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Services provided by pollinators
(Washington, D.C.: Island Press, 1997)
The book provides detailed information on pollinators, especially honey bees and biodiversity.
Intensified production systems on western Brazilian Amazon settlement farms: Could they save the forest?
(Elsevier Science B.V., 2000)
Annual land-use decisions of settlement farmers, estimated to approach half a million in the Amazon, can have significant impacts on forest conversion of the largest tropical moist forests. Given the biodiversity and climate ...
The Sahel in depth. Living on the edge
The Sahel is an area of chronic vulnerability to food insecurity; about 80% of their needs are met by local production in conditions which are characterized by poor soil fertility, low rainfall, underdeveloped marketing ...
A bioeconomic rationale for the expansion of tree planting by upland Philippine farmers
(Makati City, Philippines: Philippine Institute for Development Studies, 2002)
The timber scarcity in the Philippines has created a market demand that is providing incentive for upland farmers to plant timber species either in all-tree stands or intercropped with annual vegetables. This paper assesses ...
Combating nutrient depletion in East Africa--the work of the SWNM program
(Academy Science Publishers (ASP), A Division of the African Academy of Sciences (AAS), 2004)
A workshop was held 11-16 February 1996 at CMRT, Egerton University to launch the Combating Nutrient Depletion (CND) theme of the Soil, Water, and Nutrient Management Program (SWNMP) of the CGIAR. The meeting at Egerton, ...
Natural Resources and Social Conflicts in the Sahel: Proceedings of the 5th Sahel Workshop, 4-6 January 1993
(Åarhus, Denmark: Aarhus University Press, 1993)
Eighteen papers (15 in English and three in French) are presented from this workshop held at Sandbjerg Manor, Denmark. Topics discussed were divided into three major groups: social conflicts, management of natural resources, ...
Legal issues in the use of geospatial data and tools for agriculture and natural resource management: A primer
(Mexico, D.F.: International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT), 2002)
This paper reviews concepts of Intellectual Property and other legal issues relating to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) used in agriculture and natural resource management. Topics covered include copyright, patents, ...
Beyond fetching water for livestock: A gendered sustainable livelihood framework to assess livestock-water productivity
(Nairobi, Kenya: International Livestock Research Institure (ILRI), 2005)
In this paper, the authors assert that within recent development initiatives aimed at improving access to quality water, the use of water in livestock maintenance and production as a livelihood strategy is largely ignored. ...
Natuculture: Making the Unnatural Natural
What is Natuculture? Natuculture (pronounced ‘nāychew’ culture) is any human made system that mimics nature in human disturbed landscapes. The oasissofa is one part of the Natuculture system that aims to bring sustainable ...
Integrated water resources management along the Senegal River: Introducing an analytical framework
(Carfax Publishing, 2002)
Past attempts to manage the Senegal River to improve the national economies of West African nations have generally not been successful. Analysis of the problem requires an understanding of a large number of intertwining ...