan, Cuba, Europe, Africa, Americas, Asia
Con ocasión del Año Internacional de las Montañas (2002), la Organización de las Naciones Unidas para la Agricultura y la Alimentación (FAO) y sus asociados emprendieron una sistematización mundial en gran escala de la situación actual y futuras tendencias de la gestión integrada y participativa de las cuencas hidrográficas. Los objetivos generales eran promover el intercambio y la difusión de experiencias de gestión de cuencas de 1990 a 2000, y determinar un paradigma para una nueva generación de programas y proyectos de gestión de cuencas.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2013Bangladesh, Honduras, United States of America, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Jamaica, Pakistan, Niger, Nepal, Japan, South Africa, Vietnam, Somalia, Tanzania, Botswana, India, Armenia, Kenya
The guide is an important resource for development professionals and researchers working with households and communities. The objective of the gender and climate training guide is to address the lack of information on how men and women adapt to, and mitigate climate change. The Participatory Action Research methods and activities of the guide help ensure that gender is reflected in research activities and outcomes. The guide will help promote gender-sensitive adaptation and mitigation activities in projects for agriculture and food security.
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