Thorough land use planning in a slope land watershed requires careful consideration of both natural and social conditions. A modified "simple-accurate" method was used to estimate a land use potential value for each terrain unit of a slope land watershed in Taiwan. Soil loss estimates based on erosion modeling served as a guide for determining the most suitable land use type. The social feedback to the proposed land use planning was assessed through on-site interviews with the land users.
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Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2002Taiwan
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksNovember, 2018Kenya, Egypt, Switzerland, Philippines, Zambia, Israel, Malaysia, Spain, Chile, Germany, China, Fiji, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Iran, Singapore, India, Papua New Guinea, Mexico, Brazil
Aquatic genetic resources (AqGR) play a crucial role in contributing to global food security and nutrition, as well as sustainable livelihoods. However, in various international fora, most FAO members have highlighted the limitations and constraints faced in assessing their national capacities to use, manage and conserve AqGR as well as in identifying and monitoring the resources used and the suitable indicators of the status of those resources.
Library ResourceInstitutional & promotional materialsDecember, 2015Argentina
La acción de la FAO en Argentina se inició en 1953 y se ha mantenido sin interrupciones hasta el presente. Con más de 125 proyectos de cooperación técnica efectivamente ejecutados, la FAO en Argentina ha contribuido a intensificar las actividades de capacitación, el desarrollo institucional, la inocuidad de los alimentos, la sanidad vegetal y animal, la aceleración de los mecanismos de coordinación institucional, la difusión de buenas prácticas y la adecuación de normas y marcos regulatorios.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksMay, 2009
A fundamental element in designing sustainable rural development strategies consists in evaluation the economic capacity of the production structures in agriculture. Since land use is a primary determinant of ecosystem vulnerability, affecting the soil regeneration, biodiversity, or landscape, the paper aims at investigating the economic potentials conferred by the agricultural area usage in the Romanian farms.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchPolicy Papers & BriefsNovember, 2010
This internal background paper has been prepared to help inform the 2010 environment strategy with respect to a proposed way forward on use of country systems. The World Bank Group environment strategy is built on three pillars: leveraging natural resources for growth and poverty reduction; managing the environmental risks to growth and development; and transforming growth paths. As part of its exploration of these three pillars, the strategy considers the question of environmental co-benefits of climate change actions.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2012China
The fragmentation of construction land due to decentralised urban development, disorderly mixed land use, and large-scale transportation infrastructure poses a threat to urban integrity. There is a need to quantify the fragmentation level in a consistent way for inclusion in planning-related decisions. In the context of China's urban sprawl, this study develops a quantitative and intuitive index approach that planners can use to analyse multiple fragmentation features of construction land within urban areas.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2010India
The Clean Development Mechanism (CDM), Article 12 of the Kyoto Protocol allows Afforestation and Reforestation (A/R) projects as mitigation activities to offset the CO2 in the atmosphere whilst simultaneously seeking to ensure sustainable development for the host country. The Kyoto Protocol was ratified by the Government of India in August 2002 and one of India's objectives in acceding to the Protocol was to fulfil the prerequisites for implementation of projects under the CDM in accordance with national sustainable priorities.
Library ResourceMay, 2018
The current paper derives from work conducted in the context of the Revision of the Mass Housing Development
Programme (MHDP) that the Ministry of Urban and Rural Development (MURD) commissioned to the Integrated
Land Management Institute (ILMI) at the Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST). The paper contains
only publicly-available information and was prepared for public dissemination of issues related to the work
undertaken for the Ministry in the context of this project. More information about this project can be found on
Library ResourceReports & ResearchPolicy Papers & BriefsJanuary, 2010
Floods are a major source of risk for the agricultural sector. Flood risk in the agricultural sector primarily arises from river flooding, flash floods, and coastal flooding. The impacts of floods can result in sizable agricultural damages at the local level. Floods in agricultural zones expose agricultural producers, agricultural supply chains, rural financial institutions (such as agricultural banks), and governments to financial risks due to the loss of crops, delinquency on seasonal production loans, damage to infrastructure and loss of public revenues.
Library ResourceConference Papers & ReportsDecember, 2017Latvia
The global economic growth results in the increase of intensity of land use, which is one of the main natural resources. The degradation processes of land and soil occur as a result of economic activities and natural conditions creating degraded territories. Restoration of degraded territories and degradation risk prevention is an important task of each local government for sustainable development of a territory. It is determined by international and national legislation.