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    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2013
    Turkmenistan, Switzerland, Spain, Israel, Turkey, Sweden, Ukraine, Denmark, Ireland, Canada, Moldova, Japan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Netherlands, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Georgia, Armenia, Asia

    This paper was prepared within the “Cooperatives and their alternatives” component of the Agrarian Structures Initiative (ASI) which a regional program of FAO in Europe and Central Asia. The purpose of this paper is to introduce Central Asian policy makers to the Western paradigm of service cooperative and to explore the constraints – both physical and ideological – to faster development and acceptance of cooperatives. We also discuss the need for a complete reorientation of the government’s approach to cooperative development.

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    Reports & Research
    December, 2016
    Egypt, Congo, Iran, Belgium, Hungary, Burundi, Jordan, Italy, Tanzania, Syrian Arab Republic, Greece, Tunisia, Ethiopia, Lebanon, Asia

    This publication summarized the activities of the project (Coping with water scarcity – the role of agriculture- Phase III: Strengthening national capacities in Lebanon). The project has helped improve the national, regional and local capacity to cope with water scarcity, as a result of an improved knowledge on how water is being used in the agricultural sector. The ultimate beneficiaries of the project were the communities of the Bekaa area, who benefited from development programme, the pilot project and interventions utilizing water for agriculture and more efficiently.

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    Policy Papers & Briefs
    December, 2011
    Bangladesh, Lithuania, Spain, Azerbaijan, Sweden, Germany, Denmark, Guatemala, Australia, Ethiopia, Kenya, Nepal, Liberia, Vietnam, Albania, Italy, Cambodia, India, Georgia, Mexico, Norway, Czech Republic

    Unprecedented pressures on land have been created as new areas are cultivated, taken over by expanding urban centres or are abandoned due to degradation, climate change and conflict. These developments have strained the rules, processes and institutions that determine which land resources are used, by whom, for how long and under what conditions.

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    Eastern Europe, Europe, Northern Europe

    The purpose of this Directive is to provide for measures, procedures and guidance in order to prevent or reduce negative effects on the environment (particularly the pollution of surface water, groundwater, soil and air) and of the global environment (including the greenhouse effect) as well as any other risk to human health that might result from landfilling of waste. For the purposes of this Directive, “waste” shall mean any substance or object which is covered by Directive 75/442/EEC.

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    Eastern Europe, Europe, Northern Europe

    The aim pursued by this Directive is the protection of the environment against the harmful effects caused by the discharge, treatment or deposit of waste oils. For the purposes of these provisions “waste oils” shall mean any liquid or semi-liquid used products totally or partially consisting of mineral or synthetic oil, including the oily residues from tanks, oil-water mixtures and emulsions. Member States must take all necessary measures to ensure the safe collection and disposal of waste oils.

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    Eastern Europe, Europe, Northern Europe

    The purpose of this Directive is to regulate the use of sewage sludge in agriculture in such a way as to prevent harmful effects on soil, vegetation, animals and man, thereby encouraging the correct use of such sewage sludge. Member States shall prohibit the use of sludge where the concentration of one or more heavy metals in the soil exceeds the limit values which they lay down in accordance with Annex I A and shall take the necessary steps to ensure that those limit values are not exceeded as a result of the use of sludge.

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    Eastern Europe, Europe, Northern Europe

    This Directive aims to reduce water pollution from nitrates used for agricultural purposes and to prevent any further pollution. It is closely linked to other EU policies which address air and water quality, climate change and agriculture.

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    Eastern Europe, Europe, Northern Europe

    The aim of this Directive is the integrated prevention and control of pollution arising from the activities listed out in Annex I, such as energy industries, production of basic organic chemicals, waste management, production of pulp from timber, slaughtering and production of food products from animal or vegetable raw materials. This Directive lays down measures designed to prevent or reduce, as the case may be, emissions in the air, water and land from the activities aforementioned, in order to achieve a high level of the environment taken as a whole.

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