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  1. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 1984
    Kenya, France, Nigeria, Philippines, Micronesia, Australia, Ghana, Congo, Guinea, India, Sierra Leone, Ethiopia, Niger, Brazil

    Shifting cultivation, under its diverse forms of slash and burn system, is a traditional method of cultivating tropical upland soils, mostly for subsistence purposes. This traditional system of cultivation is in ecological balance with the environment and does not irreversibly degrade the soil resource, provided a sufficient length of fallow is allowed for soil restoration. However, increasing population pressures necessitate more intensive use of land. The consequence is extended cropping periods and shortened fallows.

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    Reports & Research
    December, 2005
    Fiji, Bangladesh, United States of America, Samoa, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Vanuatu, Canada, Pakistan, Thailand, Nepal, Philippines, Malaysia, Japan, Australia, Italy, Cambodia, India, Mexico, Europe, Asia

    This paper was prepared for the Asia-Pacific Fisheries Commission workshop on mainstreaming fisheries co-management, held in Cambodia in August 2005. It examines the policy and legislative frameworks for co-management in thirteen countries in Asia and the Pacific, and the extent to which these frameworks hinder or support co-management practices. The nature of policy and legislative frameworks is varied, as is commitment by governments to co-management - in some cases support is more rhetoric than reality, with insufficient real transfer of powers and financial resources to local levels.

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    Journal Articles & Books
    September, 2005
    Nepal, Philippines, South Africa, Turkey, Germany, China, Zimbabwe, Luxembourg, Ecuador, Peru, Italy, Finland, Canada

    This paper gives a brief overview of the existing UPFG laws and regulations and points out the issues that legislative bodies may have to consider with regard to UPFG. The objective of the paper is to give an overriding analysis of the relevant issues that need to be considered in order to analyze the legal and institutional aspects of UPFG. Taking UPFG into consideration, the legislation of several countries was assessed to illustrate the broad framework, the gaps, the overlaps and the positive examples of laws and regulations.

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    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 1953
    Indonesia, Kenya, Canada, South Africa, Israel, Pakistan, Germany

    An international journal of forestry and forest industries

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    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2008
    Honduras, Eritrea, Gambia, Chile, China, Indonesia, Australia, Colombia, Thailand, Nigeria, Mozambique, Liberia, Portugal, Nicaragua, Myanmar, Botswana, Argentina, India, Senegal

    El estado mundial de la agricultura y la alimentación 2008 analiza las consecuencias del rápido crecimiento de la producción de biocombustibles derivados de productos básicos agrícolas. La expansión de los biocombustibles líquidos ha sido provocada en gran parte por las políticas de los países desarrollados, basadas en una previsión positiva de los efectos de sus esfuerzos orientados a la mitigación del cambio climático, la seguridad energética y el desarrollo agrícola.

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    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2008
    Bangladesh, Nigeria, Mali, Peru, Australia, Bolivia, Canada, Guyana, Philippines, Japan, Italy, Ecuador, Netherlands, Argentina, Senegal, Paraguay, Ghana

    Many questions about customary legal developments go unexplained if no recourse is made to the connection between legal and economic systems. Since time immemorial they interact, justify and fertilise each other. Most of all, if we believe that customary laws and justice develop and transform themselves, the question is: how much does economic development influence legal institutions and rules?

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    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2007
    Germany, 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.

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    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2006
    United States of America, China, Indonesia, United Kingdom, Pakistan, Thailand, Nepal, Republic of Korea, Philippines, Malaysia, Japan, Myanmar, Brunei Darussalam, Netherlands, India, Bhutan, Vietnam, Cambodia

    The study conducted by FAO and partners in South and Southeast Asia was based on an analysis of forest tenure according to two variables: the type of ownership, and the level of control of and access to resources. It aimed to take into account the complex combination of forest ownership − whether legally or customarily defined − and arrangements for the management and use of forest resources. Forest tenure determines who can use what resources, for how long and under what conditions.

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    Reports & Research
    December, 2004
    United States of America, Germany, Guatemala, Indonesia, Australia, United Kingdom, Canada, Costa Rica, Finland, Cameroon, Cyprus, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, Italy, Poland, India, Mexico, Brazil, Austria

    The Expert Consultation on Criteria and Indicators for Sustainable Forest Management (ECCI-2004) was organized by the Forest Management Bureau of the Philippines, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and the International Tropical Timber Organization and convened in Cebu City, Philippines, from 2 to 4 March 2004. The Forest Management Bureau of the Philippines hosted the meeting.

  10. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    December, 2010
    Laos, Bangladesh, Zambia, Vietnam, Chile, Guatemala, Senegal, Malawi, Africa

    Aumentar el acceso de las mujeres a la tierra es crucial para combatir el hambre y la pobreza. Sin embargo, las disparidades de género en el acceso a la tierra siguen siendo notables en muchos países, con independencia de su nivel de desarrollo. La nueva base de datos de la FAO ayudará a comprender los factores que impiden que las mujeres tengan acceso a la tierra, con lo que permitirá asimismo diseñar políticas mejores para afrontar esta situación de manera eficaz.

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