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Opportunities for water saving with higher yield using the system of rice intensification
This paper presents the concept and methodology of The System of Rice Intensification (SRI), a method of growing rice in areas where water availability is limited and traditional flood irrigation of rice paddies is not ...
Agricultural biotechnology and the transformation of West African agriculture: Challenges and regional perspectives
(Paris, France: Sahel and West Africa Club (SWAC), 2006)
This report summarizes consultations held with West African governmental and non-governmental actors regarding the role of agriculture in medium- and long-term development in West Africa and the impact of agricultural ...
Migrations et intensifications: La dynamique agraire des Lobi de Nord-Est ivoirien
Le Nord-Est de la Côte d'Ivoire, c'est-à-dire les départements de Bouna et de Bondoukou (fig. 1), est resté longtemps à l'écart de l'agriculture marchande d'exportation, contrairement au Sud forestier qui est entré très ...
Gwydir Valley of New South Wales ecosystem services project
The ecosystem services project goals:
Bakun indigenous people use modern mechanisms for selling environmental services to preserve a traditional way of life without its poverty traps
One of the activities that the Bakun people have been involved in, as part of the partnership with IFAD, has been reforestation and agroforestry projects that increase their livelihood opportunities and to protect their ...
Perrier Vittel pays French farmers to protect drinking water quality
Perrier Vittel, a natural mineral water bottler, recognizes that protecting the source areas for their product is more efficient than mechanical purification or relocation. Watershed protection is occurring by the purchase ...
Rewarding upland farmers to improve hydropower water supply in Sumberjaya, Indonesia
The RUPES project in the Sumberjaya sub-district of Indonesia addresses both the degradation of the downstream water supply (from soil sedimentation and contamination) and the land conflict between the untitled farmers and ...
Linking rewards and governance to effects of land use on environmental services at the scale of a lake: Lake Singkarak, Indonesia
Intensive upland agriculture and fishing are the major income producers for those individuals living around Singkarak Lake. Poor agricultural management, over fishing, and hydroelectric draw downs are negatively impacting ...
WWF PES scheme to pay for Mt. Rijani watershed forest conservation on Lombok island, Indonesia
On the island of Lombok, Indonesia, WWF is working to conserve the forests of Mt Rinjani. The forests here are vital to the $50 million per year agricultural sector of the region, and supply domestic water worth $14 million. ...
The Sierra de las Minas water fund
The Montagua-Polochic System is one of the most biodiverse regions within the area, with 63 major rivers originating within the dense cloud forest of the Sierra de las Minas Biosphere Reserve (SMBR). These rivers supply ...