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  1. Library Resource
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    December, 2014
    Burkina Faso, Nigeria, Nepal, El Salvador, Mali, Belarus, Indonesia, Australia, United Kingdom, Austria, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Costa Rica, Malawi, Cape Verde, Switzerland, Kenya, Hungary, Madagascar, Haiti, Trinidad and Tobago, Argentina, Senegal
  2. Library Resource
    September, 2013
    Global, Ukraine

    With farms cultivating tens or hundreds
    of thousands of hectares, Ukraine is often used to
    demonstrate the existence of economies of scale in modern
    grain production. Panel data analysis for all the
    country's farms with more than 200 hectares in
    2001-2011 suggests that higher yields and profits are due to
    unobserved factors at rayon (district) and farm level rather
    than economies of scale. Productivity growth was driven not

  3. Library Resource
    January, 2004
    Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Armenia, Russia, Europe

    This paper examines how, over the past 10 years, Kyrgyzstan has privatised most of its agricultural land and distributed it to individual households. These households either farm alone or join together and farm cooperatively. This research seeks to examine whether women have been adversely affected in the process of privatisation, asset ownership, or business development.

  4. Library Resource
    December, 2015
    Latvia, Ukraine

    Solution of ecological problems is an urgent and extremely important task at the present stage of social economic development of Ukraine. Unreasonably high degree of economic (mostly agricultural) reclaiming of area causes spreading and intensification of degradation processes in ecosystems. Conservation of lands, including the one carried out by means of foresting of degraded lands, is the principal way to renature environment. The article concerns an issue of land conservation in the context of ecosystem services of forests.

  5. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 1949
    Egypt, South Africa, Hungary, Thailand, China, Italy, Netherlands, Australia, Ireland, Denmark, India, Pakistan, Finland, Norway, Canada

    An international journal of forestry and forest industries

  6. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    December, 2009
    Namibia, Burkina Faso, Asia, China, Mongolia, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Jordan, Romania, Finland, Germany, Netherlands

    FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations), Germany, IFAD (International Fund for Agricultural Development), Finland, GTZ (Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit), UN-Habitat, World Bank and UNDP, and IPC (International NGO/CSO Planning Committee for Food Sovereignty), Food First International Action Network (FIAN), ILC (International Land Coalition), FIG (International Federation of Surveyors) and other development partners are working together with countries to prepare Voluntary Guidelines that will provide practical guidance to states, civil society, the private se

  7. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2015
    Czech Republic

    Landscapes intensively farmed over a long time period represent a threat for natural habitats and high levels of biodiversity. Information on the historical land use and spatial changes of natural habitats can help to explain the causes of a number of contemporary phenomena, which are important for the development of effective conservation and ecosystem management.

  8. Library Resource

    Volume 7 Issue 2

    Peer-reviewed publication
    June, 2018

    Since the 1990s, many peatlands that were drained for peat extraction and agriculture in Russia have been abandoned with high CO2 emissions and frequent fires, such as the enormous fires around Moscow in 2010. The fire hazard in these peatlands can be reduced through peatland rewetting and wetland restoration, so monitoring peatland status is essential. However, large expanses, poor accessibility, and fast plant succession pose as challenges for monitoring these areas without satellite images.

  9. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    December, 2009
    Nepal, Switzerland, United States of America, Vietnam, Sweden, China, Myanmar, Indonesia, Australia, Cambodia, India, Russia, Mexico, Thailand, Asia

    This paper examines the drivers of deforestation and the loss of forest services, and the various mechanisms that exist to protect forests in the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS). In most cases policy mechanisms play a greater role in forest protection than payment for environmental services (PES) which has yet to develop in the subregion. Scenarios presented suggest that higher income countries will have much greater scope in protecting forest environmental services that low income countries.

  10. Library Resource
    March, 2013

    This study was carried out in three
    stages during 2009 through April 2011. The main objective
    of the study is to determine, on the basis of usage of
    qualitative data collection methods, impact of the economic
    crisis on the most vulnerable population groups, as well as
    to monitor dynamics of changes in the lives of the
    respondents by consistently comparing the results of each of
    the consecutive stages of the project study. The study

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