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  1. Library Resource
    Peer-reviewed publication
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2012
    Sub-Saharan Africa, Asia, Africa
  2. Library Resource

    sharing experiences from community forestry in Nepal

    Policy Papers & Briefs
    December, 2006
    Southern Asia, Asia, Nepal

    "The forest management strategy of Nepal is based on people’s participation, which is known as community forestry. This approach was formally introduced in 1978 to encourage active participation of local people in forest management activities as a means to improve their livelihoods. Under the community forestry structure, local people make decisions regarding forest management, utilization and distribution of benefits from a forest; they are organized as a Community Forest User Group.

  3. Library Resource

    Determinants of enactment, awareness and compliance with community natural resource management

    Policy Papers & Briefs
    December, 2005
    Eastern Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa, Africa, Uganda

    Community-based Natural Resource Management (NRM) is increasingly becoming an important approach for addressing natural resource degradation in low income countries. This study analyzes the determinants of enactment, awareness of and compliance with by-laws related to Natural Resource Management (NRM) in order to draw policy implications that could be used to increase the effectiveness of by-laws in managing natural resources sustainably. We found a strong association between awareness and compliance with NRM bylaws.

  4. Library Resource
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    December, 2013
    Southern Asia, Eastern Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, South America, Africa, Asia, Northern America, Brazil, China, India, United States of America

    This 2012 Global Food Policy Report is the second in an annual series that provides an in-depth look at major food policy developments and events. Initiated in response to resurgent interest in food security, the series offers a yearly overview of the food policy developments that have contributed to or hindered progress in food and nutrition security. It reviews what happened in food policy and why, examines key challenges and opportunities, shares new evidence and knowledge, and highlights emerging issues.

  5. Library Resource
    Peer-reviewed publication
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2015

    A series of high-profile food-related scares around the globe has drawn attention to the issue of food safety and other health risks associated with agriculture. Because the scope of the problem is different at different levels of economic development, we need nuanced policy options to promote safer food production systems worldwide.

  6. Library Resource
    Peer-reviewed publication
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2013
    Southern Asia, Eastern Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, South America, Africa, Northern America, Brazil, China, India, United States of America, Europe

    This 2012 Global Food Policy Report is the second in an annual series that provides an in-depth look at major food policy developments and events. Initiated in response to resurgent interest in food security, the series offers a yearly overview of the food policy developments that have contributed to or hindered progress in food and nutrition security. It reviews what happened in food policy and why, examines key challenges and opportunities, shares new evidence and knowledge, and highlights emerging issues.

  7. Library Resource
    Peer-reviewed publication
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2015
    Western Africa, Eastern Africa, Southern Africa, Southern Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, Central Asia, South America, Africa, Asia

    In addition to global developments and food policy changes, 2014 also saw important developments with potentially wide repercussions in individual countries and regions. This chapter offers perspectives on major food policy developments in various regions including Africa, the Middle East and North Africa, Central Asia, South Asia, East Asia, and Latin America and the Caribbean.

  8. Library Resource
    Peer-reviewed publication
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2003

    Iron deficiency anemia (IDA) affects more than 3.5 people in the developing world. More than half of pregnant women (56 percent) and 44 percent of nonpregnant women are anemic (ACC/SCN 2000). IDA contributes to approximately 20 percent of maternal deaths in Africa and Asia (Ross and Thomas 1996). In Africa alone, some 20,000 maternal deaths per year could be prevented with anemia treatment.

  9. Library Resource
    Peer-reviewed publication
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2012
    Sub-Saharan Africa, Asia, Africa
  10. Library Resource
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    December, 1998
    Sub-Saharan Africa, Africa, Ghana

    Land tenure institutions in customary land areas of Sub-Saharan Africa have been evolving towards individualized ownership. Communal land tenure institutions aim to achieve and preserve the equitable distribution of land (and hence, income) among community members. Uncultivated forestland is owned by the community or village, and as long as forest land is available, forest clearance of forest is easily approved by the village chief.

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