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  1. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    July, 2016

    This report addresses the economic, environmental and social dimensions of agricultural development, with the objective of ensuring food and nutrition security, in terms of availability, access, utilization and stability. It focuses on the livestock component of agricultural systems, given the role of livestock as an engine for the development of the agriculture and food sector, and as a driver of major economic, social and environmental changes in food systems worldwide.

  2. Library Resource
    Conference Papers & Reports
    December, 2016

    Whilst community forestry programmes have combined sustainable forestry with community empowerment and poverty alleviation since the late 1970s, the role of intermediary organisations in shaping the technical and political capacities of forest user groups has rarely been systematically studied. The long-term durability of community forestry groups has been linked with the congruence between local and national determinations of tenure rights, and the involvement of local communities in determining the ‘rules' that govern the management of the forests.

  3. Library Resource
    Conference Papers & Reports
    December, 2016

    Community forestry (CF) was initiated in the 1970s as a way to empower communities, alleviate poverty and manage forests. Intermediary organisations are considered to have played a critical role in the sustainability and equitability of community forest management. This study analyses a second-tier institution, ACOFOP [Asociación de Comunidades Forestales de Petén], founded in the mid-1990s by local people in the Maya Biosphere Reserve [MBR] of Guatemala. ACOFOP has been

  4. Library Resource
    Conference Papers & Reports
    December, 2016

    Many vocabularies and ontologies are produced to represent and annotate agronomic data. By reusing the NCBO BioPortal technology, we have already designed and implemented an advanced prototype ontology repository for the agronomy domain. We plan to turn that prototype into a real service to the community. The AgroPortal project aims at reusing the scientific outcomes and experience of the biomedical domain in the context of plant, agronomic, food, environment (perhaps animal) sciences.

  5. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    August, 2016
    Rwanda, Africa, Eastern Africa

    Rwanda’s variable and changing climate is an increasingly serious challenge to the country’s

    agricultural sector and farming population. Climate information services are emerging as a

    means to support farmers to manage risk and provide an opportunity to build the resilience of

    agriculture to climate at all time scales. Climate services include historical, monitored and

    forecast information, and value-added information products such pest and disease risk

    warnings, crop yield forecasts, or management advisories. The new Rwanda Climate Services

  6. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    December, 2016
    India, Nepal, South-Eastern Asia

    Although the Ganges River Basin (GRB) has abundant water resources, the seasonal monsoon causes a mismatch in water supply and demand, which creates severe water-related challenges for the people living in the basin, the rapidly growing economy and the environment. Addressing these increasing challenges will depend on how people manage the basin’s groundwater resources, on which the reliance will increase further due to limited prospects for additional surface storage development.

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