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The gender of space
(London, UK: Carfax publishing part of the Taylor & Francis Group, 2003)
In this article the author emphasizes on the symbolic gender of space and their behavioral consequences. The author, a cultural anthropologist, preferred to use gender of space because her understanding was that gender and ...
Sustainable futures: Constracting local visions and scientific scenarios for sound community-based decision making
(Watkinsville, Ga.: SANREN CRSP, 2000)
The purpose of this methodology is to provide decision makers (at all scales and social levels) with insights about the impact of their decisions and actions. This stands in clear contrast with the conventional cost-benefit ...
Relationships between ecological research and environmental management
(Amsterdam, Netherlands: Elsevier Science B.V., 1998)
Ecological research offers much to environmental managers, but current interactions between ecologists and managers are not as effective as they might be. This paper summarises four different types of research, which ...
Optimal spacing of soil conservation barriers: Example of rock bunds in Burkina Faso
(American Society of Agronomy, 2000)
A mathematical model is presented for computing the economically optimal spacing of conservation barriers or bunds. Crop yield is generally greatest immediately upslope of bunds. However, labor and availability of rocks ...
Women, men and trees: Gender, power and property in forest and agrarian landscapes
(Amsterdam, the Netherlands: Elsevier Ltd, 1997)
This paper is based on fieldwork, case studies, and on African literature review. The article analyzes the "gendered nature" of resource use and access to trees and forests. "Two-dimensional" maps are a limited representation ...
Integrated nutrient management, soil fertility, and sustainable agriculture: Current issues and future challenges
(Washington, DC: International Food Policy Research Institute, 2000)
The challenge for agriculture over the coming decades will be to meet the world's increasing demand for food in a sustainable way. Declining soil fertility and mismanagement of plant nutrients have made this task more ...
Change and Development in Nomadic and Pastoral Societies
(Leiden, the Netherlands: E.J. Brill, 1981)
Sustaining ecosystem services in human-dominated watersheds: Biohydrology and ecosystem processes in the South Platte River Basin
(New York, NY: Springer-Verlag New York, LLC, 1999)
Sustaining ecosystem services important to humans while providing a dependable water supply for agriculture and urban needs is a major challenge faced by managers of human-dominated watersheds. Modification of natural flow ...
Work and modesty: The dilemma of women market traders in South India
(College Park, MD: Feminist Studies, 1986)
This article reflects on the dilemma faced by women in Madras India regarding work and modesty. Women are the majority of petty traders in the informal sector, which offers a short-term solution to those with no or low ...
Agroforestry performance on small farms in Amazonia: Findings from the Rondonia Agroforestry Pilot Project
(Netherlands: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2000)
This article reports on the success of an agroforestry pilot project first begun in 1992. Overall, there is a high rate of success in adoption and in linking producers to markets, with particularly high sustainability rates ...