We highlight the mysterious liquidity that oversees the interpretation of the nature of the relation sea and cities, using to hyperbole from James Conrad in " Heart of Darkness ", while the reference to Saskia Sassen highlights the need of strong policies in the governance of reciprocity relationships. The heart of darkness continues to envelop the sea-land relations , as witnessed by the suffering of migrants on the sea and also the new faces of the suffering city ( migrant's reception centers in Italy) . It is believed that culture has a role in unraveling the mystery.
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Library ResourcePeer-reviewed publicationJanuary, 2014Italy, Europe
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 1999France, Austria, Sweden, Germany, China, Indonesia, Peru, Finland, Nepal, Japan, South Africa, Malaysia, Italy, India, Russia, Brazil, Canada
A concise summary of the state of knowledge and experience concerning sustainable forest management, prepared as an input to the World Bank's Forest Policy Implementation Review and Strategy. An overview of experiences gained from different forest management systems is given, followed by a discussion of the outlook for forest resources and for forest product markets. Market, policy and institutional failure is analysed and appropriate responses are outlined. Finally, approaches to international co-operation are discussed.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2010Bangladesh, Switzerland, United States of America, China, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Bulgaria, Peru, Colombia, Thailand, Mozambique, Japan, Madagascar, Italy, Tanzania, Cambodia, India, Brazil, Asia
A potent argument for bioenergy development lies in the ability of the sector to unlock agricultural potential by bringing in much needed investments to raise agricultural productivity to spur food security and poverty reduction. This document presents the BEFS Analytical Framework (AF) developed to test this argument. Agriculture lies at the heart of the BEFS AF and allows governments to consider viable pro-poor strategies for bioenergy development.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2010Mauritius, Rwanda, Sweden, Burundi, Germany, United Kingdom, Mozambique, Japan, Uganda, Somalia, Italy, Tanzania, Netherlands, India, Brazil, Kenya, Africa
This case study demonstrates strengths and weaknesses of the Bioenergy Environmental Impact Analysis framework (BIAS) in its draft form of 2009. The evaluation was conducted on the 21 000 ha bioethanol project of SEKAB near Bagamoyo, Tanzania. The study shows that the BIAS framework is a useful tool in guiding the analysis of biofuel projects. It also underlines evidence that substantial site-specific data are required to sufficiently evaluate impact on all environmental areas: biodiversity, water, soil and greenhouse gases (GHG), especially soil carbon.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2003Egypt, United States of America, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Indonesia, Australia, Burkina Faso, Cuba, Colombia, Kenya, Philippines, Uganda, Italy, Tanzania, Ecuador, Netherlands, India, United Kingdom, Bhutan, Mexico, Brazil
This publication contains the proceedings of the Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation (EMBRAPA)/FAO International Technical Workshop on Biological Management of Soil Ecosystems for Sustainable Agriculture, which was held at EMBRAPA-Soybean headquarters in Londrina, Brazil, from 24 to 25 June 2002.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2003Zambia, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Italy, Africa
Invasive tree species are now considered to be a threat to the biological diversity of Southern Africa. Most of the invasive tree species in Southern Africa were either deliberate or accidental introductions. Most of the invasive tree species are exotic, with only one or two being indigenous. These invasive exotic tree species are causing significant environmental and economic damage to the ecosystems of the region.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2008Italy, Poland, Portugal
This Blueprint for EUROSCAPE 2020 proposes to undertake a radically new strategic operational approach for the European Union when defining targets for its territorial policies. The key principles are: (1) to establish a policy monitoring for rural development on the basis of a landscape functions; (2) introduce new spatial planning instruments to support Polycentric Regions and Vital Bridges; and (3) develop new forms of governance involving local and regional authorities, people and decision-makers.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksFebruary, 2018India, Niger, Paraguay, Italy
I Brevetti delle Nazioni Unite sono stati sviluppati allo scopo di sensibilizzare, educare e soprattutto motivare i giovani a modificare i loro comportamenti e a diventare protagonisti attivi del cambiamento nella propria comunità. I Brevetti possono essere usati per lezioni scolastiche, attività di gruppi giovanili e sono promossi da WAGGGS e WOSM. Comprendono diversi tipi di attività e idee che possono essere utilizzate facilmente da insegnanti e capigruppo.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2006Burkina Faso, Kenya, Mali, Ethiopia, Zimbabwe, Germany, Eswatini, United Kingdom, Canada, Malawi, France, Cameroon, Mozambique, Philippines, Uganda, Italy, Tanzania, Sudan, Norway, Africa
This manual therefore aims to explore the linkages between agrobiodiversity, gender and local knowledge, and to show the relevance of doing so, within the context of research and development. This manual will not equip you with the skills needed to conduct participatory or action research at the field level, or provide guidance for research tools and methods. However, it is meant to complement existing manuals covering tools, methods and approaches, such as the FAO/SEAGA handbook material for socio-economic and gender analysis
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2004Romania, France, North Macedonia, Switzerland, United States of America, Turkey, Germany, Italy, Bulgaria, Greece, Hungary, Europe
The focus of this exercise was on issues connected with a possible substantial increase in the agricultural loan asset portfolio of ProCredit Bank. This summary outlines the type of client who could be targeted by the bank – the core borrowing group, the ways in which the bank could market its services to the desired core clientele, the type of loans for which a demand is clear, the enterprise types for which credit-financed investment appears to be most profitable, the regional considerations and, finally, the personnel requirements within the bank.
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