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 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 ResourcePolíticas NacionalesEnero, 2010Iraq
Iraq is seeking to be a peaceful and stable nation under the auspices of a federal democracy. It is also seeking to be an effective nation that functions in accordance with market mechanisms and a regional economic power.
Library ResourcePolíticas NacionalesNoviembre, 2016Palestina
Based on the review of the Agricultural Sector Strategy of 2014-2016, and the National Policy Agenda, the National Development Plan (2017-2022) prepared by the Ministry of Agriculture is a nation-wide sectoral document consisting of two key components. The first component is the national policy agenda, which sets out the national vision, priorities and policies.
Library ResourcePolíticas NacionalesEnero, 2006Turquía
Turkey’s National Action Program on Combating Desertification is a national policy with a cross-sectoral approach.
Library ResourcePolíticas NacionalesEnero, 2013Jordania
Aiming at the Conservation and Sustainable Management of Rangelands, as announced in the Vision, the Jordan Government has elaborated the National Rangeland Strategy, updating the strategy developed in 2001, to be implemented within maximum 5 years. The overall goal is to support and develop the rangelands sector and enhance the integrative role of concerned parties and participation of local communities in natural resources management.
Library ResourcePolíticas NacionalesJulio, 2013Turquía
The Tenth Development Plan of the Republic of Turkey is a National Plan with a cross-sectoral approach and its duration is 4 years between 2014 and 2020.
Library ResourcePolíticas NacionalesEnero, 2014Palestina
This NDP is a 3-year nationwide document aiming at (i) building a sovereign State; (ii) consolidating its control over the natural resources; (iii) developing the Area C, particularly Jordan Valley, as well as East Jerusalem and Gaza; (iv) boosting the economy; (v) enhancing the private sector's ability to build its productive capacity and its capacity to create jobs; and (vi) increasing efficiency and sustainability of quality services.Main pillars at the basis of the NDP, compared to previous policies, are (i) a more participatory approach; (ii) mainstream gender equality throughout plann
Library ResourceInformes e investigacionesAgosto, 2001Mozambique, Egipto, Nigeria, Sudáfrica, Uganda, Malí, Somalia, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Sierra Leona, Asia occidental, África occidental, Global, África oriental, África septentrional, África austral
Trade liberalisation processes impact differently on men and women due to the fact that men and women have different roles in production. Despite the fact that women are actively involved in international trade, WTO agreements are gender blind and as such have adverse impacts on women. The General Agreement in Trade and Service (GATS), for instance, provides for a level playing field in service provision between big foreign owned companies and small locally owned companies.
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