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Video on community-driven development and social capital
In this video, Keith M. Moore discusses community-driven development and social capital. He first describes the process of a development project gaining a community’s trust. He then describes two types of social capital: ...
Summary of work in soil metagenomics and pyrosequencing
This presentation summarizes work in soil metagenomics and pyrosequencing.
Changes in landuse patterns in upland watersheds of Eastern Luangwa Valley, Zambia, and the potential impact on runoff and erosion
(Virginia Tech, 2009)
Four small watersheds, Kamwamphula, Luelo, Kanyanga and Mphiri, near Emusa (Lundazi District) in Eastern Province, Zambia, were studied to document transitions in land use over time and to project the impacts of land use ...
Managing soil fertility in organic cropping systems: What are your options?.
Many agricultural producers are considering switching to organic production systems. The successful management of soil fertility through the selection of the appropriate soil amendments is a key component of any successful ...
Economic development and environmental management in the uplands of Southeast Asia: Challenges for policy and institutional development
(International Association of Agricultural Economists, 2005)
This paper presents a case study from the Philippines to describe the challenges of conflicting environmental concerns and economic forces in the uplands of Southeast Asia. The authors describe the policy and institutional ...
Taking stock and charting a way forward for Payments for Ecosystem Services in Africa: A meeting of the East & Southern Africa Katoomba Group
Previous regional Katoomba meetings in Uganda (2005) and South Africa (2006) demonstrated that Africans have become increasingly interested in market-based conservation strategies, including payments for ecosystem services ...
Rural roads and trails as a source of sediment: Preliminary results from the Alegre watershed in Eastern Brazil
(St. Joseph, MI: ASABE, 2010)
Extensive networks of unpaved roads and trails often exist in rural areas. These particular routes of transportation can be significant sources of sediment in a tropical watershed. Past research has offered little insight ...
Evaluación de sistemas de labranza, cultivos de cobertura y rotación con maíz duro (zea mays l.) en la microcuenca del río Alumbre, cantón Chillanes, Provincia Bolívar
Conservation agriculture in conditions of sloping land and nutrient efficiency in the cultivation of maize are alternative technologies that the SANREM-CRSP projects is implementing in the Alumbre river watershed. However, ...
Managing water in rainfed agriculture
(London, UK: Earthscan and Colombo: International Water Management Institute, 2007)
Main ideas (excerpts from chapter overview):
Carbon markets for climate change, conservation and poverty reduction: Opportunities and challenges of Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD)
An introduction to the issue of REDD and carbon trading with countries that are already big forest emitters yet still have a lot to lose, versus those that have conserved their forests so far but also face pressures in the ...