Dryland mountains are among the least-known environments in the world, and certainly one of the most overlooked by decision- and policy-makers. Dryland mountains have an outstanding strategic value. They act as water towers for surrounding dry lowland areas, as shown by the examples of the Rocky Mountains of North America, the Central Andes, the mountains of the Mediterranean Basin, the Sahara and Sub-Saharan Africa, West Asia, and Central Asia
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Library ResourceArtículos de revistas y librosDiciembre, 2011Sudáfrica, África austral, América Septentrional, Asia central, Asia occidental
Library ResourceArtículos de revistas y librosDiciembre, 2019África, África septentrional, Asia central, Asia occidental, Europa
Countries of the Near East, North Africa, Europe and Central Asia (NEN) region face a myriad of social, economic and political challenges that have stalled their structural and rural transformation processes. This has had a detrimental impacton rural youth, who, as a result, face limited economic opportunities. The NEN region has the highest youth unemployment rates in the world. Weak education systems are failing to provide youth, especially in rural areas, with the cognitive and non-cognitive skills they need to compete in a global economy.
Library ResourceArtículos de revistas y librosDiciembre, 2017Malawi, Uzbekistán
This paper provides a brief synthesis of research conducted on gender in irrigation, and the tools and frameworks used in the past to promote improvement for women in on-farm agricultural water management. It then presents results from the pilot of the Gender in Irrigation Learning and Improvement Tool (GILIT) in locations in Malawi and Uzbekistan in 2015.
Library ResourceMateriales institucionales y promocionalesMarzo, 2018Bangladesh, Nigeria, Perú, Ghana, Etiopía, Níger, Malawi, Honduras, Uganda, Tanzania, Ecuador, Camboya, Paraguay, Burkina Faso, Iraq, Burundi, Nepal, Nicaragua, Tayikistán, Haití, México, Viet Nam
For rural women and men, land is often the most important household asset for supporting agricultural production and providing food security and nutrition. Evidence shows that secure land tenure is strongly associated with higher levels of investment and productivity in agriculture – and therefore with higher incomes and greater economic wellbeing. Secure land rights for women are often correlated with better outcomes for them and their families, including greater bargaining power at household and community levels, better child nutrition and lower levels of gender-based violence.
Library ResourceRecursos y herramientas de capacitaciónDocumentos de política y resúmenesEnero, 2004Eslovenia, Liechtenstein, Bangladesh, Eslovaquia, El Salvador, Croacia, Chile, Zimbabwe, Alemania, Suiza, Hungría, Australia, Tanzania, Polonia, India, Brasil, República Checa, Europa oriental, Global, América central, África oriental, América del Sur, África austral, Asia oriental, Caribe, Asia meridional, Asia central
Citizenship is an abstract concept and therefore great care must be taken in explaining what it means in practice and what can effectively be done in the context of development interventions and policy. Development projects which enhance the ability of marginalised groups to access and influence decision-making bodies are implicitly if not explicitly working with concepts of citizenship. Citizenship is about concrete institutions, policy and structures and the ways in which people can shape them using ideas of rights and participation.
Library ResourceInformes e investigacionesJulio, 2003Bangladesh, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Sri Lanka, Sudáfrica, India, Pakistán, Namibia, Asia central, Global, África oriental, África austral, Asia meridional
This publication comes out of the Gender, Citizenship and Governance programme of the Royal Tropical Institute (KIT), Netherlands. The project aimed to develop good practice in changing governance institutions to promote gender equality, enhance citizen participation and build accountability of public administration systems. Action research projects were conducted with 16 women's organisations and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in eight countries in Southern Africa and South Asia (South Africa, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh).
Library ResourceEnero, 2005Ucrania, Kirguistán, Rusia, Moldavia, Belarús, Sudáfrica, Tayikistán, Turkmenistán, Uzbekistán, Tanzania, Kazajstán, Armenia, Brasil, África subsahariana, América Latina y el Caribe
This brief explores the reform of land tenure institutions which re-emerged in the 1990s, and asks if these reforms are any more gender sensitive than those of the past?The paper highlights that a focus of the recent reforms has been on land titling, designed to promote security of tenure and stimulate land markets. The reforms have often been driven by domestic and external neoliberal coalitions, with funding from global and regional organisations which have argued that private property rights are essential for a dynamic agricultural sector.
Library ResourceInformes e investigacionesDiciembre, 2016Namibia, Ghana, Perú, Kirguistán, China, Global
GOOD PRACTICES AND LESSONS LEARNED FROM SIX GLOBAL CASE STUDIES
Library ResourcePublicación revisada por paresArtículos de revistas y librosDiciembre, 2015África austral, Asia central, América del Sur, África, Asia, África occidental, África oriental, África austral, Asia meridional, África subsahariana, Asia central, América del Sur, África, 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.
Library ResourcePublicación revisada por paresArtículos de revistas y librosDiciembre, 2015África occidental, África oriental, África austral, Asia meridional, África subsahariana, Asia central, América del Sur, África, Asia
This 2014–2015 Global Food Policy Report is the fourth in an annual series that provides a comprehensive overview of major food policy developments and events. In this report, distinguished researchers, policymakers, and practitioners review what happened in food policy in 2014 at the global, regional, and national levels, and—supported by the latest knowledge and research—explain why. This year’s report is the first to also look forward a year, offering analysis of the potential opportunities and challenges that we will face in achieving food and nutrition security in 2015.
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